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Commencement 2004 Schedule

Commencement 2004 Schedule

Friday, May 21, 2004

Graduate College Hooding Ceremony
4:00 p.m.
Patrick Gym
Faculty and students planning to process should arrive by 3:15 p.m. at the Indoor Tennis Facility with your cap, gown and hood. Reception to follow. For questions, contact the Graduate College, (802) 656-3160 or gradcoll@uvm.edu.


Saturday, May 22, 2004

Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony
10:00 a.m.
Waterman Manor, Waterman Building
Induction of members in course, undergraduate and graduates, into the Alpha Chapter of Vermont, Phi Beta Kappa. Initiates will sign the chapter's register volume, now in its 157th year. Guests welcome. For information, contact Robert Rodgers at (802) 656-4626.

UVM ROTC Commissioning
10:00 a.m.
UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus
A reception from 9-10 a.m. will precede the ceremony. Tickets or reservations are not required. For more information, contact Linda Blake at 656-2966 or Linda.Blake@uvm.edu.

Robing of Ira Allen
Ivy Planting
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
University Green
Join the Senior Class of 2004 for this annual tradition of planting the ivy and robing of Ira Allen. Sponsored by the TOWERR and Boulder societies.

Alumni Association Reception
(Invitation only)
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Waterman Manor, Waterman Building
A special reception sponsored by the UVM Alumni Association for student leaders, donors to the Class of 2004 gift, and parents who have been volunteers and donors to the University.


Sunday, May 23, 2004

200th Commencement Ceremony of the University of Vermont
9:00 a.m.
University Green
Faculty and students are requested to assemble on the Chittenden-Buckham-Wills (CBW) Green at 8:00 a.m. The Marshaling Ceremony will begin at 8:15 a.m. The Academic Procession will begin at 8:20 a.m.

The president will confer degrees on the graduates by college and school. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet will give the commencement address. Honorary degrees will be awarded to Mamet and to Florence Knoll Bassett, Edwin I. Colodny, Charles W. Johnson, Michael L. Lomax, Grace Paley and Stephen B. Rubenstein. The deans will award diplomas to the graduates individually at college and school ceremonies to follow.

In the event of foul weather, the ceremony will be held at the Indoor Tennis Facility in the Athletic Complex. There will be no academic procession, and students may sit with their families and friends. Overflow seating will be available in the adjoining Patrick Gymnasium (closed-circuit TV). For information on this possible site change, visit the UVM home page at http://www.uvm.edu or call (802) 656-3309 or toll free (800) 903-6601, beginning early Sunday morning.

College and School Ceremonies and Receptions

11:00 a.m.
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Reception, George D. Aiken Center for Natural Resources
Reception for graduates, family and friends. (See 1:00 p.m. for ceremony information.) Tickets are not required. For information, contact Marcia Caldwell at (802) 656-3010 or Marcia.Caldwell@uvm.edu.

11:45 a.m.
College of Arts and Sciences
Ceremony, University Green
The academic procession will form at 11:15 a.m. at the CBW Green. Tickets are not required. For information from the College of Arts and Sciences, call (802) 656-3344. In the event of foul weather, the academic procession will form at 11:00 a.m. in the hockey rink, and the ceremony will be held in the Indoor Tennis Facility in the Athletic Complex with overflow seating available in the adjoining Patrick Gymnasium (closed-circuit TV). For information on this possible site change, visit the UVM home page at http://www.uvm.edu or call (802) 656-3309 or toll free (800) 903-6601, beginning early Sunday morning.

11:45 a.m.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Ceremony, Ira Allen Chapel
The academic procession will form in the Billings Center Theater between 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. A reception will follow for graduates, faculty, family and friends in North Lounge, Billings Student Center, University Campus Center. Tickets are not required. For information contact Office of Student Services at (802) 656-3858 or cnhsoss@uvm.edu.

11:45 a.m.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ceremony, Gutterson Fieldhouse/Indoor Track
The academic procession will form at 11:00 a.m. in the hockey rink. Tickets are not required. A reception for graduates, faculty, family and friends will follow the ceremony in the Marsh Residence Dining Hall. Reservations for the reception are required and may be made by calling (802) 656-2980 or by visiting the CALS Student Services Office in 106 Morrill Hall. In the event of foul weather, the academic procession will form at 11:00 a.m. in the hallway above the hockey rink.

12:30 p.m.
College of Education and Social Services
Reception, Harris-Millis Main Lounge
A reception has been scheduled for CESS graduating students and their families PRIOR to the CESS Ceremony.  Light refreshments will be served in the Harris-Millis Main Lounge from 12:30-2:00.  Additional information is available in the CESS Commencement Newsletter on the web at http://www.uvm.edu/~cess/stservices/cessnews/stnuz16no5.pdf. (See 2:30 p.m. for ceremony information.)

1:00 p.m.
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Ceremony, Gymnastic Facility, Patrick Gymnasium
The academic procession will form in the downstairs hall at the entrance left of the Gymnastic Facility at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are not required. For information contact Marcia Caldwell at (802) 656-3010 or Marcia.Caldwell@uvm.edu (see 11:00 a.m. for reception information).

2:00 p.m.
School of Business Administration
Ceremony, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
The academic procession will form between 1:15 and 1:30 p.m. A reception for graduates and their families will follow at the Wyndham Burlington Hotel. Tickets are not required. For information, contact Terry Winton at (802) 656-3177 or Winton@bsad.uvm.edu.

2:00 p.m.
College of Engineering and Mathematics
Ceremony, Patrick Gymnasium
The academic procession will form at 1:45 p.m. in the south hall of Patrick Gymnasium. A reception for graduates, family and friends will immediately follow in the University Campus Center, Cook Commons. Tickets are not required. For information, contact Joan Jordan at (802) 656-3392 or jjordan@emba.uvm.edu.

2:30 p.m.
College of Education and Social Services
Ceremony, Gutterson Fieldhouse
The academic procession will form at 2:00 p.m. in the Ice Rink. Tickets are not required. For information contact, (802) 656-3468 or beth.mohler@uvm.edu. Additional information is also available in the CESS Commencement Newsletter on the web at http://www.uvm.edu/~cess/stservices/cessnews/stnuz16no5.pdf. (See 12:30 pm for reception information.)

2:30 p.m.
College of Medicine
Ceremony, Ira Allen Chapel
The academic procession will form at 2:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Theater. A reception at 4:00 p.m. will be held in the HSRF Gallery. Tickets are not required but attendance must be confirmed by calling (802) 656-2152.


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