First Year Housing Options

As a four year residential college, all full-time undergraduate students are required to live on campus. Exceptions include those students who live with their parents or who are finacnially self-supporting according to federal guidelines (with appropriate documentation). Housing requirements do not pertain to graduate students, married students or students with children.

Honors Housing

The Honors Program at Saint Michael's College provides additional challenges and opportunities to outstanding students through group discussion, research and extracurricular activities. Students in the Honors Program may decide to live within Honors Housing.

Honors Housing provides a community living experience that is supportive of students' academic success and interests and promotes students' academic and co-curricular leadership.

Honors Housing is comprised of mainly double rooms within the first-year buildings for incoming students. Additionally, Honors Housing is located within single and suite-style housing in Pontigny Holl and Quad Commons as well as singles and/or doubles in residence halls for upper-level students.

Priority is given to those incoming first-year students who have been invited to join the Honors Program by the Faculty Honors Program Committee. Additional space within Honors Housing in the first-year areas will be filled by those students who have/are predicted to have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

GREAT Housing (Growing Recognition of the Effects of Alcohol on Thinking)

Students living in GREAT Housing are members of the first-year, sophomore, junior and senior classes who wish to live in alcohol-free environments governed by an honor system. Students choosing to live in GREAT Housing are agreeing to live a lifestyle that does not allow alcohol and/or other drugs to negatively affect the community of which they are valuable members. As such, students will recognize and affirm that choice in their daily actions by signing a contract with their community, and the college, to uphold the ideals of GREAT Housing.

The purpose of such a program is to provide students with a comfortable and safe living environment free from the pressures associated with alcohol. The communities which form tend to be tighter due to this common bond. Opportunities to meet new friends are furthered through such social programs as movie nights, dinners, dances and more.

Ambassador Housing

The Ambassador Housing Program gives American students an opportunity to live with international students currently enrolled in Saint Michael's Applied Linguistics Department (ALD). The program encourages students from different cultures to establish friendships, provides social and educational programming about cultural differences and similarities and encourages students to expand their world view.

Approximately 40 American students of all class years live in Ambassador Housing with approximately 50 international students. Housing options are four and eight person suites within Canterbury HallCashman Hall or Pontigny Hall; two four-person apartments located on our north campus; as well as some double rooms within the Quad.

For additional information regarding our Ambassador Program, call Jeff Vincent at 802.654.2754 or email Jeff a jvincent@smcvt.edu.

Married student/family housing

The college cannot accommodate married/family student housing during the academic year.

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