Larner College of Medicine Commencement for the Class of 2022

Sunday, May 22, 2022, 3:00 PM

Ira Allen Chapel

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Doors will open at 2:00 PM for guests

Students will line up at 2:00 PM in the lower level of Billings


Tickets will be available online to degree candidates only from Wednesday, April 27th at 11:00 AM (EDT) - Wednesday, May 11th at 12:00 noon (EDT). Each degree candidate is eligible to receive up to six tickets. Students will receive an email from in your UVM email (NOT your MED.UVM.EDU) account on Wednesday, April 27th. The email will include a link to the University of Vermont University Tickets web page where you will be asked to log in with your UVM Net ID and password. Once logged in, degree candidates will be able to reserve their tickets and print them out at any time and/or send them to their family and friends. Student will have the option to request up to two additional tickets via a waiting list. Wait list tickets will be distributed after the initial ticket deadline of May 11th has passed. 

Ticket FAQ's

Degree Candidate Participation 

Degree candidates are not required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. If degree candidates with to participate in the ceremony they must wear UVM Larner College of Medicine regalia with robe, hood, tam and tassel. 


For students: The UVM Medical Alumni Association is pleased to announce that regalia for the Larner College of Medicine for the Class of 2022 and beyond will be generously funded by alumni philanthropy. All graduating students participating in commencement who requested regalia will receive a gown, hood, tam, and tassel at no cost to them. Student regalia will be distributed in front of the Office of Medical Communications (on the first floor of the Given Courtyard, S-100, directly across from the Office of Medical Education) on Monday, May 9th from 12:30 – 2:30 PM and Thursday, May 12th from 12:30 – 2:30 PM.

For faulty: All faculty who are participating in the procession must wear full regalia. If a faculty member plans to attend Commencement but does not have their own regalia, they may rent regalia through the UVM Bookstore. To rent regalia please contact Liz Dohrman with your highest degree achieved, degree granting institution, height and weight. 

Hooding and Guest Hooders

Hooding is a part of the Commencement Ceremony immediately prior to when each graduate receives their diploma. As each graduating student's name is called, they ascend the stage and are seated on the "hooding stool". A doctoral hood is then placed over their head by either Dean Christa Zehle and Associate Dean Lee Rosen or by Dean Zehle and a guest hooder of the graduating student's choosing. They then receive their diploma and descend from the stage.

>> More information about guest hooding


Participants or guests with disabilities or those who are Visually Impaired, Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind will be able to make arrangements for accommodations for parking, captioning, interpreters and large print by submitting an online Accessibility Request Form.  

Live Captioning

Live captioning (CART: Communication Access Realtime Translation) will be provided at the Larner College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Should you or your family have additional ASL or captioning requests, please complete the online Accessibility Request Form.

Where to Stay

Please be aware: Out of town guests should be aware that the Commencement Ceremony for the Larner College of Medicine will be occurring on the same day as the main UVM Commencement undergraduate ceremony. As such, area hotels, bed and breakfasts and AirBnBs, etc. will fill up quickly. We strongly encourage you to book accommodations as soon as possible. 

For information about accommodations and where to stay please visit:


Parking for the Larner College of Medicine ceremony will be available at the UHC lot which is located directly across the green from the chapel. Accessible parking requests should be via the online Accessibility Request form

>> View parking and shuttle info

Commencement Livestream

The Commencement Ceremony for the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2022 will be livestreamed for guests who are unable to attend in person. To view the livestream on May 22, please click on the link below and scroll to find the Larner College of Medicine.

>> View the Ceremony Livestream

The Reception

Sunday, May 22, 2022 (immediately following the ceremony)

The Grand Maple Ballroom, UVM Davis Center

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Graduates from the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2022, their guests, and College faculty are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony. More information to come. 




Future Larner College of Medicine Commencement Dates

Class of 2023 - Sunday, May 21, 2023

Class of 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2024


Questions about Commencement?

Contact Liz Dohrman via email or phone at