Graduates, if you have a plain black cap and gown from a previous graduation, a new gown is not necessary. You will need to order a 2020 black tassel for all programs and 2020 tassel and hood for the Bachelor degree programs. To order directly, please visit the link below:
If you’re eligible to graduate, you will still have your degree conferred on schedule; you will receive your diploma, and your transcript will reflect the completion of your program.
Thank you for your patience as we have navigated the waters of COVID-19 as it relates to Commencement 2020. As we watch the numbers around the country begin to rise, we recognize that we must again make adjustments to Commencement 2020. With much deliberation, the decision has been made to move the ceremony virtually in an effort to keep everyone safe. While this is not your first choice, please know it is not ours either.
Despite the limited options available to us during a pandemic, many graduates have expressed that they would like the opportunity to walk in an in-person ceremony. While an in-person ceremony is not possible this September, we would like to offer students the opportunity to cross that all-important stage when it’s safe and feasible to do so. Graduates from the Class of 2020 are invited to participate in the graduation ceremony in May 2021. We will be following up in the future with details regarding how to sign up for the in-person ceremony.
We are still planning to hold a virtual ceremony on September 26, 2020 at 10 am. If you would like to participate in the virtual ceremony, please remember to send us your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be honoring all graduates in this ceremony. The link for this event will be emailed to you prior to September 26. Families and friends can watch the ceremony live on Vermont Tech’s YouTube page.
To make the event as personal as possible, we would like you to send us a photo which will appear on the screen, along with your name and major, when your name is announced.
Please email CommencementPhoto@vtc.edu and make sure to include:
- Full Name
If you have questions or concerns related to Commencement, please email Commencement@vtc.edu.
Below is the link to our YouTube page where you can direct your family and friends who would like to watch live. We will email you a Zoom link to participate in Commencement. Due to the limited space on Zoom we are asking only graduates to login.
If you would like to wear regalia for the ceremony, the deadline to order is August 15, 2020. You can order online: https://www.buildagrad.com/vtc
If you are a graduate – please remember that there is a difference between the graduation ceremony and issuing degrees. The Registrar’s office has processed the degree conferral and your diploma will be produced and mailed out in late August. If you need a letter stating that your degree has been conferred prior to receiving your diploma or have any other questions regarding degree conferrals, please email email@example.com.