Students in their families

Join us for Family Weekend & Spirit Week 2019

Have the fam experience Champlain up close

September 20-22, 2019

Registration opens August 1, 2019. 

There’s no place like Vermont in autumn. Our Family Weekend is at the beginning of peak foliage season in New England. What better excuse for a quick trip to one of the most beautiful locations in the country this time of year than to join us for our annual Family Weekend event? All that, plus get some primo family time in. It’s a win-win-win.

Starting with a reception on Friday night, you’ll meet with other families and hear our faculty and staff speak about the developments in our Champlain classrooms and beyond. The opening reception is always an exciting kickoff to a great weekend.

Great Family Weekend events and our Spirit Week carnival as well!
Saturday leads off with a family breakfast and an address from President Don Laackman. In the afternoon, you’ll join the entire community of students and Student and Residential Life staff for the Family Weekend & Spirit Week Carnival! It’s always super fun and an epic photo op for the folks on campus!

But wait! There’s more: Enjoy an Improv Show performed by students at The Grind open mic coffee house event, and take an easy (paved, even) hike up Mt. Philo, with its spectacular views of this glorious state your student calls home! Here’s another serious photo opportunity at the top that you won’t want to miss.

Plus, you’ll have plenty of time to explore Burlington’s downtown, the waterfront, art galleries, the farmers’ market, shops, restaurants and more.