You are invited to visit UVM

UVM campus on a winter day

UVM campus on a winter day

Travel + Leisure magazine recently published a list of America’s best college towns and it  is not a surprise that Burlington was ranked #1. This ranking is only one reason that we extend the invitation to come visit UVM! Whether an admitted student or a junior just beginning the college search, we’ve got an option for most kinds of campus visits.

All of our admitted students are strongly encouraged to consider coming to one of our Admitted Student Visit Days (ASV). These day-long programs allow students and parents to get a close-up view of UVM. Students begin the day hearing an overview of UVM. Next students and parents spend about two hours learning more about the college/school to which the student is admitted. The balance of the day can be spent meeting with financial aid, touring a residence hall, visiting an academic department or eating lunch in the dining hall. It also is an opportunity for admitted students to meet one another. These visit days are offered eight times over the next three months. Be sure to make a reservation for the program as well as a hotel reservation – these programs do fill up!

Can’t make an ASV? We do offer a 2-hour visit (presentation and tour) with information specifically for admitted students, called an Admitted Student Information Session (ASIS). While these presentations don’t offer an academic component to the visit, the presenters (an admissions counselor and a student) share information helpful to students and parents about the next steps to enrolling at UVM. The presentation is followed by a student panel and a campus tour.

Just starting your college search? A Group Information Session (GIS) is the best visit for you! Students and parents will hear a great introduction to UVM, will hear from a panel of current students and then head out for a campus tour. We also offer a larger open house for sophomores and juniors, called UVM Preview. This visit day has all the elements of a GIS but also offers a faculty/student panel as well as information tables from various university offices. Reservations are encouraged for GIS programs as well as for the UVM Preview. Reservations can be made online. I recommend making a reservation early for a visit during a vacation week or on Saturdays.

We often get questions about two visit options – interviews and overnight visits, neither of which we offer. We don’t offer interviews because we don’t use them as part of our evaluation process. We do, however, offer the opportunity to meet with our admissions counselor on duty during a visit. We also have information conversations with our student AdvoCats. Reservations for these informal chats can be scheduled by calling the admissions office at 802-656-3370.

We are very excited to welcome you to our campus. We can’t wait to see you in Burlington!


2 thoughts on “You are invited to visit UVM

  1. Hello,
    I tried to call admissions but have not heard back. My question is my son applied as a VIP candidate and was deferred. He applied to the engineering program. You encouraged him along with submission of his 2nd term grades a statement of interest. Could you explain what a statement of interest is to me I assume this may mean a variety of things but I would like to hear from your experience. Additionally would it be helpful to submit another letter of recommendation from one of his teachers. I appreciate that you may prefer that he be writing to you but he has been in the midst of midterms and swim meets. thank you for your consideration.

    • Thank you for posing the question as a number of deferred students could benefit from the answer. The statement of interest serves the purpose of helping us understand how a student describes their continued academic development and how UVM fits into their educational plans. Students have until mid-February to be in touch with our office which will allow a student time to provide this information. The statement can be emailed to our office or directly to me or the admissions counselor that works with the school. We already have letters of recommendation that go with the application so we don’t actively encourage students to seek another recommendation. Finally we look forward to receiving the mid-semester grade report. Please let me know if additional questions exist. Thanks for the follow up!

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