There now will be several smaller ceremonies, each allowing for up to 300 students — vaccinated or unvaccinated — and 900 fully vaccinated guests.
A cautionary message, and a change in the weather, led to significantly smaller crowds at the beach on Sunday.
There is likely no other population in the state that is being tested more extensively than UVM students are. In a recent 14-day period, UVM conducted about 32% of all the tests across the entire state.
The university reported 83 student cases over the past week, the highest weekly total since the start of the spring semester.
Because of public health requirements, it’s possible that commencement exercises now scheduled for May 23 will have to be limited just to graduates.
After students and parents expressed outrage at the university’s handling of student suspensions, UVM said it will reconsider the measures.
The university reported 31 student cases over the past week, the lowest weekly count since the beginning of the semester.
Students will now face suspension if they violate UVM’s coronavirus guidelines.
The university is adding space in Mercy Hall on its Trinity Campus, a move that will displace the 62 students living there now.
The university reported that 78 students had tested positive for Covid in the first two weeks of February. Some students say they feel unsafe on campus, but have few options.
Students were told to pack their belongings and find a way to leave a week early, this Friday, for spring break. And the remainder of the term will be conducted remotely.