University of Vermont

Commencement 2016 on the Green

216th Commencement Ceremonies - May 20 and 21, 2017


Due to a favorable weather forecast, the University Commencement Main Ceremony and the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony will be held outdoors on the University Green as originally planned. (Tickets are not required for these ceremonies.)

Graduate College

Graduate College Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 20
12:30 pm
Multipurpose Facility

The president will confer upon degree candidates master and doctoral degrees. All master and doctoral degree students will be hooded and presented with their diploma.

Main Commencement Ceremony

The University Commencement Main Ceremony

Sunday, May 21
8:20 am
University Green
A formal ceremony where the president will confer baccalaureate degrees and honorary degrees. Students will receive their diploma at their home college/school ceremony later in the day.

College and school ceremonies are scheduled throughout the afternoon following the University Commencement Main Ceremony on Sunday, May 21. At these ceremonies, undergraduates will walk across the stage of their home college/school and receive their diploma.

Which college/school is my graduate in? If you are unsure of which college or school your graduate is affiliated with, follow this link to search an alphabetical list of academic offerings in the university’s online catalog.

College of Medicine

The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 21
3:00 pm
Ira Allen Chapel

The president will confer upon graduates the doctor of medicine degree. Graduates will take their professional oath.

For more information contact Kelly O'Malley, Coordinator of Presidential Events, at (802) 656-3272 or by email to:

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