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Commencement Information for Students

Senior Week Events

The Class of 2016 has planned a number of activities for graduates during their last week together on campus. Eligible seniors may purchase tickets for Senior Week events at or at the Student Activities Office. The base ticket price is $42 per student. Students who choose to not attend the Burlington Day and the Evening Harbor Cruise may be eligible for a $10 discount.

  • Monday, May 2

    Casino Royale | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Wheeler Hall
    Zip up your dress, tighten you tie, and initiate the 007 mission with your friends at the first Senior Week Event! Try your hand at blackjack, Texas hold’em and roulette and make it your mission to attack the photo booth. Attire is semi-formal/formal. Prizes will be raffled throughout the night, hors d’oeuvres will be served and cash bar will be available to those 21+.
  • Tuesday, May 3

    Burpee Beach Bash | 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Quad (Pierce Park)
    It’s luau time! Break out your Hawaiian shirt, dust off your grass skirt and enjoy a tropical BBQ with music, a water slide, dunk tank, bouncy house and lawn games. Cash bar will be available to those 21+.
  • Wednesday, May 4

    Burlington Day & Evening Harbor Cruise | 11 a.m.–12 a.m. | Burlington, Vt.
    Spend the day shopping and seeing the sights around Burlington before setting sail for a 3-hour sunset cruise aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen. Boarding begins at 5:30 with a 6:30 departure time. Pizza will be served and a cash bar will be available to those 21+.
  • Thursday, May 5

    Rejuvenation Day | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Quad (Pierce Park)
    Spend the afternoon relaxing with friends under the sun. Enjoy fruit smoothies, snacks, massages, yoga, music and Zumba!
  • Friday, May 6, 2016

    Family Wacky Bingo | 7:30 – 10 p.m. | Dining Hall
    Invite your family to join the fun at Family Wacky Bingo night with prizes and raffles.

For more information about Senior Week contact Program Manager for Student Activities Erica Wheeler at (603) 526-3741 or

Regalia & Grad Fair

Students who plan to march in the Commencement ceremony must wear academic regalia. Baccalaureate degree students wear a black gown, mortar-board (black hat), tassel and a colorful hood. Associate Degree students do not wear a hood.

Regalia may be ordered for no cost at The Stable’s Grad Fair held during the week of March 21. All regalia orders must be placed by April 1. At the fair students may also shop for diploma frames, class rings and college chairs.

Students must pick up regalia at The Stable during Senior Week, May 2-5.

For more information about regalia and the Grad Fair, stop by The Stable or contact Alison Seward, store manager, at (603) 526-1869 or