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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All the dorms on campus are really nice except 3 that are nicknamed the "shoeboxes" for being so small. Luckily, this summer (2015) they are knocking those dorms down and building new and better ones. UVM dorms are nice.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most is really nice, but the older buildings are pretty awful

1 College Senior

Campus Housing: Verrado's education sucks, the school I small, teachers are rude and judgmental

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live on Trinity Campus and it is not worth what it costs. The buildings are very dirty and lack up keep (mostly due to the residents). Rules are rarely enforced. Broken glass is all around the door to my building. Northside cafe is actually terrible.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are decent, but the better options are much further from class. The worst dorms are being knocked down next year, which will improve on-campus housing a lot. Living on Trinity is the worst, as you're isolated from a lot of the things that happen on Central campus or on one of the more active parts of campus. In my opinion, Redstone is the best, even though it is far. This is followed by Athletic, then Trinity. I'm sure that once the new dorms are built on Central those will be the best.

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UVM housing options span a few different campuses. Main Campus, the Athletic Campus (also called East Campus), and Redstone Campus are the most popular. UVM’s purchased the campus of the former Trinity College's in Burlington, which has increased the availability of on-campus housing. Most people try to avoid Main Campus because the rooms are small and cramped, but it is almost exclusively freshmen, providing a close-knit community.

The Living/Learning Complex rooms are more comfortable. They have a suite-style setup, bathrooms shared by four to six residents, and a common area. Why so nice? Students must apply and be accepted to a program, which subsequently entails extra work. For students who get stuck with a roommate who never studies, most dorms at UVM have adequate places to study. Additionally, every room is hooked up with free cable and high-speed Internet connection. UVM does not offer many alternatives to the basic dorm room, with the notable exception of Living/Learning, but the required two years of on-campus housing allows students to develop important ties to UVM, both socially and individually.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
5,643
Average Housing Costs
$6,844
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
54%
Number of Dormitories
31
Best Dorms
  • North and South Complex
  • University Heights
Worst Dorms
  • Harris-Millis
  • Mason-Simpson-Hamilton
Also Available
County Apartments and Ethan Allen Apartments can be rented through the ResLife department.
Did You Know?
The University offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in Colchester, about five miles from campus, which are known as County Apartments and Ethan Allen Apartments. First priority for this housing is to students with families, then to single graduate or non-traditional-aged undergraduate students. UVM also offers one- and two-bedroom apartments at Winooski's new Spinner Place, which is less than a mile away from campus.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Chittenden-Buckham-Wills Complex
Floors: 4 floors each
Number of Occupants: 410
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center, kitchens in each building, one of the social dorms; Central Campus.
Christie-Wright-Patterson Complex
Floors: 4 floors each
Number of Occupants: 450
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Substance-free housing, close to the Wright Fitness Center, spacious greens, social justice program; Redstone Campus.
Converse Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Senior housing, close to Billings Student Center, magnificent architecture, close to Waterman Café; Central Campus.
Coolidge Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes, by floor
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Substance-free housing, one of the quiet dorms, close to Simpson Dining; Redstone Campus.
Harris-Millis Complex
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 640
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: In-hall dining, substance-free community, spacious lawn, close to athletic center; Athletic Campus.
Hunt Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Delehanty Deck, three kitchens in building, close-knit community; North Campus.
Jeanne Mance Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 155
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes, by floor
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Delehanty Deck and Billings Student Center, residence hall desks; North Campus.
Living/Learning Center
Floors: 3 floors each
Number of Occupants: 575
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: In-hall dining, residence hall desks in each building, large commons area, kitchens; Athletic Campus.
Marsh-Austin-Tupper Complex
Floors: 4 floors each
Number of Occupants: 430
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triples
Special Features: A quiet dorm, close to Harris-Millis Food Emporium, home of the Outdoor Experience Program; Athletic Campus.
Mason-Simpson-Hamilton Complex
Floors: 4 (Hamilton), 5 (Simpson), 6 (Mason)
Number of Occupants: 450
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Substance-free housing, close to the Wright Fitness Center, spacious greens, close to Simpson Dining; Redstone Campus.
McCann Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center, modern architecture, spacious greens, close to Waterman Café; North Campus.
Mercy Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 175
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, quad
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center and Delehanty Deck, spacious greens, close to Waterman Café, one of the social dorms; North Campus.
Ready Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center and the Round Room, spacious greens, academic break housing; North Campus.
Redstone
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 35
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Substance-free housing, SAFE Program, close-knit community, spacious living conditions, close to Simpson Dining; Redstone Campus.
Richardson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center, close to the Round Room, spacious greens, academic break housing; North Campus.
Sichel Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Underclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Close to Billings Student Center and the Round Room, spacious lounges, carpeted rooms; North Campus.
Slade Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 24
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Substance-free housing, environmental co-op, spacious greens, close to Simpson Dining; Redstone Campus.
University Heights North & South Complex
Floors: 5 floors each
Number of Occupants: 800
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Home to the Honors College, spacious lounges, close to Harris-Millis Food Emporioum, modern architecture; Athletic Campus.
Wing-Davis-Wilks Complex
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 515
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Substance-free housing, one of the social dorms, spacious living, close to Simpson Dining; Redstone Campus.

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