Commencement is the highlight of the year at CCV, when more than 3,000 Vermonters come together to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates.

Save the Date: 2024 Commencement

Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont • Saturday, June 1, 2024, 2 pm

Photography
Before Graduation:
Island Photography, a professional photography company, will be taking photographs of each graduate as they are recognized during the ceremony. Graduates who know they would like to order these professional photos may pre-register using the Island Photography form.
After Graduation:
Graduates will receive an email with a secure link and PIN to view and order your photos in the week following graduation. You can also add your friends and family so they may receive a direct link to your proofs. This information will be sent to the graduate’s personal email address on file.

Caps and Gowns
Students should place an order using Balfour’s cap and gown order form. Orders placed before March 14, 2024 will be available in centers the last week of the semester. The vendor will bring extras to the commencement ceremony for students that do not order before the deadline. Please arrive at graduation early enough to try on your cap and gown for the best fit. Contact your academic center for more information.

ADA Accommodations and Needs
Please let us know if you or a guest need special accommodations on graduation day. Accommodations can be requested through Angie Albeck at angela.albeck@ccv.edu, or 802-654-0505.

Diplomas
Diplomas will be mailed to graduates the Friday before graduation.

Graduation Gift
Graduates will receive a gift with their mailed diploma.

Guests
You may invite as many guests as you wish; we encourage you to invite your family, friends and faculty. Grads can download/save this file to your computer and send the electric invite via email.

Steps to Graduation

Associate Degree Program Students

Step 1: Access Your Program Evaluation

View your Program Evaluation through Self Service

Step 2: Complete the Graduation Application

  1. Log into Self Service Graduation Overview
  2. Click “Apply”
  3. Follow steps and submit
  4. Contact your academic advisor with any questions you have about your application.

Step 3: Celebrate Your Accomplishment!

Join the CCV community to celebrate at commencement!

Certificate Program Students

Step 1: Access Your Program Evaluation

View your Program Evaluation through Self Service

Step 2: Complete the Graduation Application

  1. Log into Self Service Graduation Overview
  2. Click “Apply”
  3. Follow steps and submit
  4. Contact your academic advisor with any questions you have about your application.

Step 3: Celebrate Your Accomplishment!

CCV does not award certificates at commencement. Please check with your local CCV center staff regarding their end of year celebration to honor both degree and certificate recipients.

On Graduation Day

Timeline
12:15 pm  Graduates arrive at Kreitzberg Arena
1:15 pm  Instructions and announcements for graduates
1:25 pm  Graduates line up for procession
1:40 pm  Procession leaves staging area
2:00 pm  Ceremony begins in Shapiro Field House
4:00 pm  Ceremony ends

Live Streaming
If you’re unable to attend in person, you can live stream the commencement ceremony starting at 2:00pm here.

Parking
Please park in the two lots near Shapiro Field House and proceed directly to Kreitzberg Arena. Your guests should go straight to Shapiro Field House. Please carpool whenever possible.

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Directions
From Route 12, turn onto University Drive and proceed up the hill to the Shapiro Field House parking lot.

Arrival
We expect students to arrive at Kreitzberg Arena by 12:15 pm to participate in the ceremony. This allows time for robing, informal photos, ceremony directions, and processional line-up. When you arrive, you will complete a brief graduate survey and will receive a name card.

Food
There are no food vendors on the Norwich campus on graduation day, and Norwich prohibits all food and drink in Kreitzberg and Shapiro Field House. We strongly encourage you and your guests to eat prior to arrival on the Norwich campus. There will be water available in both the Kreitzberg Arena and Shapiro Field House.

Personal Items
Please don’t bring any valuables or personal items (handbags, clothing, umbrellas, etc.) with you to Kreitzberg Arena; you may not leave anything there and should not carry things with you once the processional departs. There is no opportunity to store these items in the arena.

Photography
Island Photography, a professional photography company, will be taking photographs of each graduate as they are recognized during the ceremony. Within 48 hours of commencement, you will receive an email with a secure link and PIN to view and order your photos. You can also add your friends and family so they may receive a direct link to your proofs. This information will be sent to your CCV email account.

Informal photos will be available on the graduation page of the CCV website approx. one week after graduation. These are free of charge for you to download and share.

Ready to get started?

Apply today or contact us with any questions.