Family Weekend Schedule: September 22-24, 2017

Champlain College Family Weekend

A preliminary schedule for Family Weekend is below. The final schedule will be available at the Welcome Reception on Friday evening.  Times and locations are subject to change. 

All families should park at the Miller Center on our Lakeside campus located at 175 Lakeside Avenue in Burlington, Vermont. Regular shuttle service will take you to our main campus where you can begin your Family Weekend experience. If you are staying in downtown Burlington, campus is easily accessible by foot.

Friday, September 22

4:30 PM - 11:00 PM Shuttles from the Lakeside Parking Lot (175 Lakeside Avenue) to Maple Street Shuttle Stop will be available to help you avoid any parking challenges.

5:30 - 7:30 PM REGISTRATION, CHECK IN AND CAMPUS RECEPTION

IDX Student Life Center, Argosy Gymnasium Join Champlain staff and faculty for welcome reception to kick off the weekend. Enjoy hors d'oeurves and local beer and wine while connecting with the extended Champlain family.

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM THE CAMPUS STORE IS OPEN!

Center for Communication and Creative Media, 1st Floor

7:30 PM THE GRIND

IDX Student Life Center, Fireside Lounge A safe space for students to play and/or listen to all kinds of performances: music, spoken word, comedy, you name it! On this special night, our regular Grind performers will provide a sampling of favorites for your entertainment.


Saturday, September 23

7:30 AM - 11:30 PM Shuttles from the Lakeside Parking Lot (175 Lakeside Ave) to Maple Street Shuttle Stop will be available to help you avoid any parking challenges.

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

IDX Student Life Center, Dining Hall

8:00 - 11:00 AM REGISTRATION, AND CHECK IN

IDX Student Life Center, South Willard Street Entrance

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM A WORD FROM OUR PRESIDENT & COLLEGE LEADERSHIP

IDX Student Life Center, Argosy Gymnasium

Come hear remarks from Champlain College President Don Laackman; Senior Vice President for Academics, Dr. Laurie Quinn; and Vice President for Student Life, Dr. Angela Batista. Learn about the state of the college, where we are headed, and how your student is transitioning into our Champlain community.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM THE CAMPUS STORE IS OPEN!

Center for Communication and Creative Media

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM MEET THE DEAN AND/OR FACULTY

Take some time getting to know the Dean of your student's division. These sessions offer an opportunity for your family to get to know the Dean and the disciplines they oversee in an informal Q & A session.

There will be sessions for:

  • Division of Communication and Creative Media - Champlain Room, 3rd Floor, Center for Communication & Creative Media
  • Robert P. Stiller School of Business - Alumni Auditorium
  • Division of Information Technology and Sciences - Argosy Gym, IDX Student Life Center
  • Division of Education and Human Services - Perry Presentation Room, Perry Hall

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM OPEN HOUSE IN THE SARAH RAMSEY '12 INNOVATION LAB (Ireland 105)

Join us for an open house in the Sarah Ramsey '12 Innovation Lab (or iLab). During the open house, you will have the chance to hear from our students and faculty about the projects and live client work they have undertaken in this collaborative space.

The iLab, named in memory of alumna Sarah Ramsey '12,  integrates cutting-edge technology with a physical space that fosters teamwork and collaboration. The space was designed to inspire creativity and innovation, encourage flexibility and experimentation, and allow Champlain students and faculty to dream big.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM FACULTY & STAFF PRESENTATIONS

We are pleased to bring you several presentations from our Faculty & Staff. Additional details will be forthcoming, but past sessions have included topics such as:

  • Study Abroad: Internationalizing Your Champlain Experience
  • Radically Pragmatic Career Success - The Champlain Experience
  • Executive Function Goes to College
  • The Transition to College Life and All That Champlain Has to Offer
  • Supporting your Female Identified GLBT and/or Gender Non-Conforming Student

Watch this space for details on this year's presentations.

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - OPEN HOUSES AT LAKESIDE

EMERGENT MEDIA CENTER (EMC)

Talk with students about the ground-breaking projects they are working on for positive social impact.  Games, interactive experiences, mobile apps and videos are on display. Interact with media in a whole new way!

Location: The EMC is located on the 1st floor of 175 Lakeside Avenue at our Lakeside Campus.  Shuttle service is available.

MAKERLAB

Visit this unique resource open to all Champlain students and talk with student MakerLab techs about the endless possibilities. Inside the Lab you'll find high-tech and low-tech equipment, tools, and sample work produced with 3D printers, laser cutters, large format photo printers, electronics, and much more! 

Location: The MakerLab is located on the 1st floor of 175 Lakeside Avenue at our Lakeside Campus.  Shuttle service is available.

LEAHY CENTER FOR DIGITAL INVESTIGATION (LCDI)

Leahy Center for Digital Investigation (LCDI) - Visit the LCDI and meet students who are helping Vermont law enforcement stay on the cutting edge of digital investigations. You will also meet student employees who will be presenting current research and development projects.

Location: The LCDI is located on the 3rd floor of 175 Lakeside Avenue at our Lakeside Campus.  Shuttle service is available.

1:00-4:00 PM -SPIRIT WEEK & FAMILY WEEKEND CARNIVAL

Finney Quad

Celebrate Family Weekend and the culmination of a successful Spirit Week at this family-friendly carnival. Fun for all ages!

ENJOY ACTIVITIES IN THE BEAUTIFUL BURLINGTON AREA AND BEYOND

Take this free time to explore downtown or the waterfront, or venture further afield to local trails and attractions. Please see the Burlington and Beyond Sheet for suggested sites to see.

3:00 PM - SARAH RAMSEY '12 STRONG 5K RUN/WALK

The Miller Center, 175 Lakeside Avenue

Check-In and Race Registration opens at 1:30 pm. The annual Sarah Ramsey Strong 5K honors the memory of alumna Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey '12. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sarah Ramsey '12 Strong Scholarship Fund  at Champlain College. The course runs along the Burlington Bike Path, starting at Champlain College's Lakeside Campus, extending to the Burlington Sailing Center, and back to Lakeside.

Cost: Adults $25  ♦  Students $15  ♦  Youth (12 and under) $10  Families (4-6 family members) $75 ♦ Teams (up to 10 people) $150

Register Today!

4:30 - 7:00 PM DINNER

IDX Student Life Center, Dining Hall and our new EATS facility in the Center for Communication and Creative Media

Join your student and other families for dinner. You may arrive anytime between 4:30-7:00 p.m. Guests pay at the door ($10.75 per person), no charge for residential students. You are also welcome to check out our additional dining facility EATS from 4-11pm and their ala carte menu.

8:00 PM AN EVENING OF IMPROV COMEDY

Alumni Auditorium

Saturday evening's improvisation promises to be an engaging, fun, comical, enlightening and interactive experience. Spontaneous comedy more often than not involves adult subject matter (mature language, sexual situations, drug use, etc.), this event is not suitable for children.

8:00 PM BINGO

Center for Communication and Creative Media, EATS

Join us for an evening of bingo with great food and fun prizes.


Sunday, September 24

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM THE CAMPUS STORE IS OPEN!

Center for Communication and Creative Media

10:00 AM MOUNT PHILO FAMILY HIKE

Mount Philo State Park, Charlotte, Vermont

Enjoy an easy hike up Mt. Philo (elev. 968'), offering spectacular views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Meet some of the staff from the Student Life team and enjoy a beginner/moderate, hike to some of the best views around. We will meet you there and will pay the admission fees from 9:45-10 am.