University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Commencement

Caps and Gowns/UVM Bookstore

The UVM Bookstore is located on campus in the Dudley H. Davis Center at 590 Main Street. The Catamount Store, is located on the Church Street Marketplace at 46 Church Street.

Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames | DVD

Caps and Gowns | Senior Celebration | Contact Information

Caps and Gowns:

Academic regalia for the 209th Commencement Ceremony will be available both at the UVM Bookstore and online at beginning Monday, April 23rd. Pre-orders are not necessary.

Caps and gowns are made of Oak Hall’s GreenWeaver material, a lightweight polyester-like material made from 23 post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. If you require special gown sizing, please contact the Bookstore to assure that you will have a gown that fits you.

Student Regalia:

To participate in May 2012 Commencement ceremonies, a complete outfit is required for all degree candidates (Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral).


Complete Bachelor’s regalia with new stole: $65.00
Complete Master’s regalia:                                 $69.00
Complete Doctoral regalia:      $75.00

Individual parts of the complete regalia (tassel, cap, gown, hood, or stole) may be purchased at the UVM Bookstore.  For a comprehensive price list please call 1-800-331-7305.

Undergraduate students may opt to sell their stole back to the UVM Bookstore until May 31st. Stoles in clean, re-saleable condition will be purchased back by the store for approximately half their retail value, dry cleaned, and reused for the following semester’s Commencement.

Faculty Regalia:

Faculty may rent regalia through the UVM Bookstore. Orders must be placed by Monday, April 30th. Any rental orders placed after this date will incur late order charges as well as expedited shipping charges.

Faculty may also purchase inexpensive GreenWeaver regalia or custom regalia by contacting Balfour representative Paul Trono at 802-658-6126 or by email at

Announcements, Class Rings, and Diploma Frames:


  • Personalized Announcements: Orders for personalized announcements for bachelor, master, doctoral, and medical degrees can be placed online at (click on colleges, type in VERMONT, click on University of Vermont). Please allow 3-4 weeks for personalized orders.
  • Non-Personalized Announcements: single, 5 pack, and 10 packs of non-personalized announcements for bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees are available at the Customer Service counter at the Bookstore or online at

Class Rings:

  • A representative from ArtCarved Balfour will be at the UVM Bookstore Wednesday, April 25th (during Senior Celebration) for those wishing to order class rings. Class rings may also be purchased anytime by contacting Balfour representative Paul Trono at (802) 658-6126 or by email at

Diploma Frames:

  • Diploma frames are available for bachelor, master, doctoral, and medical degrees. They can be purchased either at the UVM Bookstore or online at

Senior Celebration:

Senior Celebration at the UVM Bookstore is Wednesday, April 25th. Join the fun and pick-up your cap and gown, diploma frame, and announcements while enjoying some refreshments. All in-stock diploma frames will be discounted 25% that day and there will be a raffle for a diploma frame and other items.

Commencement Portraits:

GradImages, a professional commencement photography business, will offer a free portrait session for graduates during Senior Celebration at the UVM Bookstore on April 25. Each graduate who has a portrait photograph taken will receive a coupon redeemable for a free 5x7 photograph from their portrait session. Students are asked to schedule their portrait session appointment with GradImages on-line.

Yearbook Portraits:

Students will also have an opportunity during Senior Celebration to have their picture taken for Folklore, the student yearbook. Portraits slots are available on a first come, first serve basis. It is free to sit for a portrait and be included in the Folklore Senior Memory Book. If you sit for a Senior Portrait you will receive a free senior t-shirt. Please visit the UVM Class Council Folklore website for more details and to schedule a portrait session.

Commencement DVD:

A DVD of the 209th Commencement Ceremony will be available from the UVM Bookstore for $37.95 plus $7.99 shipping and handling (please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery).

The DVD will include both the University Commencement Main Ceremony (Sunday, 5/20, 9:00 a.m.) and an individual college or school ceremony of your choice: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS), College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), School of Business Administration (BSAD), College of Education & Social Services (CESS), College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources (RSENR), College of Medicine (COM), College of Nursing & Health Sciences (CNHS), Graduate College (GRAD). The Honors College Scholars Recognition Ceremony (HCOL) or a second individual ceremony may be added to the DVD for an additional fee. Pre-orders may be placed at the UVM Bookstore or online at

Contact Information:

UVM Bookstore
Dudley H. Davis Center
590 Main St.
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-3290 or toll free (800) 331-7305
Web address:

Semester hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Catamount Store
46 Church St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 660-0868

Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Commencement Weekend Hours:

UVM Bookstore and Henderson’s Café
Saturday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.*

* The Bookstore will set up a kiosk at the ceremony for last minute items on Sunday, May 20: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Severe Weather Venue, Patrick Gymnasium: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Catamount Store
Saturday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Last modified April 23 2012 03:49 PM

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