Parent Events

When your student enrolls at Champlain College, you become part of the Champlain family, too.

Parents and family members are welcome at any of our Champlain Connect events. These events are held in a variety of cities each year. To see what we have planned, visit our Champlain Connect events page.

Signature Parent Events on Campus

Commencement: Saturday, May 9, 2020

The Undergraduate Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Please visit the Commencement site for detailed information about the big day.
Commencement questions? Please contact

New Student Orientation: August, 2020 - date TBD

Champlain's New Student Orientation program is required and is designed to get you acclimated to the College before your classes begin.

Family Weekend: SAVE THE DATE September 25-27, 2020

Each year, we plan a rewarding weekend for you to spend time with your student on campus. During Family Weekend, you will be able to meet faculty members and Program Directors, learn about the many opportunities and resources available to help your student succeed, connect with other parents and the Office of Parent and Family Relations and enjoy the best that Vermont has to offer. More information can be found on our Family Weekend site.

Holiday Party: December 2020 - date TBD

Parents are invited to attend the annual holiday party on campus. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres as you connect with fellow parents, local alumni, Champlain faculty and staff, and graduating seniors. This is also an opportunity to help our students begin to build their professional networks.

Be sure to refer to the Academic Calendar for other important dates throughout the semester.