College and School Ceremony Information
College of Arts and Sciences
Due to a favorable weather forecast, the University Commencement Main Ceremony will be held outdoors on the University Green as originally planned. (Tickets are not required.
Location: University Green
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016
Start Time: 12:30 p.m.
End Time: 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets are not required
Line-up Location: Bailey-Howe/Davis Center Green
Line-up Time: Immediately following the main ceremony, 11:45 am
Regalia: Students and faculty should arrive at the line-up location wearing their regalia
Photographer: GradImages, a professional commencement photography business, will photograph each student at their college/school ceremony. Pre-event registration is encouraged. Visit the GradImages website to pre-register or to order prints. Please note, that photos take up to 72 hours to become available on the GradImages website. Prices start at $9.95.
Video: A DVD of this ceremony will be available for purchase from the UVM Bookstore. Pre-orders may be placed on line beginning Wednesday, March 16.
Live Webcast: Commencement Live
Diplomas: Diplomas will be handed out in the Royall Tyler Theatre (or, if the ceremony is held indoors, in the South University Heights lobby) following the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony. Unclaimed diplomas will be returned to the Registrar's Office. After Sunday, May 22, diplomas may be picked up at the Student Service Center located on the 3rd floor of the Waterman Building during the following times: Monday, May 23, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday - Friday, May 24 – 27, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Remaining diplomas will be mailed the week of May 30.
ASL: Yes, interpreter provided at the ceremony. For other accommodations and requests, please refer to our Deaf and Disability Accommodation Request Form.
Closed Captioning: Yes, on large screen display. For other accommodations and requests, please refer to our Deaf and Disability Accommodation Request Form.
Seating Assistance: Please consider your mobility needs for the day. Ceremonies and receptions are generally a short walk or shuttle bus ride apart. UVM will have a limited number of wheelchairs available to transport guests needing assistance at each ceremony venue between the venue’s main entrance and their seat. Please note, guests will not be able to remain in the transport wheelchair during the ceremony, because UVM is unable to provide a wheelchair for all-day use. For assistance with a wheelchair at the end of the ceremony, please locate an usher wearing a yellow vest. If a wheelchair is needed for the full day, we recommend checking with local area vendors for availability. For other accommodations and requests, please refer to our Deaf and Disability Accommodation Request Form.
No reception is planned
Last updated: 5/20/2016