After years of tests, deadlines, and to-do lists, Senior Week is a series of social events for graduating seniors, designed to provide a relaxing way for seniors to connect and make memories as a class before graduation.

A group of students and staff have been planning events for both campuses, including the return of the Northern Vermont University Senior Cruise!

This year’s Senior Week will run Monday, May 8 to Friday, May 13.

Sunday, May 8

Lyndon vs Johnson Kickball and Pizza Party*
2:30 p.m.
Skip Pound Softball Field (Lyndon)
Shuttle Service Available for 12 Passengers

Monday, May 9

Senior Cap Decorating*
12 – 3 p.m.
Stearns Fireplace Lounge

Tuesday, May 10

Senior Prom and Spring Fling
8 – 11 p.m.
SHAPE Multi-Gym

Wednesday, May 11

SAAC and SGA Color Run
1 p.m.
Quad

Thursday, May 12

Senior Brunch and Slideshow*
11 a.m.
Stearns Performance Space

Senior Bingo*
8 p.m.
Stearns Performance Space

Friday, May 13

Senior Dinner Cruise*
6 – 9 p.m.
Spirit of Ethan Allen, Burlington VT
Shuttle Service Available for 14 passengers

*Seniors Only Event

This year’s Senior Week will run Thursday, May 5 to Saturday, May 14.

To be eligible to participate in Senior Week, you must be part of the Class of 2022, which is defined as December 2021 graduates and May 2022 graduation candidates. In order to participate, you must register in advance. Some events have limited capacity and reservations will be handled on a first come, first served basis. All events are FREE for graduating seniors.

Eligible seniors will receive a link to register for Senior Week in their campus emails.

 

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 5
Senior Slideshow and Photo Booth
2:30-6:30 p.m.
Theatre Lobby

We will premiere the 2022 Lyndon Senior Slideshow in the lobby prior to the Robing Ceremony. We will also have a photo booth with Class of 2022 and graduation-themed props available for graduating seniors to create fun and special memories.

 

Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7
GreggFest 2022
Doors open at 6 p.m., Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
Stonehenge Parking Lot

Live music, cash beer garden, and more!
Sponsored by MEISA

 

Sunday, May 8
Lyndon vs. Johnson Seniors Kickball Game and Pizza Party 
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Skip Pound Softball Field (rain location: Bole Gymnasium)

Game on! Join us for our 2nd Annual Lyndon vs. Johnson Seniors Kickball Game! Graduating seniors from Johnson will travel to Lyndon to go head-to-head in a friendly, school-spirited kickball game. Enjoy pizza from The Pizza Man and free beer!

 

Monday, May 9
Graduation Cap Decorating Party
12-2 p.m.
Theatre Lobby

What has your NVU-Lyndon journey meant to you? Put it into your own words — and pictures, of course — at the graduation cap decorating party.

Get crafty with your fellow graduating classmates to create a representation of your path, challenges, personality, and community for all to see on commencement day.

Bring your cap, and we’ll provide the decoration supplies. Feel free to bring your own supplies as well.

When done, take a photo of your decorated cap and post it to Instagram using the tag #NVULgradcap22 to be entered in our 1st Annual Cap Decorating Contest.

Sponsored by Lyndon C.A.B.

 

Students standing in line at an ice cream truck.Tuesday, May 10
Senior Social with Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Truck
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Veterans Park

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Especially Vermont-made Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! Come raise a cone to our 2022 graduates as we wish them the best of luck. Ben & Jerry’s will be serving up fan favorites: Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Milk & Cookies, and Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz while supplies last.

 

Wednesday, May 11
Bonfire & S’mores
7:30-9 p.m.
Fire Pit Area

Celebrations are s’more fun with friends! Roast a marshmallow as we celebrate the Class of 2022. All are welcome.

Sponsored by Lyndon C.A.B.

 

Thursday, May 12
Graduation Cap Decorating Party
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Theatre Lobby

What has your NVU-Lyndon journey meant to you? Put it into your own words — and pictures, of course — at the graduation cap decorating party.

Get crafty with your fellow graduating classmates to create a representation of your path, challenges, personality, and community for all to see on commencement day.

Bring your cap, and we’ll provide the decoration supplies. Feel free to bring your own supplies as well.

When done, take a photo of your decorated cap and post it to Instagram using the tag #NVULgradcap22 to be entered in our 1st Annual Cap Decorating Contest.

Sponsored by Lyndon C.A.B.

 

Thursday, May 12
Senior Bingo
8 p.m.
Moore Community Room

Graduating seniors are invited to a special bingo night in their honor with plenty of senior-themed prizes, including the grand prize of an NVU diploma frame!

 

Friday, May 13
Senior Toast
2:30 p.m.
Under the commencement tent

Graduating seniors, faculty, and staff are invited to a celebratory Senior Toast in honor of graduation. Together, we will raise a glass in honor of our graduates. The toast will take place at the conclusion of graduation rehearsal, which starts at 2 p.m. in the Bole Gym.

 

Friday, May 13
Senior Dinner Cruise 
Spirit of Ethan Allen III, Burlington, Vt.
Limited Seats on the Van and Boat!

Graduating Lyndon seniors and their guests will travel to Burlington where they will join graduating Johnson seniors and enjoy a formal dinner and cruise on Lake Champlain’s Spirit of Ethan Allen III. As they enjoy dinner together on the floating restaurant, the sun will be setting over the lake – it couldn’t be more perfect. Dancing caps off the evenings events.

Menu: Mixed garden salad, dinner rolls, chipotle and honey barbecue chicken, chef carved prime rib, macaroni and cheese, roasted Brussel sprouts, oven roasted red potatoes, and Spirit Tuxedo cake. Cash bar.

Cost: Free for graduating seniors. Each senior will be allowed to bring one paid guest. The cost per guest is $50. Reservations will be handled on a first come, first served basis. If space allows, we may allow seniors to bring an additional guest.

Transportation: There will be university-sponsored transportation available on a very limited basis. Graduating seniors and their guests can reserve a seat on a chartered van on a first come, first served basis. The van will load at 3:45 p.m. and leave at 4 p.m. sharp from the Vail Parking Lot.

Graduating seniors and guests driving themselves or carpooling must arrive at the boat by 5:45 p.m. The physical address for the Spirit of Ethan Allen III is 348 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT 05401. Please note that there is a cost to park and spaces are limited near the dock. Please plan accordingly to arrive in time to find parking and walk to the boat, if necessary.

We will start boarding the boat at 6 p.m. and enjoy happy hour until we set sail at 6:30 p.m. The boat will return to the dock at 9 p.m. The van will leave Burlington by 9:15 p.m. and arrive back at the Lyndon campus between 10:45 and 11 p.m.

Release Forms

 

A girl with brown hair in graduation regalia holding a diploma against a mountain background.Saturday, May 14
Senior Photos
2-5 p.m.
John Marshall Observation Deck

Photographer and Lyndon alum Kate Perry ’16 will be offering ten-minute graduation mini sessions for seniors and their families. Be sure to bring your caps, tassels, gowns, and cords if you’d like to be photographed in them. We’ll have a diploma jacket available to use in your photos as well. Digital files will be sent after commencement.