University of Vermont

214th Commencement Ceremonies - May 16 and 17, 2015

Tickets

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.)

Tickets are NOT required to attend the University Commencement Main Ceremony or College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony if the ceremony is held outdoors on the University Green as planned. In the event of severe weather, the University Commencement Main Ceremony and the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony will be moved indoors to the Multipurpose Facility in the Athletic Complex. Unfortunately, seating is limited at this indoor facility. In an effort to ease congestion and improve everyone’s experience at the ceremony, tickets for guests will be required

The College of Medicine Ceremony and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ceremony require tickets regardless of weather.

Tickets are event specific. If you are attending more than one ceremony that requires tickets, you will need a ticket for each ceremony.

Tickets cannot be duplicated. Guests will be required to have their printed tickets on them at all times and will need them for exit and entry at the Multipurpose Facility, where the Main Commencement Ceremony and College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony will be held, and at the Ira Allen Chapel, where the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ceremony and College of Medicine Ceremony will be held.

Guests with deaf and disability accommodation requests and attending a ticketed ceremony will still need to receive a ticket from their degree candidate.  To request Deaf and Disability Accommodations please submit an online Deaf and Disability Accommodation Request Form.

There is no fee for tickets to any of the commencement ceremonies requiring tickets.

Degree candidates and faculty dressed in academic regalia and participating in their academic procession do not need a ticket for any ceremony, including individual college/school ceremonies.

Please note:

  • A live webcast of each commencement ceremony will be available on the web at http://live.vpt.org/uvm/uvm.html.
  • A DVD of each commencement ceremony, filmed by Vermont Public Television, will be available for purchase from the UVM Bookstore.

Instructions to Reserve Your Commencement Ceremony Tickets

Click on the ceremony below for more specific ticket information. 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. (You will need to use your back button or type into your browser www.uvm.edu/commencement to return to the commencement web pages.)

University Commencement Main Ceremony
Graduate College
College of Medicine
Honors College
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
School of Business Administration
College of Education and Social Services
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
College of Nursing and Health Sciences

main ceremony
  • Ceremony: Tickets are weather dependent. If the ceremony is held outdoors on the University Green as planned, tickets are not required. In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors to the Multipurpose Facility and tickets will be required.  A decision about whether or not to move the University Commencement Main Ceremony indoors will be posted on the commencement website no later than 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16.

Undergraduate degree candidates will receive an email from Marching Order (our ticketing partner) to their UVM email account on Monday, May 4, with a link to a Marching Order web page where they will be asked to log-in with their UVM net ID and password. Once logged-in, they will be able to reserve tickets and print them out at any time and/or send them to their family and friends.

If you do not receive an email on Monday, May 4, from Marching Order (make sure to check your junk mail folder) to your UVM email account by 1:00 p.m., please email Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu as soon as possible and someone will assist you within one-business day.

Undergraduate degree candidates may reserve up to 2 tickets each online starting Monday, May 4 at 12:00 noon until Thursday, May 14 at 12:00 noon for the University Commencement Main Ceremony. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis. Beginning Friday, May 15 at 12:00 noon, any remaining tickets for the main ceremony will be released online to degree candidates at a maximum of 2 additional tickets per candidate on a first come, first served basis.

Students planning to invite guests to the ceremony are strongly advised to request their tickets beginning May 4, as they are first come, first served.

Tickets will be available online to degree candidates only. Guests seeking tickets must connect with their degree candidate. Degree candidates do not need a ticket to participate in the University Commencement Main Ceremony.

Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on large screen display and closed-circuit TV on multiple floors in the Davis Center on the main campus. A live webcast of this ceremony will also be available on the web at http://live.vpt.org/uvm/uvm.html.

Questions: please email Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu

  • Reception: There is no reception following the University Commencement Main Ceremony.


graduate college ceremony

  • Ceremony:  tickets not required.
  • Reception:  tickets not required

Please note: Graduate College degree candidates will not participate in the University Commencement Main Ceremony as this ceremony is primarily to confer undergraduate degrees. However, we realize that some Graduate College degree candidates may want to attend the Main Ceremony to hear the commencement speaker. Graduate College degree candidates who would like to reserve tickets (2 each maximum) for the University Commencement Main Ceremony on Sunday, May 17 at 8:20 am, should it move indoors to the Multipurpose Facility on the athletics campus, must do so with their Dean’s Office by Tuesday, April 28.

If you are a degree candidate in the Graduate College, please call 802-656-3160 or email Dan.Harvey@uvm.edu. You will be asked to provide your name, email address and local address.


college of medicine ceremony
  • Ceremony: tickets required

College of Medicine degree candidates will receive an email from Marching Order (our ticketing partner) to their UVM email account on Friday, March 27 with a link to a Marching Order web page where they will be asked to log-in with their UVM Net ID and password. Once logged-in, degree candidates will be able to reserve their tickets and print them out at any time and/or send them to their family and friends.

If you do not receive an email on Friday, March 27, from Marching Order (make sure to check your junk mail folder) to your UVM email account by 1:00 p.m., please email Barbara.Brisson@med.uvm.edu as soon as possible for assistance.

College of Medicine degree candidates may reserve up to 6 tickets each online starting Wednesday, April 1 at 12:00 noon until Friday, May 8 at 12:00 noon. 

Tickets will be available online to degree candidates only. Guests seeking tickets must connect with their degree candidate. Degree candidates do not need a ticket to participate in the College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony.

Tickets cannot be duplicated. Guests will be required to have their printed tickets on them at all times and will need them for exit and entry at the Ira Allen Chapel.

Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on large screen display in the Billings/Ira Allen Lecture Hall.  A live webcast of this ceremony will also be available on the web at http://live.vpt.org/uvm/uvm.html.

Please note:  College of Medicine degree candidates will not participate in the University Commencement Main Ceremony as this ceremony is primarily to confer undergraduate degrees.  However, we realize that some College of Medicine degree candidates may want to attend the Main Ceremony to hear the commencement speaker. College of Medicine degree candidates who would like to reserve tickets (2 each maximum) for the University Commencement Main Ceremony on Sunday, May 17 at 8:20 am, should it move indoors to the Multipurpose Facility on the Athletic Campus, must do so with their Dean’s Office by Tuesday, April 28. If you are a degree candidate in the College of Medicine, please call 802-656-0722 or email Barbara.Brisson@med.uvm.edu. You will be asked to provide your name, email address and local address.

Questions: Please call Barbara Brisson at 802-656-0722 or email Barbara.Brisson@med.uvm.edu

  • Reception: tickets not required

College and School Ceremonies

Please refer to the list below for ticket information regarding your school or college ceremony.
For ceremony details, click on name of school/college.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ceremony: tickets not required
Reception: reservations required, reception precedes the ceremony
College of Arts and Sciences
Ceremony: Tickets are weather dependent. If the ceremony is held outdoors on the University Green as planned, tickets are NOT required. In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors to the Multipurpose Facility and tickets will be required.  A decision about whether or not to move the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony indoors will be posted on the commencement website no later than 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16.
 

College of Arts and Sciences degree candidates will receive an email from Marching Order (our ticketing partner) to their UVM email account on Monday, May 4, with a link to a Marching Order web page where they will be asked to log-in with their UVM net ID and password. Once logged-in, they will be able to reserve tickets and print them out at any time and/or send them to their family and friends. (Please note: a separate email will be sent regarding tickets for the University Commencement Main Ceremony as separate tickets will be required for that ceremony should it also move indoors.)

If you do not receive an email on Monday, May 4, from Marching Order (make sure to check your junk mail folder) to your UVM email account by 1:00 p.m., please email Mark Galen Hall at mghall@uvm.edu as soon as possible for assistance.

College of Arts and Sciences degree candidates may request up to 4 tickets each for the Arts and Sciences ceremony online starting Monday, May 4 at 12:00 noon until Thursday, May 14 at 12:00 noon. Beginning Friday, May 15 at 12:00 noon, any remaining tickets for the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony will be released to degree candidates at a maximum of 2 additional tickets per candidate on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets will be available online to degree candidates only. Guests seeking tickets must connect with their degree candidate. Degree candidates do not need a ticket to participate in the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony.

Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on large screen display and closed-circuit TV on multiple floors in the Davis Center on the main campus. A live webcast of this ceremony will also be available on the web at http://live.vpt.org/uvm/uvm.html.

Questions: please call Mark Galen Hall at 656-3344 or email mghall@uvm.edu

Reception: The College of Arts and Sciences does not host a reception

School of Business Administration
Ceremony: tickets not required
Reception: tickets not required
College of Education and Social Services
Ceremony: tickets not required
Reception: tickets not required, reception precedes ceremony
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Ceremony: tickets not required
Reception: tickets not required
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Ceremony: tickets not required
Reception: tickets not required, reception precedes ceremony
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Ceremony: required
 

College of Nursing and Health Sciences degree candidates will receive an email from Marching Order (our ticketing partner) to their UVM email account on Monday, May 4, with a link to a Marching Order web page where they will be asked to log-in with their UVM net ID and password. Once logged-in, they will be able to reserve tickets and print them out at any time and/or send them to their family and friends. (Please note: a separate email will be sent regarding tickets for the University Commencement Main Ceremony as separate tickets will be required for that ceremony should it move indoors due to severe weather.)

If you do not receive an email on Monday, May 4, from Marching Order (make sure to check your junk mail folder) to your UVM email account by 1:00 p.m., please email Bethany.Wolfe@uvm.edu as soon as possible for assistance.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences degree candidates may request up to *3 tickets each for the Nursing and Health Sciences ceremony on-line, starting at 12:00 noon on Monday, May 4 until 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 14. Beginning on Friday, May 15 at 12:00 noon, any remaining tickets for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences ceremony will be released to degree candidates at a maximum of *1 additional tickets per candidate on a first come, first served basis.

* Please note that due to an increase in the number of graduates eligible to participate in the College’s ceremony, it was necessary to reduce the number of tickets available per student from 4 to 3, and from 2 to 1 for any remaining tickets.

Guests without tickets may view a live broadcast of the ceremony on large screen display and closed circuit TV in the Billings-Ira Allen Lecture Hall. A live webcast of this ceremony will also be available on the web at http://live.vpt.org/uvm/uvm.html.

Questions: please call Bethany Wolfe at 656-2216 or email Bethany.Wolfe@uvm.edu.

Reception: tickets not required
Honors College Honors College
Ceremony: tickets not required
Reception: tickets not required

Last updated: 5/16/2015

Last modified May 16 2015 07:09 AM