February 16: Email to Faculty and Staff

Dear Champlain colleagues,

I’m sharing below the email we sent to graduating students earlier today, announcing our decision to host a virtual ceremony for Commencement 2021.  

I’m sure you can imagine the disappointment our students will be feeling in hearing this news. 

It is still our intention to give our students a positive and inspiring send-off and we look forward to sharing those details with you as we get closer.  

In the meantime, I encourage you to reach out to students to offer support and understanding. Students who may be struggling and seeking support are encouraged to reach out to our Counseling team at (802) 865-5731 or counselingcenter@champlain.edu. 

Thank you for your understanding. I look forward to coming together with you virtually to celebrate our students this May.  


Benjamin Ola. Akande, Ph.D.
President, Champlain College

Read the email to our traditional on-campus undergraduate students here.

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