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There's nothing "average" about the residence halls at Champlain College. We never get tired of touting how our first-year students are all housed in one of the 20 Victorian-era mansions that ring the central campus. Many Champlain students opt to live in the mansions all four years because they love these gorgeous homes so much.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 welcome.champlain.edu 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 15, 2020; 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (802.860.2704) if you continue to experience issues.
You may edit the Incoming Student Housing Preference Form until June 15 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!
Please note: Students placed in College housing are bound by a cancellation policy (outlined below). We encourage you to be in touch with the Office of Housing and Residential Life at email@example.com as soon as possible if your plans for on-campus housing change after you have submitted your Incoming Student Housing Preference Form.
Incoming first-year and transfer students who reserve Main Campus housing by submitting the Incoming Student Housing Preference Form on The Housing Director (THD) have until August 2, 2020 to cancel their housing request without penalty. Beginning August 3, 2020, the following fees apply based on the date of cancellation:
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 1. Follow the instructions below to find and select roommates.
Housing assignments will be made by August 3, 2020, and will appear on your THD home page.Link to this FAQ
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 Accommodation 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 15:
Victorian-Era Res Halls
First-year students live in one of the 20 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
Details about our Virtual Admitted Student Day. We promise it will be fun, informative, and exciting (yay, prizes!).
Confirm your enrollment and reserve your place as a full-time first-year or transfer student at Champlain.
Exciting things are happening on the hill: Rail Jams, Esports tournaments, fashion shows, and more.