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What is life at Champlain like?

A question often asked by prospective students is, “What are the residence halls at Champlain College like?” Well, allow us to paint a vivid picture for you. Our residence halls are not just places to live; they’re homes that reflect a blend of greatness, modernity, and breathtaking natural beauty. With sweeping views of Lake Champlain and the majestic Adirondack Mountains, our residence halls provide a backdrop that’s both inspiring and comforting.

A Variety of Accommodations

Our residence halls come in two distinct styles: Victorian-era mansions and contemporary suite-style options. For first-year students, the journey begins in one of our 21 meticulously restored Victorian mansions that surround our campus. These mansions, reminiscent of a bygone era, create a sense of heritage and community from the moment you step inside.

Returning and transfer students have the option of choosing from our contemporary suite-style residence halls. Located both on campus and in the surrounding Hill Section, these halls offer a modern living experience with all the amenities you’d expect. In addition, our luxury apartments at 194 St. Paul Street provide an upscale living option right in downtown Burlington, offering not only proximity to campus, but also vibrant city life and captivating waterfront views.

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What to Expect

Creating Community

The heart of Champlain’s residence halls is the sense of community they foster. Living here means being part of something bigger than yourself. The proximity to classes, downtown Burlington, and other important places ensures that you’re never far from where you need to be.

Guided Support Every Step of the Way

With a team of professional live-in staff and student Resident Assistants, you’ll never be alone on this journey. Together, this collaborative team ensures that you’re part of a close-knit community that wants you to thrive and grow. They work together to create an environment where you’re encouraged to explore, question, learn, and celebrate.

A Lifestyle Beyond Ordinary

Living at Champlain offers endless opportunities for personal growth, friendship, and college experiences. With easy access to classes, study spaces, and Lake Champlain, you’ll never run out of things to do. Plus, Burlington’s shops, restaurants, and water activities are just a short trip away.

“I truly feel at home and I love Champlain. I found myself by coming here. I know so much about myself in the world and I’ve had so many experiences handed to me and I really want to have other people experience these things. I feel like Champlain gives a lot of opportunities that other schools don’t and welcoming students to the campus is such a wonderful thing.”
DJ Miller, ‘22 , Marketing | Eustis, MA

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