The Orientation Office welcomes and supports first-year and transfer students at UVM

Welcome, Explorers! We know many of you are looking forward to your orientation experience and getting prepared to come to campus. And we cannot wait to greet you! For now, check out our Spring Orientation Sneak Peek to get you prepared for what's to come this Spring.

During Orientation new students learn about life on campus, meet with student services, and make friends before starting their first semester. Orientation is mandatory 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 will be your go-to for support.


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Spring Orientation 2022

UVM is beyond excited to welcome you to campus in a little over 1 month! You will be participating in required orientation events and activities starting on Thursday, January 13th going through Sunday, January 16th!

Orientation Welcome will be held in the Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom on Thursday January 13th at 3:00pm!

Orientation Group MeetingAs a new student, you will be assigned an OL group. In these groups you can plan on connecting with other new students, receive guidance from your peers, and learn what it means to be a catamount!
Academic SessionsMeet the staff that work in your college of study. Establish connections with classmates and learn about resources available to you.
University SessionsHear from campus experts on how to get involved and learn of the services available to you for overall student success.
UVM Induction CeremonyJoin your class for your induction into the UVM community with the candlelight ceremony, a unique UVM tradition.
PlayfairPlayfair is totally unlike anything else, it’s entertainment, it’s fun! It’s the perfect way to make new campus friendships!
Orientation GameshowReady for some competition? Incoming students will test their skills at the end of Orientation by participating in a game show like no other!