An Elevated Sense of Place

Our hilltop campuses offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountains—but as our current students and alumni will tell you, campus is more than a place to take in the views. It quickly starts to feel like home.

Whether you're living in one of our residence halls, apartments, or commuting, Northern Vermont University provides a warm, welcoming place for you to pursue your academic goals, explore new interests and challenges, and build strong relationships that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Clubs and Events

NVU student on the climbing wallPursue your interests and discover new ones

Even if you've determined what direction you're heading academically, you'll find many opportunities to expand your perspective and open up to new things at Northern Vermont University.

Always wanted to host a radio show? Our campus-based radio stations are always looking for new DJs to share their musical and other interests on the airwaves at 90.7 (NVU–Johnson) and 91.5 (NVU–Lyndon). Looking for a way to decompress after a hard day of studying? Our rugby clubs would love to have you on the team! There are dozens of clubs and groups to be a part of, and if you don't see something you're interested in, you can start your own.

And while our rural setting provides a quiet, peaceful place to chart your course to the future, when you're looking for something to do, you'll find it. There is always something happening on campus, from movie nights and open mics to sporting events to talks by inspiring and fascinating speakers.

Learn more about clubs and activities:

Clubs at NVU - Johnson Clubs at NVU - Lyndon


Living on Campus

Students in a dorm roomA Haven for Community

Celebrating and supporting our tight knit community is a big part of what it means to Do North, and if you live on campus, residence halls are often the center of your community. Northern Vermont University residence halls provide a safe, comfortable home base for you, and there's an arrangement that works for everyone. Both campuses offer a range of options from suite-style living to traditional rooms as well as mixed-gender and single-gender floors, substance-free floors, and learning-communities where you can live with students who are pursuing the same academic interests.

Resident Advisors in all of our residence halls are there to help you find your way during your first days and weeks on campus, and they plan multiple social and service-based activities throughout the semester that allow you to get to know your neighbors and campus.

Learn more about living on an NVU campus:

Living at NVU - Johnson Living at NVU - Lyndon


Dining at Northern Vermont University

Students in the dining hall

To power your appetite for learning, exploring, and growing, you'll need to fuel your body with healthy food. Our campus dining halls prepare a range of offerings for every appetite—including vegetarian and vegan meals—often using locally sourced ingredients. And don't worry—we've got comfort foods like pizza, fries, and burgers as well as homemade desserts!

If you're just looking to grab a snack or a coffee on the way to class, you can also stop by the Hornet's Nest on the Lyndon campus or the Higher Grounds coffee shop at Johnson.

Visit our campus websites to learn more about meal plans and menus.

Dining at NVU - Johnson Dining at NVU-Lyndon