Parent Events

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

We strive to keep you engaged and informed throughout the school year with a series of Parent Programs and events, both on campus and around the country.

To see what we have planned, view and subscribe to our Google calendar below. 

Signature Parent Events on Campus

Commencement: Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Undergraduate Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2019 will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Please visit the Commencement site for detailed information about the big day.
Commencement questions? Please contact

New Student Orientation: August 22-25, 2019

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

Family Weekend: September 20-22, 2019

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 Relations and enjoy the best that Vermont has to offer. More information can be found on our Family Weekend site.

Holiday Party: December 2019 - 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.

Family Ski Weekend: February 2020 - date TBD

Hit the slopes with us and enjoy a weekend of winter fun at Sugarbush with the whole family, followed by an après ski event with College leadership. Invitations will be sent in December.

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

Champlain Connect—Regional Events

Join fellow parents as well as members of Champlain's Parent Relations and Career Collaborative teams for an amazing fall season of opportunities to network, connect and learn what's new and exciting at Champlain. See the full calendar. All Champlain Connect events are free for parents and alumni.