Campus Life

Champlain College is a choose-your-own-adventure kind of school. Follow your interests, your curiosities, your beliefs, and your goals—they'll likely lead you to lifelong friendships.

This Is Your Moment

Stepping into independence is one of life’s most fun, exciting, and memorable times, and while you’ll certainly learn a lot in your classes, you’ll learn just as much about yourself and the world around you outside of class. Between on-campus events like Grind Open Mic nights and the Spring Meltdown; resume-building jobs and internships across campus; epic mountains to be climbed, skied, hiked, or ridden; and long study nights you’re bound to have at least a few of, your time at Champlain will move pretty fast. But we can help you make the most of it.

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Home Away From Home

When we say home, we mean it. As a first-year student, you won’t be living in a cookie-cutter dorm–we don’t have any of those. Instead, live in one of our 21 beautifully restored Victorians that surround campus

Our residence halls range in style from grand, stately mansions to modern apartments—each with breathtaking views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Whatever residence hall you’re in, we’re confident it’ll come to feel like home.

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Top 25

Burlington, Vermont—our beautiful hometown—was named one of the top 25 college towns in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure in 2023.


College students call Burlington, Vermont, their home away from home and make our city one of the best college towns in the nation.


Vermont was ranked by CNBC as the best state in the U.S. to live and work in 2023.

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Backdrop: Burlington

Our small state has a reputation for making big statements. That makes Burlington, Vermont, the perfect place to explore your biggest ideas.

See Why We Love Our Hometown

Live Well

Over the next four years, you’ll face challenges. Life after college will be tough at times, too. But you are not alone. Champlain has thought long and hard about helping you live well through it all.

From physical health to stress relief, Champlain College provides a support system to help you address the various aspects of your personal wellbeing.

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New Student Experience  
Take care of yourself. You can’t do good work if you’re not tending to your needs and your wellbeing, which should be your highest priority.
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Molli Shuker ’23, Game Design
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Clubs & Activities

Find Your People

As a Champlain student, you have endless opportunities to get involved in our campus and local community. As you settle in, you’ll find there are more than 60 clubs and organizations to explore.

From Hearthlight to hockey, you’re bound to find something that fits your interests, and if not, it’s super easy to start your own club!

Other Ways to Get Involved

Work On Campus

One of the many unique things about Champlain is the number of student jobs available on campus.  Check out Handshake, our job posting platform, to learn how you can get involved (and get paid).

Engage with Events on Campus

Once the school year begins, The View Events section is filled with opportunities to connect with different clubs, organizations, departments, and offices at Champlain.

Centers of Experience

Our Centers of Experience are hubs of innovation that connect Champlain talent to the greater Burlington community, and sometimes, to the world.

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Here for You

When you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Life at Champlain College comes with an unbeatable support system every step of the way.

Our vibrant and connected campus culture is a community. You won’t be just a number here. You’ll be a part of a collective of people who care about each other’s wellbeing and roots for one another’s success.

We Got You

Academic Support

Our academic support resources are designed to help you get the most out of your academic career.

Health & Wellness

Feel your best, inside and out. Our high-quality medical care and counseling services are available to all students to keep our community healthy and safe.

Everyday Life

The things we do every day make a big difference. Eating, getting around, tech support, staying safe – these things all play a big role in your student experience.

Career Support

Your future is right around the corner, and we’re here to help you get ready. Let’s develop a personalized plan to help you make your dream career a reality.

Community & Identity

We offer a range of support services, benefits, a variety of social and affinity organizations, and scholarships to the special people that make us who we are.

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