Welcome, Catamounts!

We can't wait to welcome you to campus this fall and support your transition to the University of Vermont! We are planning a comprehensive in-person orientation experience where you will learn what it means to be a UVM Catamount by exploring campus life, learning about campus resources, building community with fellow new students, and having fun along the way!

Orientation is required for incoming first-year students and transfer students. Whatever comes next, we are sure it will be an epic adventure, which is why preparation is key. If you need an extra helping hand along the way, the Orientation Office is your go-to for support.

If you have any questions, please contact us at orientation@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4136. We are always happy to hear from you!

August 2024 - In-Person New Student Orientation

Orientation will be held August 21 - August 25, 2024 for all new first-year and transfer students joining the UVM community in Fall 2024.

August 2024 - In-Person Families/Supporters Orientation

Families in Transition - Wednesday, August 21st or Thursday, August 22nd at 3:00pm EDT
Location: Dudley H. Davis Center at 590 Main St, Burlington, VT 05405

The session will offer an engaging view of the process families go through as their students become independent and begin college. Joe Russell, Assistant Dean of Students, will offer perspective and advice about positively navigating this transition. Plan to attend the session that corresponds with your student’s move-in date of August 21st or 22nd.


January 2025 - In-Person New Student Orientation

Orientation will be held January 9 - 12, 2025 for all new Winter Cats, first-year and transfer students, joining the UVM community in Spring 2025.


More to Learn with Orientation!

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: (802) 656-4136
Email: orientation@uvm.edu



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