Fall Open House at Champlain College

Fall Open House 2015

October 24, 2015

Check-in: 8 AM

Open House: 9 AM – 3 PM

Register for Fall Open House at Champlain College


Attending our Open House is the #1 thing you should do if you’re thinking about applying to Champlain College. You really don’t want to miss it! When you visit, you’ll get to tour our amazing campus, meet some of our faculty, staff and current students, speak with Admissions and Financial Aid staff—and most important, you’ll get to see how incredible it is to be a student here.

It’s really your chance to see everything Champlain has to offer in person. In the meantime, click on the links below to read a few highlights that will get you excited about coming to campus for Fall Open House 2015:


For those interested in one of Champlain's four unique game programs: Game Art & Animation, Game Design, Game Programming, and Management of Creative Media specializing in Game Production.

Due to popular demand, we've created our Game Career Exploration Day, a special pre-Open House event exclusively for prospective students who are considering applying to one of our game majors. The day before the 10/24 Fall Open House, we are inviting all interested prospective students to come to campus on Friday afternoon, 10/23 for Game Career Exploration Day.

The day starts with a tour of our Emergent Media Center. Next, you'll get an exclusive vantage on how our students work together in our Game Studio to bring ideas to life in functional games. You'll attend a panel presentation given by game development students in all four programs who will answer your questions, and then you'll finish off the day with casual conversation over dinner with our game program faculty and other prospective game students. If you are interested in attending the Game Career Exploration Day as well as the Fall Open House, please be sure to indicate that on your registration form.

If you're interested in our Game Art & Animation or Game Design majors, the Fall Open House on October 24 is a great opportunity to meet with faculty to review your portfolio. For portfolio review times and scheduling, please contact the Visit Coordinator, Sue Chamberlain, at 802-860-2727 or admission@champlain.edu.


Come learn about the progressive and unique education Champlain has to offer. With majors like Computer & Digital Forensics, Management of Creative Media and Professional Writing, our curriculum is career-focused and emphasizes relevant, hands-on learning and a customized educational approach that creates a direct path to career success, lifelong learning and a rewarding life.

From our Upside-Down Curriculum, the liberal arts courses in the Core curriculum, and the lifelong career management and financial sophistication workshops provided by the Life Experiences & Action Dimension (LEAD) program, you’ll quickly find that Champlain graduates are more prepared to succeed in the world than most of their peers.

In fact, our most recent Career Outcomes Report for the Class of 2014 shows that, within one year of graduation, 96% of traditional undergraduates were employed or continuing their education. Of those employed, 91% were already working in positions relevant to their career goals! (This information is based on data collected from 91% of all traditional undergraduates in the Class of 2014. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the standard reporting from most colleges with similar profiles to Champlain is only 60% of the graduating class.)


As an attendee of our Fall House, prospective students and their guests are also welcome to visit Champlain's Montreal campus on Sunday, October 25 between 11am and 3pm. You may come at any point during those hours. Our team will be available to show you around and answer any questions you may have about the academic experience and student life during a semester spent studying abroad in this cosmopolitan city. Simply RSVP using the registration form above or by contacting Chris Perlongo at cperlongo@champlain.edu. When you let us know you are coming, an Admissions Counselor will contact you with directions.


If your program of interest is Graphic Design & Digital Media, Creative Media, Filmmaking, Game Design, or Game Art & Animation, Portfolio Reviews offer students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty for 20 minutes to gain feedback on their portfolio before submitting their final work through Slideroom. Reviews will take place on campus during our Fall Open House on Saturday, October 24.

For times and scheduling, please contact the Visit Coordinator, Sue Chamberlain, at 802-860-2727 or admission@champlain.edu. Please understand that the requests will be on a first come, first serve basis.


Our mission is to prepare our students for lifelong success. As a result, we’ve been fortunate to be recognized by several prestigious organizations for our efforts:

  • Featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain
  • Included in The Princeton Review's "Best 379 Colleges" and "Guide to 353 Green Colleges" for 2015
  • Top Pick: U.S. News & World Report's "2014 Best Regional Colleges in the North"


There’s no other place we’d rather call “home.” Burlington, VT, is frequently found at the top of “best places to live” and “best college town” lists. It perfectly blends the attractions of a buzzing, cultural city and the character of a New England town. Not to mention, it’s home to more than 14,000 undergrads from the several colleges and universities in the area.


We want you to have the best experience in Burlington, VT. That’s why we work with many of the hotels in the area to get you the best deals. If you have not already booked a hotel, we have a few sponsor hotels set up with discounted rates. Please let them know you are attending Champlain College’s Fall Open House, and you’ll be offered the best rate for your stay. You must call to get these rates.


With our shuttles running every fifteen minutes, you can easily find a parking spot in our Lakeside parking lot on Pine Street and enjoy the short ride up the hill to our main campus. Check our online shuttle locator to find the next ride up the hill.