VTSU Castleton Commencement!

VTSU Castleton Presents: Commencement!! Saturday, May 18th  10:30 am – 1:30 pm Castleton Pavilion Congratulations Graduates!! On Navy/White Background in Red text

VTSU Castleton Presents Commencement!!

Saturday, May 18th 

10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Castleton Pavilion

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.


Department receptions will take place before the ceremony. Precise locations to be determined.

When Do Graduates Have To Be There?

Department gatherings will be held from 8:45 am to 9:30 am at various locations around campus. You will be expected to line up for the ceremony in your cap and gown by 10 am on Saturday on the south side of Dave Wolk Stadium. Specific locations will be announced at rehearsal.

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 two to two and a half hours, depending on the number of graduates.

More Questions?

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