Global Gateway Program

Student housing and University facilities at Vermont


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International student at the University of Vermont

Doan Hong Trang

from: Vietnam
degree: Bachelor's
major: Public Communication

"My favorite thing about the University of Vermont is living with American students in a residence suite. There are tons of club activities on campus that will definitely enlighten your everyday life. You can connect and live with people who come from different fields of study but have the same interest with you. Moreover, you will not have to worry about housing and dining, so you have more time to get involved and concentrate on your learning. The dining halls serve a diversity of healthy local food. You may be surprised when you find the food of your country in the dining hall, as I found Pho and Spring Roll here."

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Student housing and university facilities

The University of Vermont has a wealth of facilities for student's living, learning, and recreational needs. The 1.86km2 campus is in Burlington - the perfect university town. The on-campus Global Gateway Program provides dedicated support for international students.

Marsh Austin Tupper Residence Hall

Student housing: Undergraduate

Undergraduate students are required to live on campus, in University housing, for the first 2 years of study. In total, 5,500 students are housed in 39 residence halls and living-learning communities.

Student housing on University of Vermont campus

Global Gateway Program students will live in the Marsh Austin Tupper (MAT) housing complex. This 3-winged resident hall was completely renovated in 2007. It is a traditional-style residence hall with rooms spread over 4 floors. Some rooms are singles, but most are shared between 2 or 3 students. Facilities include a front desk, security, mail pick-up, common kitchen, vending machines, and game rooms. The closest dining hall is located next door in the Harris-Millis building.

MAT residence quick facts

Student housing on University of Vermont campus

Location: eastern area of campus known as 'Athletic Campus' (see a campus map)
Room types: Single, double, triple
Double room size (average): 16.5 square meters
Room furnishings: beds, desks and closets 
Connections: Cable, wireless network, and computer hookups in every room
Style: dormitory rooms over 4 floors
Number of rooms: 225
Number of occupants in residence: 430
Gender: Both male and female students, but single-gender floors
Residents: mostly first and second year students
Bathrooms: Community
Special Features: A quiet dorm. Home of the Outdoor Experience Program.

Student housing: Graduate

Graduate students will reside in Spinner Place, an apartment complex located 2.5km from campus in Winooski, Vermont.

Spinner Place is described as a place that combines the fun and freedom of off-campus housing with the convenience and amenities of living on campus. Fully furnished apartment homes are available in 2- and 4-bedroom floor plans.

Living in Winooski: Downtown Winooski, Vermont is a vibrant and diverse community located just outside of downtown Burlington. Overlooking the Winooski River, you will be in walking distance of great restaurants serving local and international cuisine, as well as coffee shops and music lounges.


Dining location on the University of Vermont campusThe University of Vermont campus has 17 dining facilities, offering all kinds of food, from light snacks to hearty meals, including international dishes. The Marketplace boasts the best dining on campus in one common space with ample indoor seating as well as an outdoor terrace and green roof. A sushi station, authentic Indian food, fresh breads baked on-site, and Mediterranean cuisine are just some of the dining options.

  • See all campus dining locations to the right/below.

There are many international grocery vendors and off-campus dining options in and around Burlington

Meal plans for residents

All students living in on-campus housing must purchase the "Unlimited Access" meal plan. The meal plan gives you unlimited entry into 3 "all you care to eat" resident dining locations. One of those locations is Harris-Millis, located close to the International Study Center residence hall.

The "Unlimited Access" plan also includes "retail points" (valued at $1 each) that can be used at local off-campus eateries and stores, plus 3 guest meals per semester, and meal take-outs in resident dining halls.


The University of Vermont's main library has the largest collection in the state of Vermont: over 1.5 million books and journals. The Bailey-Howe Library also features an extensive online collection, the University's Center for Teaching and Learning, a media center, special collections, and a Cyber Cafe.

  • 3,060,211 books, journal/magazine/newspaper archives, and government documents
  • 625,647 microforms
  • 36,824 audiovisual materials
  • 230,108 e-books

The University of Vermont libraries - see a list of all the libraries and collections on the right - provide students and researchers with a searchable database of the collections, regional and national full-text databases; an extensive catalog of films, videos, maps and government documents; and historic and rare materials.


470 computers are available for student use in many areas of campus: Computer Center, academic schools, residence halls, the library and the Student Center. A secure high-speed wireless network is free for students and is accessible in all of the libraries, the performing arts center/auditorium, the stadium/arena/field house, and all University housing.

The University of Vermont also provides:

  • 40 computer labs across campus house computers with standard software
  • retail sales at the Computer Depot, the Univesity's authorized reseller of Apple, Dell and Gateway computer products
  • repair services for select Dell and Apple computer models, at the Computer Depot Clinic
  • free technology support - online knowledge base, Carry-in Center with no appointment needed, telephone help desk

Special academic facilities

Your undergraduate degree experience at the University of Vermont will be invigorated by the resources of a premier research university. Hands-on experience is a hallmark of a University of Vermont education.

  • See more academic and research facilities to the right

Grossman School of Business: Wall Street ticker, computer facilities, seminar rooms and semi-circular classrooms designed to stimulate the case-style teaching method.

Clinical Simulation Laboratory: a centralized hub in the training of health care professionals. Students work with task trainers, virtual reality simulators, high-fidelity mannequins and a variety of other technologies to develop their skills.

Spatial Analysis Lab: a research facility for applying Geographic Information System (GIS), remote sensing and spatial statistics to problems in natural resource ecology and natural resources planning.

Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory: on the shores of Lake Champlain, state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities include laboratories for the study of water and sediment quality, contaminants, and aquatic biota including fish, invertebrates, and algae.

University of Vermont's research boat"Melosira" Research Vessel: University of Vermont's boat laboratory has electronic charting, water quality measurement equipment, bottom samplers, and scientific survey support.

Geology facilities: 8 laboratories including the Cosmogenic Isotope Lab, the Stable Isotope Lab and the Limnogeology Lab. The Perkins Geology Museum is a repository of Vermont fossils and geological wonders that is open to the public.

James M. Jeffords Hall: designed to facilitate the study of plants, from molecular and cell biology to whole plant physiology to ecosystem and global ecology. Research and undergraduate teaching labs are cutting edge, full of state-of-the-art equipment.

The Marsh Life Sciences Building: houses biology, zoology, nutrition, and food science research space, designed to meet the special requirements of food scientists including walk-in refrigerators, and fume hoods in the biochemistry labs.

Student Center

Student Center on the University of Vermont campusThe Davis Center is at the center of the University of Vermont campus, and provides 4 floors of space in a green-certified building, that is a haven for students. The Davis Student Center is the "living room" of campus, with wireless access, great views, space for group meetings, spots to relax, and a beautiful 4-story atrium. Student facilities include:

Student Life offices

Floor 3 of the Davis Center is home to the Diversity & Equity Unit office and lounge, various student organizations, the Student Government Association and the student-run University Programming Board, which organizes campus events. See more about student life and activities on campus.

UVM Bookstore

New, used, and rental textbooks, general books, University-logo clothing and gifts, buy-back program and other study and dorm room supplies you need to get through your semester.


Multiple dining options under one roof - see dining information above.

Convenience Store

Quick snacks, light lunches, and other essentials you need for your day-to-day student life.

Green roof and terrace

Great views of town, and a green space for hanging out on warm days. Perfect for having lunch with friends.

Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery

The lounge area on floor 4 is a quiet space to study during the day, which also hosts student art exhibits.