Housing Communities

Saint Michael’s College is 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/guardians locally or who are financially self-supporting according to federal guidelines (with appropriate documentation). Housing requirements do not pertain to graduate students, married students or students with children. The College has limited married/family graduate student/employee housing during the academic year.  Anyone interested in Graduate Housing should email Housing@smcvt.edu .


 

GREAT Housing (Alcohol and Drug Free Living Communities)

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 individual’s commitment to the program and secondly by the GREAT Housing living contract. 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 a valuable member.

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 and other drugs. The communities which form tend to be closer due to this common bond. Opportunities to meet new friends are furthered through access to the “Club House” – a space to hang out, socialize, meet other GREAT people, learn about GREAT things, have dances, movie nights, special dinners, AA or Al-anon meetings, educational programs with a GREAT twist, but more importantly a place to be yourself. This year, students living in GREAT Housing have participated in outings which have included roller skating, touring a sugarhouse and learning about the production of maple syrup, various trips to downtown Burlington and Church Street, and a COLOR Run Race.  Additionally, all students in GREAT Housing will be asked to participate in a least one GREAT Housing Program Committee. There will be several committees formed in order to enhance and facilitate the GREAT Housing Program. Some examples of previous committees: programming committee, weekend events committee, running the GREAT Housing “Club House”, evaluation committee, and a student conference committee.

GREAT Housing is located within Canterbury Hall. Any questions about GREAT Housing can be directed to Kelly Zimmer at kzimmer@smcvt.edu or 802.654.2170.

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.

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.

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 generally comprised of first year students and upper-class students and  is located within suite-style housing.

LGBTQ and Allies

Saint Michael’s College and the Residence Life Office are committed to providing comfortable, welcoming, and safe housing options for all students. We are pleased to offer various types of on-campus accommodations, which meet the needs of a thriving and diverse population.  Please contact Kelly Zimmer at kzimmer@smcvt.edu  or 802.654.2170 if you have specific questions regarding your housing accommodation for the current or following year.

Global Experience Academic Residential Program (GEAR)

GEAR recognizes that international immersion and global awareness are indispensable for a 21st century education and provides a unique opportunity for students to experience life as a Global citizen. GEAR emphasizes personal relationships, linguistic, cultural, global immersion, and networking opportunities with peers from around the globe. It is a space where our students, staff, and faculty interested in being in an international environment where cross-national and intercultural exchanges take place can come to form a strong scholarly and social community. GEAR is located in Cashman Hall.

GREAT Housing (Alcohol and Drug Free Living Communities)

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 individual’s commitment to the program and secondly by the GREAT Housing living contract. 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 a valuable member.

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 and other drugs. The communities which form tend to be closer due to this common bond. Opportunities to meet new friends are furthered through access to the “Club House” – a space to hang out, socialize, meet other GREAT people, learn about GREAT things, have dances, movie nights, special dinners, AA or Al-anon meetings, educational programs with a GREAT twist, but more importantly a place to be yourself. This year, students living in GREAT Housing have participated in outings which have included roller skating, touring a sugarhouse and learning about the production of maple syrup, various trips to downtown Burlington and Church Street, and a COLOR Run Race.  Additionally, all students in GREAT Housing will be asked to participate in a least one GREAT Housing Program Committee. There will be several committees formed in order to enhance and facilitate the GREAT Housing Program. Some examples of previous committees: programming committee, weekend events committee, running the GREAT Housing “Club House”, evaluation committee, and a student conference committee.

GREAT Housing is located within Canterbury Hall. Any questions about GREAT Housing can be directed to Kelly Zimmer at kzimmer@smcvt.edu or 802.654.2170.

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.

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.

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 generally comprised of first year students and upper-class students and  is located within suite-style housing.

LGBTQ and Allies

Saint Michael’s College and the Residence Life Office are committed to providing comfortable, welcoming, and safe housing options for all students. We are pleased to offer various types of on-campus accommodations, which meet the needs of a thriving and diverse population.  Please contact Kelly Zimmer at kzimmer@smcvt.edu  or 802.654.2170 if you have specific questions regarding your housing accommodation for the current or following year.

Global Experience Academic Residential Program (GEAR)

GEAR recognizes that international immersion and global awareness are indispensable for a 21st century education and provides a unique opportunity for students to experience life as a Global citizen. GEAR emphasizes personal relationships, linguistic, cultural, global immersion, and networking opportunities with peers from around the globe. It is a space where our students, staff, and faculty interested in being in an international environment where cross-national and intercultural exchanges take place can come to form a strong scholarly and social community. GEAR is located in Cashman Hall.