January New & International Student Orientation Events 

Champlain College students in the falling snow outside the brick facade of the IDX Student Life Center; the view of Lake Champlain in winter from the third floor of the Miller Information Commons with snow on roofs; Champlain student with dark sunglasses and bright green hat that matches the Champlain logo on his grey sweatshirt

Champlain College Orientation events for students starting in Spring 2018 term 

Welcome to the Champlain College community!

All new students will attend our January New Student Orientation. This includes first-year students starting in the Spring 2018 term as well as transfer students starting classes in January, and all of our international students who are arriving for the Spring 2018 term. 

Champlain College January New Student Orientation

For all new students starting in Spring term 2018

Please be advised that due to weather conditions in Burlington, Vermont, the Orientation will not start until Sunday, January 14, 2018. 

Orientation begins Sunday, January 14 with move-in and check-in. Residential students will check in at Skiff Hall (163 S. Willard Street) from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Once you are checked in, you can start moving into your residence hall. Commuter students will check in at the Student Life Center (262 S. Willard Street) from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

For residential students needing to arrive on Saturday, January 13 regardless of the weather, a member of the Residential Life team will be available to help you from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Skiff Hall (163 S. Willard Street).

January 14, 2018

Champlain’s Orientation program is designed to get you acclimated to the College before your classes begin. Our January Orientation is smaller than the one we hold each August to welcome in the new class of first-year and transfer students however, our January Orientation is just as important—and just as fun and worthwhile. 

The rest of the activities focus on helping you get to know the campus:

You’ll be placed in a small group with other new students and an Orientation Leader who will be your guide for the events.

Your family is welcome to attend morning and early afternoon activities, and then there will be a special farewell to the folks at 3:30 PM. There will be additional activities and social events after families leave that run into the evening on Saturday and during the day on Sunday. You won’t want to miss any of it!

There is no fee to participate in January Orientation.

Please feel free to contact Jared Cadrette with any questions you have regarding Orientation.

Champlain College International Student Orientation

For all international students starting in Spring term 2018

Arrive on campus: January 10, 2018

Orientation: January 11–14, 2018

Event fee: $150

Registration required: Register now

International students will participate in both the special International Student Orientation and the general January Orientation for all new students. This special International Student Orientation is mandatory for all new incoming international and exchange students, as is the New Student Orientation for all new students.

The International Student Orientation is designed to help our international students get settled, take care of College business, and meet various staff and faculty. A variety of activities, workshops and outings are planned. The International Student Orientation fee is $150. This fee covers meals, expenses and activities held during Orientation week.

At the event, new International students will:

  • Gain an understanding of immigration and visa-related issues
  • Explore the campus and community
  • Make new friends
  • Learn more about the culture and customs of the United States

International Orientation important details

ARRIVAL: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Plan to arrive on this day. After you receive your student visa, please send your flight information to us so we can pick you up from your arrival location in Burlington, Vermont.

While International Student Orientation officially begins on Thursday, January 11, 2018, residence hall lodging is open and meals will be provided for those arriving on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. If you arrive before January 10, you will be responsible for your lodging, meals and transportation.

EVENT: Thursday, January 11–Saturday, January 13, 2018

The International Student Orientation will give you a chance to get settled into your residence hall, take care of College business and tour the campus.

International Orientation Leaders are available to help you get acquainted with the campus and the Burlington city center. This is a good opportunity to meet staff, faculty and other students who will help you throughout your stay at Champlain College.

Sessions on U.S. academics, public safety, housing and immigration are planned.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS: Saturday, January 13, 2018–Sunday, January 14, 2018

This Orientation will include a College welcome, student activities and a chance to meet the Champlain academic teams. All international and exchange students must also attend this two-day Orientation.


Email Jessa Karki with any questions about International Student Orientation.

For more information about being an admitted international student, please visit the international admitted student page.