University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - May Commencement


IMPORTANT UPDATE! 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.)


The University Commencement Main Ceremony

Contact: Kelly O'Malley, Coordinator of Presidential Events
Email: Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-3272
Web: www.uvm.edu/commencement

Main Ceremony

Location: University Green (Indoor viewing of the [outdoor] University Commencement Main Ceremony will be available on large screen display in Waterman Memorial Lounge.)
Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Ceremony Start Time: 8:20 am (includes procession)
Ceremony End Time: 11:00 am
Tickets:
Tickets are not necessary if the ceremony is held outdoors.
Videographer: A DVD of this ceremony will be available for purchase from the UVM Bookstore. Pre-orders may be placed on line beginning April 28.
Live Webcast: Commencement Live
Speaker: Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
Diplomas: The president will confer degrees on the graduates by school/college. Graduates will receive their diploma at their home college/school ceremony later in the day.
ASL: Yes, interpreter provided at the ceremony. For other accommodations and requests, please refer to our Deaf and Disability Accommodation Request Form (the underlined text is the hyperlink to the form).
Closed Captioning: Yes, on large screen display. For other accommodations and requests, please refer to our Deaf and Disability Accommodation Request Form (the underlined text is the hyperlink to the 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 individuals 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 as UVM is unable to provide a wheelchair for all-day use). At the end of the ceremony, please locate an usher (wearing a yellow vest) to return with a wheelchair for assistance. If a wheelchair is needed for the full day, we recommend checking with your local area vendors for availability. For other accommodations and requests, please refer to our Deaf and Disability Accommodation Request Form.

Student Information

Student Line-up Location: Chittenden-Buckham-Wills (CBW) Green
Line-up Time: 7:45 am (Please note new line-up time)
Regalia: Students should arrive at the line-up wearing their regalia

Faculty Information

Faculty Line-up Location: Chittenden-Buckham-Wills (CBW) Green
Line-up Time: 7:45 am (Please note new line-up time)
Regalia: Faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their regalia

Last updated: 5/17/14

Last modified May 17 2014 07:10 AM