1. Confirm Your Enrollment
2. Complete the Required Forms
3. How to Get Here, What to Bring & When to Arrive
4. A Sense of Place: Expedition 1
6. Meet Your Field Guides
7. Policies & Guidelines
8. Make the Most of Your Time Here!
Thank you for confirming your enrollment! We are thrilled that you will be joining us here at Sterling.
Welcome to Sterling College! Here is a list of new student information for you to provide before your first semester at Sterling College.
The following is a checklist of the required forms and documentations that need to be received by July 15, 2021.
Please take a moment now to complete the New Student Housing Application. Housing assignments will begin July 15; applications received by July 15 will be given priority. Assignments are determined based on student age, family status, veteran status, and medical need at the discretion of the Dean of Student Life. You’ll receive your housing and roommate assignment in early August.
All students should plan to live on campus for their first four semesters at Sterling. If you would like to discuss living off campus, please be in touch with Favor Ellis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required Health Forms
The information in these forms becomes the basis of your confidential health record while you are a student.
Personal Health History
The purpose of this form is for the individual to identify specific health history concerns and personal information that enables us to assure optimum health care for each student. This form is electronic. It will go directly to your Sterling College Wellness Center electronic student health record when you hit the “submit” button.
Physical Examination & Immunization Report
This form must be completed by your primary care provider or by a physician at a walk-in clinic. If you have questions or concerns about immunization requirements, please review the Vermont Department of Health Immunization Entry Requirements. Once the Physical Examination and Immunization Report is completed, we ask you to upload a photograph, scan, or PDF of the completed form to your Sterling electronic student health record by Clicking Here.
In order to determine the level of Covid 19 precautions that will be necessary in the Fall, we need to be able to estimate the percentage of students who will be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 by Arrival Day. To help us do this please complete this Covid Vaccine Survey.
In addition, if you are already fully immunized, please also complete this Covid Vaccination Information form which will ask you to upload a photo or scan of your covid vaccination card to your privacy-protected electronic Student Health Record.
Student Health Insurance
Sterling College requires all students to have health insurance. Each year, students must decide to either enroll in the Sterling health insurance Plan or opt out of the insurance by providing proof that you have other coverage. All students will be automatically enrolled in the Sterling College Health Plan offered by Gallagher Student Health and billed for the annual coverage costs unless you waive coverage.
If you already have health insurance and do not wish to enroll in the Sterling Health Plan, you must officially waive out of the plan by submitting a Health Insurance Waiver Request. Instructions on how to enroll in or waive Gallagher Student Health Insurance is available here.
If you are choosing to waive the student insurance because you have coverage it is very important that you check to be sure your insurance will work in Vermont. HMOs and Medicaid insurances from other states will not provide coverage for you in Vermont.
Dietary Preferences Form
Food inclusivity is a passion at Sterling. The Sterling Kitchen works to accommodate the dietary needs and preferences for all community members. We view this as a challenge and a joy, because we want everyone in our community to be happy and well nourished. We encourage all students to fill out our Dietary Preferences Form to ensure that their individual nutritional requirements are met.
If you have questions, please feel free to let us know what you need! Once you’ve taken the time to submit all the forms above, you’re ready for the next step!
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