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Pick your first-year mansion starting on March 1, 2019!

Start checking out your residence hall options today.

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, as soon as you can, starting March 1, 2019.

How to Submit Your First-Year Housing Preference Form

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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.


  • Victorian-Era Mansions // Once occupied by some of Burlington's most prominent citizens, our 20 restored Victorian-era mansion residence halls house all first-year students.
  • Upper-Class Students // While many upper-class students choose to continue to live in our on-campus Victorians, some choose our other residential housing options:
    • Contemporary // Our contemporary, suite-style accommodations are right on or within walking distance from campus.
    • Apartment-Style // We have deluxe apartments just a few miles away, with shuttles running to and from campus with shuttles running from early morning to late at night.
    • Off-Campus // For those looking for comfortable living off campus, we have resources to help locate nearby housing.
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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.

  • Early Decision: within three weeks of date of admission letter
  • Regular Decision: by May 1
  • Transfers starting Fall 2019: within two weeks of date of admission letter

It will take up to 72 hours to process your deposits. You will not be able to submit your Housing Preference Form until your enrollment deposit is received. Keep reading for more information on how the process works.

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In order to begin the housing selection process, you must first make your enrollment deposit. If you have not yet done so, please visit to submit your your secure deposit. It will take up to 72 hours to fully process your deposit.

After your deposit has been processed, you will receive an email at the personal email address we have on file for you. The subject line reads: "[Student Name] important information about Champlain housing!" Once you receive that email, go to and follow the instructions to activate your Champlain account. After you activate your Champlain account, you may complete your Housing Preference form on The Housing Director. See 'Complete Your Housing Selection Preference Form' below. If 72 hours have passed since making your deposit, and you have not received your Housing email, please contact

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You can plan to activate your Champlain account about 72 hours after you have submitted your enrollment deposit. Follow the instructions for "New Users" on the activation page.

Activate my account

Please note that you will not be able to set up your email or access the majority of College online resources until after June 1, 2019, when your account has been fully implemented. However, you will need to have your account activated to submit your Housing Preference Form.

If you have difficulty activating your Champlain account, contact Champ Support at 802.860.2710 or

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After you have received your housing email and activated your Champlain account at, you are ready to log in to The Housing Director. The deadline for completion of this form is June 1, 2019, however, students who deposit after this date will still be able to access and submit the form. 

Visit The Housing Director (THD) (our online housing selection tool), 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.)

If you have trouble logging in, please first try a different browser. Contact Residential Life if you continue to experience issues.

  1. You will be taken to the Housing Hub home page. Select the "Application" tab and "Incoming Student Housing Selection Preference Form: (Fall 2019)" from the drop-down menu.
  2. Providing an electronic signature for the housing contract and clicking "Continue" will automatically bring you to the Housing Selection Preference Form.
  3. Complete the Housing Selection Preference Form, indicating the choices that best suit your lifestyle.

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). Follow the instructions below to find and select roommates.

  1. Complete a Roommate Profile by selecting the 'Personal Information' tab at the top of the screen and then clicking 'Roommate Profile' from the drop-down menu. (Maintain the default setting 'Make Profile Private: No' to enable roommate selection.) Complete the Profile so that other students can learn more about you, then click 'Update Roommate Profile'.
  2. To search for a roommate, select the 'Room Selection' tab, then 'Roommates/Suitemates' from the drop-down menu. Select Term 'Fall 2019' and click 'Submit'. Use the 'Advanced Roommate Search' section to identify other students with lifestyle choices and interests similar to your own. Students who meet your search requirements will be displayed.  Students who have already identified a roommate can search for that individual using the 'Simple Roommate Search' fields. (Only students who have completed a Roommate Profile will appear in the results.)
  3. You may send a message to any students you would like to connect with before requesting them as a roommate. Once you've selected the individual(s) you would like to live with click 'Request This Student.'
  4. Once a request is sent, the other student must confirm or cancel the request. Once a confirmation is complete, you're done!

Housing assignments will be made by August 16, 2019 and will appear on your THD home page.

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If you are in need of housing accommodations, please submit the Housing Accommodations Request Form.

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