New Student Orientation
For all new students starting in Fall term 2018
August 23—26, 2018
Deadline to register is August 1, 2018
Champlain's orientation program is designed to get you acclimated to the College before your classes begin.
The program starts at 8:00 AM on Thursday, August 23 when the residence halls open. You and your family will have the morning to get your things settled into your residence hall. You'll be assisted by Orientation Leaders, Resident Assistants (RAs) and move-in crews.
You might even have Don Laackman (the President of Champlain) on your move-in crew. After moving in, students and families should head to the residence halls for formal check-in. At check-in, students and families receive their full Orientation schedules. Many of the activities focus on helping you get to know the campus:
helping you put names to faces
meeting and mingling with other students and faculty
learning the ins and outs of advising
finding out about study abroad
understanding campus safety and all the resources we have
checking out campus clubs and organizations and how to plug into them
exploring sports and athletics at Champlain
where to find health and wellness services
accessing academic resources through our SMART space
connecting with student life activities
You'll be placed in a group with other new students and an Orientation Leader who will be your guide for the events. We encourage families to participate in the Orientation program on Thursday, August 23 through the President's Welcome. You can help your students move into their new homes, enjoy the BBQ lunch, explore our vendor tables to tie up any loose ends, and hear from President Donald J. Laackman.
After the President speaks, part ways with your student as they go off with their Orientation groups. In the past, our program has received rave reviews. This year our Orientation will no doubt be an exciting, fun-filled and informative weekend to kick off your time at Champlain.
Please feel free to contact Jared Cadrette with any questions you have regarding Orientation.