Whoops. Introduction to the Class of 2016, Part 2

Hi Class of 2016!

So…you are all receiving emails from us at the UVM Foundation and Alumni Association with links to original, fun and informative blog content every week right?

Dwight Meme

We JUST realized that only half of your class has been receiving emails about our posts each week. Don’t ask why — it’s really dumb, so let’s never speak of it again.

To make up for our mistake, here are some important links to everything you have missed so far.

We know this isn’t the best introduction, but we hope you will find this blog useful and will return when you actually receive our weekly emails.


Sam Jedrey



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Class of 2016 Check In Survey - this summer

Zach Zimmerman


Join us each week for new and helpful content to guide you through the often confusing first year out of school. As recent alums, we know that the struggle is real!

Hang in there and see you next week!

Ryan & Derrick


5 Cities. 5 Events For You.

The UVM Alumni Association is kicking off summer, with 5 events in 5 cities – just for you.

Whether you just moved to a new city or are back home for the summer, this is a great way to meet UVM alums in your area. Plus who doesn’t love a summer happy hour?

Register for free here and we’ll send you a reminder when the event gets closer.

  1. New York City. Thursday, June 16 from 6pm to 8pm at The Revival (129 East 15th Street).
  2. Burlington. Thursday, June 23 from 6pm to 8pm at Three Needs (Pearl Street)
  3. Boston. Wednesday, June 29 from 6pm to 8pm at Tia’s (200 Atlantic Ave., Boston)
  4. San Francisco. Thursday, July 14 from 6pm to 8pm at John Collin’s (138 Minna Street)
  5. Washington, DC. Thursday, July 21 from 6pm to 8pm The Mission (Dupont Circle)

If you live in or near one of these events, check them out — it’s a great way to meet other UVM alumni near you.

Register for the events here.

Senior Week & Summer in Burlington

Senior Week is winding down as the Class of 2016 prepares for graduation this weekend. We took advantage of Wednesday’s boat cruise to check another item off the 101 Things List: #54 Attend Senior Week.
Getting out on the lake got us excited for all things summer, so we put together a rundown of the best things to do in Burlington from now until September.

Whether you live here or are planning a weekend trip up, we’ve got something for everyone. If we missed something you love, share it with everyone by leaving a comment.
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South End Breweries:
Pine Street has become a mecca of Vermont breweries. In the span of a few blocks you can hop from tasting room to tasting room with friends for a fun afternoon.
Queen City Brewery
Zero Gravity Beer
Switchback Brewing Co.

‘Off-the-beaten-path’ restaurants:
If you’re tired of the same old same old, here are a few places to try.
Pizza Barrio – coffee shop by day, ambient pizza join by night.
The Shopping Bag – these convenience store burgers are what your burger dreams are made of.
Misery Loves Company – upscale comfort food that’s well worth the trip across the river.

Good food, good drinks, and good music on Burlington’s iconic waterfront.
Burlington Wine & Food Festival – June 14-18, 2016.
Vermont Brewers Festival – July 15-16, 2016.
Grand Point North – September 17-18, 2016.

Weekly festivities:
If you’re a fan of eating al fresco, you won’t want to miss these weekly Burlington institutions.
Summervale – local food, live music and more every Thursday from July 7 – August 25.
South End Truck Stop – a sort of food truck block party that runs every Friday from May 20 – October 14
Burlington Farmers’ Market – obvious we know, but still a favorite, summer market starts May 7

101 Things: UVM Hockey Game

In last week’s post we invited all of you to help us host a week of happy hours. Just a reminder, if you are interested, don’t forget to sign up.

It’s been a little while since we last attempted any of the 101 things on our list but we are back at it. This one is #73 — go to a hockey game!
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Shout out to Christopher Damiani ’15 and Michelle Goldsmith ’15 who won tickets to the game on Martin St. Louis night last Friday January 8th at Gutterson Field House.

Hockey Game Group Selfie

And shout to me for my awkward selfie face (where’s a selfie stick when you need one?)

Excited fans packed the “Gut” and watched as Martin St. Louis took to the ice to speak about his time at UVM, success in the NHL, and have his number 8 raised to the rafters.

Martin St. Louis Pic

It was a great moment for UVM and our alums everywhere. A great success story. An undrafted player becomes an NHL legend and is the first player to have his number retired by UVM. Very inspirational!

Oh and we won 1-0 over Dartmouth!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our hockey ticket giveaway! Follow Afterword for more events like these and don’t forget to sign up if you are interested in hosting a happy hour in your hometown!

Next time,


Martin St. Louis photo provided by burlingtonfreepress.com


Upcoming Alumni Events – Skiing and Sports

The UVM Alumni Association has some great winter events planned. Sign up below to ski or catch a game with friends and fellow Catamounts in your region.

Ski or Ride? There are ski and ride weekends planned at Stowe, Cochrans, Bromley and Squaw Valley throughout January and February. Take advantage of great discounts and Apres Ski Receptions at one or all Mountains!

Sport fan? There are professional basketball, hockey and baseball outings planned in Boston, New York, San Francisco and DC. For those of you in New York, you have a chance to see to former Catamounts face off against each other!

For more information and to register please visit: www.alumni.uvm.edu.