Parent Events

When your student enrolls at Champlain College, you become part of the Champlain family, too. We strive to keep you engaged and informed throughout the school year, with a series of Parent Programs and Events, both on campus and around the country. To see what we have planned, view and subscribe to our Google calendar below. 

Signature Parent Events on Campus

First-Year Orientation: Friday, August 26, 2016

All new students are encouraged to attend Orientation, where they will meet their academic program faculty and advisors, learn about important services and opportunities available throughout the academic year, and begin to make new and lasting friendships.

Family Weekend: September 30 - October 2, 2016

Each year we plan a rewarding weekend for you to spend time with your student on campus. During Family Weekend, you will be able to meet faculty members and Program Directors, learn about the many opportunities and resources available to help your student succeed, connect with other parents and the Office of Parent Relations, and enjoy the best that Vermont has to offer. Click here for more information.

Holiday Party: Thursday, December 8, 2016 (date TBD)

Parents are invited to attend the annual holiday party on campus. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres as you connect with fellow parents, local alumni, Champlain faculty and staff, and graduating seniors. This is also an opportunity to help our students begin to build their professional networks.

Family Ski Weekend: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Hit the slopes with us and enjoy a weekend of winter fun at Sugarbush with the whole family, followed by an apres ski event with College leadership.

Commencement: Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Undergraduate Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017 will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Edmunds Field. Please visit the Commencement site for detailed information about the big day.

Commencement questions? Please contact

Be sure to reference the Academic Calendar for other important dates throughout the semester.

Regional Parent Events

The Office of Parent Relations hosts frequent events for parents in various cities and regions around the country. These events are designed to better connect you with the College and with fellow parents. To see a list of our regional events, visit and like the Parent Relations Facebook Page.

Would you like to host or plan an event in your region?

Please contact Parent Relations to learn more:
(802) 860-2747