Schedule of 2024 Commencement Weekend Events | Commencement | The University of Vermont(title)

Join us for the all-university ceremony where the president will confer baccalaureate, master, doctoral and doctor of medicine degrees, and honorary degrees. This event features the presentation of student awards and a special address by the commencement speaker to the graduates on the iconic University Green.

University Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 19, 2024
9:00 am, University Green
Tickets not required

Student Information

Line-up Location: Andrew Harris Commons/Davis Center Green 
Line-up Time: 8:30 am 
Regalia: Students should arrive at the line-up wearing their cap and gown (regalia) 

Faculty Information

Faculty Line-up Location: Andrew Harris Commons/Davis Center Green
Line-up Time: 8:30 am 
Regalia: Faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their regalia

Live Stream: Live Stream Link and Recordings 

Note: University Commencement will be held outdoors rain or shine. If severe weather is expected Sunday, May 19 an updated commencement plan will be posted on UVM’s Commencement homepage by 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. 

College & School Events

Saturday, May 18, 2024

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Graduate College Ceremony

Location: Gutterson Fieldhouse
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Reception: Harris-Millis Dining Hall; 2:30 – 4:00pm

Tickets not required

Note: A ceremony for master and doctoral degree candidates in the Graduate College where they will be hooded and presented with their diploma as they cross the stage. Degree conferral will take place at the University Commencement Ceremony in the morning on Sunday, May 19.

Speaker: Otto Berkes G’89, Technology Leader and Entrepreneur, Member of the UVM Board of Trustees (2018-2024) | Bio
Doors Open: 11:00 am
Line-up Location: Gardner-Collins Indoor Track 
Line-up Time: 11:30 am
Regalia: Students and faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their cap and gown (regalia)
Diplomas: Diploma Distribution and Academic Transcripts
Live Stream: Live Stream Link and Recordings 

Leahy Honors College Scholars Recognition

Location: Ira Allen Chapel
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Reception: Grand Maple Ballroom; 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tickets not required

Note: Leahy Honors College scholars medallions (not diplomas) will be distributed at this event. Degree conferral will take place at the University Commencement Ceremony in the morning on Sunday, May 19, and diplomas will be awarded at each home college/school celebration following the University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 19.

Speaker: Randall Harp, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Vermont | Bio
Doors Open: 2:00 pm
Line-up Location: Billings Lecture Hall & MLK Classroom (accessible via back entrance to Ira Allen Chapel)
Line-up Time: 2:30 pm 
Regalia: Students and faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their cap and gown (regalia) 
Diplomas: Diploma Distribution and Academic Transcripts
Live Stream: Live Stream Link and Recordings

Sunday, May 19, 2024

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College of Arts and Sciences Celebration

Location: University Green (outdoors rain or shine)
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tickets not required

Note: Following the University Commencement Ceremony earlier in the morning, diplomas will be distributed at the College of Arts and Sciences Celebration.

Line-up Location: Andrew Harris Commons/Davis Center Green
Line-up Time: 11:45 am
Regalia: Students and faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their cap and gown (regalia) 
Diplomas: Diploma Distribution and Academic Transcripts
Live Stream: Live Stream Link and Recordings

Note: The College of Arts and Sciences Celebration will be held outdoors rain or shine. If severe weather is expected Sunday, May 19 an updated commencement plan will be posted on UVM’s Commencement homepage by 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. 

Grossman School of Business Celebration

Location: The Flynn
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Reception: Hilton Hotel; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Green Mountain Ballroom)
Tickets: 4 tickets per graduate (note: ticket number updated 3/7/24)

Note: Following the University Commencement Ceremony earlier in the morning, diplomas will be distributed at the Grossman School of Business Celebration.

Speaker: Nicole Stata ‘91, Founder and General Partner - Boston Seed Capital | Bio
Doors Open: 11:30 am
Line-up Location: Backstage at the Flynn Center, enter through back entrance via the alley off of lower Church Street. Students should avoid bringing personal belongings to the line-up as there is limited space backstage and the Grossman School will not be responsible for any loss.
Line-up Time: 11:15 am
Regalia: Students and faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their cap and gown (regalia) as there is limited space backstage
Diplomas: Diploma Distribution and Academic Transcripts
Live Stream: Live Stream Link and Recordings
Shuttle Buses: A dedicated shuttle will run between the Flynn Center, Hilton Burlington Hotel, and Allen House. Buses will run every 10 - 15 minutes.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Celebration

Location: Gutterson Fieldhouse
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Reception: Central Campus Dining Hall; 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Tickets not required

Note: Following the University Commencement Ceremony earlier in the morning, diplomas will be distributed at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Celebration.

Doors Open: 11:00 am
Line-up Location: Gardner-Collins Indoor Track
Line-up Time: 11:15 am
Regalia: Students and faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their cap and gown (regalia) 
Diplomas: Diploma Distribution and Academic Transcripts
Live Stream: Live Stream Link and Recordings

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Celebration

Location: Patrick Gymnasium
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Reception: Harris Millis Dining Hall, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Tickets not required

Note: Following the University Commencement Ceremony earlier in the morning, diplomas will be distributed at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Celebration.

Speaker: Rebecca Stanfield McCown G ‘06, G‘11, National Park Service Stewardship Institute Director | Bio
Doors Open: 11:00 am
Line-up Location: Multipurpose Facility Indoor Turf AB
Line-up Time: 11:30 am
Regalia: Students and faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their cap and gown (regalia)
Diplomas: Diploma Distribution and Academic Transcripts
Live Stream: Live Stream Link and Recordings

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Celebration

Location: Gutterson Fieldhouse
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Reception: Harris-Millis Dining Hall; 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Tickets not required

Note: Following the University Commencement Ceremony earlier in the morning, diplomas will be distributed at the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Celebration.

Speaker: Brian Kirk ‘94, Chief Technology Officer for the Amphenol High-Speed Products Group | Bio (to come)
Doors Open: 2:45 pm
Line-up Location: Gardner-Collins Indoor Track
Line-up Time: 2:45 pm
Regalia: Students and faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their cap and gown (regalia)
Diplomas: Diploma Distribution and Academic Transcripts
Live Stream: Live Stream Link and Recordings

College of Education and Social Services Celebration

Location: The Flynn
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Reception: Hilton Hotel; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (Adirondack Ballroom)
Tickets: 6 tickets per graduate

Note: Following the University Commencement Ceremony earlier in the morning, diplomas will be distributed at the College of Education and Social Services Celebration.

Speaker: Robyn Newton, M.Ed., CAGS (B.S. UVM'95), Vergennes Elementary School, Vermont Teacher of the Year 2023 | Bio
Doors Open: 2:45 pm
Line-up Location: Backstage at the Flynn Center, enter through back entrance via the alley off of lower Church Street. Students should avoid bringing personal belongings to the line-up as there is limited space backstage and CESS will not be responsible for any loss.
Line-up Time: 2:45 pm
Regalia: Students and faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their cap and gown (regalia) as there is limited space backstage
Diplomas: Diploma Distribution and Academic Transcripts
Live Stream: Live Stream Link and Recordings
Shuttle Buses: A dedicated shuttle will run between the Flynn Center, Hilton Burlington Hotel, and Allen House. Buses will run every 10 - 15 minutes

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Celebration

Location: Patrick Gymnasium
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Reception: Simpson Dining Hall; 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tickets: 6 tickets per graduate

Note: Following the University Commencement Ceremony earlier in the morning, diplomas will be distributed at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Celebration.

Speaker: Don Stratton, Senior Lecturer in Plant Biology and co-director of the Integrated Biological Science Program, University of Vermont | Bio
Doors Open: 3:00 pm
Line-up Location: Multipurpose Facility Indoor Turf AB
Line-up Time: 3:15 pm
Regalia: Students and faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their cap and gown (regalia) Diplomas: 
Diplomas: Diploma Distribution and Academic Transcripts
Live Stream: Live Stream Link and Recordings

Larner College of Medicine Ceremony

Location: Ira Allen Chapel
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Reception: Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center; 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tickets: 6 tickets per graduate

Note: A ceremony for doctor of medicine degree candidates in the Larner College of Medicine where they will be hooded, take their professional oath, and receive their diploma as they cross the stage. Degree conferral will take place at the University Commencement Ceremony earlier in the morning.

Speaker: James J. O'Connell, MD, President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School | Bio
Doors Open: 2:00 pm
Line-up Location: Billings Lecture Hall/MLK Classroom
Line-up Time: 2:00 pm
Regalia: Students and faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their cap and gown (regalia) 
Diplomas: Diploma Distribution and Academic Transcripts
Live Stream: Live Stream Link and Recordings

Note: Information above is subject to change

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Additional Commencement Weekend Events & Campus Calendar of Events

For a campus-wide calendar of events Commencement Weekend please visit the campus calendar of events. Information will be posted as it becomes available.