UVM BORED 101: UVM Definitions
Going to college requires you to learn a whole new language – with things like FASFA, Residence Halls, Learning Communities, and more. We figure if you’ve made it this far – you probably have a lot of those things down already, but maybe don’t know some more specific UVM-y things, people, places, and events! We’re here to help.
Here’s a list of quintessentially UVM definitions:
UVM’s annual club fair. Great place to chat with clubs you’re interested in – and to score some solid swag (and food).
Shortened name of UVM BORED. A student-run events calendar and social media marketing team sharing events, tips, and trips with campus.
An acronym for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Career Interest Groups
Themed groups used by the career center to help you find jobs, clubs, events, and networking opportunities relating to your major/minor and interests.
An acronym for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Cats at the Movies
A program run by the Department of Student Life that gives students movie tickets to the Roxy Theater to see a movie any Thursday, Friday, or Saturday after 6PM.
An acronym for the College of Education and Social Services.
An acronym for the College of Engineering and Math Sciences.
Class Sticker Day
A giveaway run by First Year Experience that gives prizes to students who take photos (and tag) their class of stickers on social media.
An acronym for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
A nickname for the Dudley H. Davis Center – aka The Davis Center.
The name of the student section at UVM athletic games.
The nickname for UVM’s Lamentation statues on Central Campus – named in part for their eerie similarity to Dementors from Harry Potter.
A nickname for the Davis Center Oval that UVM BORED’s supervisor has been trying to make happen for 4-5 years. Stop trying to make ‘fetch’ happen!
A week of programming in October / November dedicated to exploring, choosing, or changing your majors or minors across all UVM colleges and schools.
UVM’s HUGE annual fall concert, programmed by UVM Program Board. Occurs every October in the Patrick Gym.
The Flying Diaper
A nickname for a hypar sculpture on Redstone campus – named for its visual similarity to an upside-down diaper that is…well…flying.
Fresh Check Day
A day in October sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing that focuses on health, wellness, and your overall mental health with a variety of entertainment, prizes, and giveaways.
A week of Halloween-themed events put on by UVM Program Board at the end of October.
An acronym for First Year Experience, an office who’s tasked with helping first years navigating their first year at UVM.
The coolest of the cool people at UVM. E-mails campus frequently to let them know what’s going on.
An acronym for the Grossman School of Business.
A nickname for Harris / Millis dining as a result of its location between the Harris and Millis complexes.
The nickname for the Gutterson Field House where hockey games occur.
The official hashtag of beautiful UVM instagrams. Official UVM accounts often repost photos that use this hashtag.
The name of the UVM student center that supports the development of self-identified students of color throughout their journey at UVM
A UVM app that acts as your personal academic advisor – helping you explore majors and careers, discover resources, book study groups, and remember tasks and deadlines.
An acronym for Orientation Leaders – upperclassmen and women who help orient folks during UVM’s orientation program and beyond.
Our Common Ground
A core group of themes that represent the values the UVM community aspires to have. They are Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice, and Responsibility.
The name of UVM’s LGBTQA+ Center which supports and empowers diverse queer and trans communities at UVM.
UVM’s Catamount mascot. Frequently seen at sporting events and giving away prizes on VCat Friday.
An acronym for Residential Advisors – upperclassmen and women in residence halls who help build hall community, act as a mentor, and help their residence with questions, concerns, and problems throughout the academic year.
An acronym for the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.
An acronym for Student Government Association – a student-run governing body that houses all of the UVM Clubs and Organizations and advocates for policies and decisions that can enhance the student experience.
One of the biggest UVM events of the year; a huge block party / concert planned by UVM Program Board that happens at the end of every April.
An app that displays the routes and locations of the UVM CAT Shuttles in real-time, along with their stops.
A nickname for the residence halls that make up Trinity Campus.
A candlelight ceremony that serves as your official induction into the University of Vermont.
An events app at uvm that has a number of guides you can download to help you along at UVM. Frequently used for Orientation, UVM BORED, UVM Dining, and Commencement information.
UVM Program Board
A student-run organization that plans and produces events for campus to attend throughout the academic year.
An acronym for UVM’s ‘Week of Welcome’; a week of events that happen every year during the first week of classes (and a little beyond). Lots of free stuff and free food.
A UVM Athletics program that rewards students, faculty, and staff with prizes for wearing UVM gear on Fridays.
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