News Release — University of Vermont
May 19, 2017
Thanks to a forecast calling for pleasant weather conditions on Sunday, The University of Vermont will celebrate its 216th Commencement outdoors. Both the University Commencement main ceremony and College of Arts and Sciences ceremony will take place on the University Green. Graduates and guests are encouraged to monitor the weather and dress accordingly. Tickets are not required.
James Fallows, preeminent journalist and author, 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. All ceremonies will be webcast live. A link is available at http://live.vpt.org/uvm/
The following street closings are planned in conjunction with Commencement: from Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m. through Sunday, May 21, 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 21 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.