Larner College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2023

Sunday, May 21, 2023, 3:00 P.M.

Ira Allen Chapel* 

3:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Doors will open at 2:00 P.M. for guests

Students will line up at 2:00 P.M. in the lower level of Billings

*Please note that balloons are not allowed inside the Ira Allen Chapel.  


Tickets will be required for guests and will be reserved online by degree candidates in April. Each degree candidate is eligible to receive up to six tickets. Tickets will be available to reserve via a link sent to each degree candidate's UVM email address. 

Degree Candidate Participation

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


For degree candidates: The UVM Larner Alumni Association is pleased to sponsor regalia for the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2023 through generous alumni philanthropy. All graduating students participating in commencement must wear regalia. Regalia will be available for pick up prior to Commencement, additional information will be forthcoming. 

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. Students may request to have a guest hooder assist Dean Zehle with their hooding. 

>> More Information About Guest Hooding

Commencement Livestream

The Commencement Ceremony for the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2023 will be livestreamed for guests who are unable to attend in person. The livestream link will be available one week before the event.




Future Larner College of Medicine Commencement Dates

Class of 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2024

Class of 2025 - Sunday, May 18, 2025


Questions about Commencement?

Contact Liz Dohrman via email or phone at