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Wondering what Champ 101 is? Great! Now that we have your attention, we're excited to tell you more. Part of our InSight Program's wellbeing theme, Champ 101 is a 10-week program designed specifically for incoming first-year students. The goal? Help you find your footing as you enter college life. Moving away from home and immersing yourself in a new environment can be both exciting and overwhelming. We're here to help you adjust to your new life on campus. Each week, you'll join one or two short workshops focused on building community with your peers and supporting your academic, social, and personal transition.
Champ 101 is a required program that will empower you to become a resilient, college-ready success story. You will:
To provide you with a consistent and cohesive structure throughout the 10-week program, you will be grouped in a cohort of 20 students and required to attend noncredit-bearing sessions once or twice per week with an assigned staff or faculty facilitator and a peer facilitator.
Are you a transfer student? We encourage you to take part in our Transfer Connections program, a six-week workshop series tailored to creating a sense of belonging and fostering academic success among transfer students.
You will take part in workshops that offer concrete, practical skills and strategies designed to support your successful transition to Champlain. Some of those topics range from the more personal and social "identity development in college years" or "managing homesickness" to more practical and transactional topics of "what's in the Smart Space?" or "how to prepare for advising appointments." There is no out-of-classroom work. (All you need to do is show up, engage, and think about how to use this info in your new everyday life!)
If we're being real, college is a big deal. Without the right preparation, it's not a given you'll be successful. We're not saying this to alarm you but to be real with you. We are prepared to give you the resources you need to succeed, and we want you (beg you!) to take advantage of them. Think of Champ 101 as the CliffsNotes for Champlain College. We are committed to setting you up for success from the very start, so you feel empowered to continue your education at Champlain and remain a valuable member of our community for many years to come. Champ 101 is your first-year InSight wellbeing milestone. (Yes, attendance is required to graduate!)
A few program highlights of academic topics covered during Champ 101 workshops:
A few program highlights of personal health and wellbeing topics covered during Champ 101 workshops:
All That And More
Take a look at the many wellbeing resources available at Champlain, from academic support to our on-campus food access hub.
Learn the academic and career supports you can find around campus, including your very own Academic Specialist and Career Coach.
All Champlain students receive comprehensive career and personal finance education through the InSight program.