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Welcome to Northern Vermont University-Johnson!

We’re excited you have decided to Do North at NVU-Johnson. We offer a fall kickoff orientation weekend of activities for new students as well as a week of fun and informative events for the entire campus community to celebrate the start of a new academic year!

Fall Kickoff will take place on Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21. Classes begin on Monday, August 22.

Fall Orientation (August 19-21, 2022)

Fall Kickoff provides the opportunity for students to acclimate to their new living and learning environment, to learn what resources are available to them, to meet other students, new and returning who are part of their campus community. Our hope is that during this weekend you will begin to feel welcomed, comfortable and ready to begin your academic journey. We expect all students to participate in Fall Kickoff and look forward to connecting with you.

Below is a tentative schedule for Fall Kickoff Weekend:

Friday, August 19

  • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.: Residential check-in
  • 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.: Commuter student check-in
  • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:30–2 p.m.: Family goodbyes/send off – families depart campus
  • 2–2:30 p.m.: Students, meet your Peer Leader (PL) and orientation group
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m.: Johnson welcome home celebration
  • 3:30–5 p.m.: QuadFest
  • 4:30–7 p.m.: Dinner
  • 7–8 p.m.: Res hall floor meetings
  • 8–10 p.m.: Evening social on campus

Saturday, August 20

  • 9:30–10:30 a.m.: Breakfast with PL’s
  • 10:30–11:30 a.m.: Campus community connection presentation
  • 12–1:30 p.m.: Brunch
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Student safety and wellness presentation
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m.: Free time
  • 3:30–5 p.m.: Campus activity
  • 5–7 p.m.: Dinner
  • 7–8 p.m.: Campus activity
  • 8–10 p.m.: Evening social on campus

Sunday, August 21

  • 10:30–11:30 a.m.: Walk through your class schedule with PL’s
  • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Brunch
  • 1–2 p.m.: Badger buttons
  • 2–3 p.m.: Free time
  • 3–4:30 p.m.: Campus activity
  • 4:30–7 p.m.: Dinner
  • 7–8 p.m.: Floor meetings
  • 8:30–10 p.m.: Evening social on campus

Monday, August 22

First Day of Classes!!

Tuesday, August 23

  • 11:30 a.m.: Opening Convocation
  • 12:15(ish) p.m.: Community BBQ

*Schedule is subject to change. 

Welcome Week (August 22-27, 2022)

The Johnson campus will create a week of opportunity for our new and returning students. Below is a sample list of events that will be available to you during Fall Welcome Week:

  • Student club and activities fair
  • On campus job fair
  • Meet the staff who feed you – get the most out of your meals and points
  • Donut day with Public Safety
  • Nooks and crannies campus tour
  • Be well, healthy and safe with the Wellness Center
  • Intramurals connection and Badger competition
  • Creative Audience Kick-Off Event


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Email or call us at 802.635.1200