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The August Orientation Program is for first-time, first year students who were UNABLE to attend an Orientation session in June, and for transfer students who have not attended another Transfer Orientation session at UVM - it occurs on Friday, August 24th, 2018.  At orientation, you will have an opportunity to meet key staff members and other incoming students, have your questions answered, register for courses, and learn more about resources available on campus, as well as ways to get involved.

Orientation is free for students.  While students learn about life at UVM, family members can also attend the program (indicated at time of registration).


Registering for August Orientation.

Registration for the August 24th, 2018 August Orientation session must be completed online - registration is open NOW via a link in your myUVM portal.  If you are an incoming international student, you should register for the Office of International Education's International Student Orientation.

Individuals registered and attending August Orientation will be allowed to move into the residence halls on Thursday, August 23rd anytime between 8am and 4pm to accommodate their day-long attendance of our Orientation Program on the 24th. Please note: You must register for the August Orientation Program by Sunday, August 12th in order to be granted early card access to your residence hall.

If you have questions, feel free to call us at 802-656-4136 or e-mail us at Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Orientation Check-In

Please plan to check-in at the Dudley H. Davis Student Center, 4th floor, on Friday, August 24th between 9:30am -10:30am. Family members are more than welcome to attend August Orientation, but we ask you to indicate the number of attending family members when filling out your registration, as there is a cost for their attendance.



Schedule at a Glance

9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Check-In  (Davis Center, 4th Floor)

Pick up your orientation program schedule and materials!
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Welcome, Campus Life Session, & Lunch (Davis Center, 4th Floor)

Meet the Orientation Staff and learn about life on campus. Get your questions answered regarding financial aid, residential life, dining services, health and well-being, transfer affairs, and academic support services. Lunch will be available at 11:15am.
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Orientation Leader Meetings / Student Panel for Families (Davis Center, 4th Floor)

An Orientation Leader will help you identify the things you should do before classes begin and answer your questions about campus life. A student panel will also be offered for family members.
1:00 p.m. Prepare for the Fall:
  • Student Academic Dean’s Meeting, Advising & Course Registration.
  • Get your Student ID at the CATCard Office.
  • Take a Campus Bus Tour!
  • Meet with the Student Accessibility Services Office (for students with disabilities - call to make an appointment at (802) 656-7753).
  • Visit campus offices to get your questions answered & needs taken care of.