Answers to the most commonly asked questions and some super handy information to keep around.
Doing a college search is hard. So many questions, so much unfamiliar territory. We have tried to anticipate questions you might have based on those we've been asked by other newly admitted students.
We hope these resources address at least some of your questions, but, of course, we absolutely want you to call, email, or text if you want to chat about anything! You can always reach out directly to your counselor to ask a question, schedule a Zoom video conversation, or just have a phone chat. If you prefer, you can call or text: or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Whatever you need to help you with your college journey, we are here for you.
When is my enrollment deposit due?
If you've decided that Champlain is your first choice, submit your enrollment deposit, and you will be officially enrolled as a Champlain College student.
Please make sure to submit your payment by the following deadlines:
- Early Decision: within three weeks of date of admission letter
- Regular Decision: by June 1
- Transfer starting Fall 2020: by June 1
I would like to request an extension on submitting my deposit. Is that possible?
How can I connect with other admitted students in the Class of 2024?
When can I access my Champlain account and my Champlain email?
Within a week of depositing, you will receive an email from Champlain with the username and temporary password for 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'll need to activate your account in order to submit your Student Housing Preference Form (if you wish to live on campus). The Housing Selection Preference Form is due by June 1, 2020. You will receive an email from Residential Life with complete instructions for accessing the Housing Preference Form.
As for your MyChamplain email account, you will be able to access that, and many other campus e-resources after June 1, 2020. You will receive an email at your current address when your Champlain College email account is ready. Your new Champlain College email address is email@example.com. If you previously activated your Champlain College Student Account, you will need to reset your password at welcome.champlain.edu to begin using your new email.Link to this FAQ
When should I plan to start the other tasks I need to complete, like filling out housing request forms, waiving insurance, etc.?
I might be interested in deferring my enrollment. What is the process for doing that?
Residential Life Questions
What if I request housing, but then decide to live at home or off campus?
For any new incoming student (first-year student, transfer student, or newly readmitted student) who reserves Main Campus housing by submitting the Housing Preference Form on THD and does not cancel the request by contacting Housing and Residential Life before August 3, 2020, the cancellation policy is:
- Cancel Aug 3 - Aug 15, 2020: $250 cancellation fee
- Cancel any time on or after Aug 16, 2020: $500 cancellation fee
- Cancel after move-in, including mid-year: student is responsible for the full cost of the semester, plus $500 cancellation fee
What should I pack?
What are the residence halls like, and how do I choose one?
All first-year students are housed in one of the restored Victorian-era mansion residence halls located right on or very close to central campus. Find out more about each residence hall here. You'll indicate your preferences when you submit your Incoming Student Housing Preference Form online.
First come, first served: Housing placement priority is given in order of enrollment deposit and Student Housing Preference Form received. The faster you can submit those forms when they are due, the more likely you are to be placed in one of your top-choice residence halls or with the roommates you've selected. The Student Housing Preference Form is available through June 1, 2020.Link to this FAQ
When will I find out my housing assignment?
By August 5, 2020, your Housing Assignment will be posted on our housing portal, The Housing Director (our housing software and roommate matching software). We will also send an email to your MyMail account with this information.Link to this FAQ
When will I find out who my roommate is?
Your roommate assignment will be posted on our housing portal, The Housing Director, by August 16, 2020, when you get your housing assignment.Link to this FAQ
Are single rooms available?
Single rooms are available in first-year housing, but there are a very limited number of them. Priority for those rooms is given to those with a medical need.
Students may request a single on their Student Housing Preference form, but should also list second and third housing choices.Link to this FAQ
I need to request a housing accommodation. How do I do that?
Can my roommate and I have our own bathroom?
Will I get my first-choice of room size and residence hall?
We do our best to provide students with one of their top choices, whether that is a specific hall, room size, roommate, or other accommodation. Students are placed according to their housing preference profiles and in spaces that will be conducive to a great living experience.Link to this FAQ
Can I have a pet?
What is the guest policy in residence halls?
Guests are welcome in residence halls Sunday–Thursday, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM and Friday–Saturday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM.
All guests must be visiting a particular person in the residence hall, and the person hosting the guest is responsible for the guest at all times. Guests may stay overnight with agreement from other room occupants; however, each guest may stay a maximum of two nights total each semester.
Students and guests must sleep in a room, not a lounge.Link to this FAQ
If I am living on campus, can I bring a car? What are my transportation options?
Champlain College is located in a residential neighborhood in the City of Burlington, so parking on campus and surrounding streets is extremely limited.
First-year students are not permitted to bring a car to campus.
In an effort to make the most efficient use of our parking spaces and to maintain the excellent relations we enjoy with our neighbors, Champlain has developed a strict campus parking policy that applies to everyone: students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
The good news is that you don't need a car at Champlain, anyway:
- You can ride any city bus for free.
- We have a bikeshare on campus.
- We offer free Carshare Vermont memberships.
- We have great bike parking amenities, and in Burlington, everything you need is within walking distance, including theaters, movies, art galleries, clothing stores, shopping malls, coffee shops, banks, restaurants, grocery stores, and pharmacies.
While first-year students are not permitted to bring a vehicle to campus, there is a waiver provision based on specific criteria for those who can demonstrate a medical or employment need to have a car on campus. Should a waiver be granted, the parking will be at our satellite lot at 115 Lakeside Avenue, with a small number of Main Campus spaces available for those who meet additional criteria. This off-campus lot is easily accessible by an eight-minute shuttle ride, which operates 18 hours per day, and we offer free taxi rides for the times shuttles aren't running. A parking permit costs $150 per semester.Link to this FAQ
For a complete description of parking regulations and instructions for obtaining a parking permit waiver, visit the parking website.
What types of transportation are available to get back to my hometown?
Getting to and from home for the holidays is easy using long-distance transportation options. Champlain College is only 15 minutes from the Burlington International Airport, and the downtown bus station, which serves Greyhound, Megabus, and Vermont Translines, is a short walk from campus.
There is an Amtrak station in nearby Essex Junction, which we typically offer free shuttles to during break periods. In addition, it's a good bet that there are other college students who live close to your hometown and would give you a ride. Try using Facebook or student carpooling apps, such as Wheeli.Link to this FAQ
How will I receive mail?
Are there any quiet hours in the residence halls?
Quiet hours are 11:00 PM–7:00 AM daily. Of course, courtesy is expected 24 hours a day. During exam periods, 24-hour quiet is required in all residence halls.Link to this FAQ
I like to snowboard. Where is the closest mountain, and how can I get there?
Champlain College offers a shuttle to Bolton Valley, about 30 minutes away, during the week in the evenings. Occasionally, on the weekends, a free shuttle bus takes students to Stowe and Sugarbush, about an hour's drive from campus.
Other ski areas within driving distance are Jay Peak, Burke, Killington, Smuggler's Notch, and Mad River Glen. For more information about skiing and riding in Vermont, click here.Link to this FAQ
What does the meal plan look like? How does Flex work?
All residential students are required to purchase the Carte Blanche meal plan, which (awesomely) grants unlimited access to the IDX Dining Hall.
The Carte Blanche meal plan also includes $150 in residential Flex to be used at EATS, the retail dining court in the CCM building, where you'll find Zime, The Grille, and Tres Habaneros. Flex dollars are used like cash in the IDX Dining Hall and EATS. When you use your card at IDX, it will swipe against your meal plan, if you have one. If you're out of guest swipes, you can still bring a friend in for a meal using your Flex dollars.Link to this FAQ
Can I use my meal plan off campus (campus cash)?
Your meal plan is programmed onto your Champlain College ID card, and you cannot use the Carte Blanche meal plan to purchase things off campus. That said, your Champlain College ID (CC Card) can also act like a debit card, providing you with CC Cash.
You can make deposits that will load onto your CC Card, which you can then use for campus laundry, the bookstore, and at snack bars. This is separate from your Carte Blanche meal plan. You may also use the debit card around town at multiple vendors, wherever merchants display our CC Card logo.Link to this FAQ
What are the computer requirements for incoming students?
The College has shared computer resources strategically located around the campus in the Miller Information Commons (library), computer labs, the student lounge, and other areas.
Our IT help desk provides assistance connecting personal computers to the campus network. If the student computer needs hardware repair, the student will be referred to his or her warranty service provider or a local vendor for service.
Champlain College cannot guarantee full network resources for computers that do not meet the recommended specifications, including older Microsoft Windows computers and Macintosh or Linux computers.
Champlain College students are eligible for discounts from Dell and Apple:
- Dell: Join the Member Purchase Program to get the best price guarantee, member-exclusive offers, electronics and accessories discounts, and Dell Advantage. Our member ID is: US126616022
- Apple: Apple Education pricing is available to students, accepted students, parents buying for students, faculty, and staff
- Microsoft Office: Once students have set up their mymail account, they can get Office 365 Education for free. To get a software license, students will need to give their Champlain email address and then log in to their Champlain accounts using their username (firstname.lastname) and their password. Once logged in, they can download the programs they want including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
SPECIFIC COMPUTER CONFIGURATION RECOMMENDATIONS BY DIVISION & MAJOR
The Division of Communication & Creative Media (CCM)
Many of the courses in the CCM Division majors are computing intensive and require the use of highly specialized software, which is why we continue to maintain and expand our outstanding computer labs and classrooms. Specific hardware and software needs vary tremendously by course and by program, and it can be costly and difficult for students to keep their computers as up-to-date and as fully equipped as our labs. Here is some general information based on program of study:
- Broadcast Media Production. A Mac laptop is strongly recommended starting junior year. Plus, 2 (two) 1 terabyte or greater hard drives—one for storage and one to back up—are highly recommended. A computer capable of editing HD footage without crashing is convenient but not necessary (students can also use Champlain’s workstations located around campus).
- Communication. Constant access to a computer will be essential, but the choice of laptop or desktop platform is largely a matter of a student’s preference.
- Creative Media. Continued access to a computer is important. A laptop is handy for the flexibility it provides, but the choice of laptop or desktop is really a matter of preference. Because of the diversity of study within the Creative Media program, we do not have a blanket recommendation for platform. For instance, Macintosh is favored by many in the creative industries and should be your choice if graphic design is a primary area of study, but those pursuing a specialization in Game Media may find a Windows-based PC more useful (see the computer specifications for Game Design and Game Art majors for more information). Students with interests in both areas will likely choose one platform for everyday use and access Champlain labs for projects that require software only available for the other platform. Some programs strongly recommend a laptop beginning junior year. As Creative Media students approach their junior year, we recommend that they take stock of their computing needs in relation to their individual areas of specialization. Each student's faculty advisor can help them access the specific hardware and software recommendations for the various specializations.
- Filmmaking. Mac laptops are strongly recommended starting junior year—please contact your program director for specific hardware and software specifications. Additionally, 2 (two) 1 terabyte or greater hard drives—one for storage and one to back up—are highly recommended. A computer capable of editing HD footage without crashing is convenient but not necessary (you can also use Champlain’s workstations located around campus).
- Game Art and Animation. *See below.
- Game Design. *See below.
- Graphic Design and Digital Media. Because of the high costs of font packages and other specialized software, use of laptops in GDD classes is not recommended for the first two years of study. A Mac laptop is recommended by the first semester of the junior year. A digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera is recommended by the first semester of the first year.
- Professional Writing. Constant access to a computer will be essential, but the choice of tablet, laptop, or desktop and the choice of a Mac or PC platform is a matter of a student’s preference. Specific classes may involve the use of a digital still camera, a digital audio recorder, or a digital video camera.
*Game Design and Game Art & Animation:
For incoming first-year students, we suggest students bring only a basic laptop with wireless capability (Mac or PC, your choice). You will use this for email, doing more traditional homework, like writing papers, and for research. It isn’t necessary that you have the hardware for game production this first year. We have multiple labs with high-end gaming computers for you to access the software and hardware you need to get started.
However, if you decide you do want to have your own hardware, we suggest a desktop PC. Our game development pipeline is primarily PC, and you may find some problems with trying to incorporate a Mac. We highly discourage trying to replace this system with a gaming laptop.
Here is what is in our labs currently:
- Windows 10
- Intel Core i7 6700
- 32 GB RAM
- 1080ti GPU
- 4K 24 inch monitor
- Hard drive: 1TB SSD
- Windows 10
- Intel Core i7-5820k
- 32 GB RAM
- 970 GPU
- Hard drive: 1Tb SSB
- Monitor with color accurate primary
For the first year, you will find all your game development software needs met by using our development labs. All Champlain College students are given a Google account that includes access to Google Docs word processing software; however, you might want to have some basic word processing software for doing your traditional classwork. If you decide to purchase software for your desktop, to save costs we suggest you buy educational versions. The limitations on educational licenses are that they are not upgradeable. We completely condemn the usage of “cracked” software on our campus.
- Student/Teacher Edition Microsoft Office Suite
- Reliable anti-virus software
WHAT WE ARE USING:
- Unity 3D
- Adobe CC
- Autodesk Maya
- 3DS Max
- Steam Account
The Division of Education & Human Studies (EHS)
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Education
- Environmental Studies & Policy
- Middle School Teacher Education
- Secondary Teacher Education
- Social Work
Although the College has considerable shared computer resources available on campus, a student-owned personal computer allows for flexibility and convenience. As the campus provides broad wireless access, a laptop computer is especially practical, but the choice of laptop or desktop is largely a matter of a student’s preference.
Purchasing a refurbished computer is an alternative, affordable option. Locally, Computers for Change sells high-quality refurbished computers with warranties, promoting reuse of functioning electronics to reduce electronic waste and resource use.
The Division of Information Technology & Sciences (ITS)
Most of the majors in the ITS Division are computing intensive:
- Computer & Digital Forensics
- Computer Networking & Cybersecurity
- Computer Science & Innovation
- Data Analytics
- Game Programming *See specifications for Game Design and Game Art & Animation above
They require the use of highly specialized software, which is why we continue to maintain and expand our outstanding computer labs and classrooms. Specific hardware and software needs vary tremendously by course and by program, and it can be costly and difficult for students to keep their computers as up-to-date and as fully equipped as our labs. Here are some general guidelines:
Most small computers sold through retail venues or the major online distributors (laptop, desktop or mini-tower) are generally adequate for a student’s coursework both in and out of the Information Technology & Sciences Division at Champlain College. A lightweight laptop combined with a comfortable docking station (e.g. ergonomic keyboard and mouse combined with a relatively high-resolution dual monitor(s)) is much more useful than an overpowered desktop. Especially when purchasing a laptop, but also for desktop purchases, it is important to be sure your computer comes with a warranty.
It is possible to use Intel-based Apple Computers, but some of the software needed for coursework will only work with Windows, and you will need an installed and working copy of Windows 10, either via BootCamp or using virtualization software.
The following are some general guidelines for computers for all majors in the ITS Division. These are the minimum guidelines for you to think about if you plan to purchase a new computer or upgrade an existing computer.
- A system (laptop or desktop) running Windows 10 or newer
- A computer that has a modern Intel Core processor or comparable AMD processor
- 4 GB or more RAM
- 300 GB or more hard drive
- 500 MB or better video card running at 1280x 768 or higher resolution
- Laptops Wireless capable (802.11n or 802.11ac)
The configuration would accommodate most students’ needs for the first two years. It may be beneficial to upgrade for the junior and senior courses.
The Robert P. Stiller School of Business
The main instructional campus has wireless access in classrooms and common areas, which makes a PC or Mac laptop the ideal choice for business students at Champlain. The information below applies to the following majors:
- Business Administration
- International Business
- Game Production Management*
- Management and Innovation
Laptop Personal Computer or Mac | Minimum Configuration
The specifications below can be applied to configure either a Windows laptop or a Mac laptop. Mac users may also need to acquire a licensed copy of a Windows operating system for their Mac computer, depending on software requirements for classes.
- A system (laptop or desktop) running Windows 10 or newer or MAC OS 10.6 or newer
- A computer that has a modern Intel Core processor or comparable AMD processor
- 4 GB or more RAM
- 300 GB or more hard drive
- 500 MB or better video card running at 1280 x 768 or higher resolution
- Laptops: Wireless capable (802.11n or 802.11ac)
- An integrated webcam is helpful for Skype/online chat sessions
This configuration is designed to serve the user for their 4-year college career.
For personal preference, budgetary or other usability reasons, some students will find a desktop computer (PC or Mac) preferable. This is acceptable, though a laptop offers more versatility and flexibility in a college environment.
There are numerous backup devices available, including online storage and physical external USB drives. All Champlain College students are provided a Google account that includes unlimited Google Drive storage online. Students may also use their own cloud backup service, such as Dropbox or iCloud. Students are responsible for maintaining and updating an adequate backup copy of their work product to allow them to continue working in the case of a computer loss or malfunction. Another common solution is to include an external USB drive with at least the same capacity (160+GB) as the student laptop drive.
A smaller thumb drive is useful for porting files around campus but can be easily lost or damaged and is not recommended as the student’s primary backup (either a portable hard drive kept in their room or cloud backup services are advised).
* Game Production Management students should look at the requirements of the Game Design and Game Art majors above.Link to this FAQ
Does Champlain College accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits or college credits from other institutions?
Yes, if a student earns a 4 or better on an AP exam, Champlain will award three credits for each exam.
If a student earns a "C" or better in a course at another institution, the credit will be awarded.
Champlain must receive notification of the AP score or the final transcript from the college (you must request that they send it to us) in order to grant the credits.
If you have taken any AP exams, have an official score report sent to the Office of Admissions prior to August 10, 2020. If you have taken courses at another college, please have that institution send an official transcript. Any courses completed on a college campus must have an official transcript for credit to be granted.
MAIL TRANSCRIPT(S) AND/OR AP SCORES TO:
Champlain CollegeLink to this FAQ
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402
Where can I find an academic calendar that shows when school begins and when the holiday breaks are?
Where can I find course descriptions?
What kinds of academic support are available?
We have an amazing system of academic support through our SMART Space. We have an entire building devoted to academic success strategies that will help you build your skills, such as goal setting, organizational strategies, reading strategies, note-taking, study strategies, time management, and test taking.
We also have tutor and peer mentoring labs across disciplines, plus online resources available 24/7. This is to say nothing about our award-winning librarians, who are second to none. If you are motivated to seek enrichment and skill building, you'll find no shortage of resources to help you meet your academic goals.
Plus, we take a very human approach, which includes stress-management techniques and programs. For example, we'll bring in puppies for therapy and encouragement near midterms and finals.
Champlain College provides its students with many opportunities to learn how to get the most out of their valuable college education and build skills for a successful future.
In addition to academic support services, which include peer tutoring through its campus labs and 24/7 online tutoring through Smarthinking, Champlain also offers academic coaching programs, which are designed to build your academic skills. Check out all the academic support opportunities Champlain has to offer.Link to this FAQ
When and where can I purchase my books?
Once you have your final schedule, you may order your textbooks. Note that we do not ship to residence halls, the campus mailroom, or any other on-campus location.
With your course schedule in hand, visit the Campus Store's website. Click on the "Books" tab, then continue through the directions to "Search by Course."
Once you have selected your term, department, course number, and section, you'll be able to view all required books. Make sure your section numbers match your schedule. You'll have the option to buy or rent books new or used based on availability. All options can be purchased in the store or online.
When purchasing online, you can choose between free shipping or picking up your books when you get to campus. If you choose in-store pickup, you just need to bring your Champlain College ID card to the bookstore.
If you choose to order your books when you get to campus, after the semester starts, the staff at the Campus Store will help you out. If we're out of stock for a book you need, they'll put in a special order and pay for the shipping. Talk to a team member if you need help.
The Campus Store has almost all books available for renting. To rent a book, you need to bring a credit or debit card, along with a valid ID (driver's license, passport, or state ID card). Students need to make sure that the book is returned to the bookstore by the last day of finals for each semester. If a rental is not returned at the end of the semester, you will be charged the difference between the rental cost and purchase price.
Our return policy is that all books, with a receipt and in resalable condition, can be returned within seven days after the start of the semester. If a student adds/drops a course, they can exchange or return books within 30 days as long as they show valid paperwork.
When buying or renting textbooks, if you find a book somewhere else locally or online for less, we match the price.Link to this FAQ
If I am interested in studying abroad, what should I do?
Whom should I contact if I have questions about my major?
If I don’t like my major, can I change it?
Yes. You can.
If you are an enrolled new student who has not started classes yet and have questions about changing your major, you may call or text an Admission Counselor at 802.625.0201 to discuss your options.
If you have already started taking classes at Champlain and want to switch majors, contact your current Faculty Advisor and the Program Director of the major you wish to switch into. They'll work together with you and the Registrar to transition your program.Link to this FAQ
Am I eligible for a scholarship?
All students admitted into a Champlain bachelor's degree program are automatically considered for one of Champlain's merit-based scholarships. These scholarships focus on students who exemplify excellence in academics and engagement outside the classroom.
All admitted students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be considered for Champlain's need-based scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, allowing the College to enroll the brightest, most diverse students regardless of family income.
Champlain reviews each student individually and awards scholarships that match the student's level of achievement, need, and other characteristics.
For more information, contact Champlain College's Compass Student Services at or firstname.lastname@example.org.Link to this FAQ
I’d like to set up a bank account in Burlington. Which banks are close to campus?
Banks within walking distance to campus include:
Also, you can use your Champlain College ID card as a CC Cash Card. Once you deposit funds, you can use your CC Cash Card as a debit card, which is accepted by merchants on and off campus where you see the CC Cash Card logo.Link to this FAQ
Do I have to purchase health insurance? Where do I go if I get sick?
Champlain College offers a health insurance plan for students who do not have outside insurance. Learn more about our Full-Time Student Health & Accident Insurance options.
The Student Health Center provides health care to Champlain College's undergraduate and international students, both on-campus residents and commuters.
We work with all students, whether they're covered by College insurance or their parent's or guardian's policy. The staff includes registered nurses and nurse practitioners, as well as a variety of medical consultants.Link to this FAQ
Campus Life Questions
When is move-in day/New Student Orientation, and when do classes start?
New Student Orientation is from Thursday, August 27 to Sunday, August 30.
Residence halls open at 8:00 AM on Thursday, August 27 for move in.
Classes start the following Monday, August 31.Link to this FAQ
Can you talk a bit about campus safety?
Burlington is one of the safest cities in one of the safest states in the country. That said, our campus is our community and maintaining safety and security for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors is our highest priority.
The Campus Public Safety Office provides comprehensive services to prepare for, prevent, and respond to a variety of safety and security situations, including extreme weather, pandemic illness, burglary, and violence on campus. Public safety officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and on-campus emergency call boxes connect you directly to rapid response teams.
To keep all members of our campus community informed, we've implemented a comprehensive Alert Notification System in the event of emergency evacuation, weather-related campus closures, or other situations requiring rapid mass communication.
Additionally, all residence halls are locked; only residents have access cards. All residence halls are hardwired to the Burlington Fire Department, which is two minutes from campus.Link to this FAQ
What is the food on campus like?
Our Dining Hall has it all: amazing views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, seven food stations, meals cooked to order, and much more.
Sodexo chefs are trained to accommodate a variety of palates. They offer gluten-free, non-dairy, and other allergy-free products every day. You'll also find vegan, vegetarian, and lacto-ovo options at each meal.
For information about Dining Hall hours, meal plan pricing, and menus, visit the Champlain Sodexo website. The best way to see all the good stuff is on the Champlain College Dining Services Facebook page.Link to this FAQ
What kind of activities can I pursue at Champlain?
Some of the best parts of college life are discovering new opportunities, meeting people, and exploring new places.
The IDX Student Life Center is the main hub of activity on campus. You'll find a big-screen television, plenty of comfortable chairs, ultrafast Wi-Fi everywhere, computers, and games. The center also houses the Argosy Gymnasium and the Wellness & Fitness Center.
Numerous clubs and organizations on campus are active throughout the school year, offering ways to meet people with similar interests and students from around the world. From photography to dance, hockey to music, opportunities abound. Most clubs are started by student leaders who want to see fun and rewarding events happening on and off campus. We encourage you to get involved!
If you are interested in helping to plan events and activities, put your ideas into action. Get involved with the Student Government Association or CHAMP. These groups meet regularly to plan and implement many of the great activities that the College sponsors.
The Stall Street Journal is posted throughout campus each week to let you know what's happening. You will also find new listings online each week. We encourage you to attend the annual Activities Fair and barbecue in the second week of classes to learn about all the opportunities for getting involved.Link to this FAQ
How can I get involved in community service?
Champlain has long maintained a commitment to addressing issues of social justice and environmental stewardship in Burlington and beyond. Our community partners tell us they benefit from our support and involvement. We know that students value the experience of making a difference through learning.
Champlain recognizes that more intentional, productive, and educational service can happen when it is integrated with sustained reflective learning. Energized by this insight, the Center for Service & Sustainability focuses primarily on experiential learning and working collaboratively toward a better, flourishing world for all generations.
The Center for Service and Sustainability offers opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in service and oversees Sustain Champlain, Champlain's campus sustainability initiative. The Center combines community service with academic instruction by immersing students in critical, reflective thinking and integrating their major, Core Curriculum, and extracurricular learning.Link to this FAQ
Where can I work out?
The Wellness & Fitness Center has a full range of weights, cycling, and other cardiovascular equipment, and a multipurpose space for dance, group classes—Pilates, Zumba, Body Pump, kickboxing, yoga—and strength-building exercise. The Argosy Gymnasium is available for basketball, soccer, volleyball, and other intramural and recreational activities.Link to this FAQ
I still have questions. Where can I go for more answers?
If you still have questions, feel free to contact a member of our academic or administrative offices using the links below. If your email is received after hours or on a day the College is closed, someone will get back to you during normal business hours.
- Email Office of Student Life: email@example.com
- Email Office of Residential Life: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email Office of Admissions: email@example.com
- Email Compass Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email Office of Financial Aid: email@example.com
- Email the Program Director for your major
- Undeclared? Email the Academic Dean of your Division