2017 Practical Nursing Commencement Info

Congratulations Graduates!

The information below will take you through the steps for a successful commencement experience. Graduates should also reference the graduation checklist. If you have any questions, please contact your site director.

There will be four (4) commencement ceremonies held around the state.

Southeast Region
Brattleboro, Springfield
Thursday, June 22 | 1 pm
Landmark College, Putney
Fine Arts Building

Northeast Kingdom Region
Lyndon, Newport, White River Junction
Thursday, June 22 | 6 pm
Northern Vermont University, Lyndon
ASAC 100, the Moore Community Room

Southwest Region
Bennington, Middlebury
Friday, June 23 | 1 pm
Bennington Center for the Arts

Central & Northwest Regions
Randolph Center, St. Albans, Williston, and Williston West
Saturday, June 24 | 10 am
Vermont Tech, Randolph Center Campus
Judd Hall

We will have interpreter services available at each ceremony.


To be eligible to participate in Commencement you must complete the “Application to Graduate”.  (See the graduation checklist for further information.)


Please note that Vermont Tech will not release your diploma or official academic transcript if you have any outstanding financial obligations to the College.  Also, diplomas and transcripts may not be released if you have any outstanding obligations at the following places:

  • Library (fines or missing books)
  • Academic departments (equipment, books, other college property)
  • Athletic department (equipment, uniforms)
  • Residence Halls (damage fines)
  • Public Safety (parking fines)


If you are planning to participate in the June, 2017 Commencement, it is your responsibility to order regalia from University Cap & Gown. Students will not be permitted to participate in Commencement without appropriate regalia.  See the Checklist for ordering information.


The College maintains the expectation that all degree candidates will be appropriately attired and display acceptable standards of behavior.

Vermont Tech requests that no food or beverages other than water be brought into the buildings.  NO PETS of any kind are allowed.  Please be sure any guests leave their pets at home.  Certified Service Animals are allowed.


Tickets are not required for your guests to attend the ceremony.


To be eligible for graduation honors, a degree student must:

  1. Have a minimum of 30 credits for a certificate completed within the VSC
  2. Have achieved the following cumulative GPA for all coursework:

Cum laude: 3.5
Magna cum laude: 3.7
Summa cum laude: 3.9

To be eligible for graduation honors, a certificate student must:

  1. Complete 50% of degree requirements within the VSC
  2. Have achieved the following cumulative GPA for all coursework

Honors: 3.0
High Honors: 3.5 or above


A transcript is a copy of a student’s permanent record of attendance at the College and cannot be altered.  Current or former students may request that the College issue an official transcript of his or her record to any school, employer or other agency.  For each transcript, students must submit a written, signed request to the Registrars’ Office.  A transcript fee will be charged.  Transcripts will be sent as soon as possible.  Please allow a minimum of five days for normal processing and three weeks following the end of a term.  Transcripts will not be sent for a student who has not satisfied financial obligations with the College.  Graduates will receive one unofficial transcript with their diploma when mailed.


Graduates should view the Graduate Checklist for specific information regarding regalia, paying bills, financial aid counseling, etc.