Families

Welcome, NVU Families! 

We’re excited that your student is joining our campus community. We know that you and your student have questions about getting ready for the first semester as well as what to expect as a Northern Vermont University student.

We’ve compiled information here to help make sure that you can help support your student.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please don’t hesitate to call or email. 

Message from the Dean of Students

On behalf of the professional and student staff in the Division of Student Life, welcome to Northern Vermont University. The Dean of Students Office is at the disposal of your student with an eagerness to assist as they navigate the resources of their new home. Our student-centered staff members will help students make informed decisions about academic and personal matters, find appropriate resources within and beyond the campus community, and provide multiple opportunities to engage meaningfully with peers, faculty, and staff. 

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of your student getting involved on campus. Relationships and connections to the campus beyond the classroom will deeply enhance your student's experience. There are dozens of active student organizations on our campuses, including service opportunities, numerous intramural options, and many other academic, arts, and sports clubs. NVU also has a very competitive NCAA Division III athletic program.

It is our goal to make the Northern Vermont University student experience efficient, outstanding, and productive. Whatever the issue, the Dean of Students office is a good place to start. Please contact us at 802.635.1200 (Johnson campus) or 802.626.6419 (Lyndon campus).

And NVU parents, we hope you will get involved and stay connected with the NVU community and partner with us to help your student have a successful year!

Jonathan Davis            
Dean of Students  
Jonathan.Davis@NorthernVermont.edu