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 2020

In accordance with State of Vermont Guidelines on College Reopenings and the continuing health crisis, Champlain College will not host an in-person Family Weekend in fall 2020 as originally planned. However, we are currently in the planning stages of a program that will allow families of current students to partake in Family Weekend type programming, virtually, throughout the fall semester. Keep an eye on this page for additional information soon! 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.