University of Vermont

The Honors College

Tips for Success

  • Take advantage of the opportunities to meet with your HCOL Peer Leader!! Peer Leaders are upper class HCOL students who want to help ease the transition from high school to college A Peer Leader is a good resource, a willing ear, and new friend who can help you in a variety of ways. You will be contacted by your peer leader in early August .

  • Connect with your advisor early and often. If you don't know who your advisor is, contact the staff in the HCOL offices, who can help you.

  • If you're and Undeclared major or if you want to explore changing your major you can work with Career Services.

  • Get involved with a club or activity during the first month of the semester.

  • Attend a Hall Council meeting, where you can help plan programs and activities for residents in University Heights North. UVM IRA.

  • Seek out activities that will enhance your academic program: volunteering, undergraduate research, or internships.

  • Get to know your resident advisor (RA).

  • Attend an HCOL social - good food and good conversation.

  • Stay physically active - find a hallmate who goes to the gym and join them for a run or workout.

  • If you are feeling homesick, alone, or overwhelmed, tell someone - your roommate, RA or Peer Leader, an HCOL staffer, or a professor!! You are not the only one experiencing these feelings and there are multiple resources available to help you work through them.

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