Areas to Support

The UVM Fund

Your gift to the UVM Fund provides current-use dollars for needs all across campus. Your support ensures affordability, enhances academics, and enriches campus life — all of which improve our reputation.

Support for Facilities

Our founders created the iconic University Green that in many ways is still the heart of UVM. We now have a historic opportunity to reimagine UVM’s Central Campus to create a second green that better connects the many disciplines at the heart of teaching, learning and research here: the humanities, science, engineering and medicine.

Our goal: We will raise $126 million to benefit seven capital projects that will benefit students, faculty and the larger UVM community.

Support for Faculty

UVM is a talent magnet, attracting some of the nation’s best faculty to build their careers with us. Many cite a fondness for UVM’s culture, which centers less on individual prestige and self-promotion and more on hard work, collaboration, meaningful connections with students and colleagues, and service to community, state and nation.

Our goal: We will double the number of endowed faculty positions.

Support for Programs

Our students face a world that is growing ever more complex and unpredictable. Many of the skills that college graduates need most — resilience, problem solving, risk taking, the ability to collaborate effectively — cannot be learned through lectures and textbooks. Students gain these skills by working in a lab, partnering with faculty researchers, creating art or music in the studio, interning with a business or nonprofit, doing community service or studying in other places around the world.

Our goal: We will raise $137 million to support student-focused programs, research projects and collaborative ventures throughout UVM.

Support for Scholarships

We're determined to attract the best students from throughout our state, nation and world while making while making UVM more affordable for students from all backgrounds and socioeconomic groups. We will be stronger when we can bring in students with an even wider range of talents, life experiences, accomplishments and interests.

Our goal: We will raise $210 million for scholarships, financial aid and support for student learning experiences.

Athletics

UVM has a proud history of accomplishment in NCAA Division I athletics. We’ve also earned a reputation as a university where the tradition of the “student-athlete” still flourishes in the science lab, library and classroom. But we know we are capable of far more.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences prepares students to tackle some of society’s most critical issues: healthy food systems, environmentally sound agricultural enterprises, policies and practices that sustain rural communities, and the use of modern molecular and cellular biology to improve quality of life. Faculty are working on answers to pressing problems in these fields while preparing the next generation of leaders in the life sciences.

College of Arts and Sciences

The liberal arts and sciences have never been more important. Today’s students are preparing for jobs that don’t yet exist. To be ready for this uncertain future, students must be skilled critical thinkers, problem solvers and communicators. This is the kind of education we provide in the College of Arts and Sciences.

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) is creating real-world solutions to the increasingly complex challenges our society faces. In everything we do, our focus is on innovation, interdisciplinary problem solving, critical thinking and sophisticated quantitative skills, all of which prepare our students for success in an increasingly specialized and globalized work force. Our graduates are in high demand.

College of Education and Social Services

As the Information Age has altered social interaction and learning on a global scale, the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) has transformed how we prepare future educators and social service professionals. Our forward-thinking programs are now counted among the best in the country, while our students continue to donate 190,000 hours annually to serve communities in need.

College of Medicine

Each year, nearly 6,000 students apply for just 114 seats in the first-year class at the UVM College of Medicine. Applicants are drawn by our reputation for clinical excellence combined with a humanistic approach that values collaboration, collegiality and compassion. 

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

At the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, our students and faculty help people not only live better, healthier lives but also regain their quality of life in the face of illness or injury. By supporting Move Mountains: The Campaign for The University of Vermont, you can help create the health care workforce of the future while also changing health care for the better. Join us.

Extension

From climate change to water quality to growing demand for organic produce, Vermont agriculture faces challenges that also bring opportunities for innovation and growth. UVM Extension is ready with programs to help farmers diversify their businesses, and to advance the local food movement. And we’re ready to protect water quality by promoting best practices in nutrient management.

Fleming Museum of Art

No other Vermont museum has the breadth and diversity of the Fleming Museum of Art. Its rich collection of art and cultural objects, changing exhibitions, and insightful programming define the Fleming as an extraordinary place for learning and discovery. The Fleming serves as a bridge between the community and the intellectual, cultural and artistic riches of the university.

Graduate College

A novel drug to fight cancer. A hedometer that uses social media to measure emotion around the world in real time. Software to better predict weather patterns. These are all ventures that advance knowledge and address society’s needs — and they all happen thanks to the work of UVM Graduate College students. Graduate students are creators of new knowledge as well as scholars, teachers, mentors and ambassadors.

Grossman School of Business

Today there is a real sense of momentum at UVM’s Grossman School of Business. We are recruiting new faculty, building enrollment, sending students to case competitions, bringing experts to campus and linking students with internship and career opportunities. We are a business school that is poised to rise — in reputation, rankings and impact.

Grossman Challenge

An extraordinary opportunity with the potential to transform the Grossman School of Business into one of the finest business programs in the world is within our reach.

Honors College

Launched in 2004, The Honors College has transformed the academic landscape at the University of Vermont, contributing to the retention of top students and elevating the academic culture for all. As UVM asserts its position as one of the nation’s best public research universities, the Honors College will continue to play a critical role.

Humanities Center

As the state’s flagship land-grant public university, UVM practices “engaged humanities.” Our Humanities Center is a vital part of the fabric of UVM and the intellectual life of our community. Our goal is to establish a coordinated approach to bringing fundamental issues in the humanities beyond campus to the people of Vermont and assume a leadership role in the ongoing discussions that impact Vermonters and our nation.

Institute for Environment

Satisfying human needs without destroying nature is our generation’s defining challenge. The new Institute for Environment will build on UVM’s long-standing leadership in this area, harnessing the collective power of the university’s 350 environmental researchers to target the world’s most critical environmental problems. This new approach, which breaks down traditional barriers of scholarship, will dramatically accelerate understanding, solutions and action.

Libraries

The UVM Libraries are northern New England’s premier public research center. We are leaders in addressing the information needs of our diverse learning communities and creating access to a world of resources. We are a vital component of the university’s commitment to excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service.

Medical Center

What’s best for patients? At The University of Vermont Medical Center and Health Network, this question drives everything we do — including our alignment with UVM. Our patients receive the most progressive treatment from leading health care experts, backed by groundbreaking studies ranging from the biomedical underpinnings of disease to the benefits of integrative healing practices. The UVM Medical Center also plays a critical role in educating the caregivers of tomorrow.

Miller Building: UVM Medical Center

As part of The University of Vermont’s comprehensive campaign, The UVM Medical Center seeks to raise $30 million to support the construction of the new Robert E. & Holly D. Miller Building — a facility that will create a better healing experience for patients and families, a better working environment for clinicians, and a better research and learning experience for UVM scientists and students.

Research

Research at UVM takes place in many settings: in laboratories and clinics, on farmlands and in research forests, in waterways across the state, and in field studies around the globe. Discoveries made here are having a significant and positive effect — improving the water quality in Lake Champlain, developing a smarter electrical grid and influencing human health by changing behaviors.

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Sustainability, resource accessibility and equity, and climate change are among the critical global challenges of our times. The Rubenstein School enrolls some of the most academically talented undergraduates at UVM, along with a large cohort of master’s and Ph.D. students. All are working together with faculty to move mountains as our nation and world stand at an environmental crossroads.

STEM Complex

For more than two centuries, scientific research has helped define a culture of innovation and discovery at the University of Vermont. Now, as universities make multi-million-dollar investments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), UVM faces a crucial moment: Commit to a promising future as a public research institution or risk falling behind.

Student Affairs

Academics are central to a college education, but they are only part of the transformation that occurs during a student’s four years on campus. Research shows that student life outside the classroom directly impacts overall success. At UVM, the Division of Student Affairs encompasses all activities beyond academics that help students be healthy, engaged and successful. We assist students from first-year orientation through graduation and beyond as they secure their first job or enroll in graduate school.