Champlain College Orientation: Navigate New Waters (image of three boaters heading towards mountains in the distance)

New Student Orientation 2023

New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 24 to Sunday, August 27

Incoming students living on campus will move-in on Thursday, August 24. New Student Orientation will run from Thursday, August 24 to Sunday, August 27.

The first official event of Orientation is move-in, where move-in crews will be ready to help you get settled into your new home away from home. Residence halls open at 8:00 AM, so we'll see you there bright and early!

Orientation Schedules

You can find the full schedules for Fall Student and Family Orientation linked below. They include full daily schedules, and even a helpful checklist so you can make sure you get everything done that you need to.

Student Orientation Schedule            Family Orientation Schedule

Here's a sneak peak at some (but not all) of the weekend's highlights!

  • Lake Champlain boat cruise
  • Lunch with faculty and Deans
  • Fun in the IDX Student Life Center, featuring the Grind Coffeehouse (live music!)
  • Games on the green
  • Movie under the stars
  • And so much more!
students playing lawn games on the quad



What to Expect on Move-in Day & Orientation Weekend