Victorian-era Mansion Res Hall

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Check out your residence hall options and complete your Housing Preference Form.

On this page, you’ll find an overview of all our housing options (after all, you'll be here for four years, so you might want to know what other residence halls are out there!). You'll also find step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the all-important Housing Preference Form.

Housing assignments for Fall 2022 will be available on August 1, 2022.   


How to Submit Your Housing Preference Form

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Living on campus is a rich, rewarding experience and an important part of your Champlain education. Life in the residence halls will help you connect outside the classroom, while the convenient campus location—just a short walk from downtown Burlington and the waterfront—ensures that you have ready access to the shops and services of Vermont's largest city. In addition to the descriptions below, be sure to review our Residential Life FAQ's for answers to important housing-related questions.


  • Victorian-Era Mansions // Once occupied by some of Burlington's most prominent citizens, our 21 restored Victorian-era mansion residence halls house all first-year students.
  • Returning Student Housing // While many sophomore, junior, and senior students choose to continue to live in our on-campus Victorian-era mansions, some choose our other residential housing options:
    • Contemporary // Our contemporary, suite-style accommodations are right on or within walking distance from campus.
    • Apartment-Style // We have deluxe apartments just a few blocks away, with shuttles running from early morning to late at night.
    • Off-Campus // For those looking for comfortable living off campus, we have resources to help locate nearby housing.
Link to this FAQ

To confirm your enrollment and reserve your place as a full-time student at Champlain College and, if desired, start the process to reserve your space in a residence hall, please go to your Application Dashboard account to accept your offer of admission and submit your deposit.

If you have a Champlain Applicant Portal account:

  • Log in to the Applicant Portal
  • Don't remember your password? No problem. You can request a new one (be sure to use the same email address you used when you applied!).

If you do not already have a Champlain Applicant Portal account:

Once you are logged in to the Champlain Applicant Portal:

  • If you have not already viewed your Admissions decision letter on the Applicant Portal, click on the golden envelope. At the bottom of the screen, click the green "Reply to Offer" then "Accept Offer," and "Pay by Credit Card." (You can also opt to "Pay Later," but please be mindful of your specific deposit due date.)
  • If you previously viewed your Admissions decision letter on the Applicant Portal and had opted to click "Pay Later," you may now select "Pay My Deposit" and follow the screens to submit your deposit by credit card. 

Your $750 enrollment deposit is due as follows:

  • Early Decision admission: January 7
  • Second Early Decision admission: February 24
  • Regular Decision admission: submit your deposit by May 1 or two weeks after your admit date, whichever is later. After May 1, deposits are not refundable.
  • Transfer student admission: submit your nonrefundable deposit within two weeks of the date of your financial aid award letter. Transfer students who submit their deposit by July 15 are guaranteed housing.

The $750 enrollment deposit is an advance payment toward your Champlain College tuition and will be deducted from your final bill. 

  • $375 of your deposit will be credited to the fall semester.
  • $375 of your deposit will be credited to the spring semester.

If you have any questions, please call or text the Office of Admissions at (802) 625-0201.

Link to this FAQ

Available March 1

You will have access to the Housing Preference Form in The Housing Director (THD, our online housing tool) if:

1) You have received your username and temporary password in an email (subject: "Activate Your Champlain College Student Account"), and

2) You have activated your Champlain College Student Account. (Details on activating your account were sent to you in the email referenced above.) Visit to activate your account if you have not already done so.

Once your account is activated, visit The Housing Director (THD), select the "New Students" option, and log in using your Champlain College Student Account username and password. (Your username is still your firstname.lastname.) The deadline for completion of this form is June 1; however, students who deposit after this date will still be able to access and submit the form.

If you have trouble logging in, please first make sure you are using the "New Students" option, you may need to try another browser. Contact Housing and Residential Life by email ( or by phone at (802) 860-2704 if you continue to experience issues.

    1. You will be taken to the Housing home page. Click on "Applications" from the menu and select "Incoming Student Housing Preference Form (Fall 2022)" from the drop-down menu.
    2. Provide an electronic signature for the Main Campus Housing Agreement and click "Continue."
    3. Complete the My Information portion of the Housing Selection Preference Form, indicating the choices that best suit your lifestyle. Click "Continue.
    4. Add your Living Requests to rank your top three building preferences. Click "Continue" to submit your form.

You may edit the Incoming Student Housing Preference Form until June 1 as much as you wish. There is no downside to editing the form; the more information we have, the better we'll be able to pair you with your new roommates!

Please note: Students placed in College housing are bound by a cancellation policy (outlined below). We encourage you to be in touch with Housing and Residential Life at as soon as possible if your plans for on-campus housing change after you have submitted your Incoming Student Housing Preference Form.

Incoming first-year and transfer students who reserve Main Campus housing by submitting the Incoming Student Housing Preference Form on The Housing Director (THD) have until August 1, 2022, to cancel their housing request without penalty. Beginning August 2, 2022, the following fees apply based on the date of cancellation:

    • Cancel Aug 2–Aug 15, 2022 $250 cancellation fee
    • Cancel anytime on or after Aug 16, 2022: $500 cancellation fee
    • Cancel after move-in, including mid-year: student is responsible for the full cost of the semester, plus $500 cancellation fee

Want to find and select a roommate?

By creating a roommate profile you can search for other students with similar interests. Individuals who wish to live together must each select the other(s). Roommate searching is available through June 1. Follow the instructions below to find and select roommates.

    1. Complete a Roommate Profile by selecting the "Personal Information" tab from the menu of the Housing home page and then clicking "Roommate Profile." (Maintain the default setting "Profile Privacy: Display my information and my profile" to enable roommate selection.) Add your Contact Information, and write My Profile so that other students can learn more about you, then click "Update Roommate Profile."
    2. To search for a roommate, select "Room Selection" from the menu, then "Select Roommates." Change the Term to "Fall 2022." Use the "Search for Roommate" section to identify other students with lifestyle choices and interests similar to your own. Students who meet your search requirements will be displayed. Students who have already identified a roommate can search for that individual using the "First Name" and "Last Name" fields. (Only students who have completed a Roommate Profile will appear in the results.)
    3. You may contact any students you would like to connect with before requesting them as a roommate. Their preferred contact information is in their profile. Once you've selected the individual(s) you would like to live with, click "Request Roommate."
    4. Once a request is sent, the other student must confirm or cancel the request. Once a confirmation is complete, you're done!

Housing assignments will be made by August 1, and will appear on your THD home page.

Video: How to fill out the Housing Preference Form

Video: How to fill out the Roommate Selection Form

Link to this FAQ

Champlain College students with documented disabilities may request appropriate and reasonable housing accommodations within the context of current housing policies. If you are in need of housing accommodations, please submit the appropriate accommodations forms by June 1.

Forms to request these accommodations can be found on the Housing Accommodations Web page.

Upon receipt of a completed Housing Accommodation Request Form, a staff member will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Link to this FAQ

First-Year Housing

Victorian-era Mansion Res Hall

Victorian-Era Res Halls

First-year students live in one of the 21 beautifully restored Victorian-era mansions that ring our central campus. These grand and stately homes in the historic Hill Section of Burlington retain the gorgeous details of their era, but all have been updated to include ultrafast Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and other amenities. 

Check them out here.

View of the front entrance of Schillhammer Hall
View of the interior of a room in Whiting Hall
Outside front view of Cushing Hall
Two students walk towards two other friends who are sitting on the steps of a residence hall
Exterior shot of the front of Bankus Hall.
Exterior shot of the front of Rowell Hall.
View of the interior of a room in Lyman Hall
Exterior shot of the front of South House.
Exterior shot of the front of South House.
View of the interior of a room in Lyman Hall
Exterior shot of the front of MacDonald House.
Exterior shot of the front of Pearl Hall.
Exterior shot of the front of Bader Hall.