January Orientation is for both new first-year students and transfer students. The program provides you with an opportunity to learn the requirements of your academic unit, meet with a faculty advisor to plan/review your courses, register or adjust your course schedule and become familiar with campus life. The program activities are designed to prepare you to begin classes on Monday, January 14th, 2013.
If you have paid your acceptance fee to the Admissions Office and you are a new first-year student, a transfer student from another institution, or a transfer student from UVM's Continuing Education, you will find the Orientation program an important step in starting your academic career at the University of Vermont.
Registration for January Orientation is now open! Click here.
Students are welcome to bring a parent/family member/friend to most parts of the program. There is a $5 fee per guest, payable at the door. Orientation is free for students.
Registering for Spring Courses
The online course registration process allows you to register for spring classes prior to attending January Orientation. Although you are not required to do so, this option allows you to create your course schedule at your earliest convenience. At Orientation, an advisor will be available, if needed, to help you review and finalize your schedule. You will soon receive materials from your Dean’s office with complete instructions on this process, including course selection information.
Parking for January O attendees is available in the Jeffords Parking lot, located next to the Davis Center. A parking permit is required and can be printed here. Please do not use this permit to park in the numbered pay station parking spots.
Living on campus
If you plan to or are required to live on campus, you must complete a request for housing through the Department of Residential Life.
Orientation participants who have been assigned a room will be permitted to move in on Friday, January 11th from 8am – 4pm. Students must check in at the main desk of the complex they have been assigned to. Students living on campus should make sure they have gotten their CatCard (student I.D. card) before moving in, as they will need this to enter their residence hall.
Housing questions? Contact Residential Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.656.3434.
January Orientation 2013 - Schedule at a GlanceFriday, January 11th
|10:00-10:30 a.m.||Check-In: Davis Center, 4th Floor|
|10:30 a.m-12:15 p.m.||Welcome, Campus Life Session, & Lunch|
|12:15 - 12:45 p.m.||Orientation Leader Meetings & Family Panel|
|1:00 p.m.||Academic Unit Meeting & Academic Advising|
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Course Registration Support
|2:00 & 2:45 p.m.||Campus Tours (depart from the 3rd floor of the Davis Center)|
Questions about January Orientation?
Call the Orientation Office at (802) 656-4136.
Questions about UVM?
Ask a UVM student on First Year Experience (FYE).
The official Orientation program ends on Friday whenever you've registered for classes and have all of your questions answered. The fun doesn't stop there, though! You'll be invited to attend any or all of these events. It's a great way to connect with other students befor classes begin on Monday. Students will have the chance to RSVP for these events when they check in at January Orientation.
Dinner, Trivia, & Movie (Davis Center, Brennan's):
|11am||Downtown Burlington Tour & Lunch|
|Meet at the Davis Center, 3rd Floor Info Desk at 11am. We'll hop on a (heated) bus for a tour of town. This is a great way to see helpful & popular Burlington hot spots. We'll eat at Bove's near Church Street, where Orientation will buy you lunch. You can catch the bus back to campus, or stay and explore downtown. We expect to be back on campus by 2pm (at the latest).|
|6-9 pm||Pizza Putt Night Out!|
|Meet at the Davis Center, 3rd Floor Info Desk at 6pm to catch the bus to miniature golf, pizza, and fun!|
|11am||Personalized Campus Tour|
|Meet at Davis Center and bring your class schedule. This is your opportunity to check out your classrooms and make sure you know where you're going on Monday. OLs will show you where your classes will be held & you may find some other students who have the same classes as you!|
|12 Noon||Lunch with OLs and other students|
|Meet at Davis Center, 3rd floor in front of the Student Life office. We'll have pizza and soda; you're welcome to just hang out or get any last questions answered.|
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