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Second-Year Experience

Download the Second-Year Experience Schedule [PDF]

What is Second-Year Experience? The first-ever Orientation for second-year students! 

When? Friday, August 27 - Sunday, August 29.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2024 didn't get the typical Orientation experience they deserve. That's why, as we shed the weight of strict pandemic guidelines, we are so excited to welcome them back to campus early for an unforgettable Orientation experience!

Registration is closed for the Second-Year Experience. Please contact with any questions, or if you need to cancel your registration.

Here's what you need to know:

  • On Friday, August 27, you can begin moving into your residence hall starting at 8 AM
  • Our Second-Year Experience programming will kick off at 11 AM with lunch. We have an array of social engagement opportunities scheduled for you on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • We'll provide you with the resources you need to be successful in your second year at Champlain and give you time to acclimate to our campus community
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Some (but not all!) of the weekend's highlights include: 

  • Lake Champlain boat cruise
  • Lunch with faculty and Deans
  • Fun in the IDX Student Life Center, featuring the Grind Coffeehouse (live music!)
  • Scavenger hunt, where you'll meet many student leaders and staff
  • Games on the green
  • Movie under the stars
  • And so much more! A full schedule will be available shortly before you arrive on campus.
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