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.

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: If you indicated on your Application for Graduation that you will not attend the ceremony, you will be able to pick up your diploma in the Enrollment Service Center in Perry Hall during the week of May 14, 2018. If you are a December 2017 graduate, whether or not you plan to participate in Commencement, your diploma will be mailed to you by the end of January. Any May 2018 diplomas that have not been picked up, will be sent by certified mail between May 30 and June 30, 2018. 

Will the Campus Store be open?

Yes, the campus store will be open TBD.

Is the ceremony being streamed on the Champlain College website?

Commencement ceremonies: Yes.

When do I have to move out of Champlain housing?

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