Beyond the Classroom
University of Vermont 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.
Move Mountains: The Campaign for The University of Vermont will raise $137 million to support programs, research projects and collaborative ventures that enrich the student experience while accelerating the pace of discovery and innovation. Join us.
Support for Student Programs
About 90 percent of UVM students participate in an experience-based learning opportunity, such as research or an internship. All of UVM’s colleges, along with programs in athletics, the libraries and Fleming Museum, seek support for student-focused experiences that offer such opportunities. The campaign also seeks support for several university-wide initiatives, including the First-Year Experience Program, the Advising Center and Career Services, the Center for Academic Engagement and the Center for Global Engagement.
Support for Research and Academic Programs
Undergraduate research gets students truly engaged in learning. By supporting research at UVM, you can ensure that all students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty mentors — to advance technology, change policies, build understanding and improve lives. The campaign also will help UVM colleges follow through on innovations to their academic programs. These range from creating more interdisciplinary courses in the College of Arts and Sciences to offering leadership training for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.