>> Friday, February 22, 2013 – College
We continued our college search with Helen this week by touring University of Vermont. We are so lucky to live in a state with such a great university (even if it is still pretty expensive for in-state students--I guess that's what you get for living in a small state).
The campus is just beautiful with a combination of older buildings such as these which house the College of Arts and Sciences--Helen's choice--
--and new buildings such as the student center.
UVM takes great pride in its environmentally friendly policies (such as no bottled water for sale anymore) and these energy-efficient dorms/learning communities are just one example. We saw also saw solar-powered buildings and internal bio-microbiotic water systems for buildings.
UVM sits on Lake Champlain and has a club crew team--a big plus for Helen.
The views are just gorgeous. To the west lies Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks and to the east lie the Green Mountains.
I firmly believe that college touring needs to be fun. While I enjoy poking my nose in all the buildings and looking at the architecture, the girls just don't. So we combined our tour with a bit of fun in Burlington including lunch at the Skinny Pancake--a favorite.
I am pretty sure Helen will apply to UVM!