A whole as amazing as its parts

The Links program matches first-year College of Nursing and Health Sciences students with peer mentors who are excited to connect them to the university, the college, their major and the greater Burlington community.

About the Links

Links mentors offer friendship and support from day one. They'll help you move in. Show you around campus. Offer advice. And from pop-up ice cream socials to pasta dinners to study groups and chocolate-fueled first exam horror stories gatherings, Links know how to have fun. They've also faced challenges and learned where to find support; and they're happy to tell you all about their experiences.

Academic Insiders

Student with mentor

Links are essentially “on-call” through the fall semester to answer questions and provide guidance. They're great resources for answers to day-to-day concerns and can facilitate connections with advisors and other campus support areas like The Tutoring Center, The Writing Center, Counseling and Psychiatry Services and Student Accessibility Services.

Instant Friends

Students at Ben and Jerry's on campus.

Links provide a connection to UVM and the greater Burlington community, offering friendship and fun activities like fall hikes, Grey's Anatomy movie marathons, first exam horror stories gatherings (maybe a little less fun, but with chocolate) and community meals.

Save the Date

Fall Semester Events

Mt. Philo Hike with the Links
September 4. RSVP required.

Join the Links on a hike to enjoy the view from the top of Mt. Philo!

Grey's Anatomy Marathon
September 22

(Of course there will be refreshments.)

First Exam Horror Stories
September 26

Join the Links for pizza, chocolate and friendly reminders that resilience is a strength built over time.

Grey's Anatomy Marathon
September 22

(Of course there will be refreshments.)

Stowe Pinnacle Hike with the Links
October 9. RSVP required.

Join the Links for an afternoon on the Stowe Pinnacle Trail.

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For More Information

Kari Hodge, Program Coordinator
CNHS Office of Student Services
002 Rowell Building
(802) 656-3858