University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Commencement

Guest Information

Guest Information

The following information is provided to help our guests find the services they need on campus during Commencement on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Information Center

Information tables can be found at the Student Service Center in the main lobby of the Waterman Building, and on the University Green both north and south of the Waterman Building.

Snacks, Refreshments and Dining Options

The Marketplace, located on the 2nd floor of the Davis Center, is open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm serving deli sandwiches, salads, fruits, snacks, and beverages.

Snacks and refreshments (hot dogs, sandwiches, fruit, cookies, muffins, chips and beverages) are available for purchase from 6:30 am to 2:00 pm under the Concession Tents on the University Green. The Waterman Café in the lower level of the Waterman Building will be open from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm serving “to go” sandwiches and salads, snacks, and beverages.


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 Viewing of Main Ceremony

Guests may view the 206th Commencement Ceremony indoors on large-screen display in the following locations:  Waterman Memorial Lounge (150 seats), Ira Allen Chapel (900 seats), Billings-Ira Allen Lecture Hall (298 seats), and Patrick Gymnasium (3800 seats). 

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

The Golden Key International Honour Society is selling flowers in two locations on the University Green both north and south of the Waterman Building.

UVM Bookstore

The UVM Bookstore is located in the Davis Center. It offers a complete supply of UVM clothing, gifts, diploma frames, and other merchandise.  Henderson’s Café, located in the bookstore, serves a variety of coffees. Hours are: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Commencement Photographs

University Photography will be on hand to take candid photographs of the event. Those photographs will be posted on the commencement website shortly after May 23rd.

In addition, GradImages is the portrait photographer for the 206th Commencement Ceremony. They will photograph each graduate in their regalia providing one portrait and one image with University President Fogel. Students are encouraged to pre-register on-line with GradImages for easy tracking of their Commencement Day portrait proofs.

Commencement DVD

A DVD of the 206th 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:, or on the web at

Lost and Found

Lost and found for people and property is located at the Information Centers on the University Green both north and south of the Waterman Building. After 2:00 pm please contact UVM Police Services at (802) 656-3473. They are located at 284 East Ave.

Shuttle Bus Service

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Shuttle buses will run between the University Green, reception sites and designated parking areas.

First Aid

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.


In the event of a true emergency, dial (802) 656-3473 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 16 2010 06:21 AM

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