University of Vermont

216th Commencement Ceremonies - May 20 and 21, 2017

The University Commencement Main Ceremony

Contact: Kelly O'Malley, Coordinator of Presidential Events
Email: Academic_Ceremonies@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-3272
Web: www.uvm.edu/commencement

In the event of severe weather, the University Commencement Main Ceremony will be moved indoors. (Severe Weather Plan)

Main 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 21, 2017
Ceremony Start Time: 8:20 am (includes procession)
Ceremony End Time: 11:00 am
Tickets:
Tickets are not necessary if the ceremony is held outdoors. In the event of severe weather, tickets will be required to attend the Main Ceremony at its indoor venue (see Severe Weather Plan below). Details
Speaker: James Fallows, writer, journalist and long-time national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. Press Release
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 Support Request Form
Closed Captioning:
Yes, on large screen display. For other accommodations and requests, please refer to our Accessibility Support 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 Support Request Form
Video: A DVD of this ceremony will be available for purchase from the UVM Bookstore. Pre-orders may be placed online beginning Monday, March 20th.
Live Webcast: Commencement Live. The University Commencement Main Ceremony will also be webcast live in the on large screen display in the Davis Center.

Student Information

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 Information

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.


Severe Weather Plan


Severe Weather Venue: Multipurpose Facility in the Athletic Complex. Tickets will be required (2 tickets per graduate, graduates do not need a ticket). Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on large screen display and closed-circuit TV in the Davis Center. Severe weather information will be available on the UVM main website beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 or by calling (802) 656-3309 or toll-free (800) 903-6601.

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Ceremony Start Time:
8:20 a.m.
Ceremony End Time: 11:00 a.m.
Tickets: Yes, tickets will be needed to enter the Multipurpose Facility where the ceremony will be held. Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on large screen display in the Davis Center. Details
Doors Open: 7:00 a.m.
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.

Student Information for Severe Weather Venue

Student Line-up Location: Gardner-Collins Indoor Track
Line-up Time: 7:45 am
Regalia: Students should arrive at the line-up wearing their regalia

Faculty Information for Severe Weather Venue

Faculty Line-up Location: Athletic Performance Center
Line-up Time: 7:45 am
Regalia: Faculty should arrive at the line-up wearing their regalia

Last updated: 4/18/2017

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