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 2021 will be available on August 4, 2021.   


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.
  • Upper-Class Students // While many upper-class 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.
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To accept your offer of admission to Champlain College, please submit your enrollment deposit by the stated deadlines below. You will receive a confirmation email of your deposit once it has been processed.

  • Early Decision: within three weeks of date of admission letter
  • Regular Decision: by May 1
  • Transfers starting Fall 2021: within two weeks of the date of your financial aid award letter.

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In order to begin the housing selection process, you must first make your enrollment deposit

Within a week of depositing, you will receive an email from Champlain with the username and temporary password for your Champlain College Student Account (subject: "Activate Your Champlain College Student Account").  After you receive the email,  activate your Champlain College Student Account as soon as possible (instructions are provided on the activation page; follow instructions for "New Users"). You will not be able to complete your Housing Preference Form until you have received the email with your username and temporary password and you have activated your account.

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You will have access to the Housing Preference Form in The Housing Director (THD, our online housing selection 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 "Sign into THD Self-Service using Champlain" option, and log in using your Champlain College username and password. (Your username is still your firstname.lastname.) The deadline for completion of this form is June 13, 2021; 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 try a different browser. Contact Housing and Residential Life by email ( or by phone (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 on the left side and select "Incoming Student Housing Preference Form (Fall 2021)" 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 13 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!

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 13. 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 2021." 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 4, 2021, and will appear on your THD home page.

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The Office of Accessibility strives to provide successful access and services to qualified students with disabilities. The Office of Accessibility staff will work with students to coordinate academic and housing accommodations. Upon receipt of a completed Accommodations Request Form, a staff member will be in touch to discuss your request.

If you are in need of accommodations, please submit the appropriate form(s) for your needs by June 1:

Academic Accommodations Request Form     Housing Accommodations Request Form

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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.