Live Stream - Commencement 2020

UVM Class of 2020 Commencement Celebration

Important Update - Face Coverings Required

On Thursday, August 5, UVM made an announcement effective immediately, requiring all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear a mask or face covering indoors. Face coverings will be required at all times for all attendees at the Class of 2020 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, August 14 in Patrick Gymnasium.  Please plan accordingly.

Additionally, it is the expectation that everyone attending the ceremony be fully vaccinated.

Visit Commencement 2020 Health & Safety for additional information.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Patrick Gymnasium on the UVM Athletic Complex, 97 Spear St, Burlington, VT 05405

mortar boardWe are excited to invite the Class of 2020 and their families and guests back to campus to celebrate their academic accomplishment as graduates of the University of Vermont.

Please find important information about the Commencement ceremonies on August 14 on this page. Updates and additional information will be posted as information becomes available.


There will be two ceremonies on August 14. Ceremonies are split according to college/school – see below:

Ceremony 1 - 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Doors will open at 8:00am) View Ceremony 1 Guide (pdf)

Includes Class of 2020 graduates from the following college and schools:

  • Graduate College (includes all graduate students)
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Grossman School of Business
  • College of Education and Social Services
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Ceremony 2 - 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: (Doors will open at 12:00pm) View Ceremony 2 Guide (pdf)

Includes Class of 2020 graduates from the following colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences


2020 Outstanding Student Leadership Awards

The Outstanding Student Leadership Awards are among the most prestigious awards presented by the University of Vermont. The students recognized have been nominated by fellow members of the campus community—including students, faculty and staff—for their leadership, scholarship and service to the University.


Your UVM Memories

"I've learned that your college friends become a kind of family. You eat together, you take naps together, fight, laugh, cry and do absolutely nothing together until you can't remember how you ever lived your life without them in the first place." — Unknown