The University of Vermont will celebrate its 217th Commencement on Sunday, May 20. While Sunday’s forecast is calling for rain showers it does not indicate severe weather, therefore the University Commencement Main Ceremony and College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony will take place outdoors on the University Green. Graduates and guests are urged to dress appropriately for the weather. Tickets will not be required for the University Main Ceremony or the College of Arts and Sciences 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, 2018
Ceremony Start Time: 8:20 am (includes procession)
Ceremony End Time: 11:00 am
Tickets: Tickets are not required
Speaker: Alexander Nemerov, Chair of the Art and Art History Department at Stanford University. Read more
Diplomas: The president will confer degrees at the University Commencement Main Ceremony. Diplomas will be distributed at each college/school ceremony. See your college/school schedule listing for specific details.
ASL: Yes, interpreter provided at the ceremony. For other accommodations and requests, please refer to our Accessibility Request Form.
Closed Captioning: Yes, on large screen display. For other accommodations and requests, please refer to our Accessibility Request Form.
Seating Assistance: Please consider your mobility needs for the day. Ceremonies and receptions are generally a short walk or shuttle bus ride apart. UVM will have a limited number of wheelchairs available to transport guests needing assistance at each ceremony venue between the venue’s main entrance and their seat. Please note, guests will not be able to remain in the transport wheelchair during the ceremony, because UVM is unable to provide a wheelchair for all-day use. For assistance with a wheelchair at the end of the ceremony, please locate an usher wearing a yellow vest. If a wheelchair is needed for the full day, we recommend checking with local area vendors for availability. For other accommodations and requests, please refer to our Accessibility Request Form.
Photographer: GradImages, a professional commencement photography business, will photograph each student at their college/school ceremony. Pre-event registration is encouraged. Visit the GradImages website to pre-register or to order prints. Please note, that photos take up to 72 hours to become available on the GradImages website. Prices start at $9.95. For assistance, please contact Customer Service at 800-261-2576.
Video: A DVD of this ceremony will be available for purchase from the UVM Bookstore. Pre-orders may be placed on line beginning Monday, March 19.
Student Line-up Location: Bailey-Howe/Davis Center Green
Line-up Time: 7:45 am
Regalia: Students should arrive at the line-up wearing their regalia.
Faculty Line-up Location: Bailey-Howe/Davis Center Green
Line-up Time: 7:45 am
Regalia: Faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their regalia.