Families provide a crucial support system in the journey to college - we see you and all that you do behind-the-scenes to support your Catamount. Thank you! You’re such an important part of this transition and we’re excited to welcome you to Catamount Community right alongside your student. We know that you and your family will also be impacted by this change to a virtual summer orientation program, and we are here to provide some time-tested guidance and support. Check out our calendar of events below, and make sure to keep tabs on your student's Summer Roadmap.



While college is a time of great discovery, growth, and adventure; it can also be challenging and at times overwhelming. The UVM Vice Provost and Dean of Students office is here to support you and your student's success by providing advocacy and support for students and families who are facing challenges ranging from mental and physical wellbeing to financial, familial and beyond.

Their intent is to make the UVM campus a "home away from home" by offering a full range of services and resources. They're are always available to answer questions, and discuss difficult situations that families or students may find challenging - and invite you to contact their office with any questions or concerns during your student's UVM career.

Family Resources

Explore these resources to learn how we can support you throughout your UVM journey



We know you probably can't wait to get all of your questions UVM answered! You’ve likely got a lot of questions - from what it’s like to live on campus, to how to navigate your finances and billing. We’re here to help. Below we have provided event details for information sessions for parents and family members with information relevant to Summer 2021. We are not requiring registration at these events, but if you have any questions or concerns feel free to get in touch with us at NSP@uvm.edu. Information will be coming to you via email about these events, including links to join, in the coming weeks.

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Thursday June 24, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

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We understand that the financial aspect of attending university can be overwhelming. Join representatives from our Student Financial Services office who will explain the process of navigating billing, scholarships, direct deposit and much more in this session.

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Living and Dining on Campus

Thursday, July 1, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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This session is designed with our parents and family members in mind, for you to understand what the residential experience for our students will entail. Learn about the different meal plans available and our dining halls, and about the different programming in our on-campus residences.

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A Family’s Guide to College

Thursday, July 22, 7:00 - 8:00 pm EDT

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Co-presented by Erica Caloiero and Joe Russell, this session will help introduce you to the logistics of supporting your student through their college experience.

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Preparation and Arrival

Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 pm EDT


Join us for arrival information and a preview of the fall on-campus experience. Open to both students and their family members to answer any lingering questions.

Family Farewell

Thursday, August 26th and Friday, August 27th, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Davis Center, 4th Floor

If your student is moving in on August 26th, please join us for a Family Farewell event in the Davis Center Livak Ballroom between 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

If your student is moving in on August 27th, please join us for a Family Farewell event in the Davis Center Livak Ballroom between 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Reminder, the University of Vermont is requiring masks/face coverings in all indoor spaces for all individuals (including those who are fully vaccinated) at this time. Please bring a mask if you are able!


Student Privacy & FERPA

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UVM takes your student's privacy seriously. We work within federal policies to ensure your young adults' rights are protected throughout their time at UVM.  University officials are constrained in what they can share with parents/families, absent consent of the student, by the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act.  This includes things like grades, schedules, transcripts, billing information and more.

Initially this might feel counterintuitive to supporting your student in this transition - but consider it a great jumping off point for setting expectations and establishing clear lines of communication between you, well before the start of the academic year. Additionally, learning more about Proxy Access could resolve some frustrations around accessing financial information.

For more regarding students’ rights with respect to access to, and privacy of their student educational record - read the University’s FERPA Rights Disclosure Policy (pdf).




Check out the details on coming to visit your new student this Fall! We are adjusting our format for Parent and Family Weekend.



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