Family Weekend Schedule
Join Us for the Fun: Family Weekend | September 27 - 29, 2013
When arriving all guests should park at our Miller Commons, Lakeside campus located at 175 Lakeside Avenue in Burlington, Vermont. Shuttles will transport everyone to our main campus where the Family Weekend experience will take place.
Family Weekend Schedule
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM Shuttles from Bader Parking Lot location at 375 Maple Street to the Lakeside Parking Lot at 175 Lakeside Avenue will be available to help you avoid any parking challenges.
5:00-7:00 PM CAMPUS RECEPTION IDX Student Life Center, Argosy Gymnasium
Join Champlain staff and faculty for late afternoon Vermont Street fair and conversation. Comments by Robin Abramson, Provost Chief Academic Affairs Office and Elizabeth Beaulieu, Core Dean at 6:00 p.m. 8:00 PM BINGO Aiken Hall, Morgan Room
Join us for an evening of bingo with great food and fun prizes
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM Shuttles from Bader Parking Lot located at 375 Maple Street to the Miller Commons Parking Lot located at 175 Lakeside Avenue will be available to help you avoid any parking challenges.
8:00 AM - 10:15 AM REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN IDX Student Life Center
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM BREAKFAST/BRUNCH IDX Student Life Center, Dining Hall
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM BOOKSTORE IS OPEN!
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM STUDENT LIFE SHOWCASE IDX Student Life Center, Fireside Lounge
Visit the information tables of many of our Student Life Departments to learn what services they have to provide your student.
9:30 AM - A WORD FROM OUR PRESIDENT IDX Student Life Center, Argosy Gymnasium
Come hear remarks from Leslie Averill, Vice President of Student Life and College President, Dave Finney regarding the state of the college, where we are headed, and how your students are transitioning into our the Champlain community.
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM FACULTY & STAFF PRESENTATIONS
Presentations will be held in various locations around campus. Please review our presentations below and attend the presentation of your choice.
All presentations will run from 10:15 to 11:15 AM
MEET THE DEAN
Take some time getting to know the Dean of your student's division. This session offers an opportunity for families to get to know the Deans and the disciplines they oversee in an informal Q & A session.
Division of Communications and Creative Media - Dean Paula Willoquet-Maricondi
Location: Argosy Gymnasium
Division of The Robert P. Stiller School of Business - Dean Wesley Balda
Location: Alumni Auditorium
Division of Information Technology and Sciences - Interim Dean Tom Mann
Location: Aiken Hall, Morgan Room
Division of Education and Human Services - Standing in for the EHS Dean is Provost and Chief Academic Affairs Officer, Robin Abramson.
STUDY ABROAD: INTERNATIONALIZING YOUR CHAMPLAIN EXPERIENCE
Learn about international education and study abroad opportunities at Champlain. Discover how these opportunities foster students' personal and professional growth and global perspective.
Presented by: Dr. James Cross, Associate Provost and Senior International Officer & Noah Goldblatt, Assistant Director, Study Abroad
WHY START NOW? STRATEGIES FOR FINDING CAREER-RELEVANT WORK
The earlier students prepare themselves for the job market, the more likely they will be to land jobs that support their career aspirations. In this workshop we will tell the stories of current students who are setting themselves up for success during their time at Champlain; we will also identify the resources these students are tapping into to make their dreams a reality.
Location: Hauke 204
Presented by: Pat Boera, Associate Director, Career Services, Champlain College
LEAD: LIFE EXPERIENCE & ACTION DIMENSION
Explore the third component of Champlain's Integrated Education, LEAD is a four-year required program that gives students the tools they'll need for building relationships with their community, lifelong career management and financial sophistication.
Location: Hauke Boardroom
Presented by: Jennifer Sweeney, Director of LEAD
THE TRANSITION INTO COLLEGE LIFE
The transition from high school to college can be a big one and by now your student is well aware of just how big a transition. This session is designed to help families understand the many different perspectives, including the peaks and valleys of this process. Come meet a panel of students, parents, and staff to discuss the transition to college this is sure to be an engaging and lively discussion.
Presented by: Skip Harris, Director of Counseling Services and Friends of Counseling Services, Champlain College
GAME PROGRAMMING - NOW, WHAT IS THAT EXACTLY?
Are you wondering, "how do I explain what my child is doing in college?" Is your typical answer, "Um... something with games." This will give you a peek into the game programming major and how the family can help ensure your student's success.
Location: Foster 202
Presented by: John Pile, Assistant Professor of Game Programming
RAISING DIGITALLY SAVY CHILDREN
What's a Parent to do? Join Dr. Elaine Young for an interactive Q&A session about digital tools and your family. Currently writing a guidebook for parents on raising children in an always connected society, Elaine will provide highlights from her parent survey, tips on how to manage the many different tools we all interact with every day, and advice on how to talk with your children and family about technology use. Bring your questions and your own experiences for an engaging and educational discussion.
Location: Ireland 114
Presented by: Dr. Elaine Young, Professor, Robert P. Stiller School of Business
STUDENT LEADERSHIP PANEL
Come meet some of our amazing student leaders and learn how their experiences have helped them grow and improve their own leadership capacity. Find out different opportunities that your students can be involved in and how it can positively impact their College experience. Meet the student leaders that you want your students to be connected to in a fun and casual Q & A setting.
Location: Hauke 203
Presented by: Jennifer Jang, Associate Director of Student Diversity Programs
LEADERSHIP: CAN I PUT THIS ON MY RESUME?
Over the course of the day you'll have an opportunity to meet some of our great student leaders. But those aren't all the leadership opportunities available at Champlain. We will be discussing what those other opportunities are, and how engagement in any leadership opportunity can help benefit students after college and in their careers.
Location: Hauke 204
Presented by: Dan O'Hara, Associate Director of Student Leadership Programs and Meaghan MacDonald, Area Coordinator
11:15 PM - 1:00 PM OPEN HOUSES
Located in Hauke 008
Game Lab - Join Game Development faculty and students in the Game Lab. Faculty will be on hand to answer questions and student projects will be on display.
The LCDI and EMC are located at 175 Lakeside Avenue at our Lakeside Campus and shuttles are available to take you there.
Leahy Center for Digital Investigation (LCDI) - Visit the LCDI and meet students who are helping Vermont law enforcement stay on the cutting edge of digital investigations. You will also meet student employees who will be presenting current research and development projects.
Emergent Media Center (EMC) - Talk with students about the ground-breaking projects they are working on in the health, education, business and social change spheres. Play games and interact with media in a whole new way!
11:30 - 5:00 PM MAKERS SHOWCASE Shelburne Farms, Coach Barn 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, Vermont
Visit Shelburne Farms and join in to celebrate the DIY/homegrown invention movement. Whether it's a home-built robot, video game, handbag, miniature race car, musical instrument, or sustainable micro garden, Maker Faire showcases all that is creative and innovative in our community. Look for the Champlain College tables of Alumni, Faculty and Students and make sure to introduce yourselves.
ENJOY ACTIVITIES IN THE BEAUTIFUL BURLINGTON AREA AND BEYOND
Take this free time to explore downtown or the waterfront, or venture farther to local trails and attractions. See the information table located in the Fireside Lounge for a list of suggested highlights as well as some Champlain Alumni owned venues.
5:00 - 6:30 PM DINNER IDX Student Life Center
Join your student and other families for a special dinner. You may arrive any time between 5:00-6:30 p.m. Guests pay at the door ($10.20 per person), no charge for residential students.
8:00 PM AN EVENING OF IMPROV COMEDY Alumni Auditorium
Saturday evening's improvisation promises to be an engaging, fun, comical, enlightening and interactive experience. Spontaneous comedy more often than not involves adult subject matter (mature language, sexual situations, drug use, etc.). Not suitable for children under 12.
8:00 PM THE GRIND IDX Student Life Center, Fireside Lounge
A safe space for students to play and/or listen to all kinds of performances-music, spoken word, comedy, you name it. On this special night, our regular Grind performers will provide a sampling of favorites for your entertainment.
8:00 - 10:30 PM MIX & MINGLE (ADULT ONLY) Perry Hall
When your student heads out for their Saturday night fun, join with other families in Perry Hall. Network with parents and alumni from your region; learn the career journeys of alumni in your student's major. There will be dessert, beer and wine served at this event so please come and enjoy.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
10:00 AM 5K RUN/WALK Hauke Courtyard
Wake up with a bang and come running/walking with us. This is a relaxed, fun event intended to get you up and around our beautiful campus while getting some exercise and experiencing the beautiful Burlington hill section.
Sponsored by: The Champlain Running Team & Alumni Relations.
1:00 PM SOPHOMORE SYMPOSIUM Alumni Auditorium
Families are welcome to participate in the Sophomore Symposium Simulcast in Alumni Auditorium. All sophomore students are required to participate in this LEAD program.
Presented by: Jennifer Sweeney, Director, LEAD