Explore University of Vermont Hillel

Located on formerly Western Abenaki land at the University of Vermont, the Burack Hillel at 439 College Street offers an open floor plan with Shabbat seating for 140+, a communal kitchen where locally grown produce is preserved for Hillel Fresh meals later in the year, and a third floor space for meetings, private study, and prayer.

Undergraduate Enrollment

2,500 Jewish Students (22.1%*)
11,326 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

500 Jewish Students (22.8%*)
2,190 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

From the ski slopes of the Green Mountains to the kayaks on Lake Champlain for tashlich, UVM Hillel infuses the best of Vermont with a personally meaningful Jewish experience for our Jewish students, their friends and allies. Our process begins by empathizing with students to then find ideas together and co-create initiatives that impact our community and constant integration toward sustainability. Jewish students feel proud to express their Jewish identity in its myriad ways through life, learning and Israel freely on our campus.

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program, University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Kosher food in the area is provided by Vermont Kosher.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost;Meals available on shabbat/holidays only;Kosher food available nearby

Religious Services

Pluralistic, engaging, and welcoming. Primarily student-led using musical accompaniment with a mix of English, Hebrew, and transliterated Hebrew.

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Wellness, Inclusion, and Activism

In 2021 our Hillel received the Great Place to Work Award among our Hillel peers for our overall commitment to our employee's wellbeing so they can be their best selves for our students. We use strengths to maximize our staff talents and regularly review progress on personal and organizational OKRs (objectives and key results). Employees are supervised with a focus on five areas of overall wellbeing including career, social, financial, communal and spiritual facets.

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 67%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $16,280
  • Tuition Out-of-State $41,280
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 84% / 1%
  • Greek Life Yes

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Birthright Israel

University of Vermont

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439 College Street
Burlington VT 05405 US
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