Orientation is just one of the things you'll be doing when you arrive.  Meet other incoming students and make some friends at the following events, and don't forget to RSVP!


Thursday, January 11th

IRA presents: Getting to Know You Bingo!

After Community Dinners: Harris/Millis Garage

The Inter-Residence Association (IRA) will be hosting a "Get to Know You Bingo" where you can meet people with unique, yet similar interests as you. Come by and get some great post-dinner snacks and some awesome giveaways! 

Friday, January 12th

January Orientation

10:00AM-3:30PM - UVM Davis Center

Stop by to meet the Orientation Staff and learn about life on campus. While you're here, get your questions answered from a variety of campus partners and support services!

Campus Programs presents: Hot Cocoa Paint & Sip

7:00PM - Frank Livak Ballroom, UVM Davis Center

Join UVM After Dark and University Program Board (UPB) for a hot cup of cocoa and a guided painting session. 

Saturday, January 13th

Burlington Farmer's Market

10:00AM-2:00PM UVM Davis Center 

Join the UVM and larger Burlington community and enjoy over 50 vendors offering a surprising array of hardy produce, prepared foods, crafts, and much more!

UVM vs. Stony Brook - Men's Basketball

2:00PM-5:00PM UVM Patrick Gym

Get your free ticket to watch the UVM Men's Basketball Team! Cheer on your school and show some UVM pride. These tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis at January Orientation

UVM vs. UMASS - Men's Ice Hockey 

7:00PM-9:00PM - Gutterson Field House

Another free ticket, but this time to watch the UVM Men's Ice Hockey Team! These tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis at January Orientation.

Sunday, January 14th

Personalized Campus Tours

11:00AM-1:00PM - UVM Davis Center, 3rd floor info desk

Bring your class schedule to take advantage of this opportunity to check out your classroom locations and make sure you know where you're going on Tuesday. Our Orientation Leaders (OLs) will be your guides!

WinterPalooza- Food, Games, Bingo & Prizes

1:00PM-3:00PM - UVM Davis Center, Brennan's

Stop by Brennan's for our WinterPalooza gathering! Roam with your friends, enjoy free food, play bingo and video games, enjoy arts and crafts, and win lots of giveaways. You're also welcome to just hang out or get any last minute questions answered by the OLs and Transfer Student Volunteers.

Explore Downtown Church Street: Shopping, Movies and Ben & Jerry's!

12:00PM-3:00PM - Take the city bus to downtown Church Street

Take the city bus to head downtown and explore the Burlington area! Grab a CATs at the Movies ticket to watch a free movie ticket at the Roxy Theatre (sponsored by the Student Life Office), get a scoop at Ben & Jerry's, or do some shopping on Church Street! 

Monday, January 15th

Dinner and Dialogue: Our Common Ground Reflection

12:00PM-1:30PM - Interfaith Center

Okay, we know it'll technically be lunch time, but will you be hungry for a tasty meal and quality conversation? Come explore and discuss how we connect with the community values expressed in UVM's "Our Common Groud" from our individual perspectives, and build our Catamount community together!

Transportation & Bus Shuttle Services

Please note that there are limited bus shuttle services throughout the weekend. Please be sure to note the various times and pickup/dropoff locations of the bus shuttle service and be sure to communicate to the bus driver where you are going and where you'd like to get dropped off.

If you have a smartphone, please download the free TransLoc Rider Application. This lets you see the real-time location of all bus routes for the weekend.