Information for Students

Champlain College Commencement

Rehearsal

Both Ceremonies: There is no rehearsal for either ceremony, however, instructions will be provided prior to the ceremony.


Commencement Ceremonies

Traditional, On-Campus, Undergraduates: The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Students must arrive no later than 9:00 am for check-in and line-up. If you have not checked in by 9:15 am, your name will not be announced during the ceremony.

Continuing Professional Studies (Online) Undergraduates & Master's: The ceremony will begin promptly at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Students must arrive no later than 2:15 pm for check-in and line-up. If you have not checked in by 2:30 pm, your name will not be announced during the ceremony.


Tickets

ALL: TBD


Commencement Attire

ALL: Black or dark color shoes are recommended. We ask you not to wear shorts, flip-flops or running shoes. Please do not bring items such as purses or backpacks. There is no secure place to keep them.


Professional Photographs

For both ceremonies: A professional photographer from Grad Images (Fairfield, Iowa) will be at the commencement ceremony. Information and proofs will be mailed to you directly from the company so you can purchase what you like. You are under no obligation to purchase photographs. After the ceremony, you may order online at www.gradimages.com or call 800.424.3686.


Parking

ALL: TBD


Commencement Lounge

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. 


Applying for Graduation

Please contact Tara Arneson in the Registrar's Office. She can be reached at tarneson@champlain.edu or 802-865-5702.


Caps & Gowns

Stay tuned...


Who is Eligible to Participate?

On-Campus, Traditional Undergraduates: Students who have completed all of their degree requirements will receive their diplomas and have appropriate academic honors announced at the commencement ceremony.

In addition, bachelor's degree students who are within seven credits and associate's degree students who are within four credits of meeting degree requirements may participate in the ceremony as long as they have at least a 2.0 GPA. These non-graduating participants will receive their diplomas and be awarded academic honors only upon successful completion of their remaining academic requirements. Academic honors will not be given to non-graduating participants because these awards are based on students' cumulative grade point averages at the conclusion of their academic programs.

Continuing Professional Studies (Online) Undergraduates: Students who have completed all of their degree requirements will receive their diplomas and have appropriate academic honors announced at the commencement ceremony.

In addition, bachelor's degree students who are within seven credits and associate's degree students who are within four credits of meeting degree requirements may participate in the ceremony as long as they have at least a 2.0 GPA. These non-graduating participants will receive their diplomas and be awarded academic honors only upon successful completion of their remaining academic requirements. Academic honors will not be given to non-graduating participants because these awards are based on students' cumulative grade point averages at the conclusion of their academic programs.

Master's: Master's students are eligible to participate as non-graduating participants if they meet the following conditions:

  1. Are within one course of meeting all requirements
  2. Have a CGPA of 3.0 or higher

It should be noted that whereas both graduates and non-graduating participants are listed by name and hometown in the graduation program, non-graduating participants are ineligible to receive their diploma or have their name listed in local media until they have successfully completed their remaining academic requirements.


Transferring Credits

Undergraduate Only: If you have recently transferred credits from another institution, please verify with the Advising & Registration staff that we have those credits on record. Call 802.860.2777 or email registrar@champlain.edu.


Graduation Fair

TBD


Announcements

All: Announcements may be ordered at www.balfour.com or 1-877-BALFOUR(225-3687). More information on announcements will be mailed to you from Balfour.


Accessibility

For both ceremonies, if any guests have special needs (such as wheelchairs or hearing impairment), please let us know at graduation@champlain.edu in advance so that accommodations can be made.


Residence Halls

Traditional, On-Campus, Undergraduates: All graduating students must move out of residence halls by noon on Sunday, May 12, 2019 (the day after graduation).