Families provide a crucial support system in the journey to college - we see you and all that you do behind-the-scenes to support your catamount. Thank you! You’re such an important part of this transition and we’re excited to welcome you to the Catamount Community right alongside your student.

After paying the acceptance fee, admitted students will have access to the New Student Checklist. This tool will guide them through completing some of the required milestones before arriving on campus. Some of these items include submiting your housing and meal plan contract, scheduling your course registration advising appointment, and submitting your immunization form for review. We've complied a list of resources that can help you support your student through this transition and during their time at UVM.

Supporting Your Students Transition


Get information about billing, setting up a proxy, awards, scholarships, direct deposit and more.

Student Financial Services Online →



Learn how to submit required health forms and what services the Center for Health and Wellbeing provides.

Learn about required health forms →​


Student Privacy & FERPA

UVM takes your student's privacy seriously. We work within federal policies to ensure your young adults' rights are protected throughout their time at UVM. University officials are constrained in what they can share with parents/families, absent consent of the student, by the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act. This includes things like grades, schedules, transcripts, billing information and more.

Initially this might feel counterintuitive to supporting your student in this transition - but consider it a great jumping off point for setting expectations and establishing clear lines of communication between you, well before the start of the academic year. Additionally, learning more about Proxy Access could resolve some frustrations around accessing financial information.

For more regarding students’ rights with respect to access to, and privacy of their student educational record - read the University’s FERPA Rights Disclosure Policy (pdf).





Previously called Fall Family Weekend, UVM Weekend will include details on coming to visit your new student this Fall! 



This Cultural Resource Guide is for those living or considering living in the Burlington area and who want to learn more about the diverse resources available.


Campus Eats Nearby

Have some extra time on your hands? We've compliled a list of local eateries!

Check them out →


Family Resources

Conversation Starters for Families
Advice for Families from a Faculty Member
Family FAQ
College / School Support Offices
Student Accessibility Services