The University Commencement Main Ceremony
Due to a favorable weather forecast, the University Commencement Main Ceremony and the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony will be held outdoors on the University Green as originally planned. (Tickets are not required for these ceremonies.)
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 required
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
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.
Last updated: 5/19/2017
Last modified May 19 2017 10:56 AM