The Champlain College campus offers a wide range of flexible event spaces that will accommodate a variety of group functions, including a ballroom with rooftop terrace, 200-seat auditorium, 55-seat amphitheater, classrooms, conference rooms, project workshops, computer labs, comfortable lounges, and outdoor courtyards.

Many of the meeting spaces have flexible seating arrangements, whiteboards and computer/Internet projection capabilities. All space rental fees include the use of most furnishings and staging, audio/visual equipment, room setup/breakdown, and professional event staff support.

Basic Amenities

Obvious but important, no event is complete without the basics.

  • We are a one-stop shop. This means that when you rent a space, the price includes tables, chairs, a stage and a podium for your use, all without needing to rent from a different vendor. We will also arrange for any linen rentals you require.

  • The Champlain Room provides flexible house and stage lighting capabilities, including accent uplights in an infinite number of colors to create a unique ambience. Alumni Auditorium features full stage lighting, HD projection and surround sound capability. Portable sound systems can be provided for just about any space via our Media Services department.

  • We offer on-site parking as well as abundant off-site parking with convenient shuttle bus service to campus, which will take you and your guests right to our door. We can work with you to design the best parking solution for your guests.

provost and chief academic officer, Monique Taylor presents from the Champlain room podium to a room full of staff and faculty


From computers and internet, to microphones and even tech support, we’ve got all the gadgets to keep your event running smoothly.

  • Computers

    We can supply laptops to use during your events on campus, or you may reserve a computer lab, available in several configurations with PCs or Macs, to suit your needs.

  • Classrooms

    All of our classrooms include LCD projectors, a podium with multimedia equipment, and drop down screens. You may also reserve any of the resources from the list below.

  • Support and Service

    Our on-campus Media Services department can provide assistance throughout campus and technicians are available on call or can be hired to work on-site at your event.

  • Internet Connectivity

    The entire Champlain College campus has free convenient online wireless service so that you may access the internet from any location.

  • All of the items on the following list are available to rent and additional equipment can be procured as needed:

    • Screens
    • Overhead projectors
    • Slide projectors
    • LCD projectors
    • Televisions with DVD player or VCR
    • Digital cameras
    • Laptop computers
    • Portable audio system*
    • Adhesive flipchart paper
    • Tripod easels
    • Portable easel white boards & markers
    • Podiums
    • Conference phones
    • Microphones (lavaliere/headset, hand-held wireless)*


    *Requires technician on site.

sun setting over the idx terrace

Meeting Spaces

We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor venue options. Big or small, we have the space to keep your guests happy, and the party going!

  • The Champlain Room

    Featuring a spectacular view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, The Champlain Room is the ideal venue for corporate meetings, conferences, trainings, trade shows and a variety of special events. The space rental fee includes the use of tables (round, banquet, or classroom-style), chairs, room setup/breakdown, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, and professional event staff support.

  • The Champlain Room Terrace

    The adjacent Rooftop Terrace is an added bonus of the Champlain Room rental, providing expanded capacity and variety with the same scenic view. Much of this space is tented, providing protection from direct sun and rain. Some customized Terrace setups may require a nominal setup fee.

The Champlain Room & Terrace can be arranged in a number of configurations. Our experienced staff will help you create an ideal layout for your event.

Setup Style Champlain Room capacity Rooftop Terrace capacity
Banquet 250 guests 90 guests
Theater 380 guests 150 guests
Reception 400 guests 200 guests
a fancy dinner plate catered with salad and a name card

Green Meetings

Champlain College is a well prepared venue to hold your green meetings. Let us help you by meeting at our earth friendly venue!

Tips for Making Your Meetings Green

    • Go paperless: Use media and electronic technology to reduce paper use. You can do this from the start to end of your meeting/conference by advertising on the Web, doing registration online, and putting presentations on the web for people to download instead of handing out notes.
    • Educate your Attendees: Inform your attendees ahead of time of your mission to have a greener meeting.
    • Work with the Event Center: Work with our office on every detail and express your wants/needs /expectations for your conference or meeting.
    • Inform Attendees about Transportation: Encourage attendees to reduce their carbon footprint by choosing public transportation, carpooling, and walking.
    • Choose a reusable give-away: If you include a give-way with registration be sure to choose something such as a reusable water bottle that can be used during the conference at the water stations.
    • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, & Compost: Champlain College does all four!
    • Eat Green: Champlain College is part of the Vermont Fresh Network and our catering service provider uses local and seasonal produce when possible and when requested.
    • Use Bulk: Our catering service provider will provide bulk food and beverage (including water and condiments) when requested, rather than individually packaged servings.
    • Save Energy: Our facilities have energy savings systems built in with integrated air and lights to help conserve energy when the space isn’t in use.
    • We are a central location. Champlain College is very close to the airport and in walking distance to the well-known downtown Church Street Marketplace with plentiful shopping and dining options. The campus is small enough to walk to all buildings within a few minutes.


    Here is a guide to greening your event!

    • Green roof at IDX Center which eases storm water runoff, keeps building cooler in the summer, and keeps building warmer in the winter
    • Aiken Hall is a LEED Gold Certified building
    • Local Food Purchasing; Vermont Fresh Network member
    • Fair Trade & Organic Coffee
    • Pre- & Post-consumer composting in the dining hall
    • All lawn debris goes to the Intervale composting center
    • Increased use of motion sensor lighting
    • Compact florescent light bulb exchange program
    • Installation of low-flow shower heads in all residence halls which result in 30% savings
    • Single stream recycling for wide variety of paper products, plastics #1-7, glass, and aluminum.
    • Water filling stations, for filling your reusable water bottles, and water fountains placed in numerous spaces on campus.
Learn More About Our Sustainable Campus

Conference & Event Center

P.O. Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402