NVU-Johnson SOAR

Take your first steps as a Northern Vermont University student at NVU-Johnson's SOAR.  

Welcome, new students and families! We are all very excited to give you a heartfelt, informative, and educational welcome to Northern Vermont University and a solid start to your NVU journey. In response to continuing public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, we have reimagined our Student Orientation, Advising, and Resources (SOAR) summer program and have developed a mix of virtual-live, self-paced, and interactive programs for the month of July and an optional on campus day in August to connect with peers, meet with various departments, and participate in a variety of workshops. 

All admitted students are required to participate in our virtual SOAR program. During your SOAR sessions, you will get an official campus welcome, hear from various departments including First-Year Experience, Academic Advising, Academic Support Services, and Student Financial Services, and you will have the chance to connect with your Orientation Leader. We strongly recommend attendance at the Parents and Families Information Session, too. 


SOAR kicks off on July 1, beginning a month of Live Sessions and Online Learning Modules. Specific times and links are available on the website and via email. Register Here.

Campus Preview Day

We are providing an optional Campus Preview Day on August 6, 2021 from 9-4 p.m. This event will provide an opportunity for students to tour campus, participate in workshops, student panels, individual department meetings, a campus BBQ, and more! A great way to learn more about and become familiar with campus before starting this fall. Register Here.

Full Campus Preview Day Schedule

Fall Orientation

Fall orientation begins with check-in on August 20, 2021 and runs through August 23, 2021. All new students are required to participate. Those coming to NVU with 30+ completed college credits only need to participate on August 20.

Fall Orientation will include social opportunities, fun campus traditions, a discussion about our summer common read, and more!