Commencement 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Celebrate your students' achievements at a variety of events, both on- and off-campus. The Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016​.

2016 Commencement Speaker

​​Details on the 2016 Commencement  speaker and events ​schedule will be posted soon, so check back often!

2016​ Schedule of Events​​​​



2016 Dinner Dance2016 Dinner Dance2016-05-16T04:00:00Z2016-05-17T04:00:00ZTBD3135:00 PM12:00 AM
Class Meeting and Regalia PickupClass Meeting and Regalia Pickup2016-05-19T04:00:00Z2016-05-19T04:00:00ZChase Center31410:00 AM12:00 PMClass Meeting and Regalia Pickup Cap and gown pickup happens at the Thursday morning class meeting. At the class meeting, we go over the commencement ceremony proceedings—since there is no formal ceremony practice, it is very important that all participants hear about the steps of the ceremony and know how to "commence" on Saturday. Participation certificates are awarded to Law Review, VJEL, Moot Court teams, and others at class meeting.
Formal Graduation PhotographsFormal Graduation Photographs2016-05-20T04:00:00Z2016-05-20T04:00:00ZVermont Law School Campus3152:00 PM3:30 PMMore information to come. Please check back soon.
Distance Learning ReceptionDistance Learning Reception2016-05-20T04:00:00Z2016-05-20T04:00:00ZYates Common Room3162:00 PM3:30 PM
Honorary Degree LectureHonorary Degree Lecture2016-05-20T04:00:00Z2016-05-20T04:00:00ZOakes 0123173:30 PM4:00 PM
Awards Ceremony and Presentation of Class GiftAwards Ceremony and Presentation of Class Gift2016-05-20T04:00:00Z2016-05-20T04:00:00ZChase Center3185:00 PM6:00 PM
Meet-and-Mingle ReceptionMeet-and-Mingle Reception2016-05-20T04:00:00Z2016-05-20T04:00:00ZDebevoise Back Lawn3196:00 PM7:30 PM
Class of 2016 PhotographClass of 2016 Photograph2016-05-21T04:00:00Z2016-05-21T04:00:00ZCornell Library Steps3208:45 AM9:30 AM
Procession Lines UpProcession Lines Up2016-05-21T04:00:00Z2016-05-21T04:00:00ZDebevoise Front Lawn3219:30 AM10:00 AM
Commencement CeremonyCommencement Ceremony2016-05-21T04:00:00Z2016-05-21T04:00:00ZSouth Royalton Village Green32210:00 AM12:00 PM
Commencement ReceptionCommencement Reception2016-05-21T04:00:00Z2016-05-21T04:00:00ZDebevoise Back Lawn32312:00 PM1:30 PMEveryone welcome. Champagne and light hors d'oeuvres.

M​ay 16-21: Commencement Week

​Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Please bookmark this page and check back periodically for updates.