Saint Michael's Commencement Information

Saint Michael's College 2014 Commencement live stream

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Commencement Ticket Distribution

Tickets are required to attend the Commencement ceremony in the Ross Sports Center. Tickets are not required for the Baccalaureate Mass or to view both of the live broadcasts of these ceremonies in the McCarthy Arts Center. Seniors will be able to pick up four (4) commencement tickets during senior week.  Tickets can be picked up at the Bookstore, Alliot Student Center, at the following times:

Thursday, May 8 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, May 9 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 10 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 11 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Master candidates can pick up tickets from their program administrative assistant.

Please note that tickets are also required for children.

For questions about tickets, please contact Mark Litchfield, mlitchfield@smcvt.edu in Special Events for more information.


Additional Viewing Areas

The graduation ceremony and Baccalaurete Mass will be broadcast live on closed-circuit in McCarthy Arts Center and on the campus cable channel. McCarthy Arts Center is air-conditioned and provides several hundred additional seats in which tickets are not required. In addition, the ceremony can be seen LIVE on vpt.org or go to the College web site www.smcvt.edu to find the link.  Please visit the site prior to the ceremony to test your system compatibility.


Traffic Flow

To avoid the traffic backup on Route 15, we encourage using both entrances to the College. Once the paved lots are full (by 9:00 AM), vehicles are parked on the athletic field in the central portion of campus. Guests may be dropped off by the main entrance of the Tarrant Recreation Center. To maintain traffic flow, please do not stop on campus road to drop off passengers. Doors open at 8:30 AM.

The procession will begin at 9:50 AM. All guests are encouraged to be seated at that time.


Moving Right Along

The entire Saint Michael's community hopes the Commencement ceremonies will provide memories of a lifetime. We will attempt to keep things moving by starting on time and by providing many people who can direct you and answer your questions. Please assist us by helping the groups move into the halls in a timely manner so we can start on time!


Special Needs Seating

Our Public Safety and Special Events staff are pleased to direct our handicapped guests to a special section. We ask that you plan for one family member sitting in that section as well. Usually, however, there is enough space for the entire group to sit together. We ask that you wait until just before the event to assemble so that we are sure all of the wheelchairs have space. The staff will facilitate you by moving chairs if necessary. Please plan to arrive early.  Contact Mark Litchfield, mlitchfield@smcvt.edu in Special Events for more information.


Commencement Photographs

GradImages is the official photographer for our Commencement. Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. GradImages® can be contacted at 800-261-2476 or via their website at www.gradimages.com.


Commencement DVD

Please contact the campus store if you are interested in purchasing a DVD of the graduation ceremony.  Their toll free telephone number is 866.213.0727.


Residence Hall Request

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 PM on Sunday, May 11, 2014.


Additional Questions?

Here are the offices directly involved with Commencement:

Academics Affairs 
802.654.2216 
mrabideau@smcvt.edu 

Alumni & Parent Relations 
802.654.2527 
agardner@smcvt.edu 

Campus Store
802.654.2517 
smcmahon2@smcvt.edu 

Master Candidates / Graduate
802.654.2574
shodgson@smcvt.edu

Registrar 
802.654.2571
dbarrowclough@smcvt.edu 

Public Safety
802.654.2374
croberge@smcvt.edu 

Special Events 
802.654.2615
mlitchfield@smcvt.edu 

Student Activities 
802.654.2568 
gkelly@smcvt.edu

Residence Life
802.654.2544
ldimasi@smcvt.edu