Welcome to UVM!
Welcome to UVM

Welcome to the University of Vermont! We hope you had a great Orientation experience and are looking forward to joining our UVM community.

This USB drive contains important reminders for a successful transition to campus - including information from your academic unit, a sample of campus life and how to get involved in a variety of opportunities during your time at UVM. There is also a section for parents and families to address the questions they might have about your experience at UVM, so please share this with them as well!

We encourage you to take the time to explore this info and to reach out to departments and organizations if you have any questions. We can't wait to cross paths with you again!

Ferene Paris Meyer

Ferene Paris Meyer
Assistant Director for New Student Orientation

Academics

So you've registered for classes, now what? Here is some information - to-do's, reminders and further information from your academic unit. Did you know that UVM has seven colleges? If you're not sure which unit you're affiliated with, log in to the myUVM Portal at myUVM.uvm.edu to find this information. Hint: bookmark myUVM - you'll use it to register for classes again, and the site has all your info in one central place.


College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Faculty

It’s an exciting time to be a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)! As a student in any CALS program, you will feel the stimulating and innovative can-do attitude.

Experiential Learning:
Opportunities for student to learn outside the classroom—called experiential learning—are abundant in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. CALS students graduate with real life experiences gained from hands-on learning through internships, field studies, undergraduate research, student run programs, community service learning, and study abroad. Enhance your classroom learning and your resume. In CALS, practice outside the classroom what you learn in the classroom.

Advising:
The advisor / student relationship should be one of the most significant aspects of a students’ college experience. The department that offers the student's major will assign a faculty advisor starting the student's first semester. It is the student's responsibility to contact their advisor if they are having difficulty with courses or course load. Academic advisors provide essential guidance and will assist with course selection each semester. In addition, advisors offer valuable career information and often help students obtain useful practical experiences and may help establish professional contacts.

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Foundations Courses:
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences takes pride in the academic and scholarly support of students in its College. An example of that effort is our first year Foundation courses taught by Public Communication professors with the support of upper class peer teaching assistants. A primary objective of these courses is to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college and to successfully engage in a higher education community. In addition, these two semester courses helps students build a strong foundation in public speaking and information technology competencies that are a key to their success at UVM and beyond. First year students often form lasting relationships within their small peer teaching assistant groups, which further enhances their adjustment to campus life.


College of Arts and Sciences

Telephone Number(802) 656.3344 | E-mail cas@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/~cas

College of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Vermont. Please know that our dedicated community of students, faculty, and staff are looking forward to your arrival. 

The first semester of college is often a whirlwind for students. You will be making new friends, adjusting to new freedoms, and finding new support systems. It is also a time of many questions. To help you prepare for the fall semester and to answer your questions, we will be working with you during Orientation to provide vital information about UVM services, resources, and academics.

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

The College is a place for intellectual and personal development where you will acquire the knowledge and discipline that further develops critical thinking. You will enroll in intensive and intellectually challenging courses with faculty who are ready to engage you and expand your ideas. You will explore countless opportunities; take on new responsibilities; and examine different values, beliefs, and cultures. All of this, and much more, will help you become wiser and well-prepared to embrace life's choices and fulfill your potential. Orientation is the first stop on this journey and we're thrilled to help you on your way.


College of Education & Social Services

College of Education and Social Services

Welcome to the College of Education and Social Services. By choosing to enroll in the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) you are now a member of a wonderful community. The CESS community consists of extraordinary students, superb faculty, and attentive staff. Upon your arrival for the Fall semester, get ready to be engaged, challenged, supported and taught the latest technology in education and social services.

Our College motto is, “Making a Difference” and we take our motto to heart in the classroom and in the Vermont communities that all of our students come in contact with.  Our students’ experiences are summed up in the following quote, “the experience of doing research with my advisor, peers and members of the Burlington community allowed me to learn about real issues in education and bring attention to problems that families, educators and children are facing."  You will have the opportunity to go out into theBurlington community soon after you begin your coursework.  Numerous opportunities await you in the College of Education and Social Services.  Enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you soon!


College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences

College of Education and Social Services

At UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), our students and faculty are immersed in an atmosphere of discovery that stretches across disciplines to find answers to complex and challenging problems in engineering, mathematics, statistics, and computer science.

Our students learn from and work with faculty members who are pioneering new knowledge at the forefront of engineering and the computational sciences. Participation in this research-enhanced environment opens a world of possibilities for students and produces inspired individuals: critical thinkers and creative leaders to address the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.

  • The College is active in research in many areas, including bioengineering, transportation, alternative energy, evolutionary computing, biostatistics, and many more! Click here to learn more about how research is integrated into our Senior Experience in Engineering Design (SEED) program
  • Our Engineers Without Borders team is working on implementing a water filtration system in Jardines, Honduras. Click here to learn more!
  • Our AERO (Alternative Energy Racing Organization) team competes internationally. Click here to learn more!
  • For a list ofof CEMS student organizations, click here.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to be in touch! We look forward to welcoming you to CEMS and UVM.


College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Telephone Number(802) 656.3858 | E-mail cnhsoss@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/cnhs/

College of Nursing and Health Services

Greetings and Welcome to UVM and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences!
You'll find plenty of opportunities to get involved at the University of Vermont. Here are some highlights from our academic programs and the wider UVM community.

Research
Our students are involved with faculty research in labs across campus. Some possibilities? Projects focusing on autism treatment, therapy for low-back pain, neuroscience and more. Click here for the Office of Undergraduate Research and here for more about research going on in our College.

Clinical Simulation Lab
The Rowell Building, one of two buildings that serve as the home of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, hosts a state-of-the-art clinical simulation lab. It features mock operating rooms and patient care rooms, a virtual reality room with simulators, a task trainer room and a wealth of opportunity for hands-on training.

Student Clubs
UVM boasts over 150 clubs, not to mention intramural sports and volunteer opportunities! Click here for a directory of clubs. The following list includes clubs that many of our students get involved with and even lead: 

  • Exercise and Movement Science Student Association
  • Pre-Medical Club
  • Speech and Hearing Club
  • Student Athletic Medicine Society
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Organization of Medical Radiation Sciences

Rubenstein School of the Environment & Natural Resources

Telephone Number(802) 656.2675 | E-mail eriddle@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/rsenr

Rubenstein School of Enviroment and Natural Resources

Now that you've registered for classes, you are probably wondering "What's next?" In the Rubenstein School we have a strong focus on our community and experiential learning, so here are some things to think about when you join us this fall:

  • Get to know your fellow Rubenstein students—get involved by attending School events and seminars, and by joining clubs like the Society of American Foresters, SEEDS, the Wildlife Society, and the Student Advisory Board.
  • Get to know your faculty — our students say that connecting to their teachers has been the best way to connect to great opportunities and become fully engaged in their education.
  • Get to know your Student Services staff — we are here (in the Dean's Office, Aiken 220) to help you find your way at UVM.
  • Get to know our Career Services Coordinator in our Office of Experiential Learning — start thinking about getting involved in service-learning, research, study abroad, or internships.
  • Get to know Vermont, where we work, learn, and play!

School of Business Administration

School of Business Administration

Thanks for attending UVM June Orientation at the School of Business Administration.

Your to-do list before you return in August is below. See you then!

  • Please send your AP scores directly from College Board to UVM Transfer Affairs Office (360 Waterman Building, 85 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05405). Questions? transfer@uvm.edu.
  • If you completed coursework at another college or university (even if enrolled through your high school), please make sure you have an official transcript sent to UVM Transfer Affairs Office (360 Waterman Building, 85 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05405).
  • Please verify that your high school has sent your final high school transcript to UVM's Admissions Office no later than July 1.
  • Submit your immunization & health history forms to the Center for Health & Wellbeing. Make sure you have either purchased health insurance through the University or completed the online health insurance waiver form.
  • Look into products and services available through UVM's Computer Depot before you purchase a laptop (Note: the warranty benefits are much better than most retailers).
  • Check your UVM email account regularly – we may be in contact with you to verify receipt of your high school transcript, recommend changes to your schedule, follow-up on AP scores, etc. Email is our official and most frequent form of communication.
  • If you received a federal work study award, check out the positions available on campus.
  • If you need to make any adjustments to your schedule or have any questions regarding UVM, please contact the School of Business Administration, Student Services Office at studentservices@bsad.uvm.edu.
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Honors College

Honors College

Students who have been invited to join the Honors College incoming class have received a letter of invitation, as well as follow up correspondence from the Honors College. Honors College students will attend a special meeting the evening before Orientation begins. Information on the Honors College is available at the Honors College Website. Questions? honors.college@uvm.edu.

The Honors College recognizes and encourages academic excellence and welcomes applications for sophomore admission from students who were not in the Honors College in the first year and are among top performers as first year students at UVM. Sophomore admission requires an application form, a 3.40 cumulative grade point average at the end of the first year, a letter of recommendation from a UVM faculty member, and a brief essay. More than 100 sophomores are admitted annually.


Course Catalog

Eager to learn more about the degrees and courses UVM has to offer? Follow the link to view the official publication of degree programs and requirements and course descriptions for the 2013-2014 academic year: http://www.uvm.edu/academics/catalogue2013-14/


Math Readiness and Foreign Language Placement Tests

Math Readiness Test: All students should take the Math Readiness Test before attending Orientation, even if they are not sure if they will need to take a math class. It is important to take the placement test before arriving for Orientation so that the academic unit has the placement score and can advise students to register for the appropriate course.

Foreign Language Placement Test: Students who plan on enrolling in French, German, or Spanish at any level must take the Foreign Language Placement Test, even if they do not plan to continue with the language in their first year or have never formally studied the language. Students must take the test before coming to Orientation.

Students wishing to enroll in a Russian or Chinese language course are encouraged to take the Foreign Language Placement test, but are not required to do so.


UVM Summer University

Summer University

Smart is getting ahead of your course load BEFORE you start classes in the fall. UVM Summer University offers:

Summer is the most amazing time to be in Vermont and downtown Church Street is filled with music, fun and festivities!

Go to our Summer U website to learn more, search classes or to register for classes! We also have Pre-College Offerings including a Summer Academy for younger siblings, so they can start earning college credits now!

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Have a great summer!

Your Summer U Team

Involvment Opportunities

Student Clubs & Organizations

Over 70% of UVM students are involved in a club or organization at UVM. You can join a club by going to The Lynx - log in with your UVM username and password and you can request to join a club anytime. Too many choices? Explore our 150+ clubs by your interest:


Student Life Office

Telephone Number(802) 656.2060 | E-mailslife@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/~slife/ | Facebook | Twitter

Student Life Logo

The Student Life office is your hub for involvement opportunities on campus. Our staff members work closely with UVM student groups and are dedicated to getting you involved at UVM.

Our program areas include:

  • First Year Experience Logo First Year Experience (FYE)
    FYE = your first year at UVM. To make your transition a smooth one, FYE offers a website and events just for YOU, which are designed by students for students. Got a question? Any question? We bet we can help you find the answer. We also provide you with a free CatsTale student planner when you arrive in the fall, so no need to buy one!
  • Leadership and Civic Engagement Leadership & Civic Engagement (LCE)
    Last year 3,349 students contributed over 100,000 hours towards service projects in Burlington and beyond. With more than fifteen different community-service-based student clubs and other leadership activities throughout the year, LCE offers countless opportunities to get involved and make a difference.
  • Outdoor Programs Outdoor Programs
    UVM Outdoor Programs provide direct support to students in pursuit of learning and adventure in the out of doors. Outdoor Programs provides leadership training and support to student wilderness leaders, advises the Outing Club (aka 'The OC') and manages the OC Cabin and indoor rock climbing facility. We also work closely with UVM's Outdoor and Environmental student groups.
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Fraternity and Sorority Life
    175 years strong, the Greek community at UVM is thriving. Find your fit in one of our 14 chapters.

  • Club Sports Club Sports
    UVMers are sporty! Over 1,600 students participate in one of our 55 recognized club sports.

  • Student Media Student Media
    Practical media experience and fun rolled into one, student media clubs (The Vermont Cynic student newspaper, WRUV 90.1. FM and UVMtv) have a place for you. Through retreats, conventions, courses and trainings, you'll gain the practical, resume-building experience needed to break into the media industry. If you'd like to see your name in print, see your face on TV or hear your voice on the Burlington airwaves, then UVM Student Media is for you.
  • Campus Programs Campus Programs
    Campus Programs produces large-scale campus events including Week of Welcome, Heritage Months, WinterFest, Catamount Classes, and a wide variety of other entertainment for on and off campus students. If you love music, art, comedy and planning big events consider joining the University Programming Board. If you're wondering what's happening on campus, check out the /BORED calendar.


Student Government Association

Telephone Number(802) 656.2053 | E-mailuvmsga@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/sga/ | Facebook | Twitter

Student Government Association

Whether you'd like to start or join a club, make a difference in the student experience on campus or just meet new people, Student Government Association (better known as SGA) is the place to do it! SGA consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer and 42 Senators who are elected by fellow students to represent the student body. The SGA also oversees the finances and activities of more than 150+ student run clubs. There are endless opportunities to get involved!


Campus Recreation

Telephone Number(802) 656.4483 | E-mailSee List | Website uvm.edu/recreation | Facebook

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Campus Recreation at the University of Vermont is committed to making student participation in recreational activities an essential component of the UVM experience. By providing outstanding programming, leadership and facilities, we meet the recreational interests of the diverse student body. Our efforts are focused on activities that create positive social interaction, opportunities for education and development, and promotion of healthy lifestyles among students, faculty/staff and community.

  • Intramural Sports
  • Fitness & Wellness Programs
  • PEAC classes

Learn more on the Campus Recreation website!


UVM Program Board (UPB)

Telephone Number(802) 656.2076 | E-mailupb@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/~upb/ | Facebook | Twitter

UVM Program Board

The UVM Program Board (UPB) is a group of students who bring dynamic events and activities to YOU -- the UVM student.

UPB provides entertainment that meets the diverse interests of UVM students. UPB has sponsored a number of awesome events including: Seth Meyers, Mac Miller, Frank Warren (creator of PostSecret), Of Montreal, MGMT, Crafts & Snacks, Pub Quiz tournaments, International Food & Film series, and so much more…

Learn more about our team and what the UVM Program Board does on campus at our website!


UVM.EDU/BORED Student Activities Calendar

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The /BORED calendar gives you the 411 on what's happening at UVM and beyond. Movies, music, speakers, parties, free food - you name it, /BORED tells you where to find it. UVM students run the site so you know there will always be something awesome posted.

Prepare for Fall

Move In Day (August 23)

Save the date! The Class of 2017 moves in on Friday, August 23. Here are 4 tips for a smooth transition:

  1. Arrive on campus at your scheduled time (which will be emailed from Res Life with your room assignment, so check your UVM email!). UVM faculty, staff and students volunteer to help you carry your belongings which makes move in a breeze.
  2. Learn the lay of the land – check out UVM’s campus map.
  3. Introduce yourself to people on your floor, in your hall and to your RA.
  4. Pre-order supplies (e.g. books, a computer, refrigerator) from the UVM Bookstore.

Opening Weekend (August 24 & 25)

Think of the weekend that follows Move-In Day as "UVM 101."

Friday night, Saturday and Sunday are packed full of events all designed to help you get your bearings. From social programs to the 411 on Campus Life you’ll learn a lot, hang out with your new friends, and have fun. Check out the schedule.


Week(s) of Welcome (WOW)

Week of Welcome Recap Video

WOW is one of UVM's best traditions. WOW officially kicks off on Monday, August 26th and pretty much continues through the month of September. During WOW you'll have the opportunity to join a club, connect with helpful UVM departments, make new friends, explore Burlington and beyond.

Sounds fun, right? Check out all of the WOW events on the UVM BORED calendar and this awesome recap video.

If you've got questions, please contact Student Life at slife@uvm.edu or 802-656-2060 and connect with your incoming classmates at fb.uvm.edu.


myUVM Portal

myUVM LogomyUVM is your own personalized gateway into life at the University of Vermont and a powerful resource that will help you throughout your UVM career. Not only can you use it to access services like webmail, registration, and Blackboard, but information about campus life and your academics as well - all uniquely customized just for you.

A quick snapshot at what you'll find inside:

  • My Schedule
    Once you've registered for courses during orientation the 'My Schedule' tab will show you everything you need to know about where and when your courses take place.
  • Registrar
    Here you can make adjustments to your classes, get a verification for a discounted ski pass, and let us know about any updates to your personal information (like address, emergency contacts, or preferred name.) After you finish up your first semester you can jump from this tab to view your grades as they're submitted by your instructors and get access to the Academic Calendar where important dates for the next term are listed.
  • Advising
    We care deeply about connecting you with information about your progress towards your degree. Use this tab to run your CATS report (which compares classes you've taken against those needed to complete your degree program.) You can also access the name of your advisor (in the "Academic Profile" box), declare or change your major/minor/concentration, and see who in your specific academic unit it's best to contact with questions about your program.
  • Student Financial Services
    Checking the balance of your student account, setting up an authorized payer, and reviewing your financial aid are all functions available to you here. Additionally, frequently asked questions (including information about scholarship opportunities) is populated for you.


ACCESS: Accommodation, Consultation, Collaboration & Educational Support Services

Telephone Number(802) 656.7753 | E-mailaccess@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/~access/
Address: A170 Living/Learning Center, University of Vermont 05405-0386

ACCESS Logo

ACCESS is the office of Disability Services. We work with students with any type of documented disability per established criteria, guidelines and procedures. Services are confidential and available to students in all areas of study at no additional charge.

TO DO:

  • Visit www.uvm.edu/access. Click on "Newly Admitted Students."
  • Send (mail, e-mail, fax) documentation to ACCESS.
  • If you did not Contact ACCESS during Orientation, make sure to be in touch and schedule an appointment for the fall.

CATcard Office

CATcard Student ID

The CATcard is not just your student ID card; it provides access to your residence, your meal plan and so much more. Add a University prepaid debit account called CAT$cratch, and use your CATcard to pay for a variety of goods and services not only on campus but at over 130 locations in the Burlington area.

To find out how easy it is to get your ID, manage your account, and for all information regarding the CATcard, please check out our website at http://www.uvm.edu/~catcard.


Computing on Campus & Computer Store

Telephone Number(802) 656.3067; Helpline: (802) 656-2604 | E-mailETS@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/it/depot/ | Facebook

Information Technology at UVM guides you through getting your digital life up and running on the UVM campus. Check out our detailed information on computers, iPods, wireless and high speed networking, as well as free software downloads, free technical help services and more.

Need a new computer? The UVM Computer Depot is your convenient campus store with student discount prices and on-campus repair facilities for UVM-sold personal computers, pre-loaded and configured with the software you need to get started.

For additional details and related contact information, please review the following link: uvm.edu/it/students.


Center for Health & Wellbeing

Telephone NumberStudent Health: (802) 656.3350; Counseling and Psychiatry Services: (802) 656-33340; Athletic Medicine: (802) 656.7750 | Website uvm.edu/~chwb/

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The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHWB) is your campus health care resource – we are committed to providing you with the highest quality care available in the areas of medicine, nutrition, counseling, psychiatry and athletic medicine. In addition, we offer a large variety of educational and outreach programming designed to provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions about taking care of yourself. Most UVM students are eligible for our services, many of which are covered by the Student Health Fee. Learn more by visiting our CHWB table at campus events this fall and stop by Living Well in the Dudley H. Davis Center for wellness-related information and workshops.


Residential Life

Residential Life

First-time, first-year students are required to live on-campus for their first four matriculated semesters. Before receiving a housing assignment in mid-August, students must first complete a housing and meal plan contract, which opens mid-May and is available through the myUVM portal.

Transfer students, though not required to live on campus, are guaranteed housing if desired. They must submit an on-campus housing request available through the myUVM portal. Transfer students age 21 or older are also eligible to seek off-campus housing with ResLife’s Apartments and Family Housing.

In mid-August, students receive housing assignments and complete move-in instructions via UVM email.

Read more on the ResLife website!


The UVM Bookstore

Telephone Number(802) 656.3290 | Website uvmbookstore.uvm.edu | Facebook

UVM Bookstore Logo

The UVM Bookstore has what you need to help you succeed. Browse our textbook department for all the right new and used books for your classes, available for purchase both in store and through our website. Shop our supply, technology, and clothing departments for a full assortment of school, art, and dorm supplies; Apple and Dell computers, accessories and software; and UVM clothing and gifts. Swing by Henderson's Café for a cup of coffee or CatPause Convenience Store for grab-and-go goodies or personal care products. Located in the Davis Center, the UVM Bookstore is the University's on-campus source for all your needs.

Come to campus prepared! Check out the Bookstore's suggestions for what you'll need.

Campus Life

The Center for Student Ethics & Standards (CSES)

Telephone Number(802) 656.4360 | E-mailcses@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/~cses/

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The Center for Student Ethics & Standards seeks to foster student accountability and skill development in the areas of conflict resolution, dialogue, identity development and restorative practices. In doing so, we hope to help students develop self-awareness, and ultimately become more responsible, respectful and engaged community members.

To learn more about our programs in CSES visit their website.


Career Services

Career Services Logo Career success depends on making the most of all of your college years. Get started on your journey with our 4-Year Plan. Whether you are exploring ideas, building skills, choosing a major, finding an internship, or launching your career, Career Services can help.

Visit our webpage for more info or drop by our offices in the Davis Center (1st floor) or Living/Learning E140 for more information.

How We Help:

  • Workshops
  • 1:1 meetings
  • Events
  • Career information
  • Connections with employers & alumni
  • Employers recruiting on campus

On-line resources:


Recycling and Composting

Recycling and Composting at UVM

The University of Vermont has been recycling and composting for over twenty years. We encourage all students to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost to keep resources out of the landfill. Students are expected to separate their trash properly for recycling and to separate food leftovers for composting.

Learn more about our program and get tips on what to pack for a "zero waste" environmentally friendly lifestyle. Check our webpage for New Students info.


Spiritual & Religious Life Council at UVM

Below is a list of all members of the Spiritual & Religious Life Council with contact information for each group/organization. We encourage you to take some time to learn about what each organization has to offer by clicking on the links below.

Learn more about how to get involved. Please consider filling out this survey to be connected to a group represented by the Spiritual & Religious Life Council.

Would you like to learn more about the Spiritual & Religious Life Council? Is there a group not listed that should be part of the council? We would like your feedback. Please contact the Liaison for Spiritual & Religious Life Council.


Think, Care, Act

Think Care Act

Students at the University of Vermont Think, Care, and Act! You have the power to make change as a member of the University of Vermont community:

  • Think about the impact of your words, actions or silence.
  • Care about your community members.
  • Act to help others in need, and end incidents of harm or injustice.

Learn more about our Think Care Act programs and resources by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter!


University Dining Services as operated by Sodexo

Telephone Number(802) 656.4664 (Administrative Office) | 802.656.2945 (Meal Plan Office) |
Website uds.uvm.edu | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

University Dining Services

Welcome first year students! University Dining Services believes campus dining should be more than just great food! We pride ourselves on creating a community dining experience that serves a diverse population and a wide variety of tastes through our high-quality ingredients, local foods, healthy options and alternative dining needs.

As a leader in sustainability and social responsibility we’ve created innovative dining programs and initiatives that will soon become a part of your college life. With unique dining locations across campus we truly offer something for everyone. We look forward to serving you!

Check out our orientation page – highlighting our meal plans and the services we provide and read what fellow students have said about their meal plans.


Getting Around Campus & Burlington:
Transportation and Parking Services

Telephone Number(802) 656.8686 | E-mailparking@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/tps/

At Transportation and Parking Services we strive to provide students, employees and visitors with the best possible experience in transportation and parking services across UVM's 450 acre campus. Our services are divided into three areas:

Getting Here.
Getting Here. Commuting Resources helps people get to and from campus with an extensive list of regional transportation resources, from the local mass transportation system (CCTA), to bike education, car sharing, and long-distance travel.

Getting Around.
Getting Around. The CATS transportation system provides safe and convenient shuttle service to the UVM community (students, staff and visitors). The goal of the service is to support alternatives to driving and to help reduce the number of vehicles traveling on city streets and parking in lots on campus.

The CATS system has two on-campus routes (known as "On Campus" and "Redstone Express"), which run throughout the week. CATS also maintains "Off Campus" evening service from UVM campus to downtown Burlington. CATS buses are run by either diesel or compressed natural gas (CNG), and is handicapped accessible.

Getting Around. Parking.
Since first year students who reside on campus at UVM are prohibited from bringing a car to campus (as is the case at many universities), our service to you will probably be very limited during your first year. However we want you to understand how parking works at UVM for the benefit of your guests and for later when parking a vehicle may be an option for you. The Parking Home Page is the first place to look for information about parking at UVM.

Getting Around.

Going Green at UVM

Top Five "Green Tips" for New Students

  1. Eco-Ware - Eco-Ware is UVM's reusable take-out container program created by University Dining Services (UDS) and UVM students. Use Eco-Ware for your food or hot soup on the go at many UDS retail locations. You'll get a discount each time you use Eco-Ware, plus you'll help reduce disposable packaging on campus. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/EcoWareAtUVM
  2. one less bottleBYO...Bottle - As of January 2013, UVM was the first major public university to end the sales of bottled water on campus. Tap into the tap! Burlington's tap water is safe, clean, environment-friendly and of course, free. Bring and carry your own refillable bottle for convenient water refills at drinking fountains all around campus.
  3. Recycle and CompostRecycle & Compost - UVM keeps over 40% of its waste out of the landfill by recycling and composting. Sort it out before you throw it out! Turn food scraps back into soil through composting. And turn bottles, plastics, paper and techno trash back into useful products by recycling them in bins throughout the campus. For more information, visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~recycle/
  4. Get Around Without a Car - It's easy to get around campus and get around town without guzzling gas.
  5. Lighten the load Help Lighten the Load - UVM is serious about reducing its energy use and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. You can help by using energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances, unplugging items when not in use, and talking in advance with your roommate about sharing things like a fridge or microwave in your room. For more energy tips, visit: http://www.uvm.edu/energy/?Page=tips.html

Dudley H. Davis Center

The Davis Center (or DC) is the living room of the campus - the place to go to hang out with your friends, get involved, grab a bite and connect to key resources.

Dudley H. Davis Center Logo

Here are four things you may want to know about the DC:

  • The Davis Center has the best student jobs on campus (work-study + non-work study positions available!). Work at the information desk, as a Building Manager, on the AV team, as a student art curator or in the events office. There are lots of leadership opportunities in these paid positions!
  • The best cup of coffee is at Henderson's Cafe on the third floor. Charlie in the Marketplace on the 2nd floor makes the most delicious falafel on Thursdays. During Wicked Wednesday Pub Quiz in Brennan’s there are great food specials - a plate of French fries for $1.00? Yes, please!
  • There's a ton of student art in the building. Submit your art online or check out the latest exhibit in the Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery on the 4th floor (also a great study spot).
  • The DC is so smart it knows the weather... as well as it's energy and resource consumption. Check it out on the Building Dashboard.
Tips for Parents and Families

Students: Be sure and share this information with parents and family members who are a part of your transition to UVM.


ACCESS: Accommodation, Consultation, Collaboration & Educational Support Services

Telephone Number(802) 656.7753 | E-mailaccess@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/~access/
Address: A170 Living/Learning Center, University of Vermont 05405-0386

Accommodation, consultation, collaboration, & educational support services

ACCESS is the office of Disability Services. We work with students with any type of documented disability per established criteria, guidelines and procedures. Services are confidential and available to students in all areas of study at no additional charge.

TO DO:

  • Visit www.uvm.edu/access. Click on "Newly Admitted Students."
  • Send (mail, e-mail, fax) documentation to ACCESS.
  • If you did not Contact ACCESS during Orientation, make sure to be in touch and schedule an appointment for the fall.

CarShare Vermont

UVM Students Get a Free CarShare Vermont Membership ($150 savings)!

CarShare VT

Parents, there's no need to send your student to Burlington with a car! CarShare Vermont, our local nonprofit car-sharing service, provides students convenient access to a network of vehicles they can use whenever they need to drive — whether a quick trip to the grocery store or a visit home for the weekend. Students only have to be 18 to join, and CarShare Vermont takes care of everything — gas, maintenance, cleaning, and 24/7 roadside assistance are all included with their low driving rates. Their cars are clean, safe, reliable, and headache free!

To learn more, visit CarSharevt.org/campus-rates or call (802) 861-2340.


CATcard Office

UVM CatCard

Did you know that the University ID card is called the CATcard and that CAT$cratch is UVM's prepaid debit account? Did you know by purchasing the Student Advantage program your son or daughter could save up to twenty percent on Greyhound Bus or Amtrak tickets? If you have questions about your son or daughter's CATcard, CAT$cratch or Student Advantage, please check out our website at http://www.uvm.edu/~catcard.

Plan to attend our CATcard presentation the first day of orientation or stop by the CATcard Office to talk to our staff members directly about the CATcard and all its uses!


Center for Health & Wellbeing

Telephone Number(802) 656.3350; Counseling: (802) 656-33340; Women's Health: (802) 656.0603; Athletic Medicine: (802).656.7750 | Website uvm.edu/~chwb/

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The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHWB) is your student’s campus health care resource – we are committed to providing your student with the highest quality care available in the areas of medicine, nutrition, counseling, psychiatry and athletic medicine. In addition, we offer a large variety of educational and outreach programming designed to provide your student with the information they need to make smart decisions about taking care of themselves. Most UVM students are eligible for our services, many of which are covered by the Student Health Fee. Learn more by visiting our CHWB table at orientation and stop by Living Well in the Dudley H. Davis Center.


The Center for Student Ethics & Standards (CSES)

Telephone Number(802) 656.4360 | E-mailcses@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/~cses/

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The Center for Student Ethics & Standards seeks to foster student accountability and skill development in the areas of conflict resolution, dialogue, identity development and restorative practices. In doing so, we hope to help students develop self-awareness, and ultimately become more responsible, respectful and engaged community members.

To learn more about our programs in CSES
visit their website.


Computing on Campus & Computer Store

Telephone Number(802) 656.3067; Helpline: (802) 656-2604 | E-mailETS@uvm.edu | Website uvm.edu/it/depot/ | Facebook

Information Technology at UVM guides you through getting your digital life up and running on the UVM campus. Check out our detailed information on computers, iPods, wireless and high speed networking, as well as free software downloads, free technical help services and more.

Need a new computer? The UVM Computer Depot is your convenient campus store with student discount prices and on-campus repair facilities for UVM-sold personal computers, pre-loaded and configured with the software you need to get started.

For additional details and related contact information, please review the following link: uvm.edu/it/students.


Residential Life

Residential Life

First-time, first-year students are required to live on-campus for their first four matriculated semesters. Before receiving a housing assignment in mid-August, students must first complete a housing and meal plan contract, which opens mid-May and is available through the myUVM portal.

Transfer students, though not required to live on campus, are guaranteed housing if desired. They must submit an on-campus housing request available through the myUVM portal. Transfer students age 21 or older are also eligible to seek off-campus housing with ResLife’s Apartments and Family Housing.

In mid-August, students receive housing assignments and complete move-in instructions via UVM email.

Read more on the ResLife website!


The UVM Bookstore

Telephone Number(802) 656.3290 | Website uvmbookstore.uvm.edu | Facebook

UVM Bookstore Logo

The UVM Bookstore has what you need to help you succeed. Browse our textbook department for all the right new and used books for your classes, available for purchase both in store and through our website. Shop our supply, technology, and clothing departments for a full assortment of school, art, and dorm supplies; Apple and Dell computers, accessories and software; and UVM clothing and gifts. Swing by Henderson's Café for a cup of coffee or CatPause Convenience Store for grab-and-go goodies or personal care products. Located in the Davis Center, the UVM Bookstore is the University's on-campus source for all your needs.

Come to campus prepared! Check out the Bookstore's suggestions for what you'll need.


University Dining Services as operated by Sodexo

Telephone Number(802) 656.4664 (Administrative Office) | 802.656.2945 (Meal Plan Office)
Website uds.uvm.edu | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

University Dining Services

Welcome first year families! University Dining Services believes campus dining should be more than just great food! We pride ourselves on creating a community dining experience that serves a diverse population and a wide variety of tastes through our high-quality ingredients, local foods, healthy options and alternative dining needs.

As a leader in sustainability and social responsibility we’ve created innovative dining programs and initiatives that will soon become a part of your student’s college life. With unique dining locations across campus we truly offer something for everyone. We look forward to serving you and your student!

Check out orientation page – highlighting our meal plans, the services we provide and read what current students have said about their meal plan choice.