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 for the Class of 2021: Friday, August 25, 2017

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 2017 (date TBD)

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. 

Holiday Party: Thursday, December 8, 2016 

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. Invitations will be sent in December.

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.

Champlain Connect - Regional Events

Join fellow parents as well as members of Champlain's Parent Relations and Career Collaborative teams for an amazing fall season of opportunities to network, connect and learn what's new and exciting at Champlain. For a full calendar of events, click here.  All Champlain Connect Events are free for parents and alumni.