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Champlain’s 2024 graduation ceremony will be held in person on

June 12, 2024. 


We will hold TWO (2) ceremonies.
The 10 a.m. ceremony will celebrate graduates from Nursing, AMT, CST, SCC, Sciences, Early Childhood Education, and DEC sans mention. The 1:30 p.m. ceremony will celebrate graduates from Visual Arts, Arts, Literature & Communication, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences. Each ceremony will take place at Centennial Theater, and will be followed by a reception at The Gait, in the SUB Building which is attached to Centennial Theatre.

If you wish to pre-order flowers or graduation merch, click here

Champlain Grad 2024 – A graduation to remember!

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Am I a graduating student?

Students eligible to graduate have received an invitation to the graduation ceremony via MIO from Student Services. Be sure to check your MIOs as the invitation you received contains essential details on gown rental and tickets. 

When is the deadline to confirm my presence?

If you are planning on attending graduation, you must see Melanie Alden in MOU15 no later than May 9th, 2024 to confirm your presence at the ceremony and give a $10.00 deposit* for your graduation gown. CASH ONLY.


*Upon the return of your graduation gown, you will be refunded your $10.00 deposit. 

At what time should I arrive?

Graduates attending the 10 a.m. ceremony are expected to arrive at 8:30 AM. They must pick up their gown in Melanie Alden’s office in MOU15. The lineup will start in front of the Centennial Theatre. In case of bad weather, it will start in the Purple Pod.  


Graduates attending the 1:30 p.m. ceremony are expected to arrive at 12:30 PM. They must pick up their gown in Melanie Alden’s office in MOU15. The lineup will start in front of the Centennial Theatre. In case of bad weather, it will start in the Purple Pod.  

Will families and guests be able to attend the ceremony?

Yes! Students are allowed to bring guests. Guest tickets are $20.00 each and will be available as of Tuesday, April 2nd from Melanie Alden in MOU15. CASH ONLY. Graduates can purchase 4 guest tickets to begin with, and must purchase those by May 9th. Extra tickets, if available, can be purchased from May 13 – 16th. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.

Will Centennial Theatre be open for guests before the ceremony?

The auditorium in the Centennial Theatre will be open for seating approximately 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. Please arrive early. There is no reserved seating.

Can families take pictures on campus?

Yes! A photo booth will be set up for candid graduation photos. Official graduation photos will be taken on campus, free of charge for our graduates and their families, courtesy of Jessica Ford Photography.

Am I required to return my graduation gown following my ceremony?

Yes. All graduation gowns must be returned following the ceremony. Graduates will be charged a fee of $350.00 for unreturned or damaged gowns.

Where should I park?

We invite graduates and their families to park in any of the following parking lots on campus: P2, P4, P5, P6, P7. Kindly note that there are currently some closures due to construction; see this Campus Map for details.

Parking on campus is free during graduation. 

Will flowers and graduation merch be available for purchase at the ceremony?

Yes! The Commencement Group will be selling flowers and graduation merchandise on the day of graduation. 

However, you may take advantage of their online pre-order service. The pre-order link is 

Is Champlain providing a live stream of the ceremony?

No, we are not live streaming the ceremony.

I forgot to RSVP for graduation. What should I do?

Contact Melanie Alden to confirm your participation and purchase your tickets. 

When will I receive my diploma?

You will receive your official diploma from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur over the summer. The Registrar’s Office will contact you when it is available. You can either pick it up at the College (no fee) or have it sent to you by mail (fees).

For official individual photographs of graduates, please visit the Champlain graduation gallery.