New for 2018

194 St. Paul Street Apartments

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The new 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. 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. For more eligibility and contract information visit the 194 St. Paul Street website. The deadline to submit an application is March 2, 2018.

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 15, 2018. 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. Residential Life must approve the request for the housing commitment to transfer.

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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.

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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.

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Housing Selection Basics

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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.

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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 5, students who submitted their Housing Deposit by the March 15 deadline will receive a time block to participate in the housing selection process on April 9, April 10 or April 12.

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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.

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Students who deposit or apply for a waiver after the March 15 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 missed 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 compass@champlain.edu if you have any concerns or questions regarding your deposit PRIOR to March 15.

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Yes! Housing selection takes place online using The Housing Director (THD) system. Students will be able to select roommates and a room for the 2018-2019 academic year by visiting The THD during their time block.

Only students who met the March 15 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!

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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 Wednesday, April 4 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 15 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 15.

Dates and times for time blocks are listed on our Important Housing Dates page.

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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 15 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.

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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 5 at 12:00 PM:

  • Form the roommate group
  • Identify the best housing option for the group and a back-up plan in the event of unavailability
  • Review the how-to video and housing selection guide

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.

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Residence Hall Specifics

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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.

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No. Spinner Place and 287 College Street apartment-style housing will NOT be available for the upcoming academic year. However, Champlain College has constructed a brand-new apartment facility located at 194 St. Paul Street. The new apartments are conveniently located between Church Street and campus.

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.

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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.

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Approximately 314 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 and Juniper Hall and 158 South Willard Street 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 10 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 Melody Brook 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.

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Students who have documented needs requiring specific accommodations, even if they currently have housing for these accommodations, need to contact Accommodation Services Center located in Skiff Hall by March 15. Please send an email to either Skip Harris at sharris@champlain.edu or Eric Petersen at epetersen@champlain.edu. 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 Lukas Lewis at llewis@champlain.edu or visit the Accommodation Services Center in Skiff Hall by March 15.

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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, Juniper Hall and Valcour Hall will be staffed during breaks so that students may stay. 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.

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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 November, students studying abroad will be emailed and asked to give their preferences for housing upon their return via an online form. Assignments will be made based on these preferences and students should check their assignments in January.

Students going abroad in the fall will not receive a time block to sign up at housing selection.

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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 13.

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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.

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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.

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Gender-Free, Substance-Free and Themed Housing Options

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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 beginning February 7, 2018. The deadline to apply for this facility is March 2, 2018.

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Students are encouraged to visit Melody Brook in Skiff Hall with any questions/concerns related to their gender identity and the Housing Selection process.

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.  This is permitted ONLY in cases where students can completely fill the apartment, everyone agrees to the multi-gender arrangement, and all students have applied through the application process. All students sign up for single rooms within a suite setting. 

For students that would prefer an option located on the hill section of campus, students may apply for the gender-free housing program. Students will receive the application for gender-free housing 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 the following training date:

  • February 12 from 3:30pm-4:30pm - CCM 212
  • February 19 from 8:30pm-10:30pm  - Women's and Gender Center

Applications for gender-free e housing are due to Skiff Hall by 5 pm on March 2. 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  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 Jennifer Clarke or Melissa Carlson in Skiff Hall.

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Students that identify outside of the gender binary are asked to contact Melody Brook in the Residential Life Office to explore options. Melody 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 Melody and/or the Accommodations Officers in the Counseling Center to identify the best housing option for each person.

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Yes! This year we are introducing themed housing. This program will give students the ability to identify a shared academic, cultural, personal or community interest with other students and propose an action plan for how the group living in the themed pod will create positive change or enhance our community related to that topic. Groups that can identify a staff or faculty advisor to support the groups work and have a recommendation from the staff or faculty member are preferred.

This program will be housed in Valcour Hall. Applications will be reviewed and approved based on thoroughness of the written proposal, an identified faculty or staff member willing to support the groups work and based on available space. Students applying to this program will need to have an even number of dedicated individuals to be eligible between four and 12 people. Pod sizes and cluster sizes vary within the building and programs will be allocated to a specific pod or cluster based upon group size.

The deadline for applications is March 2, 2018. Applications are available through Wufoo by the following this link.

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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 2017 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.

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Room & Meal Plan Costs

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All students in on-campus housing (with the exception of 194 St. Paul Street ) must have a Carte Blanche meal plan.

Housing Costs for 2018-2019

All traditional residence halls: $9,6166 per year

Juniper, Butler, Valcour Halls: $10,1648 per year

Boardman Hall: $10,710 per year

194 St. Paul Street - academic year and summer (11.5 month housing agreement)

  • Studio unit - $15,600
  • 1 bed within a 2 bedroom unit - $13,200
  • 1 bed within a 3 bedroom unit - $12,000
  • 1 bed within a 4 bedroom unit - $11,100
  • 1 bed within a 4 bedroom townhouse unit - $11,400
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Carte Blanche (Unlimited meals) - $5,738 per year

Commuter Meal Plan - Students living in 194 St. Paul Street or students living off campus may choose to purchase one of two plans. For more information or to purchase online visit our Meal Plan page. Prices for the 2018/2019 school year will be set in July.

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