Information for Family & Friends

Champlain College Commencement

Commencement Ceremony

Traditional, On-Campus, Undergraduates: Ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Edmunds School Field, which is located on Main Street, behind Skiff Hall.

Continuing Professional Studies (Online) Undergraduates & Master's: Graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 13, 2017, as Edmunds School Field, which is located on Main Street, behind Skiff Hall. 

Hooding Ceremonies for students graduating with a Master's degree will take place on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 4:00 pm. Locations are TBD.


ALL: Each graduate will receive four tickets. All guests, including children and infants, must have a ticket to attend the commencement ceremony. Each guest MUST have their ticket at the ceremony in order to be admitted to the tent. The graduate does not need a ticket.

Planning for the Weather

Both 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.


For both commencement ceremonies, if any guest has special needs (such as wheelchairs or hearing impaired), please let us know at by April 1, 2017, so that accommodations can be made.


ALL: All parking lots on the Champlain College campus are available for handicap only. Parking is also allowed on city streets, unless indicated by "No Parking" or "Residential Only" signs. We strongly recommend parking at the Miller Center at Lakeside Campus (175 Lakeside Ave). Shuttles will be running ALL DAY. Shuttle drop-off will be in front of Edmunds Elementary School, and pick-up will be on South Willard Street in front of Roger H. Perry Hall.


For both commencement ceremonies: Absolutely no pets, besides properly identified service animals, are permitted at the ceremony or reception. We appreciate your cooperation.