Champlain Commencement FAQs

Have questions about Champlain Commencement 2023? Below are answers to some frequently asked questions!

Commencement will be held at the Champlain Valley Exposition: 105 Pearl St, Essex Junction, VT 05452

Commencement 2023 is on Saturday, May 13.
The on-campus traditional undergraduate ceremony is at 10 AM.
The Champlain College Online undergraduate and Master’s ceremony is at 3 PM.


8:00 AM Doors open for guests  

9:00-9:30 AM Student check-in

9:45 AM Commencement procession begins

10:00 AM Ceremony Begins     

Post-Ceremony Gathering in Expo North and outside to follow


2:00 PM Doors open for guests

2:00-2:30 PM Student check-in

2:45 PM Commencement procession begins

3:00 PM Ceremony begins

Post-Ceremony Gathering in Expo North to follow

Each graduate is allowed up to eight guests. You do not need a ticket to attend.

Grad Images will take official photos of the graduates on stage and immediately following. Graduates will be emailed a link with their photos for purchase in the weeks following the ceremony.

We will also have an event photographer at the ceremonies capturing candids. These photos will be uploaded to the Champlain College Flickr account in the weeks following the ceremony.

Yes. A livestream of the ceremonies will be available to view on this site at

Champlain has secured deals at multiple hotels in the Burlington area. More information can be found here.

There is plenty of parking available at the Champlain Valley Expo. If assistance is needed, golf carts will be available to get you to the entrance. Shuttle service will be available to and from Champlain College in Burlington for those who will require transportation to the Champlain Valley Expo. Please do not bring items such as purses or backpacks as there is no secure place to keep them.

When the shuttle schedule for transportation from Champlain College to the Champlain Valley Expo is available, we will upload it here.

The Robert E. Miller Expo Centre is fully accessible. Our Commencement staff are pleased to direct our guests with accessibility needs to a designated section of the Expo Centre. We ask that you plan for one additional family member to sit in that section as well. The staff will assist you if needed. Please plan to arrive early. If you are a graduating student who has accessibility needs, please

Absolutely no pets, besides properly identified service animals, are permitted at the ceremonies or post-ceremony gatherings. We appreciate your cooperation.

Prior to each ceremony, paid concessions (light snacks and beverages) will be offered outside the main guest entrance to Expo South, as well as a floral vendor, and the Champlain College Campus Store. Following each commencement ceremony, we will have a brief post-ceremony gathering for graduates, guests, faculty and the platform party in Expo North at the Champlain Valley Expo. Join us for cake and beverages!

Senior Week is Monday, May 8—Thursday, May 11. Sign ups will be available at the HUB desk in the IDX Student Life Center leading up to the event(s).

All latest communications sent to on-campus undergraduate students will be uploaded here and Champlain College Online comms will be uploaded here.

Please email

More Resources
Hotel Discounts for Champlain Commencement 2023
Commencement 2023: Communications to On-Campus Undergrads
Commencement 2023: Communications to Online Undergrad & Master’s Students