Group photo of Interfaith Student Leadership Retreat participants

Explore, Engage, Empower!

The Interfaith Center offers a variety of education, reflection, and community building opportunities open to the campus community, as well as specific groups (e.g. staff/faculty, departments, or student organizations). Follow our Instagram and/or view our Calendar of Events to discover what's currently happening!

Calendar of Events

Tea Time Tuesdays!

A cup of tea with a mint leaf on the saucer

Craving an opportunity to just sit and chat with others? During the academic year drop by anytime Tuesday mornings from 9 - 10 am for bagels, a beverage (not just tea!), and informal conversation. The entire UVM community is welcome!

Dinner & Dialogue: A Monthly Interfaith Gathering

Orange circle dinner plate and green utensils on a yellow stripe.

This annual, six-part series invites students, staff, faculty, and members of the greater Burlington area into meaningful conversation around a common theme. It is an opportunity to reflect upon our core religious and philosophical values, gain insight into those of others, and consider how we can live them out in meaningful, tangible ways in the midst of our diverse communities at UVM and society as a whole. Dinner is free and we ask folks to RSVP along with their religious or philosophical identity or background to help us plan for numbers and create diverse groups for conversation. Click here to find out what we've discussed in previous years!


Annual Interfaith Student Leadership Retreat: Fall 2023

Logo for Interfaith Student Leadership Retreat - rainbow colors and various religious symbols

Open to all UVM undergraduate and graduate students, this overnight, off-campus retreat is an opportunity during the fall semester to gather with an amazing group of folks to build community, develop skills for facilitating interfaith conversations, and reflect on your own and others' religious and philosophical worldviews! We leave campus on a Friday around 4:30 pm and return that Saturday by 8:30 pm. Feel free to email if you'd like to learn more!

Festival of Light & Dark: Thursday, Dec 7, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

The words "The Festival of Light & Dark" with lit candles in the background

Come honor and celebrate how different religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions engage the transition from fall into winter. Together through music, reflection, and other creative offerings we'll explore how the themes of light and dark, and the intersections between the two, are observed by different members of our UVM community. We’ll then round out the evening with cookies and hot cider! If you’re interested in sharing something as part of the program and/or would like more information, email

Programs & Special Events

Program logo for "Voting as Spiritual Practice" which has a cartoon image of the three presenters, a rabbi, imam, and reverend.

The Interfaith Center hosts a variety of educational programs as well as special opportunities to celebrate and share diverse sacred and cultural celebrations within our community. For example, you can watch a recording of "Voting as Spiritual Practice"- a conversation we hosted between three religious leaders as they discussed how their religious traditions and practices inform their involvement in political and communal life.

Workshops & Training

Program logo for "Antisemitism 101" training that includes a circle on an abstract background

As part of the Interfaith Center's mission to equip and empower the UVM community to engage more comfortably and competently with spirituality and religion in our life and work on campus, we offer workshops and trainings to address religious pluralism, meaning making, religious literacy, and other topics. Email us if you are interested in scheduling some type of educational activity for your student organization, office, or department.

Interfaith Update (weekly)

Items and icons from a variety of religious traditions.

The best way to stay updated with programs and events connected with the Interfaith Center, as well as the greater community, is to sign up to receive the weekly "Interfaith Update." Each Monday you'll receive an email message with a selection of spiritual and religious opportunities happening on-campus, in the Burlington community, and beyond.

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