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Advancing 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.

Move Mountains: The Campaign for The University of Vermont holds promise to transform UVM Athletics with an across-the-board national profile. An up-to-date facility for basketball and hockey, increased athletic scholarships and endowed coaches’ positions will elevate the level of play and the Catamounts’ success on and off the field. This is an ambitious vision, and one that will require substantial investment. Join us.

Multi-purpose Event Center: $35 million

While our ice hockey and basketball teams exemplify the finest of college athletics, our facilities have fallen behind. A new multi-purpose event center will bring UVM Athletics up to par with competitors in basketball’s America East Conference (AEC) and in the Hockey East Association. It will also be a boon for large university gatherings, such as commencement and convocation, as well as community events, including trade shows and concerts. 

Endowed Coaches’ Positions: $8 million

We aim to endow head coach positions for UVM’s highest-profile sports: men’s and women’s basketball, hockey and skiing. The income from these endowments can be used to supplement coaches’ salaries and provide critical discretionary funds coaches can use to advance their programs. Similar to the way that endowed chairs raise the bar in academic departments, endowed coaches’ positions will help UVM Athletics recruit and retain the very best coaches.

Athletic Scholarship Endowment Fund: $7 million

Increased financial aid will enable us to attract high-quality student-athletes. Currently, we are only able to provide 80 percent of scholarship limits established by the NCAA, and yet we compete against institutions that provide 100 percent. Additional athletic scholarships will close this gap, helping us be more effective in our recruiting efforts and ultimately achieve a more successful overall program.