Phone: (802) 860-2704
Below you will find a set of questions that we get all the time. Answers are provided along with links to additional resources where appropriate.
194 Saint Paul Street residence features studio, 2-person, 3-person, 4-person, and 4-person townhouse suites, requires a 11.5 month commitment and does not require a meal plan. Graduating senior contracts will not include the summer term and will end the day after Spring graduation. As a premier housing option, there is an application process to live in this facility. Eligible students must be in good disciplinary standing with the institution and cannot be on residential or disciplinary probation at the time of their application. Seniors and juniors will be given priority for this building. For more eligibility and contract information visit the 194 St. Paul Street website. The deadline to submit an application is February 21, 2020.
Students apply as individuals for a single bed within a unit, but are encouraged to indicate their preferred roommate(s) and to try to fill units. Residential Life will fill suites during the application process based on eligibility requirements. Preference will be given to 3rd- and 4th-year students. Notification of application approval will be emailed to applicants. To finalize approval, students must complete a housing agreement and submit $1,000 housing deposit by March 17. Please note that this facility requires an 11.5 month commitment and offers no flexibility to move.
Studying abroad? Residents wanting to study abroad may identify a replacement for their vacancy who meets the eligibility requirements for Champlain College housing and 194 Saint Paul Street and request to re-assign their space to that individual for the Spring term only. The original contract holder will still be responsible for the summer portion of the lease.
Housing at 194 is gender-inclusive. Champlain reserves the right to assign or reassign students to fill open rooms in suites regardless of gender.Link to this FAQ
Housing for 194 St. Paul is not part of the traditional housing selection process. Students meeting eligibility requirements must submit an application to reside at 194 St. Paul Street. If approved, students will need to submit a $1000 housing deposit as well as a $500 tuition deposit. For more information about eligibility and the application process for this residence, please visit the 194 Saint Paul Street website.Link to this FAQ
No student parking is permitted, either on-site or in the adjoining neighborhood, at any time. Consistent with College policy, students bringing a vehicle to campus must register the vehicle with the College. Dedicated parking is available at 115 Lakeside Avenue, the Residential Student Zone 2 lot. A Champlain shuttle will run to main campus as well as to 115 Lakeside Avenue.
Residence halls for students who must have easy access to their cars are: Boardman, 396 Main Street, North House, Sanders Hall, 371 Main Street, 158 South Willard. Students must meet eligibility requirement and pay for Zone 5 permit.Link to this FAQ
Housing selection is the process by which current Champlain College students sign up for spaces to live for the academic year. Students who are not currently attending Champlain College are not able to take part in housing selection or be pulled into a room.Link to this FAQ
We believe that the unique residence halls and apartment-style living that Champlain offers hold something of value for all of our traditional students. On April 3, students who submitted their Housing Deposit by the March 17 deadline will receive a time block to participate in the housing selection process on April 6, April 7 or April 9.Link to this FAQ
Students who want to live on campus must submit a $500 housing deposit ($1000 for 194 St. Paul Street)* and a $500 tuition deposit. All deposits are paid online on TouchNet under the tab EDeposits. To submit your deposits, please visit our Housing & Tuition Deposit page and follow the step-by-step instructions. Questions or concerns regarding the deposit should be directed to Compass Student Services at (802) 860-2777.
*Please see specific FAQ section dedicated to 194 St. Paul Street.Link to this FAQ
Students who deposit or apply for a waiver after the March 17 deadline will not be able to take part in the housing selection process and may not be pulled in via proxy. Students who decide to live in campus housing and miss the deadline will be placed on a waiting list and assigned to spaces that become available over the summer based on the date they submitted their deposits. Please note that there will be no exceptions made for late deposits, however, students can still work with Residential Life to find housing.
Please contact Compass Student Services at (802) 860-2777 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns or questions regarding your deposit PRIOR to March 17.Link to this FAQ
Yes! Housing selection takes place online using The Housing Director (THD) system. Students will be able to select roommates and a room for the 2020-2021 academic year by visiting THD during their time block.
Only students who met the March 17 deposit or waiver deadline will be able to take part in the online housing selection process.
Be sure to review our step-by-step guide and video in advance of the housing selection process so you're ready to go when your time block opens!Link to this FAQ
Students will select a room online during an assigned time block. Time blocks will occur at intervals during specific days and hours. Once a student's time block opens they will be able to enter a room selection at anytime during their allotted block, but they may only select one room. No changes will be allowed. Students will be notified of their time blocks on Friday, April 3 at noon on The Housing Director. Students will receive time blocks for each night they are eligible to participate. Students will participate in the appropriate time block based on their housing choice.
Time blocks are assigned only to students who have met the March 17 deposit or waiver deadline. Time blocks are assigned based upon the number of credits earned toward graduation (completed credits, not credits currently enrolled in). The more credits, the earlier the registration time block. For example, rising seniors receive the earliest time blocks, followed by rising juniors and then rising sophomores. Please rectify any credit discrepancies with the Registrar's Office prior to March 17.
Dates and times for time blocks are listed on our Important Housing Dates page.Link to this FAQ
Students who are unable to sign in during their time block may select someone in their roommate pairing to sign on and select a room for their group. Only one student in a roommate group should sign up for the entire group. Do not give your password or login credentials to anyone for any reason. Should you not be able to log in during your time block or have a roommate group please contact the Residential Life Office in Skiff Hall.
Please note that the only students who will be allowed into the housing selection process are those who paid or received a waiver by the March 17 deadline. Students who did not pay or receive a waiver by the deadline cannot be pulled into a room or suite. Residential Life will provide a training video and a how-to guide to assist students in learning the process.Link to this FAQ
During the housing selection process, students signing up for spaces will be allowed to fill the room, suite or apartment they are signing up with "pull-ins" (roommates). This means that a student signing up for a double room will be able to pull-in one friend; a triple, two friends; a quad, three friends. Prior to signing up for a room during the time block for each group, students should complete the following actions on or after April 3 at 12:00 PM:
One designated member of the student group should sign on to The Housing Director during the housing selection process to sign up for a room or suite. The system will automatically assign everyone in the roommate pairing set up prior to housing selection to the space selected. The person with the earliest selection time should be the group leader, and all students in that pairing must have not only selected each other but accepted the group request.
Should a space with the number of a roommate grouping not be available at the time of selection, students may need to readjust the roommate group to sign up for a different room that will accommodate that group. For instance, should a group of three attempt to sign up for a triple room and all triple rooms have been assigned, that roommate group will need to either reduce the size of the group to be able to search for double rooms or they can search for rooms or suites of a larger size. A triple grouping will not be able to search for a double room as it exceeds the capacity of that space.Link to this FAQ
Champlain College commits to housing its incoming first-year students on Main Campus. For this reason, a large number of beds on Main Campus will not be available for returning students. A list of rooms that will be available to returning students is available here. You may also pick up a paper copy of this list at the Residential Life Office in Skiff Hall.Link to this FAQ
Residence halls for students who must have easy access to their cars are: Boardman and 158 South Willard. Students must meet eligibility requirements and pay for Zone 5 permit.Link to this FAQ
Approximately 356 beds on the main part of campus will be held exclusively for students beginning their second or third semesters at Champlain. Lakeview Hall, Adirondack Hall, Butler Hall, Juniper Hall, and Valcour Hall will be open to students with 24 or fewer completed credits. Please make sure you are aware of how many credits you have completed. Students who want to live in these residences will take part in the online process on Monday, April 6 during their time block and will be allowed to pull-in friends to their rooms. Please note that all students being pulled-in must also meet the 24 or fewer credits requirement. These beds will be available until filled, at which time rising sophomores will need to select from available options during the other nights of housing selection.
Students with more than 24 credits who want to appeal their right to sign up for these residences may do so by calling (802) 865-5487 to make an appointment with Kate Ford no later than March 31. Students with more than 24 credits who have not been granted an appeal will not be allowed to sign up for a space or be pulled in to these residences.Link to this FAQ
Champlain College students with documented disabilities may request appropriate and reasonable housing accommodations within the context of current housing policies. The Housing Accommodations Request Form must be submitted each year by March 17 for review and renewal of appropriate accommodations related to Residential Life. Please send completed forms to The Office of Accessibility at email@example.com. The Office of Accessibility at Champlain College evaluates requests for housing accommodations for students on behalf of the Department of Residential Life. Documentation must substantiate a diagnosed impairment that is a current substantial limitation to a major life activity as it relates to housing needs. A list of approved students will be sent to Residential Life and those students will be assigned based on their needs and notified of their assignment prior to the first night of housing selection.
If students would like to apply to be able to have an assistance animal on campus, please contact The Office of Accessibility at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the office in Skiff Hall by March 17.
Yes, Champlain offers several options for students who would like to remain in their spaces during school breaks (Fall, Winter, and Spring breaks). 194 St. Paul Street, Valcour and Boardman Hall will be staffed during breaks so that upperclass students may stay. Summit and 317 Main remain open during breaks for first-year students. All students wishing to remain in their spaces during these breaks must sign up for one of these housing options. No other halls on campus will remain open during these times.
NEW Fall 2019! For students who need to stay during break but do not live in a building with Break Housing, you may borrow the room of a friend in Summit Hall, 371 Main, Valcour, Boardman, or 194 St Paul to stay during the break.
Once you have identified a friend who will allow you to use their room, you will request it on THD in an application which opens a few weeks before the break. Residential Life will then contact them and anyone else who lives in the room or suite to get their approval. Once approved, you will borrow the room key from your friend for the break and return it to them. You will not have access to your own room during the times the College is closed, so you'll want to bring everything you need during that time with you!Link to this FAQ
Students who are abroad for the Spring semester may participate in the online selection process. They will log in during their time block or they may create a roommate group and designate a member of that group to sign up during the scheduled time.
Students who will be going abroad for the Fall semester should not take part in housing selection as spaces abroad are assigned through the Champlain Abroad Office. We strongly encourage students going abroad in the fall to return and live on campus for the spring semester. We give students coming back from study abroad first choice of spaces prior to assigning incoming spring students or transfers. In October, students studying abroad will be emailed and asked to give their preferences for housing upon their return via an online form on THD. Assignments will be made based on these preferences and students should check their assignments in January on THD. Students that are interested in living at 194 St. Paul for the Spring semester may sign up on THD to be on a waitlist for openings. They may also indicate if they already have arrangements to replace someone who they know is planning to study abroad.
Students going abroad in the fall will not receive a time block to sign up at housing selection.Link to this FAQ
Champlain offers a variety of housing options for students needing to be in Burlington during the summer. Please visit the Residential Life website after March 15 to download all of the information you will need. The deadline for completing summer contracts is April 16.Link to this FAQ
If the number of students that paid by the housing deposit deadline exceeds the number of spaces in housing, Residential Life will manage a waitlist of students throughout the summer. All students that were on-time depositors or on-time waiver recipients will be placed in housing prior to move in for the Fall term and will be notified as spaces arise. Throughout the summer Residential Life will also work to reassign folks that filled out a reassignment form should spaces arise that fit the preference.Link to this FAQ
Students who are not happy with the space they chose at housing selection will have the opportunity to fill out a Reassignment Request form on The Housing Director (THD) under the applications tab. Please note that these requests will be filled over the summer as spaces become available. Please make sure to only request options you are willing to accept, as completing the Reassignment Request authorizes the Residential Life Office to move you based on the form you completed.Link to this FAQ
We are excited to offer the 14 beds at 308 Maple Street as a substance-free living arrangement for the coming year. All students signing up for these spaces will be required to sign a contract agreeing to live a substance-free lifestyle, and violations to this contract will result in a student being required to move from the building into another hall. This application will be live on THD in the applications tab by February 7, 2020. The deadline to apply for this facility is February 21, 2020.Link to this FAQ
Students are encouraged to visit Kate Ford in Skiff Hall with any questions/concerns related to the Housing Selection process and gender-free options.
Students wanting to live with someone of another gender may submit an application for 194 Saint Paul Street and indicate their preferred roommates on the application. All students sign up for single rooms within a suite setting. Housing at 194 is gender-inclusive. Champlain reserves the right to assign or reassign students to fill open rooms in suites regardless of gender.
For students that would prefer an option located on the hill section of campus, students may apply for the gender-free housing program. Students can find the application on THD for gender-free housing and will be accepted upon successful completion of SafeZone Training. The training is a prerequisite for the program and will provide a baseline understanding of how to develop a shared community expectation that is beyond the gender binary. Students will attend one of the following training dates:
Applications for gender-free housing are due to Skiff Hall on February 21. Application decisions will be communicated to applicants by April 1, and will include a housing assignment. Accepted students will not be required to attend housing selection. Students will be placed in a double room and must fill the room with a roommate of their choice and the roommate must also complete the SafeZone Training requirement. In the event of a vacancy within a gender-free room, the student will be able to select another roommate. However, should that student not be able to locate another resident, Champlain College retains the necessity to maximize usage of housing options on campus and the room will become single-gender. Families are not notified of enrollment in this program. For any questions or concerns contact Kate Ford in Skiff Hall or email email@example.com.Link to this FAQ
Students that identify outside of the gender binary are asked to contact Kate Ford in the Residential Life Office to explore options. Kate will work with you to identify the best housing situation. Students that do not wish to partake in the Gender-free housing option on the hill section of campus or the 194 Saint Paul Street option may continue to seek support from the Residential Life and Accommodations Officers in the Counseling Center to identify the best housing option for each person.Link to this FAQ
In order to create more open spaces for returning residents who want to live with a friend, as well as for first-year and transfer students, the Residential Life Office has established a Consolidation Policy. During the Housing Selection process, a student who signs up for a room where one or more spaces remain open is subject to consolidation within the same building to a room with the same or less occupancy.
For example, if a double room in a building only has one resident, and a triple down the hall only has one resident, the Residential Life Office reserves the right to move the lone student in the triple to the double room. In the case where both rooms in question have the same potential occupancy (e.g. 2 quads with 2 people each) then the room of the resident holding the highest priority number will be where all 4 students are consolidated. Additionally, if fewer students sign up for a larger occupancy room (e.g. 2 students in a triple) they may be moved to a smaller occupancy room in the same building in order to make space for a student group of a larger size. Residential Life will not move students from their building to a room with higher occupancy in order to consolidate.
This process will happen throughout housing selection to create spaces so students during different time blocks will be able to pull-in their friends. As the housing selection process is now online, students will sign up for a specific room but due to consolidation may not retain that specific room number. Residential Life reserves the right to consolidate students under these terms up until the time that a student moves into their room in the fall.Link to this FAQ