A SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR FAMILIES
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.
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. As the summer progresses we’ll be adding a number of live sessions meants to help give you the information and provide a space to ask questions so you can support your student’s transition to college and success throughout their UVM career.
Save the date for these upcoming sessions -
*All Times are Eastern Daylight Time & Recordings will be Posted after Sessions.
Tech Tip: Unless otherwise noted, meetings will take place using Microsoft Teams. You do not need to download the teams app and you do not need an log-in to access these meetings. Step-by-step instructions on how to access a Teams Live meeting without a login are available in the UVM Tech Team knowledgebase under 'Joining Anonymously'.
STUDENT PRIVACY & FERPA
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).