University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Commencement

Main Ceremony

The University Commencement Main Ceremony

Main Ceremony

Contact: Kelly O'Malley, Coordinator of Presidential Events
Email: Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-3272
Web: www.uvm.edu/commencement


IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Due to a favorable weather forecast, the University Commencement Main Ceremony and the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony will be held outdoors on the University Green as originally planned. (Tickets are not required.)


In the event of severe weather, the University Commencement Main Ceremony will be moved indoors. See below for Severe Weather Plan details. Please visit the UVM home page at www.uvm.edu or call (802) 656-3309 or toll free (800) 903-6601 beginning Saturday afternoon, May 19, for an announcement regarding this possible change of venue.

Please continue to check this website for updated information.

Main Ceremony

Location: University Green (Indoor viewing of the [outdoor] University Commencement Main Ceremony will be available on large screen display in Waterman Memorial Lounge.)
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012
Parking: Please park in your college/school designated parking area
Procession Start Time:
8:20 a.m.
Ceremony Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Ceremony End Time: 11:00 a.m.
Tickets:
Tickets are not necessary if the ceremony is held outdoors. In the event of severe weather, tickets will be required to attend the Main Ceremony at its indoor venue (see Severe Weather Plan below). Details to follow.
Speaker:Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon. Click here for Zarghami bio
Videographer: The main ceremony will be filmed by Vermont Public Television. A DVD of this ceremony will be available for purchase from the UVM Bookstore.
Live Webcast: Commencement Live
Diplomas: The president will confer degrees on the graduates by school/college. Graduates will receive their diploma at their home college/school ceremony later in the day.
ASL: Yes, interpreter provided at the ceremony. Click here to request specific Deaf and Disability Accommodations.
Closed Captioning: Yes, on large screen display. Click here to request specific Deaf and Disability Accommodations.

Student Information

Student Line-up Location: Chittenden-Buckham-Wills (CBW) Green
Line-up Time: 8:00 a.m.
Regalia: Students should arrive at the line-up wearing their regalia

Faculty Information

Faculty Line-up Location: Chittenden-Buckham-Wills (CBW) Green
Line-up Time: 8:00 a.m.
Regalia: Faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their regalia


Severe Weather Plan


Severe Weather Venue: Multipurpose Facility in the Athletic Complex. Tickets will be required. Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on large screen display and closed-circuit TV in the Davis Center. Severe weather information will be available on the UVM main website beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 or by calling (802) 656-3309 or toll-free (800) 903-6601.
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012
Parking: Please park in your college/school designated parking area
Procession Start Time:
8:20 a.m.
Ceremony Start Time: 9:00 a.m. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m.
Tickets: Yes, tickets will be needed to enter the Multipurpose Facility where the ceremony will be held. Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on large screen display and closed-circuit TV in the Davis Center. Click here for more ticket information. Severe weather information will be available on the UVM main website beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 or by calling (802) 656-3309 or toll-free (800) 903-6601.
Speaker:Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon. Click here for Zarghami bio
Videographer: The main ceremony will be filmed by Vermont Public Television. A DVD of this ceremony will be available for purchase from the UVM Bookstore.
Live Webcast: Commencement Live
Diplomas: The president will confer degrees on the graduates by school/college. Students should contact their school/college for diploma distribution information.

Student Information for Rain Site Venue

Student Line-up Location: Gardner-Collins Indoor Track
Line-up Time: 8:00 a.m.
Regalia: Students should arrive at the line-up wearing their regalia

Faculty Information for Rain Site Venue

Faculty Line-up Location: Varsity Strength and Conditioning Center, Patrick Gymnasium
Line-up Time: 8:00 a.m.
Regalia: Faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their regalia

Last updated: 4/13/2012

Last modified May 18 2012 09:22 AM

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