Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We've outlined answers to your most-frequently asked questions about 194 Saint Paul Street. If you have a question that has not been answered, please contact the Department of Residential Life at reslife@champlain.edu or 802.860.2704.

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Applications, Housing Contracts & Payment

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All returning Champlain College students that are in good standing with the Office of Community Standards may apply to live in 194 Saint Paul Street.  Good disciplinary standing for this property is defined as not having a disciplinary probationary status at the time of submitting an application. Students who receive disciplinary probation while living at this Property risk losing their housing. Students that are currently on residential or disciplinary probation are not eligible. 

Students must fill out an application on The Housing Director (THD) that is specifically for 194 St. Paul Street.  Applications are reviewed by the Department of Residential Life and generally approved in the order in which they are received. However, preference will be given to full-time (enrolled in at least 12 credits) and third- and fourth-year students.

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Yes! Students who want to live together should indicate roommate preferences on their applications. Please note, however, that each bedroom has its own housing contract that students must enter into individually.  

Prior to Housing Selection:

  • Students who wish to live together should each complete a 194 St. Paul Street housing application
  • Each student should list the name(s) of each of the individuals in the roommate group
  • Identify the best housing option for the group (e.g. double, triple, quad, quad loft) and a back-up plan in the event of unavailability
  • Review the housing selection guide

During Housing Selection: 

  • One designated member of the student group (ideally the person with the earliest time block) should sign on to The Housing Director to sign up for a specific suite.  You will only have visibility of those suites that fit your roommate group. 
  • The system will automatically assign everyone in the roommate pairing (set up prior to housing selection) to the suite selected.

If fewer students sign up for a larger occupancy room (e.g. 2 students in a quad) they may be moved to a smaller occupancy room in the same building in order to make space for a student group of a larger size or the other spaces will be filled at the discretion of Champlain College Residential Life.  Students will sign up for a specific room but due to consolidation may not retain that specific room number. Residential Life reserves the right to consolidate students under these terms up until the time that a student moves into their room in the fall

 

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If a resident is not able to fulfill the term of the housing contract due to study abroad, withdrawal or dismissal from the institution, they may identify a replacement who meets the eligibility requirements for Champlain College housing and 194 Saint Paul Street and request to re-assign space to that individual. This request must be made prior to the deadlines set forth in the Important Housing Selection Dates

The Department of Residential Life must approve the request for housing contract obligations to transfer. If the resident is unsuccessful in identifying a replacement or a proposed replacement is not approved, the Department of Residential Life will identify and pull-in another eligible student to fulfill the remainder of the housing contract.

In the case of an unoccupied bedroom within a suite, the College reserves the right to assign and re-assign any student to a bedroom within any apartment at any point during the Term of the Housing Agreement, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or other constructed identities.



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The Housing Agreement Term in 2020-2021 will be only 9 months, beginning in late August and ending after senior graduation in mid-May. 

Beginning in 2021, the Housing Agreement Term will return to an 11.5-month (50-week) term for all students, beginning in June and ending in late May.  We are adjusting the contract dates to start in June to be more in line with other Burlington housing options.  

If a student wishes to participate in a study-abroad semester, they may recommend a replacement for the Spring term (or the College will find one).  

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194 St Paul Cancellation Policy for 2020-2021: 

All students who sign a 194 Housing Agreement and remain as active Champlain College students will be held responsible for housing costs for the entire Housing Agreement Term upon move-in. 

For any student who reserves housing in 194 St Paul during Housing Selection and later cancels it before move-in, the cancellation policy is:

  • Cancel through May 15: no penalty
  • Cancel May 16 - July 15: $250 penalty
  • Cancel July 16 - Aug 27 (or prior to move-in, whichever comes first): $500 penalty

Any student who is assigned housing in 194 St Paul after regular Housing Selection may cancel before move-in according to the following timeline: 

  • Within two weeks of the assignment, cancel without penalty. 
  • Any cancellation in the 30 days after that two-week period will be charged a $250 penalty. 
  • Any cancellation thereafter will be charged a $500 penalty. Penalties will be added to the student account. 

If leaving in the middle of the Housing Agreement Term, a student will not be credited with any prorated portion for the remainder of the Term.

Please contact Compass Student Services at (802) 860-2777 or compass@champlain.edu if you have any concerns or questions regarding payments or the cancellation policy.

Details on housing costs can be found on the Housing, Meal Plans & Cash Card page. 

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Homesteading is available only to current residents of 194 who are interested in remaining in the same room that they currently occupy.  If accepted, residents who are "homesteading" will not need to move their belongings or leave between the end date of the current contract and the beginning of the new contract.  

If you wish to homestead, you will need to complete the application on THD by the appropriate deadline.  

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You may move into 194 Saint Paul Street beginning on the date listed on the signed Housing Agreement.

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194 Saint Paul Street stays open during college breaks.  For 2020-2021, the summer will not be included in the 9-month Housing Agreement.  However future years will include the summer term as the length of the Housing Agreement will move back to 11.5 months, beginning in June 2021. 

The building closes for 2 weeks at the end of the lease period to allow for cleaning and turnover; however, students who renew their Housing Agreement are able to stay in their apartment during that time.

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Applications are accessible by logging into THD (The Housing Director) with your Champlain College credentials. See Important Housing Selection Dates for the opening and closing date of the application. Students will be notified through THD regarding the status of their application.  To learn more about the housing selection process, see the Housing Selection Guide

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The application for 194 St. Paul Street includes a detailed Housing Agreement that you will need to sign as part of the application process.  Students are always welcome to schedule an appointment for assistance in completing this process or to ask questions. For assistance, please contact the Department of Residential Life at reslife@champlain.edu or 802.860.2751.  

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Yes! Students with approved applications will be able to select specific apartments through THD on the last night of housing selection, during their assigned time block. Time blocks will be assigned based upon completed credits with those with the highest number of completed credits selecting housing first. Apartments will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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Each resident will be responsible for their own bedroom space.  All common areas will be the shared responsibility of all roommates.

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The Housing Agreement may be terminated before the end of the Term, only under the following circumstances:

  1. Student withdraws or is dismissed from the College
  2. Student is re-assigned to other housing by the College

The termination date will be determined by the College depending on the circumstances.  Student must remove all personal property and vacate the Premises by the termination date.  Payments and deposits made will not be prorated or refunded in the event of early termination.

If a student wishes to participate in a study-abroad semester, they may recommend a replacement for the Spring term prior to the deadline (or the College will find one).  The student will still be responsible for the remainder of the Housing Agreement Term (if applicable) and may not transfer it to anyone else. 

 

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Subletting is not allowed. If a resident is not able to fulfill the term of the housing contract due to withdrawal or dismissal from the institution, the College will identify a replacement to fill the open space.  194 St. Paul is a gender-inclusive property.  Champlain has the right to assign and reassign open rooms to people of any gender. 

If the student is planning to study-abroad during the Spring term, they may identify a replacement who meets the eligibility requirements for Champlain College housing and 194 Saint Paul Street and request to re-assign space to that individual for the Spring term only.  The original student will still be responsible for the remainder of the Housing Agreement Term (if applicable).

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Champlain College policy prohibits the possession, consumption, and/or effects of alcohol and drugs in any of its institutionally sponsored housing, either in on-campus residence halls or off-campus apartments.

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Pets are not allowed. However, in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act, service and assistance animals may be allowed in the building.  Please refer to the Assistance Animal Information for further details. 

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Apartment & Building Amenities

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There are five different living options available: studio, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom townhouses. Given the downtown design of the building, the dimensions and features of each apartment type are similar but do not have identical floor plans. Apartment floor plans, square footage, and some amenities may vary. All apartments are designed for single occupancy per bedroom.

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  • Simulated vinyl plank, wood-style flooring, and vinyl cover base.
  • Painted gypsum wallboard walls and ceilings.
  • Full bathrooms with bathtub and/or shower and vinyl flooring.
  • Window treatments throughout.
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No. The College provides modern furniture and fixtures, which are included in your rent.  Please note that not all unit sizes and amenities within those units are the same. 

Each suite comes fully furnished with the following:

Bedroom

  • Twin XL bed (dimensions = 39" x 80")
  • Armoire
  • Window treatments
  • Hi-speed WiFi

Common Area

  • Couch
  • Side table/chairs
  • Coffee table
  • Kitchen table or counter island with chairs
  • Appliances: refrigerator/freezer, oven/stove, and microwave
  • Two wired ethernet ports for internet/TV
  • Window treatments
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The building has both a cardio room (2nd floor) and a weight room (3rd floor) that are open to residents only.

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The building is equipped with five common laundry rooms (one on each floor), which are complimentary for building residents to use with key card access.

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Utilities

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Heat for each apartment will be supplied by a natural-gas-fired boiler with hot-water baseboard radiation located along perimeter walls. Cooling for each apartment will be supplied by one mini-split air conditioning unit located in the common area with integral transfer fans to facilitate air movement into individual bedrooms. Each apartment has individually controlled thermostats to control heat and air conditioning.

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All utilities are included! This includes electricity, heat, water/sewer, air conditioning, trash removal/recycling, landscaping and snow removal, as well as cable TV, wireless internet, and hardwired internet connection.

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There is free WiFi throughout the building. Additionally, the common area of each apartment is equipped with two ethernet ports.

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The College has applied to the Green Building Initiative for Green Globes certification. The building has been designed and constructed with a highly efficient building envelope coupled with high-efficiency windows and high-efficiency mechanical and electrical systems. The apartments also feature abundant natural light with operable windows, low-VOC paint, and a heat-reflecting roof surface.

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Property Management

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Champlain College owns and operates 194 Saint Paul Street.

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The front desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM with a break between 12:30 PM - 1:30PM. The Office Manager, Carolyn Roberts, can be reached during business hours at 802-860-2751 or by email at croberts@champlain.edu.

A Resident Advisor is at the desk from 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM Monday - Sunday.  They can be reached during those hours on the RA Duty Phone at 802-557-1223. 

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Parking & Bike Storage

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There is no student vehicular parking at the Property, either on-site or in the adjoining neighborhood, at any time. Residents are not permitted to use any of the on-site parking spaces at the Property (except for the two loading/unloading spaces) or any surrounding City streets at any time. 

Consistent with Champlain College policy, any student who brings a vehicle to campus must register it with the College and park the vehicle at the Gilbane lot on Lakeside Avenue. Visit the Parking Information Site for further information. 

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Your guests can park near 194 Saint Paul Street in off-street, metered public parking spaces, which are managed by the City of Burlington. These are on a first-come first-serve basis, and they are not able to be reserved.

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Yes, there is covered bike storage inside the building and temporary storage outside of the building. A bike permit (which can be obtained for free from the Champlain's Sustainable Transportation Office) will be required on your bike in order to use these bike racks.

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Mail

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Packages from UPS, FEDEX, and DHL are delivered on-site weekdays to our management office. Residents are notified via email when there is a package available for pick-up. Package sizes should be kept to a minimum, and residents should plan to pick up items within 48 hours of delivery.  Please include your apartment number on your packages. 

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The mailboxes are located in the lobby of the Saint Paul Street-level building entrance. There is one mailbox per apartment. Mail should be addressed to: 

Resident Name

194 St. Paul Street

Apartment #

Burlington, VT 05401

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