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.

"My Link helped me figure lots of things out, from campus navigation to textbook purchases, and it was those little things that really made my transition easier." - Chace Perkins '17

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, movie marathons, first exam debrief gatherings (maybe a little less fun, but with chocolate) and community meals.

Save the Date

Fall Semester Events

Labor Day Event with the Links
September 2. Registration required. Sign up now >>

Join the Links for some end-of-summer fun!

Ice Cream Social with the Links


First-Year First Exam Debrief

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

CNHS Alumni Career Panel
Date TBD - Stay tuned!

Join College of Nursing and Health Sciences alumni to learn where their degrees have taken them!

Snake Mountain Hike with the Links

Join the Links for a four-mile hike to the top of Snake Mountain in Addison, Vt. Sign up now >>

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For More Information

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