Lyndon Residence Life

Our 195-acre hilltop Lyndon campus is in the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Outdoor pursuits reign here, with on-campus trails and snow and skateboard parks, Burke Mountain and Kingdom Trails near campus, and Jay Peak just an hour drive. Foliage season is a popular time here, too, with many places to hike, bike, and take in the colorful vistas, along with harvest festivals and finding your way through the Great Vermont Corn Maze. Lyndon State Forest is a ten-minute drive from campus and offers multiuse trails for cross-country skiing snowshoeing, walking, and biking on 72 acres.

The arts take the stage here, too. St. Johnsbury-based Catamount Arts hosts performances and shows on campus and across the region, while Lyndon Twilight Players performances are held in the Alexander Twilight Theatre on campus. The on-campus Quimby Gallery and the Satellite Gallery in St. Johnsbury showcase both professional and student artwork from around the region.

Lyndon also hosts the Vermont Animation Festival, and the campus is home to News7. Most of our buildings are connected on campus, making it easy to access many classrooms, the library, theatre, and more without going back outside once you arrive.

Campus Housing

The Lyndon campus offers six residence halls, with live-in supervisory staff including student Resident Assistants on each floor and Residence Hall Directors or Head Residents in each building. Four of the residence halls are located within the Stonehenge Complex.

  • Wheelock Hall: Suite-style residence hall with four double-occupancy bedrooms per suite, with a shared common area and bathroom. Wheelock includes a student lounge, kitchen, game tables, vending machines, television, and laundry. Wheelock is home to gender-inclusive suites, adventure suites, and substance-free/wellness-theme housing.
  • Arnold Hall and Bayley Hall: These two suite-style residence halls are connected, and each suite includes two single-occupancy bedrooms, four double-occupancy bedrooms, and one triple-occupancy bedroom per suite, for a total of thirteen students per suite. Suites include a shared kitchenette (sink, refrigerator, and cabinets) and bathroom. The first floor of Arnold is home to the student lounge, laundry room, game tables, and vending machines for the Arnold/Bayley connected halls. Arnold is home to first-year housing, though first-year students may select housing other than first-year housing. In addition to general living, Bayley also houses the 24-hour quiet floor for students who desire a lower-volume living experience.
  • Poland Hall and Rogers Hall: These two suite-style residence halls are connected. Each suite includes two single-occupancy bedrooms, four double-occupancy bedrooms, and one triple-occupancy bedroom, for a total of thirteen students per suite. Suites include a shared kitchenette (sink, refrigerator, and cabinets) and bathroom. Poland is home to pet-friendly suites. The first floor of Rogers Hall includes the student lounge, laundry room, game tables, television, and vending machines for both connected halls.
  • Rita Bole Complex: This residence hall offers twenty-two apartment-style suites with six single-occupancy bedrooms, shared living room and dining area, and two private bathrooms in each. Apartment suites may be gender-neutral. The complex includes a student lounge, laundry room, game room, televisions and a common lounge kitchen.

All Rooms Include:

  • Twin extra-long bed (mattress measures 36 x 80 inches)
  • Wardrobe closet or dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Wireless internet
  • Curtains or blinds
  • Telephone jack (phone not provided)

Information about items students are allowed to bring with them can be found in the University Handbook.

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The Lyndon campus offers two dining options.

Stevens Dining Hall is the primary dining option on campus, serving a wide variety of meals sure to please every palate. Vegan and vegetarian options are provided daily, and special accommodations can be made for students with dietary restrictions.

Residential students are required to enroll in a food plan each semester. Students will have food plan options to choose from and are encouraged to select a plan that most closely matches their dining preferences. Commuting students are encouraged to purchase a food plan if they plan to be on campus during meal periods.

The Hornet’s Nest snack bar is the spot to grab something quick on campus, with hot and cold sandwiches, pizza, and a range of snacks and beverages available. Located on the second floor of the Vail building, it’s also a great place to take a break between classes or catch up with friends over coffee in the brightly lit common area.

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Clubs and Activities

Participating in student clubs and organizations, events, community service, and intercollegiate and intramural sports all help students become well-rounded citizens and professionals. The Lyndon campus offers a variety of clubs and activities to join in, including student government, dance ensemble, VTSUnity, Outing Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Gardening Club, and more. And if you don’t see something that fits your interests, you can start your own!

Student Wellness and Safety

Wellness and Safety are cornerstones of successful learning and living on campus. Our office of Public Safety and our Health Center are both committed to providing the programing, services, and tools needed by students, staff, faculty, and guests need to keep our campus safe.

Health and Wellness Services:

The Wellness Center is located in Rita Bole and is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Wellness Centers provide free, confidential mental health services for all students. We offer emergency response and crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, workshops and presentations, and consultation for the Vermont State University community. Our goal is to help students to develop coping strategies to navigate any challenges they may face.  

For medical-related needs, our Wellness Center offers first-aid and triage services by a registered nurse, referrals to local medical practices and dentists, and health and wellness information.

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Public Safety Services:

Our office of Public Safety is committed to ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for all who come to our campus. Our office provides a variety of services to support this goal beyond standard 24/7 patrol duties.

Services include:

  • Motor vehicle parking registration
  • Assistance with minor vehicle problems
  • Lost-and-found
  • Assistance in lockouts
  • I.D. cards
  • Defensive driving course
  • Education and training on various security-related issues
  • Student-escort service