University of Vermont

Ceremonial Events - Commencement

Commencement 2006 Graduate College Hooding Ceremony

Commencement 2006
Graduate College Hooding Ceremony

Friday, May 19, 2006

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

Instructions for Degree Candidates

  • Procession Formation begins at 3:15 p.m. at the Indoor Tennis Facilities
  • Procession begins at 4:00 p.m. sharp! Wear academic gown, carry hood draped over left arm, and place your tassel on left side of your cap.
  • While forming the processional line, you will be given a card. Print your full name as you wish it to be announced.
  • You will be seated in the gymnasium. During the ceremony you will:
    • Be escorted to the stage (bring your name card)
    • Have your name announced
    • Walk to the Center Stage
      • Hand your hood to the Marshal (or in the case of doctoral candidates – to your faculty advisor)
      • Face assembly
      • Be hooded
    • Walk down the steps on the opposite side of the stage
    • Return to your seat (doctoral candidates remain on or in front of the stage, as directed)
  • After the ceremony, please join us at the Reception in the Lobby of the Patrick Gymnasium. Congratulations!

Last modified April 16 2006 06:29 AM

Contact UVM © 2017 The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131