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Commencement Information for Graduating Students

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2023 Commencement

Commencement Registration

  • Students participating in the Commencement Ceremony this spring must have registered by Thursday, February 2, 2023.


  • The deadline for ordering regalia was Thursday, February 2, 2023.
  • All regalia will be shipped directly to the school from our regalia company, Oak Hall. Students do not have pay for regalia or shipping.
  • Regalia will be distributed to graduates on Thursday, May 18, 2023, after the mandatory Class Meeting in the Chase Community Center.

Invitations and Tickets

  • Each student was provided with ten (10) invitations. Tickets are not required.
  • Vermont Law and Graduate School mailed two (2) guest invitations on your behalf. Students were requested to provide this information in the Commencement Registration Form.
  • The remaining eight (8) invitations were delivered to your student mailbox in the Chase Breezeway for you to mail on your own.

Class Meeting

  • A mandatory Class Meeting is scheduled for all graduates on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 10 AM in the Chase Community Center.
  • At this time, graduates will be given instructions for Saturday’s lineup, the procession to the tent, hooding, and more. Literal marching instructions!
  • Time permitting, we will conduct a run through of the lineup and procession, and we’ll take a quick walk to the tent.
  • Your in-person attendance, will be beneficial for everyone!
  • Written instructions will also be sent via email and a Teams link will be provided for those unable to travel to campus on Thursday.

Awards Ceremony and Guest Lecture

  • In holding to tradition, an Awards Ceremony for the Class of 2023 will take place on Friday, May 19th. Anyone nominated for specific awards will be notified, but we hope you will all join us! Watch this space and your email for more information.
  • Check back soon for more information about our guest lecturer.

Please check this site regularly for updates. Any questions regarding Commencement can be directed to our Commencement Coordinator, Courtney Potter at