Northern Vermont University is now part of Vermont State University! Please visit for accurate information.

It’s going to be a great year.

We’re so excited to welcome our new and returning students to campus. Learn more about what you need to know as an NVU student below.

Fall Orientation

All new students on both campuses are required to attend our Fall Orientation weekends. During orientation, you’ll explore campus life as you meet student leaders; learn about public safety, student life, and health resources; and more. Plus, there are several opportunities to get to know your classmates in a variety of fun activities!

NVU-Johnson Fall Orientation

NVU-Lyndon Fall Orientation

Welcome Week

The fun doesn’t stop once classes begin. Welcome Week continues on both campuses with Opening Convocation, community meals, and student events. Explore the events calendar to see what’s happening on your campus.

While your main focus as a Northern Vermont University student is your studies and academic goals, it’s important that you build connections to your NVU community as well. Students on both campuses have countless opportunities to get involved with clubs, recreational activities, and professional development options, and we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities.

Join us at one of these events:

  • NVU-Johnson Student Activities Fair: DATES COMING SOON 
  • NVU-Lyndon Student Involvement Fair: DATES COMING SOON

and check out current campus clubs and organizations:

Family, Friends, Fun at NVU

We can’t wait to welcome you to campus to celebrate the past, present, and future of NVU! With a weekend on each campus packed with fun for the whole family, you won’t want to miss out!

Homecoming and Family Weekends, SAVE THE DATE! Details coming soon.

  • Johnson Campus: September 16-18, 2022
  • Lyndon Campus: September 23-25, 2022

Northern Vermont University Student Email Addresses

Your NVU student email address is your network ID (ie, the alphanumerical string you use to log into the portal) + For example:

If you have any Information Technology questions, please visit the new Office of Information Technology website. There, you will be able to create a work order and connect personal devices to campus WiFi.

IT/Help Desk Locations

Johnson Campus: Willey Library and Learning Center
Lyndon Campus: Samuel Read Hall Library

All students must have a valid parking permit to park on both the Johnson and Lyndon campuses. For full parking details visit:

NVU-Johnson Public Safety            NVU-Lyndon Public Safety

Order a Parking Permit Online

Parking permits cost $35 per year or $25 per semester.

To obtain a campus parking permit, register and pay online and indicate the address where you want your permit to be mailed.

Order an NVU-Johnson Parking Permit            Order an NVU-Lyndon Parking Permit

Sodexo is excited to welcome you back to campus with a year filled with delicious, nutritious dining options for every appetite.

Meal plans and flex dining points are valid at both campuses, so if you’re taking a class or participating in an activity at either campus, you can eat in the campus dining hall or snack bar/cafe.

Learn more about dining at NVU.

Late in 2016, the Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees unanimously approved a measure to ensure that all VSCS institutions will be tobacco-free no later than July 1, 2019. The approved policy can be found here. Both campuses of Northern Vermont University became tobacco-free on July 1, 2018.

Colleges and universities that have adopted tobacco-free policies have spread across the country, in fact, according to, there are more than 1,600 colleges and universities that have gone 100% tobacco-free or smoke-free. College and university campuses can have a large impact on tobacco cessation and prevention efforts given the very small number of people that start using tobacco beyond the traditional college-age years.

Working groups on both campuses have been meeting to discuss issues pertaining to policy education, accountability, and various resources available to anyone wanting to cease their use of tobacco. You will now see new external signage on both campuses. You will also see more campus-specific electronic messaging and internal signage regarding resources for community members as we get closer to start of the fall semester.

We recognize that the successful implementation of this policy will take time. As has been the case on many other campuses, education, patience, and voluntary compliance will ultimately lead to a culture shift over time. Respectful interaction among members of our community will be crucial during this transition. By joining so many other 100% tobacco-free colleges and universities, we reinforce our mission to prepare our students to be critical thinkers and engaged global citizens while maintaining a healthy atmosphere for all who learn, work, and visit Northern Vermont University.

Both campuses follow the same academic calendar. Breaks, holidays, and other milestones will happen concurrently on each campus.

You can view the academic calendar for campus-based classes here.

NVU Online students follow a different calendar, which can be found here.

NVU Libraries

NVU-Johnson’s Willey Library and NVU-Lyndon’s Samuel Read Hall Library have a new website. You can search each campus’ holdings, as well as find articles, databases and more at

NVU Bookstores

With the new NVU eCampus Bookstore, students will have 24/7 access to a customized website that guarantees the right books at the right time and the right price. Course materials will be linked to each student’s class schedule for easy identification of the correct materials and seamless ordering. With a price match guarantee, students can shop with confidence knowing that they will receive the very best price. Additional benefits include access to free expedited shipping of course materials to campus during the week prior and the week after the start of each term.

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