Important Deadlines—Commencement 2016

May 1:

Returning Febs must make special arrangements for on-campus weekend housing by contacting Residential Systems Coordinator Karin Hall-Kolts via email at Weekend housing is available from 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday of Commencement Weekend, to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday (Commencement Day).

May 1:

Deadline for nongraduating seniors (Feb ’17s and others who will complete their degree requirements after May 2016 but by February 2017) to notify the Registrar's Office ( if you are planning to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Please indicate your name as you wish it to appear in the Commencement program, as well as your hometown or city, and state or nation. Double and joint majors must also indicate which department they wish to march with.

Note: Nongraduating seniors may march and be seated with graduating seniors, but they will not cross the stage for a diploma.

May 6:

Deadline to order graduation announcements in time to arrive before Commencement.

May 23:

By noon: Deadline to notify the Registrar's Office if not planning to attend graduation.

May 25–27:

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.: Pick up cap, gown, and keepsake Commencement invitations from the College store (802-443-5334).
Open until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27!

PLEASE NOTE: The cap & gown shipment has been delayed! Caps & gowns will not be available for pick-up until after noon on Thursday, May 26. Apologies for the inconvenience.

May 28:

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.: Last chance to pick up cap, gown, and keepsake Commencement invitations from the College store (802-443-5334)

May 29 (Commencement Day):

9:00 a.m.: Senior lineup, east side of Old Chapel

3:00 p.m.: Checkout for Bread Loaf, Hepburn Hall, and Gifford Hall guests (no exceptions).

11:00 p.m. (at the latest); Graduates must be moved out of residence halls. We regret that this departure time must be enforced so rooms can be prepared for Reunion Weekend and Language Schools.

Be prepared! If possible, ship nonessential items home in advance. Pack remaining items during Senior Week.