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Vermont State Randolph & Williston Commencement 2024

May 19 | 4:00 pm 7:00 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: Sunday, May 19, 2024
  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Place: Randolph President’s Lawn, under the tent

When Do Graduates Have To Be There?

The Class of 2024 will be expected to line up at 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2024, in the SHAPE Gym. Please wear your cap and gown, which is required if you are walking. 

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?

Typically, the ceremony lasts for three hours.


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