Take your first steps as a Northern Vermont University student at NVU-Lyndon'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 Peer 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 will be made available beginning in early May. Students will receive information via email with that information. 


We're here to help.

Email LyndonFirstYear@NorthernVermont.edu or call us at 802.626.6393

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.