Old Guard Celebration

Vermont Academy

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The Vermont Academy of today stands on the shoulders of those who came before. We proudly invite members of the Old Guard -- all alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago -- to gather on campus on Saturday, October 8, for the traditional induction of the newest Old Guard members: the Classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972.

Tentative Schedule
Activities and times are subject to change as the date nears and plans are finalized

1 p.m.Registration and Check In Opens
1:15 p.m.TED Talk-style Presentations 
  • Abby Hawkins '23
  • Alden Ormont '23
  • Bill Keating '71
  • Bernard Hoyes '70
  • Dr. Jennifer L. Zaccara, Head of School
1:30 - 4 p.m.Campus Store Open
2 p.m.Tour of Campus
2:30 p.m.Boys' Varsity Soccer vs. Cushing
3 p.m.Girls' Varsity Soccer vs. New Hampton
5 p.m.Reception
6-8:30 p.m.Dinner with Special Remarks


Possible Accommodations
For your convenience, a few local accommodations can be found below.
Old Guard Outreach Committee
This committee, comprised of alumni from the classes of 1972 and older, will conduct outreach to encourage fellow members of the Old Guard and the classes of honor to return to Vermont Academy's campus for this special event.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please email alumni@vermontacademy.org to receive meeting details.

Upcoming Communication
Please note that most communication regarding this event will be shared via email. If you are not currently receiving emails from Vermont Academy, please share your email address with us by emailing alumni@vermontacademy.org

Health and Safety
The safety and well-being of attendees and members of the Vermont Academy community is our first priority. By attending, guests agree to follow Vermont Academy's health and safety protocols as we strive to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all.

Health and Safety Protocols:
  • All attendees must be "up to date" (per the CDC definition) with their COVID-19 vaccines, with the final shot administered at least 14 days prior to arrival.
  • Attendees must wear a mask over their nose and mouth in all Vermont Academy buildings while in the presence of students. (Note: During the Leavitt Memorial Patio dedication and the Old Guard dinner, masks will not be required but are encouraged for those who prefer to wear one.)
Plans are subject to change as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 landscape and follow CDC, State of Vermont, and Vermont Academy protocols and recommendations. Further COVID-19 protocols will be shared on this page as needed. 

Please reach out to us at alumni@vermontacademy.org with your Old Guard Celebration questions.


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