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Commencement 2007 Schedule

2007 Commencement Schedule

Below is the updated commencement schedule as of May 19, 2007. Please continue to check this website for updates. For other events please visit the campus calendar of events. Thank you.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007


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 160th 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.

Graduate College Hooding Ceremony
Letter from the Dean of Graduate Studies
Instructions for Degree Candidates
1:00 p.m.
Due to an unfavorable weather forecast, the Graduate College Hooding Ceremony will be held INDOORS at Patrick Gymnasium.

Faculty and students planning to process should arrive by 12:00 p.m. with their cap, gown and hood at the multipurpose facility. A reception will follow the Hooding Ceremony in the main lobby of Patrick Gymnasium. For questions, contact the Graduate College, (802) 656-3160 or gradcoll@uvm.edu. (updated Friday, May 18, 2007)

Ivy Planting & Robing of Ira Allen
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Billings & University Green
Join the Senior Class of 2007 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 2007 gift, and parents who have been volunteers and donors to the University.


Sunday, May 20, 2007


203rd Commencement Ceremony of the University of Vermont
9:00 a.m.
Due to an unfavorable weather forecast, the main commencement ceremony will be held INDOORS at the Multipurpose Facility at Patrick Gymnasium. Overflow seating will be available in the adjoining Patrick Gymnasium (closed-circuit TV).

Detailed News Release

The president will confer degrees on the graduates by college and school. The Honorable John R. Lewis will give the commencement address. Honorary degrees will be awarded to Lewis, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Jackie M. Gribbons, Leonard Miller, Floyd H. Rourke, and Thomas K. Slayton.

Students, dressed in cap and gown, will line up for the academic procession at 8 a.m. in the Gardner-Collins Indoor Track in the Athletic Complex and will proceed to the Multipurpose Facility where they will sit together.

Faculty dressed in regalia will line up for the academic procession at 8 a.m. in the Varsity Strength and Conditioning Center (formerly known as the gymnastics facility) at Patrick Gymnasium.

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

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

College and School Ceremonies and Receptions

11:45 a.m.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Multipurpose Facility, Athletic Complex
The academic procession will form at 11:00 a.m. in the Gardner-Collins Indoor Track. Tickets are not required. A reception for graduates, family and friends will follow immediately 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 Nursing and Health Sciences
Ira Allen Chapel (overflow seating will be available (closed-circuit TV) in the Campus Center Theatre)
The academic procession will form in Cook Commons in the Billings Student Center between 11:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Tickets are required. 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.

11:45 a.m.
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
The University of Vermont Conference Center at the Sheraton
The ceremony will be held in the Lake Champlain Exposition Hall. The academic procession will form at 11:15 a.m in the Diamond Ballroom. Tickets are not required. A reception for graduates, family and friends will follow in the Emerald Ballroom. For information contact Marcia Caldwell at (802) 656-3010 or Marcia.Caldwell@uvm.edu.

12:30 p.m.
College of Education and Social Services
Patrick Gymnasium, Athletic Complex
The academic procession will form at 12:00 p.m. in the hallway around the top level above the pool. Tickets are not required. A reception will precede the ceremony beginning at 10:45 a.m. in the Harris/Millis Lounge. For information, contact Beth Ann Mohler at (802) 656-3468 or Beth.Mohler@uvm.edu.

2:00 p.m.
School of Business Administration
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.

2:30 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences
Due to an unfavorable weather forecast, the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony will be held INDOORS at the Multipurpose Facility in the Athletic Complex. Overflow seating will be available in the adjoining Patrick Gymnasium (closed-circuit TV).

Detailed News Release

The academic procession will form at 1:30 p.m. in the Gardner-Collins Indoor Track in the Athletic Complex. Tickets are not required. For information contact Arts and Sciences at (802) 656-3344 or cas@uvm.edu.

2:30 p.m.
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
The University of Vermont Conference Center at the Sheraton
The ceremony will be held in the Lake Champlain Exposition Hall. The academic procession will form at 2:00 p.m in the Diamond Ballroom. A reception for graduates, family and friends will follow in the Emerald Ballroom. Tickets are not required. For information, contact Joan Jordan at 802-656-2673 or Joan.Jordan@uvm.edu.

2:30 p.m.
College of Medicine
Ceremony, Ira Allen Chapel
The academic procession will form at 2:00 p.m. in Cook Commons (not Campus Center Theater as originally posted). 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 Mary Lou Keirnan at (802) 656-2152 or MaryLou.Keirnan@uvm.edu.

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