Academics

Commencement

Families of the Vermont Academy Class of 2021

As previously announced, the State of Vermont has removed some out-of-state travel restrictions. We are thrilled to allow each graduating student to have two family members in attendance for our in-person commencement. Vermont Academy is still held to stringent requirements regarding large gatherings. Please fill out one RSVP form below per student, which includes Vermont-required information as well as your lunch selections.

Weekend Schedule

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday, May 14
7:00 to 8:00 PM: Baccalaureate Ceremony, Nita Choukas Theater, Horowitz Performing Arts Hall (Class of 2021 and faculty)
Saturday, May 15
10:00 AM: Commencement, South Lawn
11:30 AM: Pick up to-go tote lunches, Shepardson Dining Hall 

2:00 PM: Deadline for all students to depart campus

Both ceremonies will be professionally photographed and video recorded. We will send the Class of 2021 and their parents an email when they are ready for viewing. 

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Parking Information

Parking is arranged by the dorm your student lives in. Day student families need to park at the Lucy Athletic Complex/Williams Gymnasium.

Reminder: Campus will be closed for entry from 10 AM to 11:30 AM.

If you wish to attend graduation please be on campus before 10 AM. Dorms will be locked and room cleaning is strictly prohibited during graduation.

Entering campus:

Jones-Alumni-Day Students and Families
  • Designated parking is at Lucy Athletic Complex/Williams Gymnasium and Horowitz Performing Arts Hall.
  • Traffic should enter campus by Main Street from the south. Please take the first right onto Pleasant Street, and proceed to the second left hand turn into Vermont Academy on Shepard Lane to access these parking lots.
West Hill-Sturtevant-Dr. Brown and 25 House
  • Designated parking is at the end of Sturtevant Lane by the dorms.
  • Traffic should enter campus by Main Street from the south. Please take the second right from Main Street onto Academy Ave, take a left onto Burke Hill Road and then a right onto Sturtevant Lane.
Handicapped Parking
  • Designated parking is the small Admissions parking area at the intersection of Long Walk and Leavitt Lane.
  • Traffic should enter campus by Main Street from the south. Please take the first right onto Pleasant Street, proceed to the second left hand turn into Vermont Academy on Shepard Lane, and then take a left on Leavitt Lane to access this parking lot.
After Graduation:
All cars coming to campus after 11:30 AM should proceed to designated parking lots for the dorms where their students reside.

There is NO PARKING ON LONG WALK at any time during moving. We will need this road accessible so that cars can enter and exit campus in a controlled manner.


Education for Life - One Student at a Time

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.