Student section naming results announced by UVM

UVM athletics has decided to name the student section in each of its facilities.

The UVM athletic department has released the results of the contest they announced just three weeks ago, where students were encouraged to submit potential names for the UVM student section.

In an effort to increase student engagement, the department accepted name submissions from throughout the UVM community, according to director of Fan Engagement, Nora King.

Students were able to submit names from Oct. 10 through Oct. 23.

“I’m really excited about how the submission process turned out,” King said. “In the end, we got over 50 distinct name suggestions.”

King is collaborating with SGA on this project, she said.

After all of the names had been submitted, the ideas had to be narrowed down to five finalists, King said.

The top-five names were voted on by the SGA.

UVM athletics wants to ensure the final name is chosen completely by students.

The results from the SGA’s voting led to the following finalists for the name of the student section: The Den, The Mountain, The Summit, The Cave and The Ice Box.

Now that the final five names have been chosen, the voting has been opened up to the entire UVM community, according to King.

A poll has been posted on the homepage of each student account at and students can vote for their favorite submission.

Voting began Oct. 28 and will continue through Nov. 3.

At this point, the votes will be counted and a title will be chosen for UVM’s student sections.

The new name of the student sections will be officially unveiled at the men’s hockey game against Boston University Dec. 9, according to King.

Prior to the game, UVM athletics will be sponsoring a tailgate.

The first 500 students in attendance at the game will receive a free t-shirt, which will display the winning name.

T-shirts will be given out at home basketball games as well.

Eventually, the chosen name will be applied to the student sections of UVM’s outdoor facilities as well.

The student who submits the winning name will receive a prize for their efforts.

An official UVM hockey jersey, and two tickets to every home hockey game will be presented to the victorious student.

They will also be receiving a ride on the Zamboni, and a season’s pass to Smuggler’s notch.

King hopes that by naming the student sections of bleachers will bring a new air of excitement to the fans and to the atmosphere of games.

The Vermont Army National Guard is the sponsor of this project, King said.