Welcome to the Catamount Family!

The University of Vermont's staff and faculty are committed to ensuring your student's college experience is positive and successful throughout their four years. College is a time of great discovery and growth; it can also be challenging and at times overwhelming. Our primary objective is to assist you and your student during this important phase.

Our intent is to make the UVM campus a "home away from home" by offering a full range of services and resources. We are always available to answer questions and discuss difficult situations that families or students may find challenging. 

We invite you to contact our office with any questions or concerns at anytime during your student's UVM career.

Dec. 6: Starting the Career Conversation Webinar

A white graphic with bold black letters that read "Starting the Career Conversation" with an iPhone at the bottom. The screen shows a text message conversation between a parent and child.

Are you struggling to talk to your student about their career goals or aspirations? Not sure how to bring up the conversation or answer their questions? Join Erica Caloiero, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and Sarah Heath, Director for the UVM Career Center, for a conversation on resources, tips, and tools for starting a dialogue and to help your student navigate their college journey. Wednesday, December 6, 2024. 7-8 p.m. EST

RSVP here

Catamount Family Engagement Guide

Families talking with people at Orientation Resource Fair

Families play a critical role in helping students transition to college and in their success while at UVM. The Engagement Guide serves as a centralized location for parents and families to find resources, advice, and engagement opportunities. 

View our Resources

Preparing for Move-In Weekend


From when to arrive to what to bring, this short overview gives you a feel for what to expect over Opening Weekend. For families whose students are attending TREK, you'll find some helpful information about moving in your TREKKIE.

View the Guide

UVM Family Calendar

Womens lacrosse training

This calendar gives families a sense of the whole school year, including month-by-month milestones and opportunities for meaningful conversation with your student. 

View the Calendar

Communicating with Families

A student and their parent pose for a photo during move-in.

Learn more about our approach to communicating with families, read previous issues of the Catamount Family Newsletter, connect with other families, update your contact information, and more.

How we get in touch