Top 10 Things to Know About Parking

There's a lot to know about transportation options at Champlain College. But, if you'll be driving on campus, there are a few really important things that you need to know. Read through our top ten things to know, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

What you need to know about parking at Champlain College


Permits are Required 24/7

ALL Champlain College students and employees must obtain a permit for their cars each semester, regardless of where or when they park. It's easy and free in some cases.


First-Year Parking is Restricted

First-year residential students are not permitted to bring a vehicle to campus. A waiver is possible for students that meet eligibility criteria.


Residential Students Need a Permit to Park

Eligible residential students require a Zone 2 permit and are required to park at 115 or 175 Lakeside Avenue. Residential students may NOT park in main campus lots or along ANY city streets between 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday. See


Commuter Parking is Free

Parking is FREE at 175 Lakeside Avenue for Zone 1 permit holders. Champlain operates a free shuttle service seven days a week between Lakeside Campus, 194 Saint Paul Street and Main Campus.


Parking Spots are Not Guaranteed

When you purchase a Champlain College parking permit, you are paying for the right to park in one of several zone-specific Champlain lots. On-street parking within your designated zone is not guaranteed.


Short-Term Parking is Available

All regular main campus parking lots are pay-per-use with an hourly fee and some have time limits. Payment is required between 8:00 AM–4:00 PM using the Parkmobile app.


No Parking on Adjacent Streets

Champlain College students and employees are prohibited from parking on any Burlington street that is not specifically zoned for Champlain College affiliates (see black dots on parking map). Students and employees are not considered "public" with regard to parking.


No Parking in Restricted Lots

Perry Hall/West Hall and Boardman Hall lots and Finney Quad are restricted and enforced 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Boardman Hall lot is for those who obtain a Zone 5 permit only. Perry Hall/West Hall lot is for visitors to the Admissions office only.


Visitor Parking Requires a Temporary Permit

Visitors should obtain a temporary guest permit prior to arrival on campus. This can be obtained by the Champlain employee hosting the guest using or by emailing the Transportation Office three days prior to the visit.


You're Guaranteed a Ride Home

All permit holders in Zone 2 are automatically enrolled in CATMA's Guaranteed Ride Home program, which provides for a free cab ride if the shuttles are not operating. All Zone 1 permit holders are also eligible to enroll. See