University of Vermont

First Year Orientation

Orientation Tent

First-Year August Orientation

The August Orientation Program is ONLY for first-time, first year students who were unable to attend an Orientation session during June, and for transfer students who have not attended another Transfer Orientation session at UVM. This program will give you an introduction to the university and prepare you for your fall semester at UVM.

Reserving your Place

In order to attend August Orientation you must register online. First-Time, First-Year students can do so via August Orientation registration system. Transfer students must register through our Orientation Reservation System. If you are an incoming international student, you are already enrolled in the Office of International Education's International Student Orientation and do not need to register for our August 28th program.

Individuals registered and attending August Orientation will be allowed to move into the residence halls on Thursday, August 27th to accommodate their day-long attendance of our Orientation Program on the 28th. Please note: You must register for the August Orientation Program by Sunday, August 16th in order to be granted early card access to your residence hall.

If you have questions, feel free to call us at 802-656-4136 or e-mail us at Our office is open Monday- Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Orientation Check-In

Please plan to check-in at the Dudley H. Davis Student Center, 4th floor, on Friday, August 28 between 9:30am -10:00am. Family members are more than welcome to attend August Orientation, but we ask you indicate the number of attending family members when filling out your registration.

Schedule at a Glance

9:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m. Check-In & Lunch (Davis Center, 4th Floor)

Pick up your orientation program schedule and materials!

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Welcome, Campus Life Session, & Lunch (Davis Center, 4th Floor)

Meet the Orientation Staff and learn about life on campus. Get your questions answered regarding financial aid, residential life, dining services, health and well being, transfer affairs, and academic support services. Lunch will be available at 11:15am.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Orientation Leader Meetings / Student Panel for Families(Davis Center, 4th Floor)

An Orientation Leader will help you identify the things you should do before classes begin and answer your questions about campus life. A student panel will also be offered for family members.

1:00 p.m.
Prepare for the Fall:
  • Student Academic Dean’s Meeting, Advising & Course Registration.
  • Get your Student ID at the CATCard Office.
  • Take a Campus Bus Tour!
  • Meet with ACCESS office (for students with disabilities - call ACCESS to make an appointment at (802) 656-7753).
  • Visit campus offices to get your questions answered & needs taken care of.

Disability and Other Health Related Requests

If you would like to request accommodations for a disability and/or health related conditions/concerns in order to participate in Orientation, please provide us with additional information, as well as a daytime telephone number where you may be reached in the event that further clarification is needed.


You may park in the visitors' lot on College Street or in Gutterson Garage. Because August 28 is the official Move-In day for all first-time, first-year students living on campus, campus will be busy. If you have moved into a residence hall and are already properly parked somewhere on campus, we strongly suggest leaving your car there and walking or taking a shuttle bus to the Davis Center.

Last modified August 14 2015 02:50 PM