made me feel
with my arrival at UVM.
I learned a lot from my leaders!"
--Transfer TREK Participant
What is Transfer TREK?Transfer TREK is a great opportunity for students who are transferring to UVM to meet other students. Students who transfer to UVM have typically spent at least some time at another college or university, thus we have a specifically designed TREK option. This program is part of the Wilderness TREK program, but is designed to help familiarize you with the unique challenges facing transfer students at UVM. Each transfer student comes to UVM with valuable educational and professional life experiences: TREK creates a wilderness-based community where those experiences can be shared with other transfer students also about to begin their UVM journey.
Transfer TREK will be led by a student leader who recently transferred to UVM. As a fellow transfer student, he/she can share his or her own UVM experiences, including the academic, social, residential, athletic, and extracurricular aspects of UVM. You will hike on Vermont's Long Trail or the Adirondack High Peaks and experience the wonder of the Green Mountains. Your group of 8 students and 2 leaders will celebrate both the many opportunities available at UVM and the diversity you contribute to the larger UVM community. Finally, all TREK trips are open to every incoming student; you are welcome to choose the TREK program that best meets your needs as a new transfer student.
When does TREK take place?
- Check-in is the morning of Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Davis Student Center
- TREK finishes on Thursday, August 22, 2013, with an all-TREK re-entry picnic
- You will be able to stay in your residence hall room upon completion of Thursday night
- Friday, August 23, 2013, is the "regular" campus move-in day for all new first-year student
How do I sign up for Transfer TREK?
Go to the New Registration website for direction.
**The Registration Form goes live beginning at 12 noon EST on Monday April 29, 2013**
Note: Spaces in TREK are limited and tend to fill quickly. Registration will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. We recommend you register as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made before the registration deadline (July 2, 2013 5:00pm EST) will be fully refunded. Cancellations made between July 2, 2013 - July 18, 2013 will be refunded 50%. After July 18th, refunds are not guaranteed and only granted at the discretion of the TREK Directors and our ability to fill vacated spaces.
A limited amount of Financial Aid is available for those in need of financial assistance in order to participate. To apply, please write a short statement describing; (1) your interest in participating in TREK, and (2) an indication of your financial need. This information needs to accompany your application. You must also include a 50% deposit of your first choice TREK program. Award notification will be sent to you at the end of July.*
We also office Identity-Based Scholarships. For more information on these scholarships, please click here. Since we have a limited number of these scholarships, we encourage student who apply for Identity-Based Scholarships to also apply for Financial Aid. Scholarship notification will be sent to you at the end of July.
Our ultimate goal is to work with ALL interested first year students to make participation in TREK a reality!
TREKKIES who are awarded Financial Aid or Scholarships may request to borrow UVM Outing Club equipment which includes backpacks, sleeping bags, and rain gear.
*Financial Aid grant amount is dependent upon specific financial need.