Family Orientation costs $55.00 per attending adult (not including housing and meals – see below). Children under 18 are exempt from this fee. Family members must attend the same session as their student. This registration fee covers all info sessions and program materials and is non-refundable.
There are a limited number of family fee waivers for those who require financial assistance in order to attend. This waiver covers the $55.00 program fee, housing on campus for one night and the 2-day meal package (early arrival housing is not included). It is limited to one family member per student. Fee waivers are administered on a first-come, first-serve basis. To discuss a waiver, please contact us.
Your student will indicate the number of attending adults in the Orientation Reservation system when they register for their session. During registration they will also have to indicate if you will be staying on campus and having meals (50% of family participants opt in to the meal plan). Read on for Housing and Meal options.
Family Housing is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to any who have registered for the family orientation program. The housing accommodations vary from session to session based on campus availability, and the cost varies which is outlined below. Families and or guests may select housing based on room occupancy, with options to stay in single or double rooms. All rooms will have Twin XL-sized beds with linens, a pillow and a towel, and each guest must sign up for their own bed. Children under the age of 10 are able to bring sleeping bags and stay on the floors of rooms for no charge, but please note that the floors are uncarpeted and flat. Please note: if you need to arrive the night before the session there will be charges per night. The Early Arrival charge will include a pizza dinner.
Housing for Sessions 1 or 2
During these sessions there will be on-campus accommodations located in the Living/Learning complex. Rooms will be in shared suites, and families and guests will have a shared bathroom. Rooms will include linens for bed and bath.
Early Arrival Single Occupancy (1 Twin XL bed) - $66 per room
Early Arrival Double Occupancy (2 Twin XL beds) - $117 per room
Single Occupancy during Session (1 Twin XL bed) - $60 per room
Double Occupancy during Session (2 Twin XL beds) - $105 per room
Housing for Sessions 3, 4, 5 or 6
During these sessions there will be on-campus accommodations located in the University Heights complex. Rooms will be in shared suites, and families and guests will have a shared bathroom. Rooms will include linens for bed and bath as well as air conditioning.
Early Arrival Single Occupancy (1 Twin XL bed) - $86 per room
Early Arrival Double Occupancy (2 Twin XL beds) - $122 per room
Single Occupancy during Session (1 Twin XL bed) - $80 per room
Double Occupancy during Session (2 Twin XL beds) - $110 per room
FAMILY MEAL COSTS
A 2-day family meal package is available for $48 per person (which includes lunch, dinner on the first day of the session, and brunch on the second day). A meal package for children under 10 is available at a decreased rate.
Since 95% of family attendees participate in all the sessions, most elect to purchase the meal package. Meal times are generally shared with students so families use this time to catch up with their student throughout the day.
Meals can also be purchased 'a la carte' at Orientation. If you plan to attend the program and are interested in meals, we highly recommend purchasing your plan ahead of time to prevent waiting in lines.
Please note: a detailed program schedule will be provided to you at check-in.
- Check in at Family Check-in to pick-up program materials and, if you are staying on campus, room keys.
- Campus Bus Tours
- University Welcome begins at 10:30 a.m.
- Academic Unit Meeting
- Residential Life and UVM Dining Services Information
- Life at UVM from the Student Perspective
- Campus Life and Academic Information
- Families in Transition Program
- Family Reception
- Morning Walk
- Student Financial Services Information Session
- Meet the Dean of Students
- Brunch and Resource Fair
- Check Out by 3 p.m.