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 2019 term 

Welcome to the Champlain College community!

All new students will attend our January New Student Orientation. This includes first-year students, transfer students, and international students starting classes in January.

Champlain College January New Student Orientation

For all new students starting in Spring term 2019

Orientation begins Sunday, January 13 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.

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 Sunday. You won't want to miss any of it!

There is no fee to participate in January Orientation.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS: Saturday, January 12, 2019 (starting at 1:00 PM)-Sunday, January 13, 2019
New Student  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.  

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 2019

Arrive on campus: January 9, 2019

Orientation: January 10–12, 2019

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 accommodate the early arrival to campus of our new international and exchange students and to help them  get settled, take care of College business, and meet various staff and faculty ahead of New Student Orientation. 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 this early 3-day Orientation program.

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 9, 2019

Plan to arrive on this day. After you receive your student visa, please send your flight information to Jessa Karki, Director of International Student Services so we can pick you up from your arrival location in Burlington, Vermont.

While International Student Orientation officially begins on Thursday, January 10, 2019, residence hall lodging is open, and meals will be provided for those arriving on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. If you arrive before January 9, you will be responsible for your lodging, meals, and transportation.

ORIENTATION: Thursday, January 10–Saturday, January 12, 2019

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 time at Champlain College.

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

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.