Campus Change Students
As a regional campus student, it is important to remember that you are a current UConn student, and you will be treated as such. If you call our office, identify yourself as a Campus Change Student.
Living in the residence halls is an important part of your experience at the Storrs campus! You should make plans to visit the campus and take advantage of a campus tour from the Lodewick Visitors Center. On the tour you'll see a dining hall and a model residence hall room.
All students who are interested in living on campus must apply for housing in order to be assigned a space in a residence hall. The staff in Housing Services can answer all of your questions about the housing application process.
Thinking ahead about what it will be like to live in a residence hall can help ease the transition when you arrive and move in. To start planning, be sure to explore the Community Living and Items to Bring pages, which have lots of helpful information. The On-Campus Housing Contract also provides important information you should review with your family.
If you need more information be sure to Contact Us!
Residential Life Staff
Resident Assistants (RAs) are paraprofessional student staff. There are approximately 284 RAs in the residential areas of campus. RAs are typically undergraduates, although some are graduate students. RAs are located on the residential floor and have received special training relative to student needs, campus resources, conflict resolution, and overall University policies and procedures.
Assistant Residence Hall Directors (ARHDs) are graduate students enrolled in the Higher Education Student Affairs Masterís program at UConn. They live in apartments in the residence halls and provide support to the Hall/Community Director or Assistant Director in the overall administration of services provided to students in the respective hall or area.
Hall Directors (HDs) or Community Directors (CDs) are full-time professional staff who hire, train, and supervise the RAs and ARHDs. Most of these staff members have prior residence hall experience and Masterís degrees. They live on-campus and have offices in the areas for which they are responsible. The HDs/CDs members serve as campus resources, educators, advisors, and student conduct officers.
Assistant Directors of Residence Education are full-time professional staff with Masterís degrees and five or more years of full-time residence hall experience. The Assistant Director is responsible for a complex of approximately 2,500 students, 3-6 HDs/CDs and approximately 60 RAs. The Assistant Director works with and through his/her staff to better connect students to each other and UConn.
Assistant Directors of Residential Operations are full-time professional staff with experience in overall facilities management, residence halls, and work jointly with the Assistant Directors of Residence Education and HDs/CDs to provide for the needs of the community. They also directly supervise the custodial staff and minor maintenance staff within their complexes.
Custodians and Lead Custodians are responsible for cleaning the common areas including the floor bathrooms, stairwells, lounges, study areas, hallways, recreation rooms, and other support areas in the halls. The lead custodian is a working supervisor who assists the Assistant Director of Residential Operations, Supervising Custodian, and Building Superintendents in the supervision of the cleaning of the halls.