Campus Living

Summer Academy students choosing to live and eat on campus are housed together for two weeks in the same residence hall. As a part of this social learning community, you will deepen your understanding of yourself and develop meaningful relationships. The activities planned throughout the week after class and over the weekend, and the spontaneous happenings in the hall, will help you make the most of this pre-college experience and encourage you to become more healthy, engaged and successful. The Summer Academy activities listed below support the Four Cornerstones of UVM’s Department of Residential Life – Enhancing Learning, Community & Civic Engagement, Advancing Diversity & Inclusion, and Health & Wellness.

SUMA Tentative 2023 Schedule – 2024 Schedule will release in January

Enhancing Learning

  • Campus Tour
  • College Admissions Workshop – designed to help students prepare for their college application

Community and Civic Engagement

  • Events on the Green: Circle time and Activities
  • Indoor/Outdoor Games and Entertainment

Health and Wellness

  • Ethan Allen Tower – A short hike through Vermont’s natural history
  • Burlington Farmer’s Market & Walk on Church Street
  • Beach Activities – swimming, beach games
  • VT Lake Monsters Baseball game
  • Sunset cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen
  • Spare Time – bowling and laser tag

Independence Day Activities

Students do not have class on July 4 as it is an observed holiday at the University of Vermont.  Students will be participating in off-campus enrichment activities on July 4.

Residential Housing

Central Campus Residence Hall

Address: Central Campus Residential Hall, 170 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405 Map

Summer Academy students will be staying in our newest dorm on the UVM campus. Students are supervised 24/7 by a Residential team consisting of a Residential Director and several Residential Assistants.

Residential Dining Program

Summer Academy students enjoy the ease and convenience of a UVM Summer Dining Plan.   Your main dining hall will be determined as we get closer, but most everyplace on campus is within a 10 minute walk.  You will have some retail points that can be used across campus at other locations and in the food stores.  The dining plan included in your program fee grants you 3 meals per day, except check-in day and check-out.  Check-in day there will be a BBQ mid-afternoon and check-out day breakfast will be available.  Also included are a total of 40 Retail Points that student can be used for other dining option across campus.

Additional Retail Points can be added to existing accounts by contacting the Meal Plan Office. Visit the University Dining Services for additional information.

Campus Living Staff

Ravina Kate – Residential Director

Ravina is from Pune, India. The US has been her home for the last seven years. Ravina is excited to take part in the summer activities and get to know new students. The RA team is equally thrilled about spending time together.

Currently, Ravina is pursuing a master’s degree in the Clinical Counseling Program at the University of Vermont. Ravina has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Westminster College in Missouri. She enjoys working in summer camps across various states in the US. She found fulfillment working as a case manager with a nonprofit in Omaha, Nebraska.

She enjoys dancing, hiking, watching sunsets, and spending time with her friends. Ravina also has a great fondness for coffee and authentic chai.


Hillary Ross- Activities Coordinator

Hillary is a UVM alumni and currently a program coordinator at the University of Vermont. She studied Parks, Recreation & Tourism in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. Before becoming a UVM staff member, Hillary was the Champlain Valley Expositions Event and Marketing Manager. Hillary enjoys spending her time hiking and reading a good book. Hillary is very excited to show high school students the events and activities she enjoyed at UVM, as well as the Burlington area