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IMPORTANT UPDATE!

The 218th University Commencement Main Ceremony and College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony will be held outdoors on the University Green on Sunday, May 19, 2019.  

Sunday’s forecast is calling for a slight chance of showers in the morning, so please dress appropriately for the weather.  Note: the University Green is very saturated, so please wear appropriate footwear.

Tickets will not be required for the University Main Ceremony or the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony.

All commencement ceremonies will be available to watch live on the web at: streamvt.com/vermontcommencement/

 

Tickets are NOT required to attend the University Commencement Main Ceremony or College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony if the ceremony is held outdoors on the University Green as planned.

Tickets are required for the following ceremonies regardless of weather:

Grossman School of Business Ceremony
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Ceremony
The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine Ceremony

All other college/school ceremonies do not require tickets.

Tickets will be available online to degree candidates only. Guests seeking tickets must connect with their degree candidate. Tickets are event specific. If you are attending more than one ceremony that requires tickets, you will need a ticket for each ceremony.

Tickets cannot be duplicated. Guests will be required to have their printed tickets on them at all times and will need them for exit and entry at the Multipurpose Facility, where the Main Commencement Ceremony and College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony will be held; at the Ira Allen Chapel, where the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine Ceremony will be held; and the Flynn Center for Performing Arts where the Grossman School of Business and the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences ceremonies will be held.

Guests with accessibility requests and attending a ticketed ceremony will still need to receive a ticket from their degree candidate.  To request ADA accommodations and/or accessible parking, please submit an online ADA Accommodations & Accessibility Parking Request Form.

There is no fee for tickets to any of the commencement ceremonies requiring tickets.

Degree candidates and faculty dressed in academic regalia and participating in their academic procession do not need a ticket for any ceremony, including individual college/school ceremonies.

A decision about whether or not to move the University Commencement Main Ceremony or College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony indoors will be posted on the commencement website no later than 1:00 p.m. (EDT), Saturday, May 18.

Please note:
• A live webcast of the University Commencement Main Ceremony, as well as all individual college/school ceremonies, will be available on the Commencement website.  The link will be updated at a later date.  Once available, please share this link with your friends and family who won’t be able to celebrate with you in person on Sunday, May 19.
• A DVD of each commencement ceremony, filmed by Vermont Public Television, will be available for purchase from the UVM Bookstore.

Instructions to Reserve Your Commencement Ceremony Tickets

Follow the ceremony links below for more specific ticket information. If you are unsure of which college or school your graduate is affiliated with, follow this link to search an alphabetical list of academic offerings in the university’s online catalog. (Note: you will need to use your back arrow or type into your browser www.uvm.edu/commencement to return to the commencement web pages)

University Commencement Main Ceremony

Ceremony: Tickets are weather dependent. If the University Commencement Main Ceremony is held outdoors on the University Green as planned, tickets are NOT required. There is no fee for tickets to any of the commencement ceremonies requiring tickets.

In the event of severe weather, the University Commencement Main Ceremony will be moved indoors to the Multipurpose Facility on the Athletic Campus and tickets will be required. A decision about whether or not to move the University Commencement Main Ceremony indoors will be posted on the commencement website no later than 1:00 p.m. (EDT), Saturday, May 18.

Undergraduate degree candidates will receive an email from Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu to their UVM email account on Wednesday, April 24, with a link to a the University of Vermont University Tickets web page where they will be asked to log-in with their UVM net ID and password. Once logged-in, they will be able to reserve tickets and print them out at any time and/or send them to their family and friends.

If you do not receive an email on Wednesday, April 24, from Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu (make sure to check your junk mail folder), to your UVM email account by 12:00 noon, please email Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu as soon as possible and someone will assist you within one-business day.

Undergraduate degree candidates may reserve up to 2 tickets each online starting Wednesday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m., until Thursday, May 16 at 12:00 noon for the University Commencement Main Ceremony. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis. Beginning Friday, May 17 at 12:00 noon, any remaining tickets for the main ceremony will be released online to degree candidates at a maximum of 2 additional tickets per candidate on a first come, first served basis.

Students planning to invite guests to the ceremony are strongly advised to request their tickets beginning April 24, as they are first come, first served.

Tickets will be available online to degree candidates only. Guests seeking tickets must connect with their degree candidate. Degree candidates do not need a ticket to participate in the University Commencement Main Ceremony.

Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on large screen displays in the Davis Center on the main campus.

A live webcast of the University Commencement Main Ceremony, as well as all individual college/school ceremonies, will be available on the Commencement website.  The link will be updated at a later date.  Once available, please share this link with your friends and family who won’t be able to celebrate with you in person on Sunday, May 19.

Questions: please email Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu

Reception: There is no reception following the University Commencement Main Ceremony.

Ceremony Schedule: see Main Ceremony details

Graduate College Commencement Ceremony

Ceremony:  tickets not required
Reception:  tickets not required
Ceremony Schedule: see Graduate College Ceremony details

Please note: Graduate College degree candidates will not participate in the University Commencement Main Ceremony as this ceremony is primarily to confer undergraduate degrees. However, we realize that some Graduate College degree candidates may want to attend the Main Ceremony to hear the commencement speaker. Graduate College degree candidates who would like to reserve tickets (2 each maximum) for the University Commencement Main Ceremony on Sunday, May 19 at 8:20 a.m., should it move indoors to the Multipurpose Facility on the athletics campus, must do so with their Dean’s Office by Wednesday, May 1. If you are a degree candidate in the Graduate College, please call 802-656-3160 or email Dan.Harvey@uvm.edu. You will be asked to provide your name, email address and local address.

Larner College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony

Ceremony: tickets required

Larner College of Medicine degree candidates will receive an email from Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu to their UVM email (NOT their MED.UVM.EDU) account on Monday, April 15 with a link to the University of Vermont Commencement Tickets web page where they will be asked to log in with their UVM Net ID and password. Once logged-in, degree candidates will be able to reserve their tickets and print them out at any time and/or send them to their family and friends.

If you do not receive an email on Monday, April 15, from Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu (make sure to check your junk email folder) to your UVM email account by 1:00 p.m. (EDT), please email Madison.Wood@med.uvm.edu as soon as possible for assistance.

Larner College of Medicine degree candidates may reserve up to 6 tickets each online starting Monday, April 15 at 12:00 noon (EDT) until Monday, May 6 at 12:00 noon (EDT).

Tickets will be available online to degree candidates only. Guests seeking tickets must connect with their degree candidate. Degree candidates do not need a ticket to participate in the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony. There is no fee for tickets to any of the commencement ceremonies requiring tickets.

Tickets cannot be duplicated. Guests will be required to have their printed tickets on them at all times and will need them for exit, entry and re-entry at the Ira Allen Chapel.

Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on large screen display in the Billings/Ira Allen Lecture Hall.

If degree candidates would like more than 6 tickets, additional tickets may be available (but are not guaranteed) on a first come, first served basis after the Monday, May 6 cut-off. If you would like to request additional tickets, please contact Madi Wood at Madison.Wood@med.uvm.edu. Please note that your contacting Madi is not a guarantee that you will be able to receive more than your original 6 tickets; it will merely get you on a waiting list for additional tickets in the event there are leftover tickets after the initial reservation period.

A live webcast of the Larner College of Medicine ceremony, will be available on the Commencement website.  The link will be updated at a later date.  Once available, please share this link with your friends and family who won’t be able to celebrate with you in person on Sunday, May 19.

Questions: Please call Madi Wood at 802-656-1330 or email Madison.Wood@med.uvm.edu.

Reception: tickets not required
Ceremony Schedule: see Larner College of Medicine details

Please note: Larner College of Medicine degree candidates will not participate in the University Commencement Main Ceremony as this ceremony is primarily to confer undergraduate degrees. However, we realize that some Larner College of Medicine degree candidates may want to attend the Main Ceremony to hear the commencement speaker. Larner College of Medicine degree candidates who would like to reserve tickets (2 each maximum) for the University Commencement Main Ceremony on Sunday, May 19 at 8:20 a.m., should it move indoors to the Multipurpose Facility on the Athletic Campus, must do so with their Dean’s Office by Wednesday, May 1. If you are a degree candidate in the Larner College of Medicine, please call 802-656-1108 or email: Madison.Wood@med.uvm.edu. You will be asked to provide your name, email address and local address.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Ceremony: tickets not required
Reception: reservations required, reception precedes the ceremony. Details to follow.
Ceremony Schedule: see College of Agriculture and Life Sciences details

College of Arts and Sciences

Ceremony: Tickets are weather dependent. If the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony is held outdoors on the University Green as planned, tickets are NOT required.

In the event of severe weather, the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony will be moved indoors to the Multipurpose Facility on the Athletic Campus and tickets will be required. A decision about whether or not to move the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony indoors will be posted on the commencement website no later than 1:00 p.m. (EDT), Saturday, May 18.

College of Arts and Sciences degree candidates will receive an email from Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu to their UVM email account on Wednesday, April 24, with a link to the University of Vermont Commencement Tickets web page where they will be asked to log in with their UVM net ID and password. Once logged-in, they will be able to reserve tickets and print them out at any time and/or send them to their family and friends.

If you do not receive an email on Wednesday, April 24, from Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu (make sure to check your junk email folder) to your UVM email account by 12:00 noon, please email CAS@uvm.edu as soon as possible for assistance.

College of Arts and Sciences degree candidates may request up to 4 tickets each for the Arts and Sciences ceremony online starting Wednesday, April 24, at 11:00 a.m. until Thursday, May 16 at 12:00 noon. Beginning Friday, May 17 at 12:00 noon, any remaining tickets for the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony will be released to degree candidates at a maximum of 2 additional tickets per candidate on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets will be available online to degree candidates only. Guests seeking tickets must connect with their degree candidate. Degree candidates do not need a ticket to participate in the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony. There is no fee for tickets to any of the commencement ceremonies requiring tickets.

Guests without tickets may view the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony on large screen display in the Davis Center on the main campus.

A live webcast of the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony, will be available on the Commencement website.  The link will be updated at a later date.  Once available, please share this link with your friends and family who won’t be able to celebrate with you in person on Sunday, May 19.

Questions: please call Mark Galen Hall at 802-656-3344 or email CAS@uvm.edu

Reception: The College of Arts and Sciences does not host a reception
Ceremony Schedule: see College of Arts and Sciences details

Grossman School of Business

Ceremony: tickets required

Grossman School of Business degree candidates will receive an email from Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu to their UVM email account on Wednesday, April 24, with a link to a the University of Vermont University Tickets web page where they will be asked to log-in with their UVM net ID and password. Once logged-in, they will be able to reserve tickets and print them out at any time and/or send them to their family and friends.

If you do not receive an email on Wednesday, April 24, from Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu (make sure to check your junk email folder) to your UVM email account by 12:00 noon, please email Travis.Perry@uvm.edu as soon as possible for assistance.

Grossman School of Business degree candidates may request up to 5 tickets for the Grossman School of Business ceremony on-line, starting at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, until 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 16. There is no fee for tickets to any of the commencement ceremonies requiring tickets.

A live webcast of the Grossman School of Business ceremony will be available on the Commencement website. The link will be updated at a later date.  Once available, please share this link with your friends and family who won’t be able to celebrate with you in person on Sunday, May 19.

Questions: please call Jennifer Fath at 802-656-3151 or email Jennifer.Fath@uvm.edu

Reception: tickets not required
Ceremony Schedule: see Grossman School of Business details

College of Education and Social Services

Ceremony: tickets not required
Reception: tickets not required, reception precedes ceremony
Ceremony Schedule: see College of Education and Social Services details

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Ceremony: tickets required

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences degree candidates will receive an email from Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu to their UVM email account on Wednesday, April 24, with a link to a the University of Vermont University Tickets web page where they will be asked to log-in with their UVM net ID and password. Once logged-in, they will be able to reserve tickets and print them out at any time and/or send them to their family and friends.

If you do not receive an email on Wednesday, April 24, from Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu (make sure to check your junk email folder) to your UVM email account by 12:00 noon, please email cems.student.services@uvm.edu as soon as possible for assistance.

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences degree candidates may request up to 4 tickets for the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences ceremony on-line, starting at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, until 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 16. Beginning on Friday, May 17 at 12:00 noon, any remaining tickets for the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences ceremony will be released to degree candidates at a maximum of 1 additional ticket per candidate on a first come, first served basis. There is no fee for tickets to any of the commencement ceremonies requiring tickets.

A live webcast of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Ceremony will be available on the Commencement website.  The link will be updated at a later date.  Once available, please share this link with your friends and family who won’t be able to celebrate with you in person on Sunday, May 19.

Questions: please call CEMS Student Services at 802-656-3392 or email cems.student.services@uvm.edu

Reception: tickets not required
Ceremony Schedule: see College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences details

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Ceremony: tickets not required
Reception: tickets not required, reception precedes ceremony
Ceremony Schedule: see Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources details

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Ceremony: tickets not required
Reception: tickets not required
Ceremony Schedule: see College of Nursing and Health Sciences details

Honors College

Ceremony: tickets not required
Reception: tickets not required
Ceremony Schedule: see Honors College details

Last Updated: 5/17/19