Fall Open House at Champlain College

Dreaming of an idyllic campus in New England for college? Look no further.

Join us for Fall Open House 2017

October 28, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Check-in: 8:00–9:00 AM | Open House Event: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM




We do things differently here.

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Not all schools are created equal.

At Champlain, you'll experience small class sizes and professors who are 100% dedicated to giving you the best possible education. We're not talking textbooks and lectures. We're talking hands-on practical learning from professors who have extensive industry experience in their fields. They bring their expertise into the classroom and get you out into the real world learning from your own experiences as soon as possible.

Our innovative Upside-Down Curriculum gets you started in the classes that matter most to you—beginning in your very first semester, so you can start internships as early as the summer after your first year.

An award-winning college focused entirely on your success

students enjoying the sun

No doubt our approach is one of the reasons that year after year, we appear in the most prestigious college ranking guides. Some of our recent accolades include:

  • The Princeton Review's 2017 "The Best 381 Colleges," and 2016 "Guide to 361 Green Colleges"
  • a "Most Innovative School" in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "America's Best Colleges" regional rankings
  • one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain, according to the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2018 
  • 2018 College of Distinction
  • "Top School for Video Game Design" in 2017 in The Princeton Review
  • #12 in the nation for our percentage of students studying abroad among leading colleges and universities by the Institute of International Education

To name a few.

Give perspective to your whole college search

students preparing for class

When you come to the Fall Open House, you'll begin to see for yourself the benefits of

  • an innovative, career-focused approach to higher education (our grads consistently land jobs in their field at rates higher than national averages),
  • faculty with extensive industry experience in the subject areas in which they teach,
  • a stunningly beautiful campus (we would argue one of the most beautiful in the country),
  • a creative, ambitious and tight-knit community and outstanding student life activities, clubs and trips,
  • residence halls you can really call home (because they are houses—Victorian-era mansions to be specific).

It will give you a good benchmark for what to ask and look for as you visit other schools.

Special Friday add-on event for students interested in Game majors

Game Career Exploration Day (Friday, October 13, 2017)

students in programming class

For those interested in one of Champlain's four unique Game programs: Game Art & Animation, Game Design, Game Programming, and Game Production Management, we've created our Game Career Exploration Day, a special pre-Open House event, exclusively for prospective students who are considering applying to one of our Game majors.

The day before the 10/14 Fall Open House, we are inviting all interested prospective students to come to campus on Friday afternoon, 10/13, for Game Career Exploration Day. 

Make sure to check the box for Game Career Exploration Day when registering for Fall Open House on Saturday, October 13

Get ready to discover the major difference of Champlain

students at champlain college in burlington vermont

If you've been researching colleges, you already know that most lists of majors look more or less the same, with maybe a few that stand out from those you've seen nearly everywhere else. When you look at Champlain College's list of majors, can you see what links them together? We'll spare you the suspense: Champlain's career-focused majors offer the greatest potential for future employment.

So on our list of majors you'll find some "traditional" fields, like Accounting, Communication and Social Work, and you'll find a bunch "non-traditional" majors, like Data Analytics, Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, Game Production Management, Creative Media, Professional Writing, Management & Innovation and Environmental Studies & Policy, that you would not likely have encountered anywhere else.

No matter which major you choose, your Champlain education will be anything but "typical." Here, there's no such thing.

Receive expert guidance on your admissions portfolio

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If you could have a Champlain faculty member help fine tune your application portfolio, would you? During our Fall Open Houses (10/14  & 10/28) and Game Exploration Day Event (10/13), we host special Portfolio Review Sessions for students applying to majors with a Portfolio Review Requirement (Creative Media, Filmmaking, Game Art & Animation, Game Design, and Graphic Design & Digital Media). These events will give you the opportunity to meet on-on-one with faculty for 20 minutes to receive feedback on your portfolio before you submit it with your Champlain application.

To schedule a Portfolio Review Session during Fall Open House, be sure to check the box for Portfolio Review under "Additional Visit Activities" when on the Fall Open House registration form. Space is limited. Requests will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note for Saturday, October 14th

Game Design and Graphic Design Portfolio Reviews are at capacity and no longer available as of Tuesday, September 26th. Any registrants after this date will be added to a waitlist and will be contacted if space becomes available.

But wait! If you are a senior, there's more!

student and teacher

If you are a high school senior, you can kill the proverbial two birds with one stone by having an interview with someone on our awesome Admissions team (really, though, they are wonderful human beings) and still experience all that Fall Open House has to offer. Simply call our Interview Coordinator, Sue Chamberlain, at (802) 860-2700 for an appointment. If you are interested in this option, don't wait! Space for interview sessions is limited and once they are filled, we will not be able to add any additional times. Call today to schedule your interview!

At this time we have reached our capacity for interviews both on Friday, October 13th as well as Saturday, October 14th.  Any requests made after September 20th will be placed on a waitlist and contacted in the order received should space become available during the Open House event.

Note, Admissions Counselors are currently traveling all over the country and its possible an interview can be scheduled near your home town.  If you are interested, please contact your admissions counselor to set up a time.  We hope to hear from you!

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