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Commencement 2006 Schedule

Commencement 2006 Schedule

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Graduate College Hooding Ceremony
Instructions for Graduate College Hooding

4:00 p.m.
Patrick Gym
Faculty and students planning to process should arrive by 3:15 p.m. at the Multipurpose 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 20, 2006

Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony
9:00 a.m.
Royall Tyler Theatre
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 159th year. Guests welcome. For information, contact Christopher Landry at (802) 656-0270.

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.

Ivy Planting & Robing of Ira Allen
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Billings & University Green
Join the Senior Class of 2006 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)
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Billings Student Center
A special reception sponsored by the UVM Alumni Association and the UVM Parent Council for student leaders, donors to the Class of 2006 gift, and parents who have been volunteers and donors to the University.


Sunday, May 21, 2006

202nd Commencement Ceremony of the University of Vermont
9:00 a.m.
Multipurpose Facilty in Patrick Gymnasium
Detailed News Release


Students, dressed in cap and gown, will line up for the academic procession at 8 a.m. at the Indoor Track in Patrick Gymnasium and will proceed to the Multipurpose Facility where they will sit together, not with their families and guests as originally planned.

Faculty dressed in regalia will line up for the academic procession at 8 a.m.in the Gymnastics Facility at Patrick Gymnasium.

The academic procession will begin at 8:20 a.m.

The president will confer degrees on the graduates by college and school. Gustavo Esteva, a passionate advocate for democracy and economic justice for Mexico's poor, will give the commencement address. Honorary degrees will be awarded to Esteva, Graham Stiles Newell, Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, Barbara W. Snelling, and Hubert “Hub” W. Vogelmann.

For recorded information call (802) 656-3309 or toll free (800) 903-6601. For specific questions call (802) 656-3131 on Friday, 5/19 from 4:30 - 9:00 pm, Saturday, 5/20 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 pm and Sunday, 5/21 from 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 pm.

College and School Ceremonies and Receptions

11:45 a.m.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ceremony, Multipurpose Facility
The academic procession will form at 11:00 a.m. in the Gutterson Indoor Track. Tickets are not required. A reception for graduates, family and friends will follow in the Simpson Dining Hall. Reservations for the reception are required. For information contact Laurie Baker at (802) 656-2980, Laurie.Baker@uvm.edu or visit the CALS Student Services Office in 106 Morrill Hall.

11:45 a.m.
College of Arts and Sciences
Due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Sunday, the ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences has also been moved to 2:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Facility. See 2:30 pm for site change information.

11:45 a.m.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Ceremony, Ira Allen Chapel
The academic procession will form in the Campus Center Theater between 11:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. A reception will follow for graduates, faculty, family and friends in the Billings Student Center. Tickets are required. For information contact the Office of Student Services at (802) 656-3858 or cnhsoss@uvm.edu.

12:00 p.m.
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Ceremony, Emerald Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel
The academic procession will form in the Diamond Ballroom at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are not required. A reception for graduates, family and friends will follow in the Sheraton Exhibition Hall. For information contact Marcia Caldwell at (802) 656-3010 or Marcia.Caldwell@uvm.edu.

12:30 p.m.
College of Education and Social Services
Ceremony, Patrick Gymnasium
The academic procession will form at 12:00 p.m. in the hallway around the top level above the pool. Tickets are not required. Reception at 50 University Heights (Lobby Area) at 10:45 am. From Main Street, 50 University Heights is just past the Living/Learning Center on the left. University Heights continues to Patrick Gymnasium. For information, contact Beth Ann Mohler at (802) 656-3468 or Beth.Mohler@uvm.edu.

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 Amelia Coleman at (802) 656-4119 or Amelia.Coleman@uvm.edu.

2:00 p.m.
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Ceremony, Emerald Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel
The academic procession will form in the Diamond Ballroom at 1:30 p.m. A reception for graduates, family and friends will immediately follow in the Promenade Hallway. Tickets are not required. For information, contact Joan Jordan at 802-656-2673 or Joan.Jordan@uvm.edu.

2:30 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences (severe weather site)
Ceremony, Multipurpose Facility and Patrick Gymnasium
Due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Sunday, the ceremony will be held in the Multipurpose Facility in the Athletic Complex with overflow seating available in the adjoining Patrick Gymnasium (closed-circuit TV). The academic procession will form at 1:30 p.m. in the Gutterson Indoor Track. Tickets are not required. For information, contact the College of Arts and Sciences at cas@uvm.edu.
Detailed News Release

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 Given Courtyard. Tickets are not required but attendance must be confirmed by contacting Nini Anger at (802) 656-2152 or Nini.Anger@uvm.edu.

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