Housing & Meal Plans

Students contract on-campus housing for an entire academic year unless they have indicated plans to study abroad for a semester or will graduate early. Students are responsible for the costs associated with their contract, regardless of whether they choose to move off-campus during the academic year.  (Residents of 194 St. Paul Street have a different contract and are responsible for the full cost unless agreed upon with Office of Residential Life.) 

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​Students contract on-campus housing for an entire academic year unless they have indicated plans to study abroad for a semester or will graduate early. Students who participate in Housing Selection are encouraged to contact the Office of Residential Life immediately if their plans to live on-campus change. Students placed in College housing are bound by the cancellation policies noted below.

Main Campus Housing Costs & Cancellation Policy

Residence Hall Cost per Year Cost per Semester
Standard $9,856 $4,982
Boardman Hall $10,978 $5,489
Montreal, Dublin $11,252 $5,626
Butler Hall, Juniper Hall, Valcour Hall $10,418 $5,209
Damage Deposit TBD N/A

Main Campus Cancellation Policy:


For any new incoming student (first year student, transfer student, or newly readmitted student) who reserves Main Campus housing through Aug 2, 2020 and cancels it, the cancellation policy is:

  • Cancel through Aug 2, 2020: no penalty
  • Cancel Aug 3 - Aug 15, 2020: $250 penalty
  • Cancel any time on or after Aug 16, 2020: $500 penalty
  • Cancel after move-in, including mid-year: student is responsible for the full cost of the semester, plus $500 penalty

For any continuing upperclass student who reserves Main Campus housing during Housing Selection and later cancels it, the cancellation policy is:

  • Cancel through May 15: no penalty
  • Cancel May 16 - July 15: $250 penalty
  • Cancel any time on or after July 16: $500 penalty
  • Cancel after move-in, including mid-year: student is responsible for the full cost of the semester, plus $500 penalty

For any continuing upperclass student who is assigned to Main Campus housing after regular Housing Selection and later cancels it, or for any new incoming student who reserves Main Campus housing after the Housing Assignment Announcement date (Aug 3, 2020) and cancels it, the cancellation policy is:

  • Cancel within two weeks (14 days) of the assignment: no penalty
  • Cancel between 15 days and 44 days after placement: $250 penalty
  • Cancel any time on or after 45 days after placement: $500 penalty
  • Any cancellation after move-in, including mid-year: student is responsible for the full cost of the semester, plus $500 cancellation fee

Cancellation penalties will be added to the student account. If moving off-campus in the middle of the semester, a student will not be credited with any prorated portion for the remainder of the current semester. This cancellation policy does not apply to those leaving for approved reasons, including approved study abroad. 

194 St. Paul Street Contract Costs & Cancellation Policy

194 St. Paul Street 9-month contract
Studio $13,516
2 Bedroom $11,476
3 Bedroom $10,456
4 Bedroom $9,690 
4 Bedroom Loft $9,946
Damage Deposit TBD

194 St. Paul Cancellation Policy:

Students assigned to 194 St Paul during Housing Selection:

  • Notice provided through May 15: NO FEE ASSESSED
  • Notice provided May 16-July 15: $250 cancellation fee
  • Notice provided July 16-Aug 27, (or prior to move-in, whichever comes first): $500 cancellation fee
  • Notice provided August 28 or later or after move-in: students is responsible for the full cost of the Housing Agreement term

Students assigned to 194 St. Paul after Housing Selection:

  • Notice provided within two-weeks of assignment: NO FEE ASSESSED
  • Notice provided between 15 days and 44 days of placement: $250 cancellation fee
  • Notice provided 45 days or more after placement: $500 cancellation fee
  • Notice provided August 28 or later, or after move-in: student is responsible for the full cost of the cost of the Housing Agreement term

Cancellation fees will be added to a student's account.

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​Students contract on-campus housing for an entire academic year unless they have indicated plans to study abroad for a semester or will graduate early. Students are responsible for the costs associated with their contract, regardless of whether they choose to move off-campus during the academic year. (Residents of 194 St. Paul Street have a different contract—for 11.5 months—and are responsible for the full cost unless agreed upon with Student Life.)

Residence Hall Cost per Year Cost per Semester
Standard $9,856 $4,982
Boardman Hall $10,978 $5,489
Montreal, Dublin N/A $5,489
Butler Hall, Juniper Hall, Valcour Hall $10,418 $5,209
Damage Deposit $50 N/A


194 St. Paul Street Annual
Studio $15,900
2 Bedroom $13,500
3 Bedroom $12,300
4 Bedroom $11,400
4 Bedroom Loft $11,700
Damage Deposit $150

*Housing costs for 194 St Paul Street are split across three billing periods. The Fall and Spring bill will account for 85% of the annual cost; the Summer bill will account for 15% of the annual cost.

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Residential students (other than those living at 194 St. Paul Street or on the Montreal or Dublin campuses) are required to purchase the Carte Blanche meal plan, which provides unlimited visits to the Dining Hall and includes $150 Residential Flex dollars for purchases at the EATS food court in the CCM building.

The cost of the Carte Blanche meal plan for the 2020-2021 academic year is $5,998 or $2,999 per semester.

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Students residing at 194 St. Paul Street or in an off-campus apartment may purchase a meal plan online (beginning July 6, 2020) or contact Compass Student Services at 802.992.1474 or compass@champlain.edu.

In addition to the Carte Blanche meal plan (the residential plan outlined above) which is available for purchase, there are three other meal plan options for the 2020-2021 academic year. The plans outlined below can be purchased using this form.

Silver 30 Block Meal Plan TBD 30 meals at IDX Dining Hall and $100 Flex for EATS CCM Food Court
Gold 50 Block Meal Plan TBD 50 meals at IDX Dining Hall and $200 Flex for EATS CCM Food Court
Diamond 100 Block Meal Plan TBD 100 meals at IDX Dining Hall and $500 Flex for EATS CCM Food Court
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A 25-meal plan is available to faculty and staff  for use at the IDX Dining Hall; it can be purchased securely online here

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Meals at IDX: Meal plans will be used first at the IDX Dining Hall. If you run out of meals on your commuter or employee meal plan, your Flex account will be charged first, then Cash Card balances will be used.

Meals at EATS: Your Residential Flex credit ($150 per semester for residential students) will be debited first, then Retail Flex will be debited. If you run out of Retail Flex, then your Cash Card balances will be used. Meal plans are not valid at EATS.

Credit/debit cards and cash are also accepted at both the IDX Dining Hall and EATS.

Dining hall hours of operation

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For those individuals who do not have a meal plan at Champlain, food is still available at a per meal cost as listed below.

The following prices are accurate for the 2018-2019 academic year and will be updated for 2019-2020 by March 15, 2019.

  • Breakfast $7.00
  • Lunch $9.00
  • Dinner $11.00
  • Specialty Dinner $11.00
  • Late Night $9.00
  • Weekend Brunch $9.00
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Sick meals are for when you're feeling under the weather and can't make it out of the dorm. Ask your roommate or RA to print out and bring a sick meal form to the dining hall and we will set you up with a meal. We will prepare it and they can bring it back for you.

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Your ID card serves as your student or employee ID, meal plan card, and residence hall key. Your ID card also works as a debit card. There are two types of funds that you can place on your card:

Cash Card works as a debit card at certain campus sites, including EATS, the campus store, mailroom, and campus laundry facilities. The card may be used with these vendors in the greater Burlington area, and at any merchants who display our CC Cash Card logo. Cash Card is refundable when a student/employee departs from Champlain College (less a $10 processing fee). Tuition payments are not permissible via the CC Cash Card.

Retail Flex is ONLY available for use in EATS. Flex is non-refundable and expires at the end of the academic year.

Students, parents and employees may deposit online to the Cash Card and/or Retail Flex Accounts; the minimum single daily deposit is $20 and the maximum single daily deposit is $500.

Learn more about your Cash Card, including how to make deposits, on our ID & Cash Card page.

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