Transfer Students: Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge Orientation Begins
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Summer Bridge Election Form


  • Earn six required Core credits
  • Transfer in up to six credits of college English
  • Build lasting friendships with Champlain students, and get comfortable with the campus and faculty prior to the start of the fall semester.
  • Wrap up last-minute administrative tasks such as final transcript evaluations, outstanding financial aid concerns and residential life decisions.
  • Spend six incredible weeks in one of the country's most desirable summer vacation spots.

Orientation Details

Program Runs:
Sunday, June 26 - Friday, August 5, 2015
Class times: 9 a.m.–Noon
On-campus program only (not offered online)

To help with the academic transition, and to help you move ahead in your curriculum, all transfer students with more than 12 credits (or first year students who begin in the January semester) are encouraged to attend the transfer Summer Bridge Program. The benefits of this opportunity are abundant: you will earn six credits towards your Core requirements, have an opportunity to establish early relationships with faculty, staff and fellow students, and in general, have an enjoyable, educational experience that will give you momentum going into the fall term.

It's hard to believe that soon you will begin life as a student at Champlain College by participating in the Summer Bridge Program.

By now we're sure you are as excited as we are about your arrival on campus for Summer Bridge Orientation and the beginning of your summer Core classes. Whether you will be living in a college residence hall or commuting, the information provided during Summer Bridge Orientation should help answer any lingering questions and prepare you for your summer in Burlington. Orientation is June 26.

Should you elect to live on campus during the Summer Bridge Program, you will have even more opportunities to build lasting relationships in a fun and comfortable setting. Resident Assistants have planned a variety of social events, including outdoor trips to Vermont's mountains and lakes, excursions in and around Burlington, game nights, movie nights, discussions and more. Summer housing is available for the Summer Bridge Program from June 26 through August 5.

If you are staying on campus for the Summer Bridge Program and you are a fall residential student, note that there are three weeks between when the Summer Bridge Program ends (August 5) and the start of the fall semester (August 29). During this time, you must leave your summer housing and find alternate accommodations so that the physical plant and janitorial staff have time to clean and ready the halls for the fall semester. You must also bring your belongings with you, as on-campus storage is not available during these three weeks. You will not be housed in the same hall for both the summer and fall.

We recommend Kilburn and Gates for off-campus storage, as they have a pickup and delivery option. You can reach Daniel McFadden there at
(802) 862-4100 or


To register for Summer Bridge, download, print, and return the Summer Bridge Election Form (PDF).
A signature is required to opt-out of Summer Bridge. Download, print, sign, and return the Summer Bridge Election Form (PDF).

Required Texts:

  • Linden, The Accidental Mind
  • Shakespeare, Othello
  • Hock, Forty Studies That Changed Psychology
  • Freeland, Portraits & Persons
  • Heilbroner, Teachings From the Worldly Philosophers
  • Plato, Republic
  • Fischer, Albion's Seed