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CAMPUS LIFE

Your Life at UVM

At UVM, student life is enriched by our student clubs, support services, and state-of-the-art facilities. With over 200 clubs on campus, we are proud of our active student community. We encourage you to get involved, be open to new experiences, and be determined to make a difference.

Student Support

When You Arrive

When you arrive at UVM a Student Success Manager will meet you and provide all the support you need. Resident Advisors offer support to undergraduate students living in residence halls and our Resident Advisors will answer all your housing questions. As a GGP student you are fully covered by the UVM health insurance plan and our UVM Student Health Services will support all your medical needs.

International Support 

International students can receive specialized support from the Office of International Education. Advisers are available to give international student support for visa and immigration concerns.

Academic Support

There is lots of opportunity for academic support on campus. Students can join Community Hour for tips on how to succeed in your studies. These bi-weekly meetings and workshops cover everything from time management to academic advice. Or head to the Tutoring Center for free subject tutoring for undergraduates, delivered by high-achieving UVM students. The University Writing Center also provides free one-to-one guidance on your writing assignments.

Campus Safety

Vermont is one of the safest states in America and student safety is prioritized on campus. Safety personnel patrol the campus 24 hours a day; university buildings have keycard access and video surveillance; and you can contact the police directly via the blue lights on campus.

Getting Involved

Clubs, Fitness, and Events

Excellent Sports 

UVM has more than 55 sports clubs and everyone is welcome. On-campus facilities at the Patrick-Forbush-Gutterson Athletic Complex (PFG) include a fitness center, swimming pool, ice rink, sports courts, climbing wall, and multipurpose studios.

Rewarding Experiences

Students can join one of UVM's fraternities or sororities. UVM’s fraternities have been running for more than 175 years. Being a member is a rewarding American university experience with opportunities to participate in volunteering, formal events and fundraisers.

Campus Events

On-campus entertainment is organized throughout the year. Major events include the Week of Welcome, SpringFest, and Heritage Months. Other regular events include movie nights, night skiing, and barbecues at the lake. Or get involved in volunteering to help you to engage with the community, develop new skills, and gain career experience. Opportunities include: mentoring local children, house building, and working with animals.

Facilities on campus

Dining

The University of Vermont campus has a wide range of dining facilities that offer artisan dishes, local produce and foods from around the world. There’s something to suit all tastes and diets, from sushi, tacos and Indian food to smoothies and freshly baked bread. You can even get hands-on cooking classes in the Discovery Kitchen.

You’ll also find many international grocery vendors and restaurants in Burlington. If you live in student accommodation on campus you will have a meal plan as part of your accommodation costs.

Library

UVM’s main campus library is the Bailey-Howe Library. Here you’ll find print tiles, electronic journals, the University's Center for Teaching and Learning, a media center, special collections, and a Cyber Cafe.

Student Center

The Davis Center is a four-story student center with great views, a beautiful atrium and student facilities including:

  • UVM Bookstore
  • Convenience Store
  • Green roof and terrace
  • Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery

Academic facilities

Facilities include a Wall Street Ticker, computers, seminar rooms and, semi-circular classrooms designed to stimulate the case-style teaching method.

A centralized hub for training health care professionals. Here you can develop your skills through working with task trainers, virtual reality simulators and high-fidelity mannequins.

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

Based on the shores of Lake Champlain you'll find state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, including laboratories for the study of water and sediment quality, contaminants, and aquatic life.

University of Vermont's boat laboratory has electronic charting, water quality measurement equipment, and scientific survey support.

Geology facilities include the Cosmogenic Isotope Laboratory, the Stable Isotope Laboratory, and the Limnogeology Laboratory. Plus, the Perkins Geology Museum on campus is home to fossils and geological exhibits. 

Home to the Departments of Plant Biology and Plant and Soil Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Research and undergraduate teaching labs have state-of-the-art facilities for the study of plants, from molecular and cell biology to physiology, ecosystems, and global ecology.

A 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.

University of Vermont student Pedro from Brazil

"The University is really good and highly ranked. Teaching is interactive and professors and students have a nice and friendly relationship, and participation is encouraged in classes. Having an education from an American university can be very good when looking for a job."

Pedro from Brazil
Studied Global Gateway Program
Now studying Neuroscience

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