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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. To assist you in preparing for your spring semester, NVU has developed on-line learning class called SOAR. Within SOAR, you will have access to several learning modules to orient you to life at Northern Vermont University. These learning modules include information related to Academic Advising, Academic Support Services, Student and Residence Life, Dining Services and Student Financial and Billing Services. All enrolled students are expected to participate in this virtual SOAR class.


SOAR kicks off on January 4 with an official welcome from your Orientation Team and an introduction to the SOAR online class. You will also meet your Peer Orientation leader at the kick-off zoom event. Check your NVU email for further details on this kick-off event.

Spring Orientation

Spring orientation begins with check-in on the morning of January 17. All new students are expected to participate in the days events which will include introductions and information sessions from various departments and social opportunities to help connect you to your peers.


We’re here to help.

Email or call us at 802.635.1200

VSCS Portal: If you have logged into the NVU Portal and set up your account, you will use that username and password to access Canvas (our online learning software), your NVU email, web services, and other areas of the campus. If you need help logging in to your account, please visit the NVU Information Technology website for more instructions.