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Hours:
     8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
     Closed on UVM administrative holidays
Email:
     reslife@uvm.edu
Phone:
     (802) 656-3434
Fax:
     (802) 656-1142
Address:
     UVM Department of Residential Life
     406 South Prospect St.
     Robinson Hall
     Burlington, Vermont, 05405-0364

Housing and meal plan contracts are legally binding. Students living on campus in residence halls sign nine-month contracts, and students living in University housing at Quarry Hill sign 12-month contracts.

Canceling a 9-month contract before move-in:

Students who are not required to live on campus (such as juniors, seniors, or transfer students) may break their housing contract for a fee. They:

  • should email reslife@uvm.edu
  • will be charged:
    • $0 if they cancel by the last day of spring semester
    • $250 if they cancel by June 30th
    • $500 if they cancel by move-in day for that semester

Canceling a 9-month contract after move-in:

Withdrawing: Students who properly check out at their main desk within 48 hours of withdrawing from UVM will receive a refund of housing and meal plan payments in accordance with the tuition refund schedule.

Between fall and spring semesters ($750 mid-year cancel): Students can break their housing contract between semesters for $750 fee if they:

  • fill out a mid-year cancellation form (in myHousing)
  • have fulfilled their residency requirement (lived on campus for four full semesters)
  • have no residency requirement (transfer students)
  • still have a residency requirement, but submit a notarized form stating they will be living at home within a commutable distance with a parent/guardian

Students will be released from their housing contract at no charge if they:

  • complete a degree program
  • have a documented marriage
  • study abroad
  • are doing an internship or student-teaching outside the Burlington area, as documented by their academic unit

Canceling a 12-month contract before move-in:

Students who have signed a 12-month contract (which begins June 1, 2015) may break it for a fee. They:

  • should email reslife@uvm.edu
  • will be charged:
    • $250 if they cancel by March 9, 2015
    • $500 if they cancel by June 1, 2015

Canceling a 12-month contract after move-in:

Withdrawing: Students who properly check out at their main desk within 48 hours of withdrawing from UVM will receive a refund of housing and meal plan payments in accordance with the tuition refund schedule.

Between summer and fall semesters or fall and spring semesters ($750 mid-year cancel): Students may break their 12-month housing contract for $750 if they:

  • fill out a mid-year cancellation form (in myHousing).

Students will be released from their housing contract at no charge if they:

  • complete a degree program
  • have a documented marriage
  • study abroad
  • are doing an internship or student-teaching outside the Burlington area, as documented by their academic unit

All students who leave residential housing at any time before the end of their contract period must check out, return their keys, and complete a cancellation form.

Read more about about your specific contract.

Read about contract release.

Last updated December 15th, 2014