Dear UVM Community, Below are several updates to university operations based on the Governor's Executive Stay Home/Stay Safe Executive Order.

Building Access

Effective 5:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, all university buildings will be accessible only to UVM employees, students and affiliates with CATcard or key. If you have questions about your CATcard access, email

Students approved for emergency housing after March 30, 2020 will have their CATcard programmed appropriately. Members of the public should be directed to make an appointment in advance and conduct their appointments via video, email and/or phone.

Howe Library, Dana Library, and Silver Special Collections Library

Howe Library, Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections Library buildings will be closed, but essential services will remain available, including research assistance, reference help, instructional services, and scanning and document delivery service.  Check the Howe Library website, Dana Medical Library website, and Silver Special Collections Library website for additional information.

Davis Center

Effective 5:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Davis Center will be closed, including Cat Pause and the UVM Bookstore.  The Bookstore will be available for on-line orders.  If you had an event scheduled in the Davis Center, University Event Services will be in contact with you about your event.

Dining Services

All retail locations including Waterman Café and Given Atrium will close at the end of business today.

Redstone Dining and the “Twelve kiosk” at Jeanne Mance will close effective Friday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m.

Harris Millis and Central Campus Dining will remain open for students.  Please check out the UVM Dining website for updated hours.

All students who remain on campus as of Monday, March 30 will have their meal plan automatically switched to the all access meal plan with no points for the remainder of the semester.   On campus students with questions concerning their meal plan can email the

Commuter students can use points to get meals at Harris/Millis and Central Campus Dining Halls.

For current hours of operation, check the UVM Dining website.

Print and Mail and Package Delivery

All FedEx or UPS will continue to be delivered to UVM Print & Mail at the UVM Williston Mail facility. UVM Print & Mail staff will attempt to deliver the package to the specific office/department by emailing or calling in advance to confirm that someone is present to receive the delivery or if UVM Print and Mail receives an email or phone communication from the office/department stating that someone will be in their office to accept the delivery. Mail and packages will continue to be delivered to the Larner College of Medicine, and all other essential service locations. The Print and Mail operation in Waterman will be closed.  All other US mail and any intercampus mail will be held at Print and Mail in Williston for departments to pick up unless you have notified Print and Mail Services that you are operating on campus. All others (if you are determined to be an essential employee) can opt to pick up mail and packages at the UVM Williston Mail facility (223 Avenue D, Suite 20, Williston, VT), from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, if you are not on campus. To make special arrangements, please contact Print and Mail Services at

Student packages will be handled by the UVM Print & Mail department.  If you remain on campus, we will be delivering these along with your mail to the appropriate Residential Halls.  If you are no longer on campus, we will be contacting you in the next few days via email with an option to have us ship your package to a specified address, return it to the sender or store the package until a later date.

I appreciate your understanding and patience as we address specific university operations in response to the Governor’s Executive Order.

Gary Derr
Vice President for Operations and Public Safety