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.
Alexander Nemerov, noted scholar of American art and professor and chair of the Art and Art History Department at Stanford University, will deliver the Commencement address at the main ceremony.
Faculty and graduates dressed in academic regalia are asked to assemble for the main ceremony academic procession on the Bailey-Howe/Davis Center Green at 7:45 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 8:20 a.m.
The College of Arts and Sciences ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. also on the University Green. Faculty and graduates dressed in academic regalia are asked to assemble on the Bailey-Howe/Davis Center Green at 11:45 a.m. for the Arts and Sciences academic procession.
The eight colleges and schools of The University of Vermont will hold individual ceremonies throughout the day. Watch all ceremonies as they are webcast live.
The following street closings are planned in conjunction with Commencement: from Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. through Sunday, May 20, at 8 p.m., University Place will be closed from Colchester Avenue to Main Street, and South Prospect Street will be closed from College Street to the University Health Center entrance. In addition, on Sunday, May 20 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., South Prospect Street will be closed from Colchester Avenue to Main Street, and College Street will be closed from South Prospect Street to South Williams Street. In addition, the northernmost west-bound lane on Main Street from University Heights to South Prospect Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For a full schedule of commencement activities, visit the Commencement website.