University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Commencement

Guest Information

Commencement 2008

Guest Information

Due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Sunday, May 18, the main Commencement Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. has been moved indoors to the Multipurpose Facility at Patrick Gymnasium. Please follow information provided for the indoor ceremony.

The following information is provided to help our guests find the services they need on campus during Commencement on Sunday, May 18, 2008.

Information Center

Outdoor Ceremony: Information tables can be found at the Student Service Center in the main lobby of the Waterman Building, on the University Green north of the Waterman Building, on the plaza in front of the Royall Tyler Theatre, and in the main lobby of Patrick Gymnasium.

Indoor Ceremony: Information tables can be found in the main lobby of Patrick Gymnasium and at the Student Service Center in the main lobby of the Waterman Building.

Snacks and Refreshments

Outdoor Ceremony: Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase Sunday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Sodexho Food Service tents on the University Green across from College Street and north of the Waterman Building. The Waterman Café in the lower level of the Waterman Building will be open from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. A Sodexho tent will also be serving in front of Patrick Gymnasium from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Indoor Cermony: Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sodexho Food Service tents in front of Patrick Gymnasium.

Restrooms

Outdoor ceremony: Restrooms are located at the Waterman parking lot, the visitor/reserved parking lot on College Street and in the Waterman Building (south entrance). All restrooms are handicapped accessible.

Indoor Ceremony: Restrooms are located in the main lobby of the Patrick Gymnasium and portable restrooms are located outside the entrance to the main lobby of the Multipurpose Facility. All restrooms are handicapped accessible.

Indoor Viewing of Main Ceremony

Outdoor ceremony: Guests may view the main commencement ceremony indoors on closed-circuit TV in either Memorial Lounge, main level Waterman Building, or the Billings/Ira Allen Lecture Hall.

Special Needs

Ushers wearing yellow vests are available to assist with requests for: FM hearing impaired devices, commencement programs in Braille, special assistance seating.

Flower Sales

Outdoor Ceremony: The Golden Key International Honour Society is selling flowers on the University Green north of the Waterman Building and at the Royall Tyler Theatre Plaza.

Indoor Ceremony: The Golden Key International Honour Society is selling flowers in the main lobbies of both the Patrick Gymnasium and the Multipurpose Facility.

UVM Bookstore

The UVM Bookstore, located in the Davis Center, is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. It offers a complete supply of UVM clothing, gifts, diploma frames, and other merchandise. Commencement DVDs may also be ordered at the Bookstore. The Bookstore Kiosk in Patrick Gymnasium will also be open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm with clothing and gift items for sale.

Commencement DVD

A 90-minute video of the 204th Commencement Ceremony is available from the UVM Bookstore at $19.99 plus 5.99 shipping and handling (allow 4 weeks for delivery). The Bookstore may be reached by phone: (802) 656-3290 or toll free (800) 331-7305, email: UVM.Bookstore@uvm.edu, or on the web at http://uvmbookstore.uvm.edu/.

Lost and Found

Outdoor Ceremony: Lost and found for people and property is located at the Information Center at the Royall Tyler Theatre plaza, on the University Green north of the Waterman Building and in the main lobby of Patrick Gymnasium. After 4:00 pm please contact UVM Police Services at 284 East Ave.

Indoor Ceremony: Lost and Found for people and property is located at the Information Center in the main lobby of Patrick Gymnasium. After 4:00 p.m. contact UVM Police Services at 284 East Ave.

Shuttle Bus Service

Outdoor Ceremony: Bus Routes are as follows: Royall Tyler Theatre to Patrick Gymnasium or The UVM Conference Center at the Sheraton; Allen House to Flynn Theatre and Hilton Burlington Hotel; and North End of University Green to Trinity campus.

Indoor Ceremony: Buses leaving Patrick Gymnasium after the main ceremony will go to the Ag/Engineering and Given lots (near the Watertower) and the UVM Conference Center at the Sheraton, and to the Ira Allen Chapel and downtown Burlington.

First Aid

Outdoor Ceremony: First aid facilities are available during the main commencement ceremony. The UVM Rescue Squad will be located in front of the University Health Center on South Prospect Street.

Indoor Ceremony: First aid facilities are available during the main commencement ceremony. If the ceremony is indoors, the UVM Rescue Squad will be located outside the main entrance to Patrick Gymnasium.

Emergencies

In the event of a true emergency, dial (802) 656-4000 from a cell phone to reach the UVM Police Services or use one of the “Blue Light” emergency phones located throughout the campus. In either case you will be connected immediately with the emergency dispatcher.

Last modified May 14 2008 08:19 PM

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