Families of the Vermont Academy Class of 2019

You are cordially invited to our 2019 Commencement ceremony
Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday, May 24
4:00 to 5:15 p.m. – Family and Faculty Reception, South Lawn tent (rain location: Shepardson Dining Hall) (garden-party attire/dressy casual)
5:30 to 7:00 p.m. – Baccalaureate Ceremony, Nita Choukas Theater, Horowitz (Class of 2019, families, and faculty)
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Barbecue dinner for Class of 2019, families, and faculty

Saturday, May 25
10:00 a.m. – Graduates assemble outside Proctor Hall (LSK) in regalia (caps and gowns) for a class photograph (rain location: Dance Studio)
10:15 a.m. - Class photograph outside Proctor Hall (LSK)
10:30 a.m. - Graduates line up in walking order inside Proctor
11:00 a.m. – Commencement, South Lawn (rain location: Williams Gymnasium)
12:30 p.m. – Buffet luncheon, South Lawn (rain location: Shepardson Dining Hall)
5:00 p.m. – Deadline for all students to depart campus

>>>Both ceremonies will be professionally photographed and video recorded. We will send the Class of 2019 and their parents an email when they are ready for viewing. 

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  • Graduation Day Parking

    Reminder: Campus will be closed for entry from 11 am-12:30

    If you wish to attend graduation please be on campus before 11 am. Dorms will be locked and room cleaning is strictly prohibited during graduation.
    Travel Guidelines

    Entering campus:

    Jones-Alumni and Guests
    All traffic entering campus by Main St from the south, please take the first right onto Pleasant St, and proceed to the second left hand turn into Vermont Academy following parking to Jones Dorm, P5 and P7, Alumni Dormitory, P2, and guest parking P1.

    West Hill-Sturtevant-Dr. Brown and 25 House - Guests
    All traffic entering campus by Main St from the south can take the second right from Main St. onto Academy Ave and look for parking either at the end of the street near Campbell and Buchanan Dorm, or take a left onto Burke Hill Rd. and proceed to park on the side of the road. Cars on this road will have easiest access to parking in P4, P8, and P3, at the end of graduation for moving out of dorms.

    After Graduation:
    All cars coming to campus after 12:30 should proceed to designated parking lots for the dorms where their students reside. Below is a list of parking spaces with the easiest access to dorms. There is NO PARKING ON LONGWALK, at any time during moving. We will need this road so that cars can enter and exit campus in a controlled manner.

    Alumni: P2

    West Hill: P8 and P3

    Sturtevant: P4 and P3

    Jones: P5 and P6

    Doc Brown: P3

    Twenty Five House/Davis/Buchanan/Campbell - Please park at the dorm
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