With a few exceptions, UVM makes you wait until you are a junior to live off campus. But, when the time comes to move into an apartment, students often find it to be a pleasant change of pace. If you begin looking early enough, off-campus housing is convenient, fun, and certainly well worth it. While most jump at the opportunity, not all elect to do so. Some stay on campus because they enjoy the proximity of everything, while others are wary of the stress it may take to move away—bills, groceries, landlords. Burlington is pressed for housing, so look early and make arrangements with friends.
With an apartment also comes a large responsibility that often includes a year lease. Yet for those willing, ready, and able to move off campus, the biggest problem encountered is availability, and rooms in Burlington can be few and far between. One reason for the housing crunch is the city’s desirable qualities, and juniors often stay in the same place for their senior year. It is fun to live in an apartment, but living several miles away from school or the city can be an entirely different story.