A picture from the Chinese Graduation Ceremont

The ceremony for Language Schools Master of Arts & Doctor of Modern Languages degree recipients will be held Friday, August 19, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at the Mahaney Arts Center (MAC) in Middlebury, Vermont.

Students are expected to arrive at 3:30 p.m. in order to line up for the ceremony. Commencement will be live-streamed for graduates, friends, and families who are unable to attend. Please see the live-stream link and order of ceremony.

Each graduate can have up to two guests attend the ceremony. Please pick up tickets for your guests at any point August 16 to 18 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) on the 2nd floor of Sunderland in the Language Schools main office. An overflow room is available in the MAC for extra guests.

Masks are strongly encouraged indoors at the ceremony. All attendees and guests must be fully vaccinated (or have a medical or religious exemption) and conduct a health self-assessment prior to attending. Please consult the Campus Status website for detailed guidance and updates. Ceremony arrangements are subject to change depending on health conditions.

A reception will be held outside on the 1st floor following the ceremony.


All Language Schools MA and DML degree recipients attending in-person are required to wear traditional regalia (caps and gowns)*. Graduates without regalia will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. 

MA candidates may purchase regalia at the Middlebury College bookstore from Wednesday, August 17, through Friday, August 19, at 3:00 p.m. The cost to purchase MA regalia is $49.50 (plus tax of 7%). The bookstore is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

DML candidates may purchase or rent doctoral regalia. The cost of a cap and gown rental is $36.50 (plus tax of 7%). DML candidates will be given a doctoral hood during the ceremony. To purchase (deadline is June 24), contact Sue Hebert. To rent (deadline is July 15), go to the Middlebury bookstore online and click “Graduation Items.” Select Item 2008630 and “PICKUP ORDER” (if attending in-person).

*All regalia costs are from 2021, and will likely increase for 2022.