Discovering UVM

2019 "Discovery" dates have not been announced, but we would love to have you visit anytime. Please check out our calendar for a list of campus events.


"My interest in UVM increased a lot. I really hope that I get in. I already know my way around!"


Fall 2018 Discovering UVM dates:

  • October 21–23, 2018 -- Apply by September 24
  • November 4–6, 2018 -- Apply by October 8


"I got to see what a real college class is like. The classes reminded me of high school, they were small and intimate. I liked it a lot."


About Discovering UVM

Strong Voices, Open Minds: Discovering UVM is geared toward high school seniors from underrepresented groups, welcomes students from as close as Vermont to as far away as California. Let us assist you with your college search — explore academic and extracurricular offerings at UVM. Spend two days in our residence halls with a UVM student host, meet with our faculty and staff in your area of academic interest, and learn about the college application process. Discovering UVM participants will receive free room and board for the program. Applicants may apply for a travel grant (PDF) to help with the cost of traveling to UVM. Join us!

Who should apply to Discovering UVM?

Please be advised that we are looking for students with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of B (3.0) or better. Applicants should be on track to have completed the following by graduation:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (including algebra 1, geometry and algebra 2 or the equivalent)
  • 3 years of a natural or physical science (including a laboratory science)
  • 3 years of social science
  • 2 years of the same foreign language
  • Lasana Drame

    Lasana D. - Engineering Major

    I love that there's a lot of support here at UVM and it has a very friendly vibe. My experience at UVM so far has been: Amazing and Eye-opening.

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Example of the Discovering UVM itinerary

Program Schedule
Time Event
2–2:30 p.m. Arrival and registration
2:30–3:30 p.m. Admissions Presenation / Campus Tour
3:30–4:45 p.m. Meet the hosts / Icebreakers
5–6:15 p.m. Dinner / Student Panel
6:15–8 p.m. Evening Entertainment
Time Event
8–9 a.m. Breakfast
9:40–10:30 a.m. Attend class
10:45–11:45 a.m. Mosaic Center for Students of Color
12:00–1:15 p.m. Lunch with keynote speaker
1:30–2:30 p.m. Academic and Student Services Fair
2:40-4:00 p.m. Workshops:
  • Application Review
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
4:00-4:30 p.m. Visit to the HUB (optional)
4 p.m. Explore UVM and Burlington
Time Event
8:30 a.m. Farewell breakfast


Apply to Discovering UVM:

The applicatoin is now closed and will reopen in the spring.


"I got to see how the class that I would be taking is actually like, plus I learned a bit more about my potential major."


"I didn't know much about financial aid before attending the program. Talking to a financial aid person was really beneficial."


"The application workshop was really helpful. I now understand how applicants are considered."