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Wonder what the road ahead looks like? We’ve got a map for that. New Student Programs is planning a summer of comprehensive, digital events intentionally themed to help introduce you to your new campus, connect you with your peers, and navigate the multitude of resources that are now (literally) at your fingertips.

Pro Tip: Bookmark this page. This summer roadmap is a living schedule that will be updated frequently with new events, opportunities, and information - so check back often.


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MAY: Welcome & Introductions

Let’s get started. This month, you'll receive your Learning Community placement and hear from your academic Dean, the New Student Programs team (that's us!) and a few other student mentors who will act as your guides throughout summer.  

Key Dates

  • MAY 1: Acceptance Fee Deadline
    Submit your deposit and officially join #uvm2024.
  • MAY 8: Housing and Meal Plan Contract Deadline
    Rank your Learning Community preferences and understand the basics of living on-campus. Missed the deadline? We understand, it’s been a busy time. We are accepting contracts throughout the summer.
  • MAY 11: Start your Academic Journey
    This week, you’ll hear from your Academic Dean. Make sure to check your UVM email for the details.
  • MAY 14: Learning Community Placements Announced 
    Learn which learning community you have been placed in and get excited about the community you’ll build together throughout this summer and into fall. 
  • MAY 27: Begin your Math Placement Test
    You'll have to complete this placement test prior to your course registration advising session in mid-June. This will be sent to your UVM email.
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JUNE: Courses & Communities

Let’s get settled. This month, you'll hear from an Orientation Leader (OL) who will serve as your helpful guide for this summer, and you’ll also be required to have a 1:1 and/or small group course registration advising session where you’ll finalize your fall courses.

Learning communities are also planning sessions for students to connect with their program coordinators. More on these soon!

Key Dates

  • JUNE 1 - 14: Schedule Your Course Registration Advising Appointment
    ​Details about signing up for your course registration advising appointment - which will occur between June 15-July 2 (exact dates vary by college/school) will be sent to your UVM email.
  • JUNE 3 - 12: Orientation Leader JAM Session
    Connect with current students and get your questions answered at Orientation's first JAM (Just Ask Me) session! This is a chance for you to ask questions, get to know OLs and learn some tips and tricks about UVM.
  • JUNE 8 - 12: Academic Overview Sessions
    Learn more about your academic program and the requirements of your school or college. These sessions are meant to prepare you for course registration (you’ll be invited to attend one over email so check your UVM email regularly this month).
  • June 15- 30: Learning Community Virtual Meet-Up
    Connect with students and staff from your Learning Community to prepare for life on campus and begin to establish community. Check your UVM email for more information on how to attend!
  • JUNE 15 - JULY 2: Course Registration Advising Appointments (Students Only)
    Ready, set, register! You’ll meet with an academic advisor to finalize your fall course schedule. Exact dates vary by college or school-- Instructions on how to schedule or confirm your appointment time will be sent to your UVM email.

    Note: You might see some classes appearing on your schedule before this meeting. Fear not - it's just a draft and you'll  have a chance to chat with an advisor about all your options (and finalize your fall schedule) at your Course Registration Appointment.

    How to Prepare for your Appointment:

  • JUNE 15 - EARLY JULY: Student Finances & Account Set-Up
    Now’s the time to get your student account ready to go. Set-up Direct Deposit so UVM can easily refund money to your account, add a proxy if you’d like a family member to see the details of your account, and prepare for Student Financial Services to send your fall bill in early July.
  • JUNE 23: Preparing for Fall: UVMStrong Presentation
    Learn more about UVM's preparations, policies, and procedures as it relates to the global pandemic and the fall semester. The link for new students and families to join can be found here.
  • BY JULY 1: Health Insurance and Immunizations Due
    Completed immunization forms, online health history form, the UVM insurance waiver / decision form are required to be submitted to the Center for Health and Wellbeing by this date. Wondering about the status of this to-do item? Check your UVM checklist for updated progress.


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JULY: Learning & Exploration

Let’s connect. This month, you’ll join your faculty and peers from your learning community to take a virtual Vermont adventure and huddle up with Orientation Leaders who will guide you through life on campus. These small group experiences are designed so you will definitely know a few folks when the semester begins. You will be able to register for these events on your Summer Status Page.

Additionally, this is also the month where you can explore your interests, discover awesome ways to get involved on campus, and learn more about who you are as a person and a member of the UVM community.

Key Dates

  • JUNE 29 - JULY 5: Roommate Preferences and Trading Spaces
    Starting June 29, you can preference a roommate in your same learning community (don’t stress if you have no preference! Most students do not preference a roommate.) Through Trading Spaces you can request placement in a different learning community and/or request a preferred roommate who is living in a different learning community from you.
  • JULY 6 - 27: Orientation Leader JAM Session (View recordings on your Summer Status Page)
    Connect with current students and get your questions answered at Orientation's first JAM (Just Ask Me) session! This is a chance for you to ask questions, get to know OLs and learn some tips and tricks about UVM.
    • July 10th, 1 - 2 PM, Microsoft Teams 
    • July 17th, 4 - 5 PM, Microsoft Teams 
    • July 31st, 1 - 2 PM, Microsoft Teams 
  • JULY 8: UVMStrong Updates + Living on Campus Session
    Residential Life is teaming up with the UVMStrong Fall 2020 Advisory Committee for a session that will speak to living and dining on campus and many fall logistics. In advance of this session, review the 'UVMStrong Fall 2020 Learning Options: On-Campus/At-Home Planning' communication here
  • JULY 13 - 21: Orientation Leader Circles
    Join your Orientation Leader (and fellow catamounts) to get some of your questions answered about UVM or what’s to come. Login to your Summer Status Page to see your scheduled time and to get the link to access your virtual meeting. 
  • JULY 28th-AUGUST 4th: Orientation Leader Circles by Identities
    New Student Programs is excited to offer OL Circles that will focus a little more about exploring your identities, values, and interests. Check your Summer Status Page soon to register for the following events:
    • Monday, July 27th | 5-6pm EDT: OL Circle with the Interfaith Center - Exploring Your Spiritual and/or Religious Identity
    • Tuesday, July 28th | 5-6pm EDT: OL Circle for Students from Rural Areas
    • Wednesday, July 29th | 6-7pm EDT: OL Circle with the Prism Center - Exploring Your Sexual and/or Gender Identity
    • Tuesday, August 4th | 5-6pm EDT & Thursday, August 6th | 12-1pm EDT: OL Circles with the Mosaic Center for Students of Color (MCSC) - Exploring Your Identity as a Student of Color on Campus
  • JULY 23 - AUGUST 7: Faculty Focus Series
    We asked our amazing professors to share their perspectives and expertise with you all, and we're excited to showcase what they had to say. Check out our upcoming Faculty Focus webinars here
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AUGUST: Readiness and Arrival

Let’s get ready. All big adventures require good preparation. This month, we’ll dive into the nuts and bolts of everything from what you’ll need to bring with you to how you can prepare yourself to be healthy and safe at school. We’ll also cover move-in logistics, welcome events, and academic preparation.

Key Dates

  • Early August: Housing Assignments Announced
    The big reveal! Find out your residence hall, room number, and who your roommate(s) are.  This way, you’ll have plenty of time to coordinate what you’ll need for your room.

    Room Supplies: 
    • Microfridge delivers on campus if you need a minifridge.
    • Order linens from this vendor and a percentage of the sale supports the UVM Athletics Victory Club (Go Cats!).
    • The UVM Bookstore has all sorts of supplies for your room.
  • August 4: UVMStrong Presentation - Preparing for Arrival
    Join the UVMStrong Fall 2020 Advisory Committee via Microsoft Teams for a session about preparing for arrival: this session will cover what students need to do to prepare for arrival, including pre-testing, quarantine, the move-in processes, and dining. 
  • August 11: UVMStrong Presentation - Navigating UVM: Student Engagement and Resources
    Join members of the UVMStrong Fall 2020 Advisory Committee via Microsoft Teams for a session about UVM engagement this fall. In advance of this session, review the UVM Return to Campus website here.
  • August 15 - 31: Take AlcoholEdu and Haven Online Courses
    These online courses take about 2.5 hours to complete and are intended to help you to make better decisions and reflect on issues that could affect your time at UVM. Completion of both courses is required before you start classes.
  • August 24 - 28: Virtual Fall Orientation
    Starting on August 24th, New Student Programs will share out daily Orientation modules for you to explore. Each module will highlight key components of your UVM experience, and is designed to be explored and completed at your own pace -- just be sure to finish up before the first day of classes. Learn more here.
  • August 28: Bill due
    Student Financial Services is your guide through our billing processes.
  • August: First Year Move-In
    Keeping everyone safe will be our number one priority for Move-In. With this in mind, move-in and opening weekend are bound to look a little different this year as we adapt to public health best practices. Stay tuned for more information throughout the summer about these logistics, timelines and more.

A Helping Hand

Here are some important resources that'll help you navigate all that lies ahead...