Virtual Open House Events

Explore, Experience, and Engage!

We do things differently here.

Find out if our different is a good fit for your different by participating in our Virtual Open House events.

Champlain is a special place. Not just because we're located in one of the most beautiful and safe college towns, but because we're a college that dares to be different. We're a community that welcomes and celebrates difference in individuals. And we're not afraid to take a different approach to education when we know it's the right way to support our students' success. In fact, we've been reinventing the rules of education since 1878.

Join us for one of our Virtual Open House events to learn more and decide whether Champlain is the right fit for your different!

Two Virtual Open House Events

A GREAT WAY TO GET STARTED

Explore Champlain Open House

These events are a great place to start if you're just beginning to explore whether Champlain may be the right fit for you. You'll get a sense of what it's like to live and learn at Champlain through a virtual tour of campus led by one of our Student Ambassadors. You can play a fun game of trivia with other attendees (and maybe win a prize!), and you'll get answers to your most pressing questions through a current-student panel.

RSVP for Dec. 12 @2:00—4:00 PM (EST)

A DEEP DIVE INTO ACADEMICS

Experience Champlain Open House

These events take a deep dive into Champlain's award-winning, distinctive approach to education. You'll begin by learning how a Champlain education is different (hint: it's upside-down, multi-dimensional, and hands-on). Then you'll experience learning the same way our students do—through small group gatherings, with direct access to faculty & staff. You'll be able to select from a series of virtual classes, student & alumni panels, and informational sessions to participate in.

More sessions will be posted soon.


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Students sitting around in the Ireland building at Champlain College

Discover our major difference 

If you've been researching colleges, you already know that most lists of majors look about 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 Communication, Finance, and Social Work—and you'll find many "nontraditional" majors that you probably haven't seen anywhere else—like Data Science, Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, Game Production Management, Creative Media, Professional Writing, Business Administration: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Environmental Studies & Policy. Our newest majors include Applied Mathematics and Degree Design Lab: Create Your Own Major.

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

just a few reasons to join us

Students sitting around in the Ireland building at Champlain College

An award-winning college

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

  • The Princeton Review's 2020 "The Best 385 Colleges" and 2019 "Guide to 361 Green Colleges." (In fact, we were ranked the 25th greenest college in the United States!)
  • A "Most Innovative School" in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 "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 2020.
  • Ranked 20th in the country for Information Technology by Niche.com, and in the top 20 schools for game design by The Princeton Review.

Student looking through spyglass at Champlain College campus

Give perspective to your college search

When you attend our Virtual Open House, you'll begin to see 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 argue it's one of the most beautiful in the country);
  • a creative, ambitious, and tight-knit community with outstanding student life activities, clubs, and trips; and
  • residence halls you can really call home (because they are actually houses—Victorian-era mansions, to be specific).

Church street in Burlington Vermont lit up for the winter season

Learn How Amazing Burlington Is

Burlington's small-town charm and big-city vibe lets you live the best of both worlds. The backdrop to it all? Stunning Lake Champlain and mountains everywhere you look. Plus, New England's best trails to bike, hike, ski, and ride are just minutes away. Burlington is such an amazing place it landed in the #1 spot on Travel + Leisure's list of Best College Towns!

Explore Burlington

There was definitely something about Champlain that made me want to stay.

Jennifer Yee // Marketing Major