Information for Family & Friends

Champlain College Commencement

Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate:  Ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Edmunds School Field, which is located on Main Street, behind Skiff Hall.

Master's: Ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015, on the back lawn of Roger H. Perry Hall located on South Willard Street.

Tickets

Undergraduate: Each graduate will receive four tickets. All guests, including children and infants, must have a ticket to attend the commencement ceremony. Additional tickets may be requested to view the ceremony via simulcast in Alumni Auditorium. Please contact graduation@champlain.edu to request.

Master's:  No tickets required.

Planning for the Weather

Both commencement ceremonies will be held outdoors. Please plan to dress in layers, as the weather in Vermont can be unpredictable in the spring. Please also wear proper footwear for walking on the grass.

Hotel Accommodations

Undergraduate:  This can be a busy time of year in Burlington, so we recommend making reservations as early as possible.

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at area hotels for your convenience and will be held until April 8, 2015, or until they are sold out.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington
    1117 Williston Road, Burlington
    1-802-658-0250
    Group Name: Champlain College Commencement Block
    Special Rate: $145.00 plus tax per night

  • Hilton Burlington Hotel
    60 Battery Street, Burlington
    1-802-658-6500
    Group Name: Champlain College Commencement 2015
    Special Rate: $199.00 plus tax per night

  • Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center
    870 Williston Road, Burlington
    1-802-865-6600
    Group Name: Champlain College Commencement
    Special Rate: $149.00 plus tax per night

Additional Hotel Options:

  • Hampton Inn Burlington (located in Colchester)
    42 Lower Mountain View Drive, Colchester
    1-802-318-9041

Special Rate: $199.00 plus tax per night

Master's:

  • Courtyard Burlington Harbor Hotel
    25 Cherry Street, Burlington
    1-802-864-4700
    Special Rate: $249 - $269.00 plus tax per night

Accessibility

For both commencement ceremonies, if any guest has special needs (such as wheelchairs or hearing impaired), please let us know at graduation@champlain.edu by April 1, 2015, so that accommodations can be made.

Parking

Undergraduate: All parking lots on the Champlain College campus are available for handicap parking only. Parking will be available at the Miller Center at Lakeside Campus (175 Lakeside Ave) with a shuttle running from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Parking is also allowed on city streets, unless indicated by "No Parking" or "Residential Only" signs, but we strongly recommend parking at Lakeside (see Commencement Map section.)

Master's: All parking lots on the Champlain College campus are available. Parking is also allowed on city streets, unless indicated by "No Parking" or "Residential Only" signs.