#UVM2022: Convocation Ceremony & Twilight Induction (Mandatory)

UVM’s president- E. Thomas Sullivan – hosts this annual celebration that marks the official beginning of the academic year. Pro tip: Be prepared to snap some selfies the convocation walk down Main Street with your entire class is a sight to behold! After convocation join your class for your induction into the UVM community with a unique UVM tradition, the candlelight ceremony.


UVM’s Opening Weekend is a weekend designed just for incoming UVM students to help them connect with their peers, learn the ropes at UVM, and helps students acclimate to their new environment at college.  Opening Weekend begins with Friday’s First Year Move-In, and concludes with Twilight Induction.


UVM’s Week of Welcome begins the moment Opening Weekend ends, kicking off  a week long welcome celebration for all class years at UVM.  Mingle with your new friends or meet some new faces. Check out a Baseball game, go paintballing, or laugh it up at our annual comedy show – there’s loads to do as you navigate what life at UVM looks like for you. Please contact the UVM Program Board (UPB) at [email protected] for questions and accommodations.