Frequently Asked Questions

Champlain College Commencement

When should we arrive in Burlington?

Please review the schedule of events and determine the arrival day and time that works best for you, your family and guests.

If you're flying into the Burlington International Airport, stop by the Champlain College Commencement Lounge on your way downtown! Come meet some Champlain College staff, learn more about living and working in Vermont, grab some swag, and enter to win our raffle of a Vermont-themed gift basket. The lounge will be open from 9AM-5PM on Friday, May 11.

Directions from the South Terminal (JetBlue, Delta): After leaving the secured area, follow signs to the Main Concourse. Take the stairs just after the Skinny Pancake to the Mezzanine Level. Take a left into the Main Open Mezzanine Area and follow the signs to the lounge.

Directions from the North Terminal (United, American): After leaving the secured area, take a left and go past the TSA Checkpoint. Follow the hallway past the escalators and the Observation Tower to the Main Open Mezzanine Area. The lounge will be straight ahead. 

Directions from outside the airport: Not flying in, but want to pay a visit to the lounge anyway? Locate the ticketing desks at the front of the airport, and take the stairs to the Mezzanine Level above. Take a left into the Main Open Mezzanine Area and follow the signs to the lounge. 

How long is the ceremony?

Traditional, On-Campus, Undergraduates: The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The main gate will open for guests at 9:00 am. The ceremony should conclude by 12:30 pm. 

Continuing Professional Studies (Online) Undergraduates & Master's: The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The entrance to the tent will open for guests at 2:30 pm. The ceremony should conclude by 5:00 pm. 

I am unable to attend, when can I expect my diploma?

All: Diplomas will be mailed to all graduates.

When is the hooding taking place for Master's degree graduates?

Master's Only: The hooding will take place as part of the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12th at 3pm.

Will the Campus Store be open?

Yes, the campus store will be open from 9am - 7pm. Also, to pre-order a graduation t-shirt/hoodie, please go here.

Is the ceremony being streamed on the Champlain College website?

All: Yes.

When do I have to move out of Champlain housing?

Students need to move out by noon, on May 13, 2018.