New Student Orientation

For all new students starting in Fall term 2018

August 23—26, 2018

Deadline to register is August 1, 2018

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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:

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.