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

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 $150 N/A

194 St. Paul Street Contract Costs

194 St. Paul Street (11.5 month contract) Cost per Year*
Studio $15,900
2 Bedroom $13,500
3 Bedroom $12,300
4 Bedroom $11,400
4 Bedroom Loft $11,700
Damage Deposit $450

*Charged at 42.5% each for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semester.

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The following cancellation policies have been updated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are unique to the 2020-2021 academic year.

For any continuing student who is newly assigned campus housing for Spring 2021 semester, including 194 St Paul, before November 25, 2020, and later cancels it, the cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Cancel through December 11, 2020: no cancellation fee
  • Cancel December 12 - 31, 2020: $250 cancellation fee
  • Cancel any time on or after January 1, 2021: $500 cancellation fee
  • Cancel after move-in: the student is responsible for the full cost of the semester

For any continuing student who is newly assigned to campus housing for Spring 2021 semester, including 194 St Paul, on or after November 25, 2020 and later cancels it, or for any new incoming student who is assigned Main Campus housing after the Incoming Student Housing Assignment Announcement date (by mid-January, 2021) and cancels it, the cancellation policy is:

  • Cancel within two weeks (14 days) of the assignment: no cancellation fee
  • Cancel between 15 days and 30 days after placement: $250 cancellation fee
  • Cancel any time on or after 31 days after placement: $500 cancellation fee
  • Any cancellation after move-in, including mid-year: the student is responsible for the full cost of the semester

If you have already been assigned campus housing and are requesting a room reassignment, then you will be held to the original cancellation policy.

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Welcome to your home at Champlain College. It takes a lot of work to care for our Victorian-era mansions and more modern dormitories—we need your help!

Carelessness, vandalism, and damage to and/or theft of Champlain College property costs thousands of dollars and requires thousands of hours of labor each year. You can help reduce escalating damage costs and personal expenses.

This table lists some of the residential items frequently damaged by students as well as the approximate cost to repair or replace the item.

CARPENTRY    
  Ceiling tile damage, 2'x4' $28
  Ceiling tile damage, 2'x2'  $22
  Specialty wood, cabinet, other Actual
  Bulletin board, 4'x8' $170
  Floor tile (each) $54
  Carpet (sq yd) $29
  Major repairs Actual
ELECTRICAL    
  Light switch $91
  Wall receptacle $91
  Switch/recept cover $8
  Unauthorized wiring Actual
  Light cover $80
  Telephone jack $115
LIFE SAFETY    
  Smoke detector $144
  Emergency light $259
  Fire extinguisher (non emergency) Replace: $148
    Recharge: $83
  Safety postings (1st offense) $150
  Fire dept. trip (1st offense) $550
  Exit sign $153
  Smoke detector battery (missing) $45
  Fire alarm pull station (1st offense) $600
PHONE/NETWORK    
  Phone replacement $600
  Cable (per ft) $35
WINDOWS    
  Broken window $182-$583
  Vinyl shade $48
  Screen, missing or broken $160
  Thermopane (sq ft) $188
DOORS and LOCKS    
  Room number $31
  Room door $230-$1,021
  Hinges (each) $19
  Door closer $361
  Lock set / hardware $325
  Lock core and key $85
  Electronic lock set $1,025
  Replace key $31
  Reprogram card access (lost card) $52
  Chipped door casing $55
  Dead bolt  $238
BATHROOMS    
  Paper towel dispenser $55
  Soap dispenser $37
  Hand sanitizer dispenser $37
  Toilet seat $46
  Toilet paper dispenser $46
  Faucet, sink $239
  Mirror (sq ft) $11
  Toilet, tank only $159
  Toilet, complete $466
  Tub/shower tile (sq ft) $19
  Bathroom partitions Doors: $151
    Walls: $226
  Shower curtain $48
  Shower rod $30
HVAC    
  Thermostat $76
  Thermostat, programmable $340
  Air grille $220
  Baseboard radiator cover (per ft) $24
DORM FURNITURE    
  Desk chair Repair: $94
    Replace: $135
  Desk Repair: $234
    Replace: $346
  Dresser Repair: $234
    Replace: $440
  Wardrobe Repair: $301
    Replace: $685
  Mattress $219
  Bed frame, complete Repair: $113
    Replace: $235
  Loft kit $211
LOUNGE FURNITURE    
  Armchair $1,127
  Couch Repair: $609
    Replace: $1,951
  TV cabinet Repair: $130
    Replace: $586
  End table Repair: $125
    Replace: $396
  Coffee table Repair: $215
    Replace: $414
  Lamp $54
OTHER    
  Outdoor Bench $361
  Graffiti $110
  Specialist $115/hr
  Physical Plant, misc. hours $60/hr
  Housekeeping cleaning $50/hr
  Wall repaint $140
  Recycling bin $19
  Trash can $12
  Holes in wall Small: $90
    Large: $160
  Furniture disposal $120
     

Contractors

Listed charges cover materials and shipping and handling only. Labor will be added as required at applicable rates or per actual contractor invoices. Vandalism repair will be billed at overtime rate.

Structural Damage

All repairs of walls, floors, ceilings, or built-in furniture will be based on current labor and material costs. A minimum charge of $50.00 will be assessed against any student who builds lofts, closets, etc. which are nailed into walls or furniture.

Fire Safety

Removing smoke detector batteries and tampering with the fire extinguishers, fire alarms and CO detectors isn't smart or funny-it's deadly! Each year, college students across the country perish in residence hall fires. Often, their deaths could have been prevented by properly functioning life safety equipment. Be smart and stay alive!

Other

There will be a 3 hour minimum cleaning charge of $40.00/hour for an excessively messy hall or room found at the end of the semester or at any time during the school year.

Tampering with cable television, electric, telephone or other utility service carries a $225.00 minimum charge. All other items that don't appear on this list will be billed at current labor and material costs. There is a minimum 3 hour labor charge after hours (nights and weekends).

All prices are subject to change without prior notice. These prices have been prepared by the Physical Plant using the most current information.

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Students contract on-campus housing for an entire academic year unless they have approved plans to study abroad for a semester, will graduate early or are choosing the 11.5-month contract for 194 St. Paul Street. Students placed in College housing are bound by the cancellation policies noted below. 

Main Campus Housing Costs

Residence Hall Cost per Year Cost per Fall: Payment due 8/1/2021 Cost per Spring: Payment due 12/1/2021
Standard $9,856 $4,928 $4,928
Boardman Hall $10,978 $5,489 $5,489
Butler Hall, Juniper Hall, Valcour Hall $10,418 $5,209 $5,209
Montreal, Dublin $11,536 $5,768 $5,768
Damage Deposit $100 $50 $50

194 St. Paul Street Contract Costs

194 St. Paul Street (11.5-month contract) Cost per Year* Cost per Summer: Payment Due 5/1/2021 Cost per Fall: Payment Due 8/1/2021 Cost per Spring: Payment Due 12/1/2021
Studio $15,900 $2,384 $6,758 $6,758
2 Bedroom $13,500 $2,024 $5,738 $5,738
3 Bedroom $12,300 $1,844 $5,228 $5,228
4 Bedroom $11,772 $1,766 $5,003 $5,003
4 Bedroom Loft $12,052 $1,808 $5,122 $5,122
Damage Deposit $450 $150 $150 $150

*Charged at 15% for Summer and 42.5% each for Fall and Spring semester.

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For any new incoming student (first year, transfer, or newly readmitted student) who reserves Main Campus housing starting Fall 2021 and later cancels it, the cancellation policy is*: 

  • Cancel on or before August 1: No cancellation fee
  • Cancel between August 2 and August 15: $250 fee
  • Cancel on or after August 16: $500 fee
  • Cancel after move-in, including mid-semester: student is responsible for the full cost of the semester

*Any student who reserves Main Campus housing after the Housing Announcement (August 3, 2021) will have a two-week grace period to cancel without fee. Cancelling beyond two weeks will put the student on the above cancellation schedule. 

For any current upperclass student who reserves Main Campus housing starting Fall 2021 and later cancels it, the cancellation policy is*:

  • Cancel on or before May 15: no fee
  • Cancel between May 16 and July 15: $250 fee
  • Cancel on or after July 16, whichever is later: $500 fee
  • Cancel after move-in, including mid-semester: student is responsible for the full cost of the semester

*Any student who reserves Main Campus housing after the Housing Selection process (April 7, 2021) will have a two-week grace period to cancel without fee. Cancelling beyond two weeks will put the student on the above cancellation schedule. 

Room Reassignment Requests:

  • If you have already been assigned campus housing and request a new room assignment, then you will be held to the original cancellation policy.
  • Meal plans cannot be refunded after move-in; any student who requests a room assignment from Main Campus to 194 St. Paul after move-in will continue to have the full meal plan for the remainder of that semester.

Cancel between Semesters:

For any student living in Main Campus housing (not 194 St. Paul) during the fall semester who wishes to cancel their spring semester housing for a reason other than approved study abroad, the cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Cancel before your return for spring semester: $500 cancellation fee (student should remove all belongings immediately, and no later than January 9, 2022)
  • Cancel after move-in for spring semester: student is responsible for the full cost of the semester

To cancel your housing reservation, please email reslife@champlain.edu for instructions.

If a student is withdrawing from the College, the Withdrawal Policy supersedes the Housing Cancellation Policy.

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Any student who reserves 194 St. Paul housing with a start date of June 1, 2021 and later cancels it, the cancellation policy is*:

  • Cancel on or before April 15: No cancellation fee
  • Cancel between April 16 and May 15: $250 fee**
  • Cancel between May 16 and May 31: $500 fee**
  • Cancel on or after June 1: student is responsible for the full cost of the Housing Agreement Term

*Any student who reserves 194 St. Paul housing after the Housing Selection process (March 22, 2021) will have a two-week grace period to cancel without fee. Cancelling beyond two weeks will put the student on the above cancellation schedule.

**A student currently living in the building under the previous year's contract who cancels after the end date of that year's contract but before the start date of their next year's contract (i.e. between May 9 and May 31, 2021) will be charged a $500 cancellation fee. They are expected to vacate the suite immediately. 

Any student who signs a 194 St. Paul Housing Agreement and remains an active Champlain College student will be held responsible for housing costs for the entire Housing Agreement Term upon move-in. 

A student may apply for reassignment to a Main Campus room prior to move-in at 194 St. Paul. In this case, they are subject to the Main Campus Cancellation Policy dates. 

To cancel your housing reservation, please email reslife@champlain.edu for instructions.

If a student is withdrawing from the College, the Withdrawal Policy supersedes the Housing Cancellation Policy.

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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 $365 30 meals at IDX Dining Hall and $100 Retail Flex for EATS CCM Food Court
Gold 50 Block Meal Plan $585 50 meals at IDX Dining Hall and $200 Retail Flex for EATS CCM Food Court
Diamond 100 Block Meal Plan $1200 100 meals at IDX Dining Hall and $500 Retail 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 Hours of Operation:

IDX

Monday 
Breakfast 7:15–10:30 AM 
Lite Fare 10:30–11:15 AM
Lunch 11:15 AM–2:00 PM
Lite Fare 2:00–4:30 PM
Dinner 4:30–8:00 PM

Tuesday–Friday
Breakfast 7:15-10:30 AM 
Lite Fare 10:30-11:15 AM
Lunch 11:15 AM-4:30 PM  
Dinner 4:30–7:00 PM
Lite Fare 7:00–8:30 PM
Late Night 8:30–11:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday 
Continental Breakfast 9:00–11:00 AM
Brunch 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Lite Fare 2:00–4:30 PM
Dinner 4:30– 7:00 PM


ZIME
Monday–Friday 7:30 AM–3:00 PM

The Grille
Monday–Friday 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Saturday 4:00–1:00 PM 
Sunday - 4:00–11:00 PM

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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 2020-2021 academic year and will be updated for 2021-2022.

  • Breakfast $7.50
  • Lunch $9.50
  • Dinner $11.50
  • Specialty Dinner $11.50
  • Late Night $9.50
  • Weekend Brunch $9.50
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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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