University of Vermont

Installation of 26th President - E. Thomas Sullivan

Installation Details for Platform Party Members

We are delighted that you are participating in the procession at the Installation Ceremony for E. Thomas Sullivan, the 26th President of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, on Friday, October 5, 2012, as a platform party member.  The platform party includes: Trustees, Sr. Leaders, Deans, Installation speakers, Governance leaders, Presidential Search Committee members and Banner Bearers.  The Installation Ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel preceded by the academic procession that begins at 1:00 p.m.  We ask that those not participating in the academic procession be seated in Ira Allen Chapel by 1:00 p.m.  We anticipate nearly a thousand people will attend the Installation Ceremony.  In addition, this weekend is Alumni Reunion, Homecoming, and Family Weekend.  It will surely be memorable.
 
On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, as part of the Installation of President Sullivan, the University is sponsoring a Student Scholars Poster Competition.  The event will take place from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Grand Maple Ballroom located in the Dudley H. Davis Center.  The winners of the competition will be announced at 3:15 p.m.  Additional information is available on the installation website:  www.uvm.edu/installation
 
The following is important information about the Installation Ceremony and related events:
 
Platform Party Regalia
Deans, Senior Leaders, Presidential Search Committee members and other members of the platform party are asked to drop off their academic regalia at the front desk of the Executive Offices in the Waterman Building (Room 349) by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 3, 2012.  Your regalia will be labeled and delivered to the appropriate location and prepared for robing the day of the Installation Ceremony.
 
If you need to order regalia, please contact Kelly O’Malley at (802) 656-3272 or academic_regalia@uvm.edu before Wednesday, September 26.
 
Installation Luncheon
There will be a celebratory luncheon prior to the Installation Ceremony on Friday, October 5 at 11:15 a.m. in the Grand Maple Ballroom at the Davis Center.  Attendees with special dietary restrictions should email Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu by Friday, September 28, 2012.
 
The academic procession will assemble in the tent located between the Davis Center and Bailey/Howe Library.  The academic procession will march along University Place to the Ira Allen Chapel for the Installation Ceremony.  The reception will be held immediately following the Installation Ceremony around the fountain on the University Green.
 
Following the luncheon, academic procession participants will be escorted to the tent between the Davis Center and Bailey/Howe Library for robing.  All luncheon attendees not participating in the academic procession will be escorted to Ira Allen Chapel to reserved seating for the Installation Ceremony.
 
Weather Related Information
In the event of inclement weather, all luncheon attendees will be transported by bus to the robing location in the lower level of Billings Library in Cook Commons or to Ira Allen Chapel.
 
Those participating in the academic procession will assemble in the lower level of Billings Library in Cook Commons. The academic procession will proceed from Cook Commons directly to Ira Allen Chapel for the Installation Ceremony.  The reception will be held immediately following the Installation Ceremony in Billings Library adjacent to Ira Allen Chapel.
 
For information regarding a possible change of venue for robing, please visit the Installation website at http://www.uvm.edu/installation/ or call (802) 656-3309 or toll-free 1-800-903-6601.
 
Installation Check-In and Ticket Information
Due to limited seating (in Ira Allen Chapel), the Installation Ceremony is a ticketed event.  Those participating in the academic procession, including University delegates, University of Vermont faculty and Emeriti faculty, and members of the platform party, will not need tickets.  All other guests attending the luncheon will pick up their tickets for the Installation Ceremony in the Livak Fireplace Lounge located on the 4th floor of the Davis Center at the luncheon check-in.  For those guests not attending the luncheon, tickets will be mailed in advance.
 
Please feel free to contact Kelly O’Malley at academic_ceremonies@uvm.edu or call 802-656-3272 with any questions.

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