Family Weekend Schedule

Join Us for the Fun: Family Weekend | September 26 - 28, 2014

Family in the IDX Center during Family Weekend

All families should park at the Miller Center on our Lakeside campus located at 175 Lakeside Avenue in Burlington, Vermont.  Regular shuttle service will take you to our main campus where you can begin your Family Weekend experience. If you are staying in downtown Burlington, campus is easily accessible by foot.  

Friday, September 26

4:30 - 11:00pm Shuttles from the Lakeside Parking Lot (175 Lakeside Avenue) to Maple Street Shuttle Stop will be available to help you avoid any parking challenges.

5:30 - 7:30pm Registration, Check In and Campus Reception IDX Student Life Center, Argosy Gymnasium

Join Champlain staff and faculty for a Taste of Vermont, a celebration of our finest local cheeses, beer, and wine.  Come hear remarks by Dr. Laurie Quinn, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at 6:00pm sharp.

8:00 PM BINGO Hauke Family Center, Hauke Conference Room

Join us for an evening of bingo with great food and fun prizes


Saturday, September 27

7:30am - 11:00pm Shuttles from the Lakeside Parking Lot (175 Lakeside Ave) to Maple Street Shuttle Stop will be available to help you avoid any parking challenges.  

8:00am - 1:00pm Breakfast/Brunch IDX Student Life Center, Dining Hall

9:00am - 5:00pm Bookstore is Open! Durick Hall

9:00am - 12:00pm Champlain Showcase IDX Student Life Center, Fireside Lounge

Visit the information tables of many of our campus departments to learn about the services we offer to your student. 

9:15am  A Word from our President IDX Student Life Center, Argosy Gymnasium

Come hear remarks from Champlain College President Don Laackman, Dr. Leslie Averill, Vice President of Student Life, and David Provost, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration. Learn about the state of the college, your tuition dollars at work, where we are headed, and how your student is transitioning into our Champlain community.

10:15 - 11:00am Meet the Dean and the Faculty

Take some time getting to know the Dean of your student's division. This session offers an opportunity for your family to get to know the Dean and the disciplines they oversee in an informal Q & A session.

  • Division of Communications and Creative Media - Dean Paula Willoquet - Maricondi
    Location: Argosy Gymnasium

  • Robert P. Stiller School of Business - Dean Wesley Balda
    Location: Hauke Conference Room

  • Division of Information Technology and Sciences - Dean Robert Marino
    Location: Aiken Hall, Morgan Room

  • Division of Education and Human Services - Assistant Professor John Stroup
    Location: Ireland 117

11:15am - 12:15pm Faculty & Staff Presentations

Presentations will be held in various locations around campus. Please review the Faculty and Staff Presentation Schedule and attend the session of your choice.

11:30am - 3:00pm Open Houses

The LCDI and EMC are located at 175 Lakeside Avenue at our Lakeside Campus.  Shuttle service is available.

11:30 am - 3:00 pm 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.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 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!

Enjoy Activities in the Beautiful Burlington Area and Beyond

Take this free time to explore downtown or the waterfront, or venture further afield to local trails and attractions. Please see the Burlington and Beyond Sheet for suggested sites to see.

4:30 - 7:00pm Dinner IDX Student Life Center, Dining Hall

Join your student and other families for dinner. You may arrive any time between 4:30-7:00 p.m. Guests pay at the door ($10.50 per person), no charge for residential students.

7:00- 8:15pm and 9:00-10:15pm An Evening of Improv Comedy Hauke Family Center, Hauke Conference Room

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 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 - 10:00pm Mix & Mingle (ADULT ONLY) Memorial Auditorium, Generator

Join President Laackman and other College leadership at this adult-only mix and mingle. Champlain has created a partnership with Generator — a combination of artist studio, classroom, and business incubator at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Connect and socialize with other families, and learn more about ways that parents can be involved in the greater Champlain College community.  Dessert, beer and wine will be served.


Sunday, September 28

10:00am 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 Cross Country Club

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