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 completed and received prior to January 1, 2023
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.
Please take a moment now to complete the New Student Housing Application. 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 prior to Arrival Day.
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, [email protected]
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. The Wellness Center will also use information obtained from this form to complete individual COVID-19 testing.
Physical Examination & Immunization Report
This form must be completed by your primary care provider or by a physician at a walk-in clinic, or by a telehealth provider. 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.
Please note that you WILL NOT be able to attend class until these forms are received by the Student Life Team.
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 cost of $2084.00 unless you waive coverage by January 15, 2023.
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.
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!