uvm - towerSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a 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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The university is led by President Suresh Garimella, Provost Patty Prelock, a board of trustees, faculty senate and many administrative offices.

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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.


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

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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

family walking
Researchers ask: How do white parents talk about race?
 Daytona 500, February of 2020, at the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
President of NASCAR, driving force for making the sport more inclusive
Lisa Wood (left) and Carolyn Marquis (right), were important contributors to new research that holds promising discoveries in the fight against cancer.
Important contributors to new research that holds promising discoveries in the fight against cancer
Malone in midst of controversy, with her sorority sisters
While at UVM, her sorority sisters ignored a decision by the national headquarters to not admit Malone because of her race
Skyler Nash before a state Senate committee
Community and international development major, champion of social justice
Sandra King
Early childhood education major
Hamlet Tibbs coaching a basketball practice.
Assistant men’s basketball coach, advocate
Arealles Ortiz at her popsicle stand
Entrepreneur started a plant-based popsicle company
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