BC Buddy Program

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The BC Buddy program is a simple program designed to connect an existing Burlington College student with an incoming new student.  Making a connection with a current student gives you someone to call upon for help and information from a student perspective – both before your first semester and beyond.  BC Buddies are student volunteers who have an interest in friendship and helping new students get to know Burlington College.  Your BC Buddy will:Contact you at least twice over the summer with a message of welcome, answer any questions from a current student perspective, and help you connect with faculty or staff if you have questions they cannot answer.

Be invited to the Family Orientation Boat Cruise, for Lunch during New Student Orientation, and to all student activities during the first few weeks of the semester.
Meet you on or before your first day of class and be available to help throughout the week.
Will stay connected with you throughout the semester!

If you are an incoming, new student and are interested in requesting a BC Buddy, please download and complete the BC Buddy Request Form and return to Bryan Shealer at bshealeratburlington [dot] edu.

Are you a current Burlington College student and interested in being a BC Buddy to a new student?  If so, please complete the Be a BC Buddy Application Form  below and return to Bryan Shealer at bshealeratburlington [dot] edu or in Room 337.


Burlington College
Bryan Shealer
First Year Advisor
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: 800-862-9616
E-mail: bshealeratburlington [dot] edu