New Student Orientation
For all new students starting in Fall term 2019
August 22—25, 2019
Deadline to register: August 1, 2019
Champlain's New Student Orientation program is required and is designed to get you acclimated to the College before your classes begin.
The program starts at 8:00 AM on Thursday, August 22 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. You might even have Don Laackman (the President of Champlain) on your move-in crew.
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:
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
locating 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 22. Your family/friends can help you move into your new homes, enjoy the BBQ lunch, explore our vendor tables to tie up any loose ends, and hear from President Donald J. Laackman'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.