University of Vermont

214th Commencement Ceremonies - May 16 and 17, 2015

Caps and Gowns/UVM Bookstore

The UVM Bookstore is located on central 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 | Contact Information | Senior Celebration

Caps and Gowns:

Academic regalia for the 214th Commencement Ceremony will be available for purchase both at the UVM Bookstore and online at beginning Monday, April 27th. Pre-orders are not necessary.

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

Student Regalia:

To participate in May 2015 Commencement ceremonies, a complete outfit is required for all degree candidates (Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral).


Complete Bachelor’s regalia with new stole: $67.50
Complete Master’s regalia:                                 $71.50
Complete Doctoral regalia:      $77.50

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 stoles back to the UVM Bookstore until May 29th. 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 year’s Commencement.

Faculty Regalia:

Faculty may rent regalia through the UVM Bookstore. Orders must be placed by Monday, May 4th. 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 (type University of Vermont in the search bar) or by calling 1-800-BALFOUR. Please allow 3-4 weeks for personalized orders.
  • Non-Personalized Announcements: Beginning April 1st, single, 5 pack, and 10 packs of non-personalized announcements for the Sunday morning Main Commencement Ceremony for bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees are available at the Customer Service counter at the Bookstore or online at

Class Rings:

  • Class rings are available to purchase from either Balfour or Anulas.  To learn more about Balfour rings or to purchase a ring, please visit or contact Balfour representative Nick Herberg at (802) 658-6126 or  To learn more about Anulas rings or to purchase a ring, please visit  A representative from Balfour will be at the UVM Bookstore Wednesday, April 29th (during Senior Celebration) for those wishing to order Balfour class rings. 

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 29th from 10 am to 3 pm. Join the fun and pick-up your cap and gown, diploma frame, and announcements while enjoying refreshments provided by Sodexo. GradImages will be on hand to take cap & gown portraits and pre-register students for the photographs that will be taken of them as they cross the stage and graduate. All in-stock diploma frames from Church Hill Classics will be discounted 25% that day and there will be a Class of 2015 water bottle giveaway and a raffle for a diploma frame and other items.

Commencement DVD:

A DVD of the 214th 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, 5/17, 8:20 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 of $16.95. Beginning Monday, April 27th, 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
Friday, May 15, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *

* The Bookstore will set up a kiosk at the Main ceremony for last minute items on Sunday, May 17: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Severe Weather Venue, Patrick Gymnasium: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Catamount Store
Saturday, May 16, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Last updated: 3/17/2015

Last modified March 17 2015 12:59 PM