University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Commencement

Parking at Commencement

Commencement parking maps will be distributed to students when they pick up their caps and gowns. Maps will also be distributed to campus shuttle buses and area hotels/motels during commencement weekend. If you do not receive a map and would like one, contact the University Communications Office, (802) 656-2005 or e-mail the office at

The Commencement Parking Map and Quick Reference Guide is also available in PDF format.

Parking on Sunday, May 23, for the Commencement Ceremony will be available in any lot identified by a parking symbol P. As lots become full you will be directed to the next available lot.  Please look for signs directing you to the next available lot.  Each of these lots (with the exception of the UHC Lot which is within walking distance to the University Green) will be served by Campus Shuttle buses.

Please respect our neighbors. Parking on area residential streets is by city-issued permit only. Violators will be subject to City of Burlington policy of ticketing and towing vehicles parked in these areas.

Shuttle Bus Service

Saturday, May 22, 2010
No shuttle bus service is planned.  Guests may park in any lot nearest to each event.

Sunday, May 23, 2010
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Shuttle busses will run between the Commencement Ceremony, reception sites, and designated parking areas. In the event of a change of venue due to severe weather, shuttle service will increase at the Athletic Campus.

Street Closings

Friday, May 21, 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, May 23, 8:00 p.m., University Place will be closed from Colchester Avenue to Main Street, and South Prospect Street will be closed from College Street to University Health Center entrance.

Sunday, May 23 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., South Prospect Street will be closed form Colchester Avenue to Main Street, and College Street will be closed from South Prospect Street to South Williams Street.

Deaf and Disability Accommodation Requests

For details please visit the commencement Deaf and Disability Accommodation Request web page.

Last modified March 28 2010 01:42 PM

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