Awards, Opportunities, and Resources for Students
The University of Vermont Classics Department offers numerous awards, opportunities, and resources to our students. Among them are the following.
- Seminar Room and Library located right in our department for the use of our upper division language courses and as a student
study room: the seminar room has a working library, including texts, commentaries, and reference books.
- TA room: here we house our set of L'Annee Philologique, our Pauly-Wissowa, Variorum editions, as well as duplicates and overflow from our seminar room library.
- Loeb library for student use.
- The department also has several computers available for student use (including CDs with all of Greek and Latin literature and search engines).
- In addition, the department has a small coin collection that is taken out occasionally for students to examine.
- The Goodrich Classical Club (see link on home page). In addition to scheduling and supporting
visiting lectures, the club meets for group readings, films, and
recreation. It also organizes trips to cities like Boston for visits to
- Chapter Iota (9th in order of foundation) of the National Classics Honor Society Eta Sigma Phi. Students can participate in annual translation contests and apply for scholarships to study abroad through this organization.
- Study Abroad Opportunities:
- The American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
- The American Academy in Rome.
- The Center for Classical Studies in Rome (we are working on a new
- The College Year in Athens.
- The Vergilian Society Summer Programs.
- The department has also worked with Classics Majors who went to Australia and Great Britain for a semester or year abroad and will work with any student to try to tailor any program to their needs and our requirements.
- At our Annual Departmental Awards Ceremony and Party and/or at the College Honrs ceremony, Student Fellowships and Prizes are given:
- Kirby Flower Smith Award for the best student(s) in Latin 101,
102, 51, or 52.
- John H. Kent Award for the best Senior student in Classics.
- Dr. Frederick Arnold Vinton Award for the best Senior in Latin and
- There are several other named scholarships for needy students
- In terms of post-graduation opportunities in Classics, we have recently had students go on to study in doctoral programs with full support at Yale, Princeton, and Duke, as well as students who have found good jobs teaching Latin in Vermont and elsewhere. There is a constant unfulfilled demand for Latin teachers in high schools.