About Burlington, Vermont
Thanks to an ideal location, you can fit a lot into each of the three days you spend on campus during residency. Burlington International Airport is an easy 15-minute ride from campus, with direct flights to key cities. You can drive to four major ski resorts in one hour, Montréal in one and a half, Boston in three and a half and New York City in five.
Inside the buildings clustered around Rozendaal Courtyard and the Lower Quad are fully wired and wireless classrooms featuring interactive whiteboards and small-group workspace, state-of-the-art multimedia labs, and individual digital video and audio labs. Outside are Craftsman-style architectural touches and brick walkways that blend in with our picturesque neighborhood. Our campus is filled with idyllic spots — relax on a quiet bench or just lay back in the grass or power up your laptop during your stay here.
A Home Away from Home
Burlington is such a distinctive city, it shows up in the top of many “best” lists. For a city ahead of the trend on the green movement, it’s no wonder that the Burlington community is environmental and community oriented, and for being home to 22 LEED-certified buildings.
In a community where strangers say ‘hi’ on the streets, it’s no wonder why you’ll feel right at home in Burlington, Vermont.
Burlington Near and Far
- Burlington is compact enough that activities are easy to get to. Church Street, a four-block, cobblestoned, outdoor marketplace cordoned off exclusively for pedestrians; lakeside trails; bike paths and North Beach are only minutes from campus.
- Local residents and students mingle in many of downtown’s great restaurants, laid-back cafes and funky shops.
- From campus, it’s only 90 minutes to Montréal, three and a half hours to Boston, and five hours to New York City.
- Compete in the Battle for Burlington Ski & Board Competition, or head to the mountains — some of New England’s best skiing are just a short drive away.
- Our creative majors are involved in the larger Burlington community, displaying their designs at the South End Art Hop, exhibiting their videos in the International Film Festival and performing their written words as part of the Burlington Book Festival.
Food for Thought
Burlington is known for its diverse restaurants that source their ingredients from local farms. Not only is the Vermont Fresh Network, but Vermont has a strong following in the Slow Foods Movement, CSA’s and farmer’s markets. Take a look at some of the restaurants the city has to offer.