Campus Life

Saint Michael’s prides itself on offering a diverse and enriching student life program. Whether it is taking in one of the many student produced performances at the McCarthy Arts Center, attending talks by highly renowned guest speakers, or participating in one of the dozens of student activities offered, you will never lack for engagement on campus.

Living on Campus

There is a requirement for all but a select few local students to live on campus. You will not be held to the residency requirement as a veteran or current military member. We recognize that veterans are typically a bit older than the student body and should be allowed to make their own living arrangements. With that said, if a veteran desires to live on campus, housing will always be made available.

Point of Contact for Student Housing:

Brian Lee, Assitant Dean of Students
blee@smcvt.edu or at 802.654.2207

Co-Curricular and Leadership Opportunities

Adventure Sports Center

The St. Mike’s Adventure Sports Center is a great way to stay active and engage in the Saint Mike’s community. The program offers training and outings in kayaking, climbing, skiing/riding and mountain biking. In addition, the program offers training as an instructor in any of the activities offered and to be a member of the wilderness program staff.

For More Information About the Adventure Sports Center:
Todd Wright, Director of Adventure Sports Center
Ground Floor, Alumni North
twright@smcvt.edu or at 802.654.2614

Eben Widlund, Assistant Director of Adventure Sports Center
Ground Floor, Alumni North
wwidlund@smcvt.edu or at 802.654.2614

Saint Michael’s Fire and Rescue Squad

For over 35 years, the student-run Fire and Rescue Squad has been saving lives and property in the communities that surround Saint Michael’s College. On duty at all times, the Fire and Rescue Squad responds to an average of 2,400 rescue and 600 fire calls, making them one of the busiest squads in the state of Vermont. Located on campus, the Robert E. Sutton Fire and Rescue Station is a state of the art facility that houses two ambulances, two pump trucks and a squad truck.

Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts

MOVE is at the heart of the Saint Michael’s experience: service to others. The MOVE program is an opportunity to continue your service to community and country. MOVE is student run and led and operates over 20 volunteer programs within the local community. MOVE also offers extended service trips to national and international locations.

For More About MOVE or Any Volunteer Efforts:

Lara Scott, Director of MOVE
Alliot Student Center, Room 124
lscott@smcvt.edu or at 802.654.2674

Student Veterans of America

Saint Michael’s Chapter of the Student Veterans of America

The student veterans at Saint Michael’s organized a chapter of the National Student Veterans of America in 2013. Since then, the group has been quite active on campus in raising the awareness of the campus population about veterans and current members of the military. Since its inception, the Saint Michael’s chapter of the SVA has raised money to assemble over a hundred care packages for troops deployed overseas. The SMC SVA has also conducted a Veterans Day panel made up of student veterans in an open forum to educate the campus community about how experiences in a combat zone shape the lives of service members.

Click here to learn more about Student Veterans of America

For More Information on the St. Michael’s Chapter of the SVA:
Victoria Smith, Chapter President
vsmith3@mail.smcvt.edu

Lance Jandreau, Chapter Vice President
ljandreau@mail.smcvt.edu

Campus Ministry

An Edmundite Tradition

Saint Michael’s College was founded by the Society of Saint Edmund. The core Edmundite values of social justice, education, spiritual renewal and ministry are expressed throughout the college, but importantly through our Edmundite Campus Ministry. As a Roman Catholic college, we’re committed to help students, staff, and faculty reflect on and celebrate the spiritual and religious dimensions of their lives. We welcome all students who want to explore how thinking and talking about God, values, responsibility to others, the nature of life and the question of a soul can be an important part of education and personal development.

From retreats and spiritual counseling to VITA peer ministers and MOVE volunteer opportunities to programming through the Edmundite Center for Peace and Justice, we offer many ways for students to explore their spiritual beliefs and serve the community. Fr. Ray Doherty, a former marine, is particularly interested in the spiritual and personal journey of our veterans.

Campus Living

Saint Michael’s has many options for on-campus living with over a dozen residence halls and townhouse complexes. We strive to make the best matches among students living together and  provide age appropriate arrangements for students when possible.  To see what housing options are available on campus you can go here for an in-depth look. Our residential life staff will ensure that you have the support you need while you are housed here on campus.

Facilities

Everything you need is right here on campus:

  • The Tarrant Recreation Center and Ross Sports Center is home to our fitness complex with an indoor running track, tennis/basketball courts, swimming pool and a complete fitness center to help you maintain your physical fitness.
  • The McCarthy Arts Center is home to a vibrant theatre program that produces a wide variety of shows and events throughout the school year.
  • Outside of the main dining hall are Einstein’s Bagels and the Cheray Café for your dining needs.
  • If you are looking for even greater variety your student ID, or Knight Card, also can be used at many of the restaurants in the greater Burlington area.

Community Resources

As a student at Saint Michael’s College, you will be surrounded by a community that believes in taking care of its service members and veterans. With a myriad of support services available in the area, our Coordinator of Military and Veterans Services will get you the help you need. Below are some key agencies and points of contact:

Vermont Veterans Outreach Team

Vermont Veterans Outreach Program provides ongoing assistance primarily to combat Veterans. Support is provided by identifying any potential needs and facilitating the process of accessing all available services. Partnering with our Family Assistance Specialists and other local, State and Federal agencies, the Vermont Veterans Outreach Program addresses the concerns of Veterans by responding in a prompt and confidential manner.

Mr. Andre Wing, Team Leader
789 Vermont National Guard Rd.
Camp Johnson, Colchester, VT 05446
work #: 802.338.3022
cell #: 802.881.5057

Veterans Administration Burlington Lakeside Community Based Outpatient Clinic

128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 260
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: .802.657.7000
Fax: 802.657.7077
Practice Hours:
8:00am – 4:30pm, Mon-Fri
Evening appointments available on Wednesdays

Vet Center

We are the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans’ war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.

Tara G Mathiowetz
Office Manager
359 Dorset St.
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: 802.862.1806 or 877.927.8387
Fax: 802.865.3319

Vermont Department of Labor Veterans Outreach

The Vermont Department of Labor Veterans Outreach serves Vermont’s veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

Cathi Farr – Veterans Program Administrator
802.828.4321
Cathi.Farr@state.vt.us

Mike Watson – (DVOP) Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist
802.652.0338
Michael.Watson@state.vt.us

Living in Burlington

Burlington, VT is a diverse, vibrant place where there is always something to do, no matter the season, indoors and out. Burlington is the cultural center of Vermont, ideally located between two major metropolitan areas where you can get to Montreal in under two hours and Boston in just over three.

Facts About Burlington

Here are just a few of the accolades that Burlington has earned over the years:

  • #1 America’s Best College Town according to Travel and Leisure Magazine
  • Burlington Ranked #10 Among Top 12 College Towns for Commuting on Foot by The SpareFoot Blog
  • Burlington Ranked #2 Among America’s 10 Great Places to Live by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Top 10 Downtowns, Burlington # 3 – Livability.com Magazine
  • Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation – Outside Magazine
  • Prettiest Town in America – Forbes.com

Co-Curricular and Leadership Opportunities

Adventure Sports Center

The St. Mike’s Adventure Sports Center is a great way to stay active and engage in the Saint Mike’s community. The program offers training and outings in kayaking, climbing, skiing/riding and mountain biking. In addition, the program offers training as an instructor in any of the activities offered and to be a member of the wilderness program staff.

For More Information About the Adventure Sports Center:
Todd Wright, Director of Adventure Sports Center
Ground Floor, Alumni North
twright@smcvt.edu or at 802.654.2614

Eben Widlund, Assistant Director of Adventure Sports Center
Ground Floor, Alumni North
wwidlund@smcvt.edu or at 802.654.2614

Saint Michael’s Fire and Rescue Squad

For over 35 years, the student-run Fire and Rescue Squad has been saving lives and property in the communities that surround Saint Michael’s College. On duty at all times, the Fire and Rescue Squad responds to an average of 2,400 rescue and 600 fire calls, making them one of the busiest squads in the state of Vermont. Located on campus, the Robert E. Sutton Fire and Rescue Station is a state of the art facility that houses two ambulances, two pump trucks and a squad truck.

Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts

MOVE is at the heart of the Saint Michael’s experience: service to others. The MOVE program is an opportunity to continue your service to community and country. MOVE is student run and led and operates over 20 volunteer programs within the local community. MOVE also offers extended service trips to national and international locations.

For More About MOVE or Any Volunteer Efforts:

Lara Scott, Director of MOVE
Alliot Student Center, Room 124
lscott@smcvt.edu or at 802.654.2674

Student Veterans of America

Saint Michael’s Chapter of the Student Veterans of America

The student veterans at Saint Michael’s organized a chapter of the National Student Veterans of America in 2013. Since then, the group has been quite active on campus in raising the awareness of the campus population about veterans and current members of the military. Since its inception, the Saint Michael’s chapter of the SVA has raised money to assemble over a hundred care packages for troops deployed overseas. The SMC SVA has also conducted a Veterans Day panel made up of student veterans in an open forum to educate the campus community about how experiences in a combat zone shape the lives of service members.

Click here to learn more about Student Veterans of America

For More Information on the St. Michael’s Chapter of the SVA:
Victoria Smith, Chapter President
vsmith3@mail.smcvt.edu

Lance Jandreau, Chapter Vice President
ljandreau@mail.smcvt.edu

Campus Ministry

An Edmundite Tradition

Saint Michael’s College was founded by the Society of Saint Edmund. The core Edmundite values of social justice, education, spiritual renewal and ministry are expressed throughout the college, but importantly through our Edmundite Campus Ministry. As a Roman Catholic college, we’re committed to help students, staff, and faculty reflect on and celebrate the spiritual and religious dimensions of their lives. We welcome all students who want to explore how thinking and talking about God, values, responsibility to others, the nature of life and the question of a soul can be an important part of education and personal development.

From retreats and spiritual counseling to VITA peer ministers and MOVE volunteer opportunities to programming through the Edmundite Center for Peace and Justice, we offer many ways for students to explore their spiritual beliefs and serve the community. Fr. Ray Doherty, a former marine, is particularly interested in the spiritual and personal journey of our veterans.

Campus Living

Saint Michael’s has many options for on-campus living with over a dozen residence halls and townhouse complexes. We strive to make the best matches among students living together and  provide age appropriate arrangements for students when possible.  To see what housing options are available on campus you can go here for an in-depth look. Our residential life staff will ensure that you have the support you need while you are housed here on campus.

Facilities

Everything you need is right here on campus:

  • The Tarrant Recreation Center and Ross Sports Center is home to our fitness complex with an indoor running track, tennis/basketball courts, swimming pool and a complete fitness center to help you maintain your physical fitness.
  • The McCarthy Arts Center is home to a vibrant theatre program that produces a wide variety of shows and events throughout the school year.
  • Outside of the main dining hall are Einstein’s Bagels and the Cheray Café for your dining needs.
  • If you are looking for even greater variety your student ID, or Knight Card, also can be used at many of the restaurants in the greater Burlington area.

Community Resources

As a student at Saint Michael’s College, you will be surrounded by a community that believes in taking care of its service members and veterans. With a myriad of support services available in the area, our Coordinator of Military and Veterans Services will get you the help you need. Below are some key agencies and points of contact:

Vermont Veterans Outreach Team

Vermont Veterans Outreach Program provides ongoing assistance primarily to combat Veterans. Support is provided by identifying any potential needs and facilitating the process of accessing all available services. Partnering with our Family Assistance Specialists and other local, State and Federal agencies, the Vermont Veterans Outreach Program addresses the concerns of Veterans by responding in a prompt and confidential manner.

Mr. Andre Wing, Team Leader
789 Vermont National Guard Rd.
Camp Johnson, Colchester, VT 05446
work #: 802.338.3022
cell #: 802.881.5057

Veterans Administration Burlington Lakeside Community Based Outpatient Clinic

128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 260
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: .802.657.7000
Fax: 802.657.7077
Practice Hours:
8:00am – 4:30pm, Mon-Fri
Evening appointments available on Wednesdays

Vet Center

We are the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans’ war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.

Tara G Mathiowetz
Office Manager
359 Dorset St.
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: 802.862.1806 or 877.927.8387
Fax: 802.865.3319

Vermont Department of Labor Veterans Outreach

The Vermont Department of Labor Veterans Outreach serves Vermont’s veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

Cathi Farr – Veterans Program Administrator
802.828.4321
Cathi.Farr@state.vt.us

Mike Watson – (DVOP) Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist
802.652.0338
Michael.Watson@state.vt.us

Living in Burlington

Burlington, VT is a diverse, vibrant place where there is always something to do, no matter the season, indoors and out. Burlington is the cultural center of Vermont, ideally located between two major metropolitan areas where you can get to Montreal in under two hours and Boston in just over three.

Facts About Burlington

Here are just a few of the accolades that Burlington has earned over the years:

  • #1 America’s Best College Town according to Travel and Leisure Magazine
  • Burlington Ranked #10 Among Top 12 College Towns for Commuting on Foot by The SpareFoot Blog
  • Burlington Ranked #2 Among America’s 10 Great Places to Live by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Top 10 Downtowns, Burlington # 3 – Livability.com Magazine
  • Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation – Outside Magazine
  • Prettiest Town in America – Forbes.com