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Extended Hours

Just for You!

Wondering what'll be open your first weekend on campus?

From dining halls to campus offices - many places will have extended hours on opening weekend just for you!

Check out our extended hours section to see who will be open, and what their hours will be.

Think of Opening Weekend as UVM 101. After the whirlwind of moving in, meeting new people and getting settled in your residence hall you'll probably feel pretty excited (and maybe a little overwhelmed). Opening Weekend programs help you get your bearings. You'll learn about Life on Campus, meet many of the clubs, organizations and student leaders at UVM and you'll continue to learn your way around campus.

PS: It is also really fun.

Saturday, August 29

  • 10:00am - Noon
    Life on Campus (Mandatory)
    Where? See your RA for meeting locations
    Start off your first full day as a student by learning a even more about UVM. You'll also get a chance to meet lots of staff members - they give you inside tips and tricks to making the most of your new life at school.
  • Class Picnic Noon - 2:00pm
    Class of 2019 Picnic

    Where? Chittenden/Buckham/Wills Green; (Rainsite: Patrick Gym Indoor Track)
    Join us for a BBQ with music, activities, club sign ups, giveaways, and tons of ways to meet people and to get involved at UVM!
  • Late Night Rec Fest 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Late Night Rec Fest

    Where? Patrick Gym
    Campus Recreation hosts the tourney, fitness center open workout, the climbing wall, basketball, volleyball, swimming, free skate (bring your own skates) and zumba classes on the hour (7, 8, 9). Also learn about Campus Rec programs (yoga, spinning, etc) offered in the fall.
  • Saturday Night Movies9:00 PM
    CATS at the Movies: TBD

    Where? CBW Green Tent
    Check out this flick under the stars on the campus green. Snacks and bevs will be provided.
  • Club 59010:00pm - 1:00am
    Club 590

    Where? Davis Center Atrium
    Club 590 transforms the Davis Center Atrium - come to ready to dance for a rockin' party with DJs GVNZ and Emmunition.
  • Saturday Night Movies11:00 PM
    CATS at the Movies: TBD

    Where? CBW Green Tent
    Check out this flick under the stars on the campus green. Snacks and bevs will be provided.

Sunday, August 30

  • Saturday Night Movies10:00am - 7:00pm
    Dining Services

    Where? Locations all over Campus
    Dining Halls will be open at these times. Check the UDS website for specific locations.
  • 5:15pm
    Community Meeting with your RA

    Where? See your RA for meeting locations
    Check in with your RA before classes start. Really important to be there!
  • Convocation6:00pm
    Convocation Ceremony (Mandatory)
    Where? Patrick Gym
    UVM's president, E. Thomas Sullivan, hosts this annual celebration that marks the official beginning of the academic year.
  • Twilight InductionImmediately Following Convocation
    Class of 2019 Twilight Induction
    Where? Main Green
    Join your class for your induction into the UVM community with a unique UVM tradition, the candlelight ceremony.

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