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Explore all that Northern Vermont University has to offer.

As a community, we are excited to share our campus programs and 360-degree mountain views with you and your family. And even though we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our Accepted Student Days and on-campus visits, we understand that your college search has not stopped.

NVU accepts applications on a rolling basis. This means we review applications, admit qualified applicants, and assist students with the enrollment process throughout the year — so we’ll be here to help you find your direction and follow it on a timeline that works for you.

Let’s Do This.

We’ve developed virtual channels to connect you to our campus in a safe way without having to leave your home. As you navigate this page, you’ll learn more about campus life, see campus views, pay your enrollment deposit, and discover what it means to Do North.

Book a Virtual Info Session That Works for Your Schedule

Sign-up for an online meeting with an admissions counselor for a full overview of Northern Vermont University — including academic programs, financial aid, athletics, student life, and more.

Schedule a virtual visit to Johnson  Schedule a virtual visit to Lyndon


Explore NVU classrooms, residence halls, mountain views, and more.

Skiing and Snowboarding

North knows winter. Both our Johnson and Lyndon campuses are close to some of the Northeast’s premier resorts where you can enjoy the best of the season — and student discounts are available!

Rock Climbing

The valleys of northern Vermont make a thrilling playground for rock climbing adventures. Local rock climbing spots abound near both of our campuses and often serve as outdoor classrooms for students in our outdoor education programs.

Babcock Nature Preserve

Located in Eden, Vermont, near the NVU-Johnson campus, this 1,000-acre area of forest serves as an outdoor laboratory for field biology, ornithology, and environmental science courses, as well as a beautiful spot to get closer to nature.

Burke Mountain

Just 10 minutes from the NVU-Lyndon campus, Burke is the number one off-campus destination for many student skiers and riders.  Burke also serves as an important site for hands-on learning experiences for students in a variety of programs.

Kingdom Trails

This 100-mile trail system in East Burke, Vermont, near the NVU-Lyndon campus, Kingdom Trails is one of the best trail networks in the U.S. If you enjoy mountain biking, you’ll want to be sure to check out this trail system as soon as you get to campus.

Prospect Rock

Close to the NVU-Johnson campus, Prospect Rock is a 3.1 mile trail that ends in incredible views of the Lamoille Valley. It’s a favorite destination for our students out for a hike as well as those studying outdoor education, geology, and other academic interests.

More Outdoor Activities


Stay fit by swimming laps, learn to kayak, or just splash around with friends in our campus swimming pools, located in the NVU-Johnson and NVU-Lyndon SHAPE facilities.

Stay in SHAPE

Whether you’re a varsity athlete training for your sport or just someone who wants to stay fit, our campuses have modern, well-equipped cardio and weight spaces to help you reach your goals.

Disc Golf

Engage in a little healthy competition with friends while enjoying the natural beauty of our campuses on one of our 18-hole disc golf courses.

Campus Terrain Parks

Top-notch ski resorts are close to both our campuses, but if you want to catch some big air between classes on a bright winter day, you can grab your board and head to our on-campus terrain parks.

Campus Cross-Country Trail

Both our Johnson and Lyndon campuses boast several miles of wooded, beautiful cross-country trails where our varsity runners train and students and community members are welcome to walk and commune with nature.

Climbing Walls

We know how to do winter at Northern Vermont University, but if the weather is keeping you in and you want to be active, head to our campus climbing walls, located in both our Johnson and Lyndon SHAPE facilities.

Dibden Center for the Arts

This 500-seat theater on the NVU-Johnson campus, with its proscenium stage, is an ideal location for listening to music and viewing theatrical productions. Dibden also houses a gallery, practice spaces, a recording studio, and faculty and staff offices, making it a resource for our students and a magnet for locally, nationally, and internationally known artists and performers.

Alexander Twilight Theatre

The Alexander Twilight Theatre on the NVU-Lyndon campus provides a home for our student performers and local and national acts. Throughout the year, you’ll enjoy plays and musicals, musical performances, and more in our state-of-the art theater space.

Julian Scott Memorial Gallery

NVU-Johnson’s light-filled art gallery, housed in Dibden Center for the Arts, exhibits visual works from undergraduate and graduate student artists as well as local and nationally known artists, throughout the year.

Quimby Gallery

NVU-Lyndon’s fine art gallery, the Quimby Gallery hosts a variety of exhibits showcasing both professional and student artwork from around the region. Annual exhibits include a Lyndon Faculty Show, Senior Show, and a Student Juried Art Show.

Visual Arts Center

The Visual Arts Center (VAC) on the NVU-Johnson campus houses a range of studios and workspaces for a range of mediums, from ceramics to printing to pottery. Additionally, our students regularly display their work in the VAC art gallery.

The Vail Museum

The Vail Museum, located at NVU-Lyndon, showcases photographs and items from the Manor Vail (the original home of Lyndon State Teachers College), Lyndon Teachers College, Lyndon State College, and, moving forward, NVU-Lyndon.