University of Vermont

First Year Orientation

Orientation Tent

June Orientation

Orientation is your formal introduction to The University of Vermont. During our program, you will be housed in one of our residence halls, meet one-on-one with advisors, participate in workshops and presentations by professors, meet your new classmates, and register for your fall courses. You will also learn more about campus life—what UVM students do beyond the classroom, the organizations to which they belong, how they engage in the Burlington community, where they study, and what they do for fun.

Attendance at Orientation is required. Exceptions will be made only in case of extreme hardship or emergency. If you will be unable to make it to a session you must contact Orientations Program Office to discuss a 'Cannot attend' waiver and your options in preparing for the fall semester. All Orientation costs for the attending student (with the exception of the Early Arrival fee for those selecting it) are covered under the acceptance fee they already paid to admissions. The only other additional costs for Orientation are from those attending the Family Orientation Program.

If you've paid your acceptance fee to admissions - we've sent a copy of Checkpoints, our orientation brochure to your house. In it you will find a detailed rundown of our program. If you have not yet recieved Checkpoints, or want to get a jump on learning about orientation, we encourage you to read more about our program in the sections below.

Lets Get Started!

Click each section to learn more.

  • Program OverviewStep 1: Learn what Happens at Orientation
    Tours, Sessions, that delicious BBQ dinner - Get the rundown of what you will be doing during your 2-day visit June.
  • Pick a SessionStep 2: Pick a Session
    Each UVM college has certain set of June Orientation sessions which you can register for. Plan ahead by checking the dates for your academic unit.
  • Register for OrientationStep 3: Are any Family Members Attending?
    While students are learning about life at UVM, attending family members have the option of participating in our Family Orientation program to learn more about the role they'll play in their student's academic career.
  • Are Family Members Attending?Step 4: Register for a (or Change your) Orientation Session
    Once you've picked a session and read up on your Orientation options - head on over to our online registration system and reserve your spot.
  • Prepare for check-in and arrivalStep 5: Prepare for Check-In and Arrival
    Chances are you're not super familliar with our campus quite yet. If you've got questions about where to go when you arrive, when (and where) to check-in, or even what to do if you need to arrive early - we've got some answers!
  • Make Travel and Lodging PlansStep 6: Make Your Travel and Lodging Plans
    The logistics of traveling to a new place can be stressful - but Burlington is jam-packed with tons of great, accessible, and affordable travel accommodations for you and your family during your visit!
  • Any Disability or Other Health Related Requests?Step 7: Any Disabilities / Health Related Requests?
    Orientation is committed to welcoming all first year students and their families. If you or your family needs accommodations the University has countless services that can help you out.

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