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Commencement 2024

Saint Michael’s College will hold its 117th Commencement on Sunday, May 12, 2024. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Ross Sports Center.

毕业典礼当天,学生们将在上午9点40分通过校园前往罗斯体育中心.m., then the ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be livestreamed through a link will be on the Commencement website.

The College offers a Commencement Hotline (phone and e-mail) that will be accessible from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help with whatever questions or information graduating students and their parents may have. Hotline questions can be emailed to commencement@welcome2dpts.com or you can call 802.654.2216.

Commencement Speaker

Dr. 安塞尔·奥古斯丁将在十大赌博靠谱网络平台第117届毕业典礼上发表演讲.

Dr. Ansel Augustine, D. Min,

Dr. Ansel Augustine, D. Min, an award-winning author and speaker, 以及美国天主教主教会议教会文化多样性秘书处非洲裔美国人事务助理主任, will deliver the Commencement address at Saint Michael’s College to the Class of 2024.

Dr. 奥古斯丁在20多年前开始了他的牧师生涯,当时他在他的家乡圣. Peter Claver在新奥尔良的Treme地区,他后来在卡特里娜飓风后帮助重建. St. Peter Catholic Church was run for 30 years by the Edmundites, the Catholic order which also founded Saint Michael’s College.

Throughout his career, Dr. Augustine has focused his ministry on youth, young adults, and multicultural groups, with social justice advocacy at the core of his work. 他还通过全国各地的研讨会和演讲,努力阐明黑人天主教徒的经历, through his writing, and as the film producer of “Black Faith Matters,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.

This past February, Dr. 奥古斯丁应埃德蒙迪和平与正义中心的邀请来到校园,做一个题为“彻底的黑人和真正的天主教徒——信仰之旅”的演讲.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ansel Augustine back to campus so he can share his wisdom with our graduates,” said Saint Michael’s College President Richard Plumb. “Dr. Augustine has used his own experiences and observations to help make the world a better, more inclusive place. 对于即将踏上自己的道路并在世界上留下自己印记的毕业生来说,他的信息非常重要.”

Dr. 奥古斯丁在两所高等教育机构任职:路易斯安那州泽维尔大学黑人天主教研究所和新奥尔良洛约拉大学牧师研究所. He also previously served as Campus Minister at Xavier University of Louisiana, Loyola University New Orleans, and St. John’s University in Queens, New York. He is the author of several books, 包括《十大赌博靠谱网络平台》和《十大赌博靠谱网络平台》, Love Us Back?”
Dr. 奥古斯丁最近担任新奥尔良大主教管区黑人天主教事工办公室主任. He also formerly worked as New Orleans Area Director for Vagabond Missions, the Executive Director of Cultural Diversity and Outreach for the Archdiocese of Washington, 青年组织青年和青年部办公室黑人青年和青年部副主任/协调员. 他曾担任全国天主教青年事工协会(NCYAMA)和全国天主教青年事工联合会(NFCYM)的董事会成员。.

Additionally, Dr. Augustine has worked in prison ministry for more than 25 years in various capacities. He volunteers with the Mardi Gras Indian Council and at the Backstreet Cultural Museum. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; the Knights of Columbus; the Knights of Peter Claver; and the Wild Tchoupitoulas (Black Masking) Mardi Gras Indians. He is also an Associate Member of the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans.

More information about Dr. Augustine can be found at http://holyhotboy.info.

Information for Graduates

学生必须通过KnightVision自助服务提交毕业申请,以便收到有关毕业典礼的信息, and to be eligible for tickets.  Please direct any follow-up questions to the Registrar’s Office.

Tickets for Commencement 

符合条件的大四学生和研究生将在4月18日领取学位帽和学位服时领取入场券. Each eligible student will receive six tickets for entry into the Ross Sports Center.

Selling tickets is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  这样做的学生将不被允许参加毕业典礼,他们的门票将被作废.  All students should be aware that if they purchase a ticket in this manner, it may not be valid for entry.

The ceremony will be livestreamed. The link will be on the Commencement website the morning of the ceremony. Non-ticketed guests can view the livestream in McCarthy Arts Center.

Pets are not allowed at the ceremony, except for ADA-certified service animals.

Senior Salute Day – Thursday, April 18, 2023, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Pick up Caps and Gowns

Alliot Student Center Lobby

  • Seniors can start picking up their caps, gowns, tassels, tickets
  • at the Senior Salute Day in the Alliot Student Center Lobby. There is no cost to the Seniors.
  • Gold Honors tassels for students receiving Latin honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude & cum laude) will be available for pickup.
  • Seniors can purchase a class ring from either the Jostens or Balfour websites.
  • Senior Week tickets and info will be available
  • Light refreshments will be available

After this date, cap and gown, honors tassels, and tickets can be picked up at the Campus Store.

Saturday, May 11, 2023  

Baccalaureate Mass- 4:00 p.m.

Graduates and their families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 11th, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel.  Graduates do not march in procession for the Mass and no academic robes are worn for the occasion. 请准备好和你的家人和朋友一起参加这个重要的毕业典礼活动.

Sunday, May 12, 2023

COMMENCEMENT MORNING

Regalia & Tickets

Regalia (caps and gowns) and tickets are available at the Campus Store. If possible, please pick up your regalia and tickets in advance of the ceremony. The Bookstore will be open on the morning of Commencement, and staff will do their best to assist with any last minute regalia issues. On the morning of Commencement, tassels should be on the right side of your cap, and should only be moved to the left when President Plumb officially confers your degree.

Class Photographs

There will be two class photos: one for grad students, and one for undergrads. 上午8点55分,研究生将在阿利奥的壁炉前集合,本科生将在杜立克图书馆的台阶上集合. Please note: if you are not on time for the photo, you will not be in the photo. The photos will be taken at 9:00 AM sharp – please plan accordingly.

Name Card Pickup

Your name card is an important part of how this year’s Commencement ceremony will work. Name cards will be available for pickup outside between Alliot and Joyce from 8:30 AM and 9:40 AM. (You are welcome to pick up your name card before or after the class photos.) 重要提示:在仪式上穿过舞台之前,请保留好你的名片,直到你把它交给注册办公室的工作人员.

Lineup for Procession

You will be lining up outside between Alliot and Joyce. 你们将在游行队伍中排成两队:一队是获得硕士学位的学生, and one for students receiving a Bachelor’s degree. 副校长道恩·埃林伍德和副院长克里·利奇会在列队时给你们进一步的指示.

Ceremony

10:00 AM – Ross Sports Center

Moving Out of Residence Halls 

In order to help our Residence Hall and Physical Plant staff prepare for summer occupancy, all rooms should be cleared of student belongings by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.
Please follow the instructions provided by your RA or RD for returning your room and house keys. Mail keys should be returned to the mailroom.

Information for Family, Friends and Guests

Commencement Hotline 

The College offers a Commencement Hotline (phone and e-mail) that will be accessible from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help with whatever questions or information graduating students and their parents may have. Please read our FAQ section before calling the hotline.
Hotline questions can be emailed to commencement@welcome2dpts.com or you can call 802.654.2216.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Baccalaureate Mass- 4:00 p.m.

Graduates and their families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 11th, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel.  Graduates do not march in procession for the Mass and no academic robes are worn for the occasion. 请准备好和你的家人和朋友一起参加这个重要的毕业典礼活动.

Location

The ceremony will be held in the Ross Sports Center.

Pets

Pets are not allowed at the ceremony with the exception of ADA certified service animals.

Tickets for Commencement 

符合条件的大四学生和研究生将在4月18日领取学位帽和学位服时领取入场券.  No additional tickets are available.

Additional Tickets 

Additional tickets are not available. We regret that we cannot provide additional tickets, so ask that you please do not call to ask for an exception.

Accommodations 

We suspect that most of you have already booked accommodations for Saturday night.  However, 也请记得提前预定周六和/或周日的当地餐厅.  Our Hotel and Accommodations page  provides information on locations offering discounts for Saint Michael’s visitors.  You can find additional information on the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce web site or call 802.863.3489, toll-free at 877.686.5253.

Parking 

Public Safety will be directing parking on the day of Commencement.  You may drop passengers off at the designated area and then park your vehicle.  残障人士停车场供悬挂残障牌照或可拆卸挡风玻璃牌的车辆使用. Please follow the directions of the public safety officers.

Seating: Ticketed 

Ticket holders should plan to be seated by 9:30 AM.  Please note that tickets are required for children. Seating area opens at 8:30 a.m.  Tickets are not required for the Baccalaureate Mass.

Seating: Special Needs 

我们的公共安全和特别活动工作人员很乐意将有特殊需要的客人引导到指定区域. Reservations are not needed. We ask that you plan for one additional family member to sit in that section as well.  Our staff will assist you as necessary.  Please plan to arrive early. Seating area opens at 8:30 a.m. There will be ASL interpreters at the ceremony. Please call ahead for seating close to the interpreters.  Please note that reserved balcony seating is not wheelchair accessible.

Non-Ticketed guests 

The ceremony will be livestreamed.  The link will be on the Commencement website the morning of the ceremony. Non-ticketed guests may view the livestream in the McCarthy Arts Center.

Reception 

Immediately following Commencement, the Commencement Reception will be held on Library Lawn.  Light refreshments will be served.  In case of rain, the reception will be held in the Tarrant Recreation Center.

Items for Purchase 

During Commencement Weekend, the Campus Store will be open on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Personalized announcements/invitations orders can be placed online on the Balfour website along with other Commencement items

Flower arrangements will be available for purchase on Commencement Day.

Class Ring – Contact either Jostens or Balfour

Senior photos are available online after the ceremony at GradImages.

Prohibited Items

For safety and because of limited space in the seating areas, the following items are prohibited to bring to commencement for students and guests.

Fire Arms
Backpacks
Large purses
Bottles
Brief cases
Tripods for cameras
Coolers
Umbrellas
Pets
Alcohol
Luggage
Pepper Spray
Knives
Drones
Large Wrapped gifts
Aerosol Spray cans

Registrar's Information

Degree Requirements 

To earn the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or the Degree of Bachelor of Science a student must:

  • Complete a minimum of 128 credits, with a minimum of 32 different courses.
  • Complete the degree requirements of one of the established majors.
  • Complete the core curriculum requirements.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.0 and a minimum of a 2.0 average in courses taken in the major.
  • Complete a minimum of 24 of the last 32 credits at Saint Michael’s.
  • Transfer students must earn a minimum of 32 credits at Saint Michael’s.
  • 在期望获得学位的学年开始时填写毕业申请.

学生有责任与指导老师协商,选择合适的课程以达到学位要求.

Participation in Commencement

Graduating Students
在春季学期结束前完成所有学位要求的学生完全有资格参加五月的毕业典礼练习. Graduates will have their names called, process across the stage to receive their diplomas, and have their names printed in the Commencement program.

Processing Students
在达到学位要求的8学分以内的本科生有资格在五月的毕业典礼上“步行”. “Walkers” have their names called, process across the stage to receive a blank diploma cover, and are listed in the Commencement program.

Robing Students
没有资格毕业或“步行”(如上所述)的本科生-但感觉与毕业班有联系-可以“长袍”参加毕业典礼. “Robers” process with their class at the beginning and end of the ceremony. They do not have their names called, and they are not listed in the Commencement program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I receive tickets for the Commencement ceremony? 
Qualified Seniors will receive tickets when picking up their caps and gowns on April 18th.  No additional tickets are available.

Are extra tickets available?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide extra tickets. Please do not contact the College for an exception.

Where can I see the ceremony without a ticket? 
The ceremony will be livestreamed.  The link will be on the Commencement website the morning of the ceremony.  Non-ticketed guests can view the livestream in McCarthy Arts Center.

Pets
Pets are not allowed at the ceremony, except for ADA-certified service animals.

I have a question not answered here. Where can I get help? 
Contact the Commencement Hotline by emailing Commencement@welcome2dpts.com or call 802-654-2216. 每周日上午8:30,毕业典礼咨询台就在教学花园.m.

What is Baccalaureate Mass? 
毕业典礼弥撒是在毕业典礼前一天在圣米迦勒大天使礼拜堂举行的罗马天主教弥撒. 我们欢迎所有的长者和他们的家人与我们一起庆祝我们的罗马天主教礼拜仪式,作为一个社区一起祈祷的时间. 毕业生不需要穿长袍,欢迎他们与家人和朋友坐在教堂的任何地方. More information on the details of worship in the Mass can be found on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Tickets are not needed for the Baccalaureate Mass.

Are personalized announcements available? 
Personalized announcements/invitations can be ordered online at Balfour  along with other Commencement items.

What time should I arrive for the Commencement ceremony? 
Seating area opens at 8:30 a.m.  Guests are asked to be in their seats by 9:30 a.m.

Is there reserved seating? 
The ceremony is general admission. Sections are reserved for graduates, faculty, dignitaries and the media, in addition to a section for guests with mobility or other accessibility issues.

How do I make arrangements for accessible seating? 
我们的公共安全和特别活动工作人员很乐意将有特殊需要的客人引导到指定区域. We ask that you plan for one additional family member to sit in that section as well.  Our staff will assist you by moving chairs as necessary.  Please plan to arrive early. Seating area opens at 8:30 a.m. There will be ASL interpreters at the ceremony. Please call ahead for seating close to the interpreters. Please note that the reserved balcony seating is not wheelchair accessible.

Where should guests park? 
Please follow the directions of our public safety officers.  You may drop off your passengers at the designated spot, then go park your vehicle.

Where will disabled parking be located? 
残障人士停车场供悬挂残障牌照或可拆卸挡风玻璃牌的车辆使用.  Please follow the directions of the public safety officers.

How long does the ceremony last? 
For planning purposes, the graduation ceremony lasts approximately 2-2 ½ hours.

Will pictures and DVD’s be available?
Commencement DVDs will not be available this year.

Our Commencement photographer is Grad Images. Pictures of graduates will be available on their website at: Gradimages.  You will be receiving a mailing with more information and offers.

Information for Faculty

Regalia may be ordered at the Campus Store. The Campus Store can be reached at 802.654.2517.

On the day of Commencement (Sunday, May 12, 2024): 

Faculty robe in Cheray 101 at 9:15 a.m.
Procession begins at 9:50 a.m.
Faculty/Staff will be lined up by the Faculty Marshal.

Order of Procession:

  • Saint Andrew’s Pipe Band of Vermont
  • Grand Marshal
  • Seniors
  • Masters Candidates
  • Faculty Marshal
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Honored Guests/ Marshal
  • Trustees/Honored Guests/President’s Cabinet
  • Dais Party
  • VPAA
  • President

Commencement Speaker

Dr. 安塞尔·奥古斯丁将在十大赌博靠谱网络平台第117届毕业典礼上发表演讲.

Dr. Ansel Augustine, D. Min,

Dr. Ansel Augustine, D. Min, an award-winning author and speaker, 以及美国天主教主教会议教会文化多样性秘书处非洲裔美国人事务助理主任, will deliver the Commencement address at Saint Michael’s College to the Class of 2024.

Dr. 奥古斯丁在20多年前开始了他的牧师生涯,当时他在他的家乡圣. Peter Claver在新奥尔良的Treme地区,他后来在卡特里娜飓风后帮助重建. St. Peter Catholic Church was run for 30 years by the Edmundites, the Catholic order which also founded Saint Michael’s College.

Throughout his career, Dr. Augustine has focused his ministry on youth, young adults, and multicultural groups, with social justice advocacy at the core of his work. 他还通过全国各地的研讨会和演讲,努力阐明黑人天主教徒的经历, through his writing, and as the film producer of “Black Faith Matters,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.

This past February, Dr. 奥古斯丁应埃德蒙迪和平与正义中心的邀请来到校园,做一个题为“彻底的黑人和真正的天主教徒——信仰之旅”的演讲.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ansel Augustine back to campus so he can share his wisdom with our graduates,” said Saint Michael’s College President Richard Plumb. “Dr. Augustine has used his own experiences and observations to help make the world a better, more inclusive place. 对于即将踏上自己的道路并在世界上留下自己印记的毕业生来说,他的信息非常重要.”

Dr. 奥古斯丁在两所高等教育机构任职:路易斯安那州泽维尔大学黑人天主教研究所和新奥尔良洛约拉大学牧师研究所. He also previously served as Campus Minister at Xavier University of Louisiana, Loyola University New Orleans, and St. John’s University in Queens, New York. He is the author of several books, 包括《十大赌博靠谱网络平台》和《十大赌博靠谱网络平台》, Love Us Back?”
Dr. 奥古斯丁最近担任新奥尔良大主教管区黑人天主教事工办公室主任. He also formerly worked as New Orleans Area Director for Vagabond Missions, the Executive Director of Cultural Diversity and Outreach for the Archdiocese of Washington, 青年组织青年和青年部办公室黑人青年和青年部副主任/协调员. 他曾担任全国天主教青年事工协会(NCYAMA)和全国天主教青年事工联合会(NFCYM)的董事会成员。.

Additionally, Dr. Augustine has worked in prison ministry for more than 25 years in various capacities. He volunteers with the Mardi Gras Indian Council and at the Backstreet Cultural Museum. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; the Knights of Columbus; the Knights of Peter Claver; and the Wild Tchoupitoulas (Black Masking) Mardi Gras Indians. He is also an Associate Member of the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans.

More information about Dr. Augustine can be found at http://holyhotboy.info.

Information for Graduates

学生必须通过KnightVision自助服务提交毕业申请,以便收到有关毕业典礼的信息, and to be eligible for tickets.  Please direct any follow-up questions to the Registrar’s Office.

Tickets for Commencement 

符合条件的大四学生和研究生将在4月18日领取学位帽和学位服时领取入场券. Each eligible student will receive six tickets for entry into the Ross Sports Center.

Selling tickets is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  这样做的学生将不被允许参加毕业典礼,他们的门票将被作废.  All students should be aware that if they purchase a ticket in this manner, it may not be valid for entry.

The ceremony will be livestreamed. The link will be on the Commencement website the morning of the ceremony. Non-ticketed guests can view the livestream in McCarthy Arts Center.

Pets are not allowed at the ceremony, except for ADA-certified service animals.

Senior Salute Day – Thursday, April 18, 2023, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Pick up Caps and Gowns

Alliot Student Center Lobby

  • Seniors can start picking up their caps, gowns, tassels, tickets
  • at the Senior Salute Day in the Alliot Student Center Lobby. There is no cost to the Seniors.
  • Gold Honors tassels for students receiving Latin honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude & cum laude) will be available for pickup.
  • Seniors can purchase a class ring from either the Jostens or Balfour websites.
  • Senior Week tickets and info will be available
  • Light refreshments will be available

After this date, cap and gown, honors tassels, and tickets can be picked up at the Campus Store.

Saturday, May 11, 2023  

Baccalaureate Mass- 4:00 p.m.

Graduates and their families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 11th, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel.  Graduates do not march in procession for the Mass and no academic robes are worn for the occasion. 请准备好和你的家人和朋友一起参加这个重要的毕业典礼活动.

Sunday, May 12, 2023

COMMENCEMENT MORNING

Regalia & Tickets

Regalia (caps and gowns) and tickets are available at the Campus Store. If possible, please pick up your regalia and tickets in advance of the ceremony. The Bookstore will be open on the morning of Commencement, and staff will do their best to assist with any last minute regalia issues. On the morning of Commencement, tassels should be on the right side of your cap, and should only be moved to the left when President Plumb officially confers your degree.

Class Photographs

There will be two class photos: one for grad students, and one for undergrads. 上午8点55分,研究生将在阿利奥的壁炉前集合,本科生将在杜立克图书馆的台阶上集合. Please note: if you are not on time for the photo, you will not be in the photo. The photos will be taken at 9:00 AM sharp – please plan accordingly.

Name Card Pickup

Your name card is an important part of how this year’s Commencement ceremony will work. Name cards will be available for pickup outside between Alliot and Joyce from 8:30 AM and 9:40 AM. (You are welcome to pick up your name card before or after the class photos.) 重要提示:在仪式上穿过舞台之前,请保留好你的名片,直到你把它交给注册办公室的工作人员.

Lineup for Procession

You will be lining up outside between Alliot and Joyce. 你们将在游行队伍中排成两队:一队是获得硕士学位的学生, and one for students receiving a Bachelor’s degree. 副校长道恩·埃林伍德和副院长克里·利奇会在列队时给你们进一步的指示.

Ceremony

10:00 AM – Ross Sports Center

Moving Out of Residence Halls 

In order to help our Residence Hall and Physical Plant staff prepare for summer occupancy, all rooms should be cleared of student belongings by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.
Please follow the instructions provided by your RA or RD for returning your room and house keys. Mail keys should be returned to the mailroom.

Information for Family, Friends and Guests

Commencement Hotline 

The College offers a Commencement Hotline (phone and e-mail) that will be accessible from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help with whatever questions or information graduating students and their parents may have. Please read our FAQ section before calling the hotline.
Hotline questions can be emailed to commencement@welcome2dpts.com or you can call 802.654.2216.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Baccalaureate Mass- 4:00 p.m.

Graduates and their families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 11th, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel.  Graduates do not march in procession for the Mass and no academic robes are worn for the occasion. 请准备好和你的家人和朋友一起参加这个重要的毕业典礼活动.

Location

The ceremony will be held in the Ross Sports Center.

Pets

Pets are not allowed at the ceremony with the exception of ADA certified service animals.

Tickets for Commencement 

符合条件的大四学生和研究生将在4月18日领取学位帽和学位服时领取入场券.  No additional tickets are available.

Additional Tickets 

Additional tickets are not available. We regret that we cannot provide additional tickets, so ask that you please do not call to ask for an exception.

Accommodations 

We suspect that most of you have already booked accommodations for Saturday night.  However, 也请记得提前预定周六和/或周日的当地餐厅.  Our Hotel and Accommodations page  provides information on locations offering discounts for Saint Michael’s visitors.  You can find additional information on the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce web site or call 802.863.3489, toll-free at 877.686.5253.

Parking 

Public Safety will be directing parking on the day of Commencement.  You may drop passengers off at the designated area and then park your vehicle.  残障人士停车场供悬挂残障牌照或可拆卸挡风玻璃牌的车辆使用. Please follow the directions of the public safety officers.

Seating: Ticketed 

Ticket holders should plan to be seated by 9:30 AM.  Please note that tickets are required for children. Seating area opens at 8:30 a.m.  Tickets are not required for the Baccalaureate Mass.

Seating: Special Needs 

我们的公共安全和特别活动工作人员很乐意将有特殊需要的客人引导到指定区域. Reservations are not needed. We ask that you plan for one additional family member to sit in that section as well.  Our staff will assist you as necessary.  Please plan to arrive early. Seating area opens at 8:30 a.m. There will be ASL interpreters at the ceremony. Please call ahead for seating close to the interpreters.  Please note that reserved balcony seating is not wheelchair accessible.

Non-Ticketed guests 

The ceremony will be livestreamed.  The link will be on the Commencement website the morning of the ceremony. Non-ticketed guests may view the livestream in the McCarthy Arts Center.

Reception 

Immediately following Commencement, the Commencement Reception will be held on Library Lawn.  Light refreshments will be served.  In case of rain, the reception will be held in the Tarrant Recreation Center.

Items for Purchase 

During Commencement Weekend, the Campus Store will be open on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Personalized announcements/invitations orders can be placed online on the Balfour website along with other Commencement items

Flower arrangements will be available for purchase on Commencement Day.

Class Ring – Contact either Jostens or Balfour

Senior photos are available online after the ceremony at GradImages.

Prohibited Items

For safety and because of limited space in the seating areas, the following items are prohibited to bring to commencement for students and guests.

Fire Arms
Backpacks
Large purses
Bottles
Brief cases
Tripods for cameras
Coolers
Umbrellas
Pets
Alcohol
Luggage
Pepper Spray
Knives
Drones
Large Wrapped gifts
Aerosol Spray cans

Registrar's Information

Degree Requirements 

To earn the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or the Degree of Bachelor of Science a student must:

  • Complete a minimum of 128 credits, with a minimum of 32 different courses.
  • Complete the degree requirements of one of the established majors.
  • Complete the core curriculum requirements.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.0 and a minimum of a 2.0 average in courses taken in the major.
  • Complete a minimum of 24 of the last 32 credits at Saint Michael’s.
  • Transfer students must earn a minimum of 32 credits at Saint Michael’s.
  • 在期望获得学位的学年开始时填写毕业申请.

学生有责任与指导老师协商,选择合适的课程以达到学位要求.

Participation in Commencement

Graduating Students
在春季学期结束前完成所有学位要求的学生完全有资格参加五月的毕业典礼练习. Graduates will have their names called, process across the stage to receive their diplomas, and have their names printed in the Commencement program.

Processing Students
在达到学位要求的8学分以内的本科生有资格在五月的毕业典礼上“步行”. “Walkers” have their names called, process across the stage to receive a blank diploma cover, and are listed in the Commencement program.

Robing Students
没有资格毕业或“步行”(如上所述)的本科生-但感觉与毕业班有联系-可以“长袍”参加毕业典礼. “Robers” process with their class at the beginning and end of the ceremony. They do not have their names called, and they are not listed in the Commencement program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I receive tickets for the Commencement ceremony? 
Qualified Seniors will receive tickets when picking up their caps and gowns on April 18th.  No additional tickets are available.

Are extra tickets available?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide extra tickets. Please do not contact the College for an exception.

Where can I see the ceremony without a ticket? 
The ceremony will be livestreamed.  The link will be on the Commencement website the morning of the ceremony.  Non-ticketed guests can view the livestream in McCarthy Arts Center.

Pets
Pets are not allowed at the ceremony, except for ADA-certified service animals.

I have a question not answered here. Where can I get help? 
Contact the Commencement Hotline by emailing Commencement@welcome2dpts.com or call 802-654-2216. 每周日上午8:30,毕业典礼咨询台就在教学花园.m.

What is Baccalaureate Mass? 
毕业典礼弥撒是在毕业典礼前一天在圣米迦勒大天使礼拜堂举行的罗马天主教弥撒. 我们欢迎所有的长者和他们的家人与我们一起庆祝我们的罗马天主教礼拜仪式,作为一个社区一起祈祷的时间. 毕业生不需要穿长袍,欢迎他们与家人和朋友坐在教堂的任何地方. More information on the details of worship in the Mass can be found on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Tickets are not needed for the Baccalaureate Mass.

Are personalized announcements available? 
Personalized announcements/invitations can be ordered online at Balfour  along with other Commencement items.

What time should I arrive for the Commencement ceremony? 
Seating area opens at 8:30 a.m.  Guests are asked to be in their seats by 9:30 a.m.

Is there reserved seating? 
The ceremony is general admission. Sections are reserved for graduates, faculty, dignitaries and the media, in addition to a section for guests with mobility or other accessibility issues.

How do I make arrangements for accessible seating? 
我们的公共安全和特别活动工作人员很乐意将有特殊需要的客人引导到指定区域. We ask that you plan for one additional family member to sit in that section as well.  Our staff will assist you by moving chairs as necessary.  Please plan to arrive early. Seating area opens at 8:30 a.m. There will be ASL interpreters at the ceremony. Please call ahead for seating close to the interpreters. Please note that the reserved balcony seating is not wheelchair accessible.

Where should guests park? 
Please follow the directions of our public safety officers.  You may drop off your passengers at the designated spot, then go park your vehicle.

Where will disabled parking be located? 
残障人士停车场供悬挂残障牌照或可拆卸挡风玻璃牌的车辆使用.  Please follow the directions of the public safety officers.

How long does the ceremony last? 
For planning purposes, the graduation ceremony lasts approximately 2-2 ½ hours.

Will pictures and DVD’s be available?
Commencement DVDs will not be available this year.

Our Commencement photographer is Grad Images. Pictures of graduates will be available on their website at: Gradimages.  You will be receiving a mailing with more information and offers.

Information for Faculty

Regalia may be ordered at the Campus Store. The Campus Store can be reached at 802.654.2517.

On the day of Commencement (Sunday, May 12, 2024): 

Faculty robe in Cheray 101 at 9:15 a.m.
Procession begins at 9:50 a.m.
Faculty/Staff will be lined up by the Faculty Marshal.

Order of Procession:

  • Saint Andrew’s Pipe Band of Vermont
  • Grand Marshal
  • Seniors
  • Masters Candidates
  • Faculty Marshal
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Honored Guests/ Marshal
  • Trustees/Honored Guests/President’s Cabinet
  • Dais Party
  • VPAA
  • President