Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to M.D. programs. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont. UVM provides students endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

Looking down the columns of the Waterman Building, built 1941.

Facts and History

“UVM” stands for the Latin words Universitas Viridis Montis -- University of the Green Mountains.

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Leadership

The university is led by President Suresh Garimella, Interim Provost Patty Prelock, a board of trustees, faculty senate and many administrative offices.

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Visiting

Burlington is easily reached by car, bus, train or plane. Information sessions and tours are offered most weekdays and several Saturdays each session. We look forward to your visit.

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The hustle and bustle of Church Street in downtown Burlington.

Burlington, Vermont

Burlington perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town.

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UVM students are always willing to lend a hand.

Outreach

UVM is the state's university, and the mutually beneficial relationship is evident.

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Diversity

Ours is a diverse and welcoming community, and we wouldn't want it any other way. Here you will live with and learn from students and faculty of all different backgrounds.

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News, Events, Publications

Professor wins Fulbright to study drug policy; Fikus concert in Brennan's Pub; Women in Film Series; Queer People of Color Brown-Bag Lunch. And that's just Tuesday. Find out what's happening and who's doing what.

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UVM Stories

Melody Walker ’05 G’11
Former chair of the Vermont Commission on Native American affairs, reimagining what it means to be a Native Vermonter today
Alice Fothergill on the UVM Green
Expert in disaster sociology, studying and teaching about the multiple impacts of the pandemic
Kate Ash
Government and economic development consultant
Wobby eventually found her voice as a creative nonfiction writer.
English major and award-winning writer, will earn her MFA at Columbia University
Captain of her Club Field Hockey team, Stina Sickmueller (jersey #1) also made time to compete in squash.
Completing an accelerated master’s degree program in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Rubenstein School poised Nisha Nadkarni to swim in a sea (or lake) of meaningful water research and opportunity.
Environmental sciences major, continuing a position at a local firm doing stormwater consultation
Xavier Giddings ’20 in Uganda
Starting job as a registered nurse in Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Business and environmental sciences major, explored small businesses as change agents of sustainability
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