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Excited students at Champlain College orientation.

New Student Orientation

For all new students starting in Fall 2020

August 27–30, 2020

Registration Opens June 1

Champlain's New Student Orientation program is required and designed to get you acclimated to the College before your classes begin. 

The program starts at 8:00 AM on Thursday, August 27 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 with the hauling by Orientation Leaders, Resident Assistants (RAs), and move-in crews.

At check-in, you'll receive your full Orientation schedule of programs, activities, and opportunities. Here are some of the ways the New Student Orientation activities help you make a smooth transition to your life at Champlain:

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 27. Your family/friends can help you  move into your new home, enjoy the BBQ lunch, explore our vendor tables to tie up any loose ends, and hear from President Laurie Quinn's opening speech. After the President speaks, families depart and you will connect with your Orientation group to continue the day's activities. 

New Student Orientation typically receives rave reviews from incoming students. We fully expect this year's Orientation will do the same. We are confident you'll find it an exciting, fun-filled, and informative weekend to kick off your time at Champlain.

Please feel free to contact Orientation@champlain.edu with any questions.