Top 10 Things

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 Student Parking

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.


Free Commuter Parking

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 Permits

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


Short-Term Parking

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.


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 map). Students and employees are not considered “public” with regard to parking.


Restricted Parking

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

All 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 three days prior to the visit.


Guaranteed 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.