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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‚ÄčStudents 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

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

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

Main Campus Cancellation Policy:

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

  • Cancel by August 24 AND prior to move-in: no fees or room and board charges will be incurred
  • Cancel on or after August 25 AND prior to move in: $500 penalty 
  • Cancel after move-in: student is responsible for the full semester room and board charges

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

  • Cancel by August 24 AND prior to move-in: no fees or room and board charges will be incurred
  • Cancel on or after August 25 AND prior to move in: $500 penalty 
  • Cancel after move-in: student is responsible for the full semester room and board charges

Cancellation penalties will be added to the student account. If moving off-campus after move-in, 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 and withdrawal from the College. 

194 St. Paul Street Contract Costs & Cancellation Policy

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.

194 St. Paul Cancellation Policy:

For any continuing upperclass student who is returning to, or newly moving into, 194 St Paul Street for Fall 2020, the cancellation policy is:

  • Cancel by August 24 AND prior to move-in: no fees or room and board charges will be incurred
  • Cancel on or after August 25 AND prior to move in: $500 penalty 
  • Cancel after move-in: student is responsible for the full semester room and board charges

Cancellation penalties will be added to the student account. If moving off-campus after move-in, 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 and withdrawal from the College. 

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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 Flex for EATS CCM Food Court
Gold 50 Block Meal Plan $585 50 meals at IDX Dining Hall and $200 Flex for EATS CCM Food Court
Diamond 100 Block Meal Plan $1200 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 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 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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