Commencement Schedule of Events

May 2 -­ 4, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

5:30 pm Senior Dinner at Cedar Cottage – Sterling College faculty and staff  celebrate the graduating seniors with a special dinner

Friday, May 3, 2019

2:00 pm  Commencement Rehearsal

4:00 pm – Family Reception at Cedar Cottage

5:30 pm – Family Dinner in Dunbar Dining Hall* (Limit of 4 guests per graduate)

6:30 pm – Ice Cream Social & Music at Dunbar Dining Hall Lawn

Saturday, May 4, 2019

10:00 am – Brunch in Dunbar Dining Hall

1:00 pm – Commencement Ceremony in Houston House Gardens

2:00 pm  – Welcome Graduate Reception in the Shelton-Flynn Gardens

*RSVP required by April 19, 2019. Please email Micki Martin with the number of guests at

*Please see our accommodations page for local lodging recommendations.

Commencement speaker: Vandana Shiva




Sterling College Diploma Frames Available

We join you in celebrating your graduate’s achievements and studies, and we look forward to supporting their lives of environmental stewardship.

Diploma frame

It is a tradition at Sterling to put together “gift bags” for all of our graduating seniors, filled with mementos and reminders of their time at the College. We give the graduates these Sterling College tote bags after the commencement ceremony, when they have their diplomas in hand and are celebrating with their families and friends.

We would like to offer you an opportunity to add an item to your graduate’s gift bag: a diploma frame engraved with the Sterling College logo.  For a donation of $50 to the Sterling Fund, we will put a diploma frame and a personalized note in your graduate’s gift bag. This eco-friendly frame is ready to display the baccalaureate degree your graduate worked so hard to earn.

To make your donation and arrange for the diploma frame to be added to your student’s gift bag, please contact Micki Martin at 802-586-7711 x101, or email
Congratulations once more on your student’s upcoming graduation.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:30pm

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Food Writing Class Offered at School of the New American Farmstead

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Kid’s Pack Basket Workshop!

Join this pack basket workshop and make a child’s size Abenaki pack basket for your little one!

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Adam Reck Reflects

For the past year I’ve been the Clerk of the Forestry Crew. This has entailed managing a crew of four students as we milled lumber, split and stacked firewood, and…

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