First-Year Guidance and Support
Our Office of Student Services provides academic advising and guidance through the first-year transition to college life. All first-year students are encouraged to meet regularly with their academic advisors and take a one-credit class together called NH 50: Applications to Health that includes opportunities to interact with faculty, explore UVM services, and develop habits that support academic success.
Every CNHS student is matched with a peer mentor - a "Link" - who serves as an academic insider and instant friend, cultivating a growth mindset and encouraging resilience with shared personal experiences and caring referrals to on-campus resources. Collectively, “Links” mentors make 700-1000 personal points of contact with first-year students in the fall semester.
Advising Beyond the First Year
Upper-level students are assigned to a faculty advisor for continued guidance and mentorship through the culmination of their degree program.