President Alex Hernandez smiling with students

Admitted Student Weekend

Admitted Student Weekend 2024

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You put in the work, you put in the hours, and now that you're in, get ready to see what your life as a Champlain student will look like. It's time to cash in your ticket to your future.

This is your chance to ask the questions you need answers to, experience the campus in full-swing, meet new friends, and envision yourself here as a college student. Throughout Saturday's events, students will get a closer look at their majors and student life, while parents and families will learn about career success and family resources at Champlain, before all coming back together at the Information Fair.

You and the whole family are invited to join us Friday night for an evening of fun before the Admitted Student Day activities, but you're welcome to come just for Saturday, too.

This event is for students who were admitted to Champlain College for the Fall 2024 semester.

Friday Night Events

Students playing giant Jenga

Friday Night Student Get-Together

Kick off your weekend at Champlain with a little bit of fun! Join our Student Engagement team on Friday night for an evening of activities and socializing. Meet some of your future classmates, get a feel for the kind of events that take place on campus every week, and maybe even win some prizes! This is the perfect time to get to know Champlain and the people here before Saturday's events.

What students can expect:

  • A live DJ
  • An inflatable obstacle course
  • Fun games and activities
  • The chance to meet representatives from students organizations and clubs
  • Food and drinks

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President's Reception for Families

For all the parents and families, we hope you'll join us on Friday evening for a President's Reception to celebrate this monumental time in your student's life. Chat with Champlain President Alex Hernandez, meet the people that make our community so special, and mingle with other family members who are going through the same college transition experience as you!

What families can expect:

  • Dedicated (and lively!) MC for the evening
  • The chance to meet Dean's, VP's, members of our Admissions and Financial Aid teams, and Campus Partners
  • A president's panel of alumni
  • Complimentary gift
  • Food and drinks

Saturday Admitted Student Day Activities

Champlain College being promoted in the marquee of the Flynn Theater

Welcome, Welcome!

Today's the day! We're kicking things off with a welcome speech from President Hernandez, student speakers, and the chance to meet other members of our Admissions team and Champlain staff.

You'll park at our Lakeside Campus before hopping on a shuttle to the famous Flynn Theater in downtown Burlington. Once you arrive, we'll have breakfast, music, trivia, games, and more to get your morning started right. From there, we'll send you and your family off to the next stop on your fun-filled day!

Faculty giving an academic presention to admitted students and parents

Academic Presentations & Meet Future Classmates

Learn all about the different aspects of our career-focused education that make Champlain graduates so sought after in the job market. Discover the ins and outs of your major, classes, opportunities, and more from faculty and current students. 

One of the best parts of Admitted Student events is the opportunity to meet fellow admitted students—maybe even find your future roommate! During your academic presentation, you'll start to get to know the other students in your major. Depending on your major of interest, you will participate in an interactive activity ranging from technical showcases, to game playtesting, to faculty-made escape rooms, and more.

Plus, there will be plenty of Student Leaders on hand to answer any questions about what it's really like to be a student at Champlain.

Students and families walking around Champlain Campus outside the IDX building

Tour Campus and Residence Halls

See all the nooks and crannies of the place you'll call home! Take a tour of our beautiful hillside campus and explore our academic buildings, library, and more—including our dining hall and its out-of-this-world view!

We'll also have a special residence hall tour available, so you can get a closer look at the Victorian-era mansions where first-year students live (every room is unique and different!), as well as our contemporary housing for upper-year students.

Students promoting upcoming events with a large sign at a table

Get to Know Campus Life

Want to know how can you get involved on campus–where will you hang out, make friends, and make a difference? Our Information Fair and Core Convivium will be packed with all the amazing people who will help you answer those questions and make you feel at home here.

During this time you can:

  • Chat with representatives from campus offices like Housing & Residential Life, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Women's & Gender Center, Academic Support and Tutoring, and more
  • Meet current students to find out more about student organizations and clubs
  • Talk with faculty to discover even more about Champlain academics including curriculum, class sizes, and more
  • Drop in to campus spaces like our Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity, Miller Information Commons
  • Check out our new, state-of-the-art Esports arena

Arrive Admitted, Leave Enrolled

Student ambassadors smiing while standing around Chauncey

Deposit in Three Easy Steps


Visit the Deposit Station

Whether it was the stunning campus, the world-class academics, or the welcoming community that convinced you Champlain is where you're meant to be, we're here to help you make it a reality. Visit our on-campus deposit station to officially enroll as a Champlain student.


Confirm Your Admission and Submit Your Deposit

We'll have multiple computers open for you to confirm your admission and submit your enrollment deposit. Members of our admissions team will be available to support and answer any questions you may have. In just a few short clicks, you'll offically be enrolled at Champlain College.


Celebrate With Us

And that's it - you're officially enrolled as Champlain student. Now it's time to party! That's why we'll have popcorn and donuts, cotton candy, music, plenty of cheering staff and students, and our very own mascot Chauncey all there to help celebrate this big occasion. You did it, and now you can spend the rest of the day (or the rest of the year) celebrating.

Explore Our Beautiful Locations

Aerial shot of Lake Champlaina nd Burlington shoreline

Discover Beautiful Burlington, Vermont

"Beautiful" is an understatement when it comes to our top-notch college town of Burlington, Vermont. But don't just take our word for it! After Admitted Student Day wraps up, head down to Church Street and experience all the waterfront district has to offer, from its quaint cobblestone streets to its delicious restaurants, cozy coffee shops, and artisanal stores–all set against the backdrop of stunning Lake Champlain!

Montreal skyline at sunset

Champlain Abroad Montreal Open House | April 14, 2024

On the Sunday following the April Admitted Student Event, we welcome you to visit our campus in Montreal, Canada. Learn all about academic opportunities, student life, and the career-focused experiences available to students who study abroad—seamlessly—at our Montreal campus. Learn more about Champlain Abroad Montreal.

This program will begin at 12:00 PM (ET) and conclude by 3:00 PM. Your drive from Burlington should be under two hours; we can't wait to meet you there!

PLEASE NOTE: Valid passports are required to cross the border between the United States and Canada.

Admitted Student Day is awesome. It's great. It provides a lot of information. Champlain is my daughter's first choice. We came here for a tour and she fell in love with everything. Burlington is a great city for her—and for us to visit. Last night she said, "Everything is perfect here for me. Everyone is so nice and kind."

Parent of Admitted Student

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