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North is home.

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.

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.


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April 23 | 6:30 pm
April 30 | 6:30 pm
May 7 | 6:30 pm


Each NVU campus offers so many ways for you to pursue your interests and explore new things, develop different skills, learn about yourself, and help other people.

Get Involved

Explore our club offerings and, if you don’t see something that works for you, start your own!

Student Life Office

802.635.1200 (Johnson Campus)
802.626.6418 (Lyndon Campus)

Johnson Clubs Lyndon Clubs

Featured Clubs
Gaming Community

The NVU-Lyndon Gaming Community brings gamers together weekly for a night of competition and socialization.

Model UN

Model United Nations gives students a chance to immerse themselves in global politics and diplomacy and travel to a national conference in Boston each year.

Outing Club
Both Campuses

Get outdoors, take advantage of Vermont's incredible natural spaces, and connect with other outdoor enthusiasts.

Dance Club

Dancers on the Johnson campus collaborate, choreograph, and plan their end-of-semester show DANCELAND — one of the biggest performances on campus.

Ultimate Frisbee Club

Frisbee enthusiasts of any skill level are invited to join the Ultimate Frisbee Club.

Student Government Association
Both Campuses

Take a leadership role, make difference on campus, serve as a voice for your fellow students as a member of our Johnson or Lyndon Student Government Association.

Healthy Options

You can't Do North on an empty stomach! Our campus dining options will satisfy any palate, whether you're in the mood for a full meal or just want to grab a sandwich on the way to class. Pasta, protein, vegan and vegetarian meals, and even comfort foods like pizza and pasta await.

Stearns Dining Hall

Open daily during the academic year. View hours.

Common Grounds Cafe

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Closed Weekends. 

Stevens Dining Hall

Open daily during the academic year. View hours. 

Hornet’s Nest

7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Monday – Friday
6 p.m. – Midnight
Saturdays and Sundays


Living on Campus

Both our Johnson and Lyndon campuses offer a range of housing options to fit your lifestyle. From suite-style living to substance-free living areas and more, you’ll find a place to call home at Northern Vermont University.

Johnson Residence Lyndon Residence

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We’re here to help!

Contact NVU Residence Life
802.635.1200 (Johnson Campus)
802.626.6418 (Lyndon Campus)

Lyndon Residence Halls

Make yourself at home in one of our Lyndon campus residence hall rooms.

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Johnson Residence Halls

Make your space your own in one of our Johnson campus residence hall rooms.

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