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Vermont State Johnson Commencement 2024

May 18 | 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Graduates and Families,

We are excited to celebrate commencement with you this year! Please find below the guidelines and requirements for attendance for graduates and their guests.

Best wishes for a wonderful commencement experience!

Important reminder: Alcohol is not allowed at commencement.

General Commencement Information

When and where is commencement?

  • Day and Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Place: Johnson Campus, under the tent

Graduates should receive a postcard with a link to RSVP to be in the ceremony. Please be sure to fill this out.

When Do Graduates Have To Be There?

The members of the Class of 2024 are required to line up at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in the SHAPE Gymnasium. It is mandatory to wear your cap and gown if you intend to walk during the event. Kindly avoid bringing any personal items as there will be no storage facility available unless you choose to carry them with you.

Who is Able to Attend the Ceremony?

You must be a matriculated, degree-seeking student and:

  • Have a 2.0 cumulative GPA (which may be higher for some majors), and a minimum of:                    
    • 36 credits for Master’s candidates
    • 120 credits for Bachelor candidates
    • 60 credits for Associate candidates
    • Meet residency requirements
    • Meet all degree requirements in your catalog
  • Wear academic regalia in order to process at Commencement
  • Behave in a manner appropriate to the dignity of the occasion

Please note: If your attendance plans have changed since you applied for a degree, please notify Registrar@VermontState.edu.

How Long Does the Commencement Ceremony Last?

The event will be approximately 60 to 90 minutes.



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