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2022 Spring Term Orientation

Congratulations on your decision to join the Spring incoming class and make Landmark College your college! These pages will be your resource on the steps to take before your arrival, as well as information about campus life at Landmark College.

Student Orientation Overview

New Student Registration: Thursday, January 20 in the Click Family Sports Center, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

A draft of our orientation schedule can be found here. Please note that times are subject to change, and we are finalizing an updated schedule in response to recent guidance from CIRT. Orientation will be hybrid and include a full line-up of virtual orientation programs during room quarantine. A final copy will be provided at registration.

The Spring 2022 Convocation ceremony has been postponed. Details are forthcoming.

Family Orientation Overview

All Family Orientation Sessions will be conducted virtually. Links to join these virtual events were sent to family emails directly.

As a follow up to the recent update from the CIRT team here at Landmark (CIRT Spring 2022 Update), we wanted to be in touch to share updates to the Family Orientation schedule. While we are disappointed present circumstances will limit our ability to gather in-person next week, the team here remains committed to supporting your onboarding process.

Your connection to the community and your student’s journey here on-campus remain a valued and important part of our work. As such, we have shifted many of the sessions that were scheduled next week to an online platform. We honor the pivotal role you have played to date in supporting your student’s journey to Landmark College and we hope these upcoming workshops will provide helpful guidance on how to navigate the journey ahead.

  • January 24 at 6 p.m.—Welcome – Living & Learning at Landmark College
  • Presenters: President Peter Eden, Vice President for Enrollment Management (Kevin Mayne), Vice President for Student Affairs (Michael Luciani) & Vice President for Academic Affairs (Gail Gibson Sheffield)
  • January 25 at 6 p.m.—What to Expect in the First Year
  • Presenters: Vice President for Student Affairs (Michael Luciani) & Vice President for Academic Affairs (Gail Gibson Sheffield)
  • January 26 at 7 p.m.—Open "Town Hall" Session for Families and Students
  • February 1 at 6 p.m.—The Parenting Journey: More Helping, Less Rescuing
  • Presenters: Counseling team
  • February 3 at 6 p.m.—Academic Rhythm of the First Semester
  • Presenters: Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Jill Hinckley) & Nevada Bromley (Advising Coordinator)

Updated New Student Orientation details can be found below under the Recent Communications Spring 2022 section. If you have any questions regarding specific aspects of orientation, please contact Kelly O’Ryan in Student Affairs at 802-387-6362 or


Dear Accepted Students:

Congratulations on your acceptance to Landmark College! As the directors of Counseling and Health Services, we want to welcome you to the Landmark Community and to provide some important information related to your emotional and physical health needs while you are here on campus as a student.

Health and Counseling Services is an interdisciplinary health center focused on caring for students’ mental health and medical needs. Our offices are co-housed in the Student Center. Students can receive care in a collaborative practice that is part of the tuition package.

If you have received treatment for a chronic health condition or a mental health condition, or if you are currently taking prescription medication, there are several things you can do to continue to stay healthy while transitioning to and attending college. We strongly recommend checking out the guide, Transition of Your Mental Health and Medical Care to Landmark College. It will help you consider the best way to either maintain your existing health care services or transition them to campus. You can also have a team composed of your current providers as well as Landmark clinicians. We encourage you to start making plans as soon as possible.

A few notes and reminders about the On-Boarding Portal:

The on-boarding portal for Health Services has paperwork that is mandated by the state to reside on campus. Please provide your:

  1. Immunization Records in the portal.
  2. Please also provide a Physical Exam and Tuberculosis Screening which require a medical practitioner’s signature.
  3. The Health History Form is a communication tool for students to convey their health care needs including medications and current mental health and medical care needs. Students are encouraged to share detailed health information on this form so our nursing and counseling staff can begin to plan with you long before you come to campus.

A student’s personal health information is managed by federal law. This information is kept separate from Academic and Residential Life records and can be disclosed only with your permission.

Upcoming Opportunities:

To help support your transition to campus, we are holding an optional Q & A specific to transitioning your medical and mental health care to campus. These sessions will be held online and will include an overview of our work in support of students. Please join us on January 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern and check your LC email for a link to join the session.

We look forward to meeting you!

Jeff Huyett, Director of Health Services, and Jackie Mills, Director of Counseling and Wellness

Hello from Housing!

We are excited to meet you in January for the Spring 2022 semester. Please make sure that you complete your housing application—this can also be found in your OnBoarding Portal under “Housing Application Instructions”. Once we receive your completed application, we will get to work on processing your application and room placement. You can expect to hear more information about your housing assignment on January 6, 2022.

Until then we suggest you start thinking about the following things:

  • Start planning your packing list while you get ready for the semester.
  • Consider bringing at least one family member or friend to help with the move.
    • You will likely want help lifting heavy items and boxes to your room. Having an extra set of hands will also be useful when unpacking your room and setting everything up.
  • Did you know you can ship your items to campus prior to your arrival? Within 1 month of your arrival to campus you may use this address:
      19 River Road South
      Putney, VT 05346
    • All packages will be sent to the business office and you can pick them up on your move in day!

Additional FAQs and FYIs related to housing:

How we made your assignment: Your housing and roommate assignment was made based on the information you provided in your Housing Application. The Residential Life staff worked hard to honor as many requests as possible.

Your assignment is subject to change: As final as we would like this information to be, unforeseen circumstances may require the College to change an assignment before your arrival to campus. If we need to change your assignment, you will be contacted (via email or phone).

Roommates: If no roommate is listed, it does not guarantee you a single room. Only rooms listed as a single room are guaranteed as a single. If you are not in a designated single, a roommate will be assigned to your room before the start of the semester. If you have a roommate you would like to request, please email with the name of the individual. Your Resident Dean will assist you upon arrival to campus in working through a roommate agreement.

Please see the Residence Hall page on the Landmark Website for a description of all residence halls and a full list of the Housing rates for each area.

Room Changes: If you identify any concerns with your placement, please be in touch with prior to arrival. We will not be able to make any changes immediately after you arrive on campus as we have a two-week housing freeze. If, after arrival, you identify an additional request you will be invited to apply for a room change.

Hall Schematics: To assist your planning, click here to find housing schematics for your ongoing reference.

If you have questions, contact with your question or to schedule a phone call.

General Reminders: Two Important Tasks!

  • Please be sure to transition your medical and mental health care to campus.
  • Please complete all remaining forms in your onboarding portal.

We are looking forward to seeing you on campus very soon!


Nicole Pacenka, M. Ed
Assistant Director for Housing Operations
Resident Dean of Aiken Hall

As many of you know, Landmark’s Public Health team recently issued updated guidance to our community about the Spring semester (details of that communication can be found here > Public Health Guidelines for Spring Semester). Due to the updated guidance, we are needing to make some modifications to the orientation schedule for the first two days. The team here is hard at work putting some creative touches on the final schedule. Here is an overview of the updated orientation schedule – additional details, including links / guidance on how to join the virtual portions of orientation, will be included in your registration materials upon arrival.

  • Thursday, January 20th
    • Arrival & registration (9 am – noon)
    • Lunch on campus
    • Room quarantine begins at close of lunch and will remain in place until your Day 0 PCR test (administered at arrival) returns – approx. 24-36 hours – you will be able to leave quarantine to get your meals to go from the Dining Hall – more soon!
    • Afternoon virtual sessions with member of Student Affairs & Academic Affairs leadership
    • Afternoon virtual icebreakers with Orientation leaders
    • Evening sessions will include virtual social programming with Orientation leaders (Bingo, Jackbox Games)
  • Friday, January 21st
    • Virtual meetings with Academics
      • Complete Course registration
      • Advisor meetings & preparing for the first week of classes – including book purchasing
    • Afternoon Safety & Wellness sessions
    • We hope to have Day 0 test results back by dinner on Friday the 21st; if we do we will pivot to our regularly scheduled orientation program – if we don’t, we will pivot some of the sessions below to be virtual!
    • Welcome Bonfire & S’mores with the Residential Life team
  • Saturday, January 22nd
    • Putney Walking Tour
    • Meeting with Athletics, Fitness, and Outdoor Recreation team
    • Afternoon options include Keene shopping trip, snow tubing at Arrowhead Recreation Center, and/or on-campus games with Orientation leaders
    • Evening sessions with returning students (Raptors Up Close with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science; Shark Trivia with Prizes)
  • Sunday, January 23rd
    • Campus Tour – get ready for your first week of classes!
    • Student Activities overview
    • Sessions on Equity, Inclusion, and Sexual Respect
    • Kickback event at Centers for Diversity & Inclusion
    • Evening session with the Arcade Club (retro games!) and / or pool tournament
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