2015-11-23

2016 NASPA Region I Conference

November 13 - November 16, 2016
Burlington, VT

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About

Sheraton Hotel Block is now full. There are other rooms available at normal hotel rates.

Please consider booking a room at our overflow hotel blocks.

Conference Purpose Statement

The mission of the NASPA Region I Conference is to provide opportunities for networking and creating professional connections, sharing ideas and innovative practices, and exploring new topics and issues in student affairs

The Region I Conference Committee strives to create an inclusive environment for all attendees, such that everyone has equal access to participate in programs and all perspectives are valued and appreciated.

The Region I Conference aspires to be an outstanding professional development opportunity for all student affairs professionals in regards to strengthening skills, acquiring knowledge related to student development and student affairs, and developing meaningful connections with peers and colleagues.

Participants will leave the Region I Conference with renewed energy and passion for their work and for improving the lives of their students.

If anyone has any questions about the Region I Annual Conference, please contact Meghan Kenney, Region I Conference Chair, at mkenney@mit.edu.

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Region I

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level


Call for Programs

Call for Programs is closed.

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Important Dates
  • August 05, 2016: Notice of Program Application Status
  • August 08, 2016: Registration Opens
  • September 16, 2016: Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • October 31, 2016: Regular Registration Deadline

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Speakers


  • Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

    Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

    Opening Session Keynote Speaker.
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    Speaker Bio

  • NASPA Region I Past, Present, and Future: A Panel Discussion.

    NASPA Region I Past, Present, and Future: A Panel Discussion.

    The Closing Session

    Speaker Bio

Schedule

NASPA Region 1 Conference Schedule-At-A-Glance. For detailed and up-to-date information of sessions and presenters, please download the NASPA Mobile App.

 https://guidebook.com/app/NASPA/guide/naspa16r1/

Full Schedule

Sun, Nov 13

12:00PM – 1:00PM
SALT Conference Check-In
1:00PM – 5:00PM
Conference Check-In
1:00PM – 2:00PM
SALT Welcome and Overview
2:00PM – 3:00PM
SALT Opening Speaker
3:00PM – 4:00PM
SALT Advice from New Professionals
3:00PM – 5:00PM
Advisory Board Meeting
4:00PM – 5:00PM
SALT Interviewing Strategies
5:00PM – 6:00PM
Advisory Board/Conference Committee Dinner
6:00PM – 7:00PM
SALT Dinner
6:30PM – 8:30PM
SSAO Dinner
7:00PM – 8:30PM
SALT Pathways to the Profession: A Panel Discussion
8:30PM – 9:30PM
SALT Reception
8:30PM – 11:00PM
Early Bird Reception

Mon, Nov 14

7:00AM – 8:00AM
Group Fitness
8:00AM – 5:00PM
Conference Registration and Volunteer Table
8:00AM – 6:00PM
Wellness Suite
8:00AM – 8:45AM
SSAO Breakfast
8:45AM – 9:00AM
SSAO Welcome
9:00AM – 10:00AM
SALT Breakfast
9:00AM – 10:30AM
SSAO Session I
10:00AM – 10:45AM
SALT Exploring Graduate School
10:45AM – 11:30AM
SALT Graduate School Fair
10:45AM – 11:45AM
SSAO Session II
11:30AM – 12:30PM
SALT Closing Speaker and Lunch
11:30AM – 1:00PM
Faculty Luncheon
12:00PM – 1:00PM
SSAO Lunch
11:00AM – 1:00PM
Lunch & Learn #1
11:00AM – 1:00PM
Lunch & Learn #2
11:00AM – 1:00PM
Lunch & Learn #3
11:00AM – 1:00PM
Lunch & Learn #4
11:45AM – 12:15PM
Volunteer Meeting
12:00PM – 5:00PM
Marketplace & Silent Auction Opens
12:15PM – 1:00PM
First Time Attendee Orientation
1:15PM – 2:15PM
Welcome and Opening Keynote
2:30PM – 4:30PM
Faculty Summit
2:30PM – 3:30PM
Achievements and Challenges of Serving Trans* Students at Concordia University
2:30PM – 3:30PM
Responding to Incidents of Islamophobia throughout US Colleges
2:30PM – 3:30PM
Equalizing Gender Representation in Higher Education Leadership
2:30PM – 3:30PM
Disrupting the Leadership Narrative: A Critical Course Model for Student Leaders
2:30PM – 3:30PM
Raising a Bystander Intervention Movement: Developing Inclusive Peer-Led Programs for All Students
2:30PM – 3:30PM
Managing our Anxiety about Student Anxiety
2:30PM – 3:30PM
A Rising Tide for Student Affairs Leaders: Leveraging the Current Regulatory Landscape to Support Broader Campus Prevention Initiatives (select)
2:30PM – 3:30PM
New Member Education and a Fine Tooth Comb
2:30PM – 2:55PM
Everyday I'm Hustlin': The Art of Building Your Side Hustle (mini)
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Intersections: Building Leadership Competencies through Experiential Learning
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Spotlight on Due Process: Court Scrutiny Shifts the Landscape
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Get (In)Formation: A Survival Guide for New Professionals of Color
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Revamping and Overhauling: A Look at Our “New” New Student Orientation Program
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
The Office of Institutional Research: A powerful partner in data-driven decision making
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
NASPA KC Meeting Time
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
EveryBODY is Worthy-Creating a campaign about postitive body image (select)
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Leading Multi-Disciplinary Health Teams through Change
3:45 PM – 4:10 PM
Sexual Violence Policies and Practices (mini)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
IDEAL Portfolio the IKEA effect and retention: a student engagement model.
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Stay Woke: Raising Awareness and Promoting Social Justice Education on your (Student) Staff
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
TPE prep!
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dear World & Bentley University: Creating Connections on Campus through Vulnerability and Storytelling
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Perspectives from Faculty of Color on Teaching Research and Service Experiences at Predominantly White Universities
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Finding Nemo (Nemo is your student who is struggling academically)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Confianza y Fe’: Cultivating Confidence for Leadership Development in Latinx Students (select)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Building Cross Campus Partnerships: Hillel as a Model of Interfaith Cooperation
5:00 PM – 5:25 PM
The Will to Write: An Assessment of the Writing Readiness and Success of First-Generation Students (mini)
6:00PM – 7:30PM
Off-Site Reception
7:00PM – 9:30PM
Dinner out on the Town
9:00PM – 11:30PM
Bingo
9:00PM – 11:00PM
Gender & Sexuality, African American, and Latino/a KCs Social

Tue, Nov 15

7:00AM – 8:00AM
Group Fitness
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Marketplace & Silent Auction Open
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Conference Registration
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wellness Suite
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Engagement Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Candid Conversations
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
College Students with Disabilities Developing a Sense of Purpose
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum: Challenges and Opportunities
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
(Still) Stuck in the Middle With You
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Bringing Charism to the Title IX Process
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
New American President New Educational Policies
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
The Drop-Out Decisions of Latino College Students
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Footing the Bill: Creating a Student Centered Damage Billing Process
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
It Takes a Campus – an Interactive Cost-Effective Approach to Veterans Services (select)
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Discomfort, Shame, and Shared Experience: Improving Inclusion Programs and Ourselves
9:15 AM – 9:40 AM
NASPA A Year In Review: getting involved the whole year round (mini)
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Coffee Break
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Choosing My Race? - Multiracial Identity Development and Racial Fluidity
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Understanding the Realities of Black Transgender Students
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
The Role of Mentoring in Pathways to the SSAO Role
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Considering Class & Capital in Student Engagement Opportunities
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Do Unto Your Direct Reports As You Do Unto Your Students
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
A BIT of Insight: Best Practices for Behavior Intervention Teams
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Understanding and Utilizing the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Educators
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Opportunities for Internationalization on Campus and Abroad!: Reflections of an Accidental Tourist (select)
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Social Class, Covering & Fraternity Life
10:45 AM – 11:10 AM
Got Skills? Use Them! (mini)
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Luncheon & Business Meeting
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Están Presents: Realities of the Undocumented Student in U.S. Higher Education
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Rethinking Activism: Lessons from College Students with Disabilities
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
The Orlando Tragedy: Our Collective Response
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Cultivating an Engaged Workplace Environment
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Reframing Student Retention: A New Model for Student Success
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Title IX and Mental Health: Areas of Overlap and Collaboration
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Move Over Millennials! Engaging with Generation Z on college campuses
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Minute to Win It: Using Learning Exercises in Conduct Meetings (select)
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Orientation: What to Say; How to Share It
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM
Celebrating 180 Years: UVM Fraternity/Sorority Life (mini)
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Coffee Break
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Higher Education Support for Foster Care Alumni
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Creativity within Crisis: Lessons learned from responding to a Complaint of Discrimination or Harassment
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Centering Women of Color: The Journey of Researching Writing and Inspiring Action
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Hello from the Other Side: What matters in the job search?
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
It's Not a Joke: Bias Response on Our Campuses
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
More Than a Paycheck! Implementing a professional development program for student employees
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Integration of Service Into the Student Experience: A Discussion for Community Engagement Specialists and Partners Across Campus
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Beyond Borders: The Afro-Caribbean International Student Experience (select)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Socializing Newcomers to Student Communities: What Tactics Work to Promote Adjustment?
3:00 PM – 3:25 PM
“Choosing Wrong” and Crafting Your “Self” as a Student Affairs Professional (mini)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Marketplace Closes
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Connecticut State Meeting
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Rhode Island State Meeting
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Massachusetts State Meeting
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
New Hampshire State Meeting
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Vermont State Meeting
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Maine State Meeting
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Networking Reception
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Signature Initiatives Reception
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Awards Ceremony & Banquet
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Silent Auction Pay Station
8:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Entertainment
8:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Novelties
9:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Trivia
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Karaoke

Wed, Nov 16

8:00AM – 11:00AM
Wellness Suite
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Be Strategic: Shape Your Student Affairs Career!
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Student Affairs’ Co-Curricular Learning with Student Learning Outcomes
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Rising to the Challenge: the Roles of Administrators of Color in Charged Campus Climates
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Fresh Check Day: A Fresh Approach to Campus Mental Health Promotion
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Is Your Campus Family Friendly? Research Results and Toolkit regarding Students Who Are Parents
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
NASPA Public Policy
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Strengths Based Education: Can It Lead to Higher Retention Rates?
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Planes, Trains, Ferries & Escalators: Student Affairs in China (select)
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Telling Our Stories: Creating a Co-curricular Development Model to Articulate the Importance of Student Affairs
8:45 AM – 9:10 AM
Who Says You Can't Go Home? (mini)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
International Students: Motivations Perceptions and Cultural Challenges
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Women in Student Affairs: Climbing the Leadership Ladder (Without Falling All the Way Down!)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Influence of Identity on Student Affairs Professionals
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Why Talk if No One is Listening? Engagement Strategies for Leadership Development
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Positioning Yourself for the Practitioner to Professor Pipeline
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
NASPA Public Policy
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Peeling the Onion: Micro Skills of A Student Conduct Officer
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Supervision and Feedback: How Supervisory Feedback and Rewards Impact Staff’s Professional Development and Morale (select)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Professional Building Blocks: Promoting Competence in Technology
10:00 AM – 10:25 AM
Developing A Purpose: One Department's Story (mini)
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Brunch & Closing

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Monday, November 14th, 11:00am-1:00pm

The NASPA Region I Conference has a number of Pre-Conference Offerings including a variety of Lunch & Learn Sessions, a Faculty Summit, and the SSAP Institute.  For specific questions please contact Alana Anderson at aanderson@bentley.edu

Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT)

Sunday, November 13th • 0 – 0

If you know an undergraduate interested in pursuing a career in Student Affairs, please encourage them to apply for this amazing learning opportunity! The schedule will include panels of professionals, resume review, networking, grad school panel and fair, and more.

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The Region I SALT Conference will be held Sunday, November 13-Monday, November 14 prior to the start of the Region I Conference.

If you know an undergraduate interested in pursuing a career in Student Affairs, please encourage them to apply for this amazing learning opportunity!

The schedule will include panels of professionals, resume review, networking, grad school panel and fair, and more.

If accepted, the registration fee is $100 and includes the program, meals and housing for the attendees Sunday night at the Conference Hotel.

Space is limited and applications are carefully reviewed by a selection committee.  Applications are due October 7th, and can be found here: http://apps.naspa.org/cfp/evt_frm_user.cfm?event_id=517

For any questions, please contact c.lubin@snhu.edu

Sunday, November 13th

12:00pm-1:00pm - Conference Check-In

1:00pm-2:00pm - Welcome & Overview

2:00pm-3:00pm - Opening 
3:00pm-4:00pm - Advice from New Professionals

4:00pm-5:00pm - Interviewing Strategies

5:00pm-6:00pm - Resume Review

6:00pm-7:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm-8:30pm - Pathways to the Profession

8:30pm - SALT Reception

Monday, November 14th

9:00am-10:00am – Breakfast

10:00am-10:45am - Exploring Graduate School

10:45am-11:30am - Graduate School Fair

11:30am - Closing Speaker

12:30pm - Wrap-Up and Lunch To Go

Lunch & Learn: Learning, Sharing, and Laughing.. at all the many hats you wear

Monday, November 14th • 11.00 AM – 01.00 PM

Are you a new or entry level professional looking for the best practices on career advancement, skills for success, and tips on how to balance the many hats you will wear? Then this session is for you! Hosted by the Knowledge Communities (KC) for New Professionals, Wellness & Health Promotion and Student Career Development. Come learn, share, and laugh. #NASPA16R1

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Presenters:

  • Love Wallace- Residence Hall Director, University of Connecticut
  • Jill Bassett- Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Franklin Pierce University
  • Montgomery Thomas- Assistant Director of Community Relations, Brandeis University

Lunch & Learn: Passing the Torch: Supervision Strategies for the Mid-Level Professional

Monday, November 14th • 11.00 AM – 01.00 PM

Student Affairs practitioners spend a significant amount of time supervising professional staff. As managers, we know that effective supervision is critical to the success and growth of the professionals we work with. It is through strong supervision that student affairs departments are able to achieve strategic goals and support student success. This pre-conference will address current trends in supervision, how to develop effective supervisory relationships, outline the challenges and opportunities of supervising professional staff, discuss the navigation of critically important (but necessary) conversations, and share insights into developing the next generation of Student Affairs professionals.

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Presenters

  • Jennifer Forry, Interim Dean of Student Affairs, Newbury College
  • Kelly Golden, Assistant Dean of Students, Regis College
  • Kristen Pierce, Director of Residence Life, Stonehill College
  • Peter Wiernicki, Associate Director of Community Standards, Bridgewater State University
  • Ted Zito, Director of Residential Life, Assumption College 

Lunch & Learn: Being Both: Integrating Poor & Working Class Identity in Middle Class Academia

Monday, November 14th • 11.00 AM – 01.00 PM

Similar to other underrepresented populations in higher education, student affairs educators from poor and working class backgrounds experience complex transitions as they navigate work in higher education. Issues of economic, cultural, social, and linguistic capital can arise everywhere from the boardroom to the buffet line. This preconference session will provide space to class identity in higher education.

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Presenters:

  • Sonja Ardoin- Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University
  • Jacinda Félix Haro-Associate Dean of Students, MCPHS University

Lunch & Learn: Women's Paths to Promotion

Monday, November 14th • 11.00 AM – 01.00 PM

In this session participants will hear from WISA KC/Regional Advisory Board members at various levels in their career. These female-identified professionals will share insights on their professional path and how they progressed in their careers. Issues such as education, professional development, personal and professional decisions, management styles, and negotiation will be discussed.

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Presenters:

  • Erika Lamarre, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life, Colby College

Faculty Luncheon

Monday, November 14th • 11.30 AM – 01.00 PM

Join other faculty from the region for an informal networking lunch as we share current challenges and successes in our work. Cost is $35 per faculty member; sign up on the Lunch and Learn page. All current adjunct and full-time faculty are welcome!

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Faculty Summit

Monday, November 14th • 02.30 PM – 04.30 PM

Please join us for an interactive panel discussion and workshop for the faculty summit. Our distinguished panel will discuss defining and pursuing a scholarly agenda of research, collaboration, and conference participation that reflects your values and talents. We'll discuss developing a research agenda, working with graduate students on research projects, finding strategies to finance your research agenda, publishing research from your dissertation, balancing time between research, teaching, and service and other relevant topics. All current adjunct and full-time faculty are welcome!

SSAO (Senior Student Affairs Officer) Institute

Monday, November 14th • 08.00 AM – 01.00 PM

The SSAO Institute explores timely issues in higher education that impact senior student affairs officers. This year’s theme focuses on understanding an institution’s organizational culture, and how this understanding can be applied to manage change and transition. Valerie Szymcowicz from the search firm Spelman Johnson will be the featured speaker and will share some of the tools search firms use to rapidly assess and gain insights into an organization’s culture, and participants will learn how to adopt some of these methods for assessing their own institution’s cultural context.

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The SSAO Institute takes place on Monday, November 14th.  A full schedule will be posted soon.  There is also an optional SSAO Dinner on Sunday, November 13th.  Two registration options – SSAO Institute Only and SSAO Institute with Dinner – are available.

Venue

Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center


Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center
Burlington, VT

Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center features complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access is available in public areas and Guest rooms. It offers complimentary parking for all hotel guests, visitors, and event attendees. Enjoy breakfast at G's Burlington Restaurant and grab lunch or an evening meal at Tuckaways Burlington Pub, the Hotels' two full-service restaurants.

Reservations for blocked rooms at the Sheraton are now SOLD OUT. The overflow hotels listed below have blocked rooms available for all 3 nights.

Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation.

Overflow Hotels:
  • Holiday Inn Burlington - The Holiday Inn is located .5 miles from the Sheraton.  For reservations, please call (802) 863-6363 and refer to the group name of NASPA Region I.

  • Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn - The Windjammer Inn is located .7 miles from the Sheraton.  For reservations, please visit http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/groupSearch.do?groupId=L98HU8M0 

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center
870 Williston Road Burlington, Vermont, 05403
(802) 865-6600
$129 - Single $129 - Double
Holiday Inn Burlington
1068 Williston Road, Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 863-6363
$125 - Double
Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn
1076 Williston Road, Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 863-1125
$99 - Single $109 - Double
  • Travel

    Nearest Airport: Burlington International Airport

  • Transportation

    Burlington Airport (BTV) hotel is conveniently located approximately 1.5 miles from the airport terminal, and we are proud to offer the convenience of complimentary shuttle service.

  • Weather

    The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 51°F to 38°F over the course of the month, exceeding 63°F or dropping below 26°F only one day in ten.

Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Center


Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Center
South Burlington, Vermont

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Center
1076 Williston Road, South Burlington, Vermont, 05403-5718
(802) 863-1125
$99 - Queen $109 - Double
  • Travel

    Nearest Airport: Burlington International Airport

  • Transportation

    2.00 mile(s) from Burlington International Airport - Free local shuttle, goes to airport and hospital only, available 24-hours.

  • Weather

    The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 51°F to 38°F over the course of the month, exceeding 63°F or dropping below 26°F only one day in ten.

Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn


Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn
South Burlington, VT

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn
1076 Williston Road, Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 863-1125
$99 - Single $109 - Double
  • Travel

    Nearest Airport: Burlington International Airport

  • Weather

    The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 51°F to 38°F over the course of the month, exceeding 63°F or dropping below 26°F only one day in ten.

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