University of Vermont

Ceremonial Events - Commencement


Commencement 2007



Due to an unfavorable weather forecast, the University of Vermont will hold its commencement ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, on May 20 at 9:00 a.m., indoors. The ceremony will be held in the Multipurpose Facility at the Athletic Complex..

The ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences at 2:30 p.m. has also been moved to the Multipurpose Facility. Ceremonies for UVM’s other colleges and schools will take place in their originally planned locations. (See schedule)

In deciding to move both commencement exercises inside, rather than holding them outdoors on the University Green, the university was responding to five separate weather forecasts that all predicted a wet and cold day on Sunday. “We want to make sure students, families, and friends are as comfortable as possible for this culminating day in their UVM careers,” said UVM President Daniel Mark Fogel.

Making the call Saturday morning also ensures that set up efforts can get underway early to make the indoor facility as accommodating as possible. Students, dressed in cap and gown, will line up for the academic procession at 8 a.m. at the Gardner-Collins Indoor Track in the Athletic Complex. Faculty will gather in the Varsity Strength and Conditioning Center (formerly known as the gymnastics facility) at Patrick Gymnasium.

Seating in the Multipurpose Facility for families and friends of the graduates will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and overflow seating in the Patrick Gym will feature a closed-circuit broadcast of the ceremony. Tickets are not required.

For a complete schedule of commencement events visit the commencement web site at: For recorded information call: 802-656-3309 or 800-903-6601. For specific questions call 802-656-3131 Saturday, May 19, 8:30 am – 9:00 pm and Sunday, May 20, 6:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Last modified May 19 2007 10:59 AM

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