Welcome to the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) 


Congratulations to all students accepted into the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont’s 2016 Winter Weekends! We’ll be monitoring the weather and will notify you prior to the start of your weekend if there are hazardous conditions. In the meantime, call us at (802) 865-4448 if you have any questions.

We can’t wait to meet you (or see you again, if you’re a returning student)!


Summer application season is open!  Click here to apply for any of the nine Governor’s Institutes happening this summer.

Congratulations to all students accepted into the February Governor’s Institutes of Vermont’s 2016 Winter Weekends!  You’ll find more information about what to expect on the Accepted Students page. As the date gets close, we’ll watch the weather and post any weather-related updates there and on this home page.


The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont provides prestigious, fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated Vermont teenagers.

While each Institute is unique, they share some similarities: they’re all residential, so you live on a college campus and have access to all the resources the college provides – from state-of-the-art labs to studios; they’re all hands-on intense bursts of learning and fun, where you and your new friends who share your interests explore topics in-depth with leading professionals in the field; they’re a chance to try something new, make lasting memories with new friends, and learn more than you can imagine!

Check out our Get to Know GIV Video here!

If you are a high school student living in Vermont and looking for a learning opportunity that is world-class, affordable, and designed just for you, GIV is the place for you! 

Nominations are now being accepted for nine exciting summer Institutes taking place this summer. Talk to your school contact about how to apply.


Questions? Reach us anytime at [email protected] or (802) 865-4448.