Student Orientation Schedule of Activities for Students and Families

Trying to plan travel? Our General Schedule will give you an idea of what the first few days will look like for students and families.

All new students are required to attend all aspects of Orientation. Family Orientation sessions are optional, but we strongly encourage families to attend these sessions.

General Schedule - Fall 2016 New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 25

Registration & Residence Hall Move-In: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Student & Family Welcome: 2 - 3 p.m.
Student & Family Break-Out Sessions: 3 p.m.
Dinner & Academic Advisor Meet and Greet: 5 p.m.
Evening Sessions for students: 7 p.m. (Families depart for the evening)

Friday, August 26

Breakfast: 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Student  & Family Orientation Sessions: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch 11:30 - 1: 30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m.
Evening Session for students: 7 p.m. (Families depart for the evening)

Saturday, August 27

Convocation: 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Family Farewell Brunch: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Families depart after Brunch)
Student Orientation Sessions: 1- 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.
Evening Session for students: 7 p.m.
Evening Events & Programs

Sunday, August 28

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Student Orientation Sessions: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Lunch 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.
Evening Session for students: 7 p.m.
Evening Events & Programs

Monday, August 29

Classes begin


Complete orientation schedules will be posted in mid-July. Please check back then. If you have any questions regarding specific aspects of orientation please contact student affairs at 802-387-6714.

Please plan arriving on campus on Thursday, August 25, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon for Student Registration/Orientation.

  • Follow the signs on campus to locate the Click Family Sports Center. There is ample parking in the parking lot adjacent to the Click Center. View the Campus Map.
  • Students will move into their Residence Hall immediately following registration. Typically, student registration takes approximately 30 - 90 minutes to complete. Students and families will be able to drive their personal vehicle to the student's specific Residence Hall to unload belongings for the room. Parking for the day will be in a parking lot close by the halls. Students will stay on campus on Thursday night and each night thereafter.
  • Lunch on Thursday is complimentary for families.
  • Orientation sessions for students begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday and will continue throughout the day and evening. Student orientation continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • There is a Convocation Ceremony that begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27. Convocation is an official start to the semester and will include faculty, staff, students and families. Convocation takes place in the Click Family Sports Center.
  • View the full student orientation schedule and family orientation schedule.


Crystal Toegel
Student Affairs Program Associate