University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Convocation

Student Information

Student Information

2009 CONVOCATION
Sunday, August 30, 6:00 pm, Patrick Gymnasium
Guest Speaker: Tracy Kidder, author of “Mountains Beyond Mountains”

Please note change in venue. Author signing: Mr. Kidder will be available to sign copies of his book following the Twilight Induction Ceremony at 8:30 pm in Henderson's Café on the 3rd floor of the Davis Center.

New Students | Returning and Transfer Students

NEW STUDENTS Class of 2013

Tickets: First-year UVM students will receive their tickets to Convocation from their Residential Advisor on Sunday, August 30, at 5:30 pm at their Floor Meeting. All first-year students are required to attend Convocation.

Summer Reading Program: The Summer Reading Program is a new student’s first introduction to the academic life of the university. UVM first-year students are required to read “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder. Mr. Kidder will be the guest speaker at Convocation.

Opening Weekend Schedule for Sunday, August 30:

5:30 pm Floor Meeting with your RA after which all first-year students will proceed with their RA and roommates to Convocation in a procession following their residence hall banner.
6:00 pm 2009 Convocation, Patrick Gym (Attendance Required)
7:30 pm Class of 2013 Twilight Induction Ceremony, University Green (Attendance Required)
8:30 pm Dudley H. Davis Center Open House. Food, live music and more.

RETURNING AND TRANSFER STUDENTS

Tickets: Convocation is a ticketed event. Tickets are free and will be available to UVM returning and transfer students beginning Sunday, August 23 through Sunday, August 30 at the Hoffman Information Desk in the Dudley H. Davis Center.

Summer Reading Program: Returning and transfer students are encouraged but not required to read the Summer Reading Program book selection. This year students are reading “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder. Mr. Kidder will be the guest speaker at Convocation.

Opening Weekend Schedule for Sunday, August 30:

6:00 pm 2009 Convocation, Patrick Gym. Doors open at 5:15 pm.

For more information about Convocation, please contact Leslie Logan, Chief of Protocol and Administrator of University Events, at 656-4205 or by email to: Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu.

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