• Orientation Leaders sitting in group

Welcome to UVM! 

At Orientation, new students learn about life on campus, meet with academic advisors, and make friends before starting their first semester.

Orientation is mandatory for incoming first-year students and strongly encouraged for transfer students.

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August Orientation snapshot of students


First-Year Students

Register for classes, learn how to get involved on campus, and meet your classmates. Learn more about involvement opportunities and campus life.

Learn about First-Year Orientation ➟


Students standing in a crowd


Transfer Students

New to UVM, but not new to college? We get it – and we’ve got a specific program to help you get settled.


Learn about Transfer Orientation ➟


ALANA TREK Group Shot - Kayaking


Go on a Trek!

Experience Vermont with this small-group, 6-day Wilderness and Service adventure designed just for First Year Students, prior to the start of school.

Learn More Here ➟