Ceremonies

The resident members of the Alpha of Vermont meet twice annually to elect students to membership in the chapter. After those elections, students are contacted and invited to attend an induction ceremony. Only students who attend an induction ceremony and sign the chapter book become members of Phi Beta Kappa.

Ceremonies generally take place on December 5 and the Saturday morning of Commencement weekend in May.

In the 2021-22 academic year, our ceremonies are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 pm in Waterman Memorial Lounge and Saturday, May 21 at 9:15 am in Royall Tyler Theatre.

Students who were inducted in May 2020 or May 2021 and who have not yet signed the chapter book in person are invited to attend a ceremony in the 2021-22 academic year, and they can also sign the book on Saturday, August 14, 2021; specific details of time and place are still being determined. Contact nphelps@uvm.edu for more information.