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Fall Housing

Your home away from home.

With more than a dozen Victorian-era mansion residence halls to choose from, there’s a home away from home for every first-year student on Champlain’s campus. If you’re set on having Finney Quad as your backyard, McDonald Hall is for you. Want something closer to the dining hall? Go with Pearl Hall.

To make it easier, here’s our guide to Champlain’s residence halls—after all, you’ll be here for four years, so you might want to know what other housing options are out there! You’ll also find step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the all-important Housing Preference Form.

Housing assignments for Fall 2024 will be available on August 1, 2024.

How to Submit Your Housing Preference Form

  • Living on campus is a rich, rewarding experience and an important part of your Champlain education. Life in the residence halls will help you connect outside the classroom, while the convenient campus location—just a short walk from downtown Burlington and the waterfront—ensures that you have ready access to the shops and services of Vermont’s largest city. In addition to the descriptions below, be sure to review our Residential Life FAQ’s for answers to important housing-related questions.

    Residence Hall Styles

    • Victorian-Era Mansions // Once occupied by some of Burlington’s most prominent citizens, our 21 restored Victorian-era mansion residence halls house all first-year students.
    • Returning Student Housing // While many sophomore, junior, and senior students choose to continue to live in our on-campus Victorian-era mansions, some choose our other residential housing options:
      • Contemporary // Our contemporary, suite-style accommodations are right on or within walking distance from campus.
      • Apartment-Style // We have deluxe apartments just a few blocks away, with shuttles running from early morning to late at night.
      • Off-Campus // For those looking for comfortable living off campus, we have resources to help locate nearby housing.
  • To confirm your enrollment and reserve your place as a full-time student at Champlain College, please go to your Application Dashboard account to accept your offer of admission and submit your deposit. This will also start the process of reserving your space in a residence hall, if desired.

    Step 1. Log in to your Champlain Applicant Portal

    If you have a Champlain Applicant Portal account:

    If you do not already have a Champlain Applicant Portal account:

    Step 2. Accept Offer & Pay Enrollment Deposit

    Once you are logged in to the Champlain Applicant Portal:

    • If you have not already viewed your Admissions decision letter on the Applicant Portal, click on the golden envelope.
    • At the bottom of the screen, click the green “Reply to Offer,” then “Accept Offer,” and “Pay by Credit Card.” (You can also opt to “Pay Later,” but please be mindful of your specific deposit due date.)
    • If you previously viewed your Admissions decision letter on the Applicant Portal and opted to click “Pay Later,” you may now select “Pay My Deposit” and follow the screens to submit your deposit by credit card.

    Your $750 enrollment deposit is due as follows:

    • Early Decision I admission: January 5, 2024
    • Early Decision II admission: Three weeks after admittance
    • Regular Decision admission: Submit your deposit by May 1, 2024, or three weeks after your admit date, whichever is later. After May 1, deposits are not refundable.
    • Transfer student admission: Submit your nonrefundable deposit within two weeks of the date of your financial aid offer letter. Transfer students who submit their deposit by June 15 are guaranteed housing.

    The $750 enrollment deposit is an advance payment toward your Champlain College tuition and will be deducted from your final bill.

    • $375 of your deposit will be credited to the fall semester.
    • $375 of your deposit will be credited to the spring semester.

    If you have any questions, please call or text the Office of Admissions at (802) 625-0201.

  • Available as Early as March 1

    Once you have activated your Champlain account, you will be able to complete your Housing Preference Form. Please note that it can take two to three days after activating your Champlain account before you can access our online housing tool, so plan to activate your Champlain account at least a few days prior to June 1.

    The Housing Preference Form will be available as early as March 1. The deadline for submitting both your housing preference and roommate requests is June 1.

    How to Complete Your Housing Preference Form?

    • Once your Champlain account is activated, visit The Housing Director (THD), our online housing tool. Select the “New Students” option and log in using your Champlain College Student Account username and password. (Your username is your firstname.lastname.)
      • Having trouble logging in? Make sure you are using the “New Students” option. You may also need to try another browser. If you continue to experience issues, contact Housing & Residential Life by email ( or by phone at (802) 860-2704.
    • Once logged in, you will be taken to the Housing home page. Click on “Applications” from the menu and select “Incoming Student Housing Preference Form (Fall 2024)” from the drop-down menu.
    • Provide an electronic signature for the Main Campus Housing Agreement and click “Continue.”
    • Complete the “My Information” portion of the Housing Selection Preference Form, indicating the choices that best suit your lifestyle. Click “Continue.”
    • Add your Living Requests to rank your top three building preferences. Click “Continue” to submit your form.

    Can I edit my form after I submit it?

    Yes! You may edit your Housing Preference Form as much as you wish before June 1. There is no downside to editing the form; the more information we have, the better we’ll be able to pair you with your new roommates!

    What if I need to cancel my housing?

    Get in touch with Housing & Residential Life at as soon as possible if your plans for on-campus housing change after you have submitted your Housing Preference Form. Students placed in College housing are bound by the following cancellation policy.

    Incoming first-year and transfer students who reserve Main Campus housing by submitting the Incoming Student Housing Preference Form on THD have until August 1, 2024, to cancel their housing request without penalty. Beginning August 2, 2024, the following fees apply based on the date of cancellation:

    • Cancel Aug 2-Aug 15, 2024: $250 cancellation fee
    • Cancel anytime on or after Aug 16, 2024: $500 cancellation fee
    • Cancel after move-in, including midyear: Student is responsible for the full cost of the semester, plus $500 cancellation fee

    How do I find and select a roommate?

    You can do that within THD as well! In fact, you’ll be able to create a personal roommate profile and search for other students with similar interests. Individuals who wish to live together must both select one another. Roommate searching is available through June. To find and select roommates:

    • Complete a Roommate Profile by selecting the “Personal Information” tab from the menu of the Housing home page, then click “Roommate Profile.” (Maintain the default setting “Profile Privacy: Display my information and my profile” to enable roommate selection.)
    • Add your Contact Information and fill out the My Profile section so that other students can learn more about you. Then click “Update Roommate Profile.”
    • To search for a roommate, select “Room Selection” from the menu, then “Select Roommates.”
    • Change the Term to “Fall 2024.”
    • Use the “Search for Roommate” section to identify other students with lifestyle choices and interests similar to your own. Students who meet your search requirements will be displayed.
    • Students who have already identified a roommate can search for that individual using the “First Name” and “Last Name” fields. (Only students who submitted an Incoming Student Housing Preference Form will appear in the results.)

    You may contact any students you would like to connect with before requesting them as a roommate. Their preferred contact information is in their profile. When you’ve selected the individual(s) you would like to live with, click “Request Roommate.” After a request is sent, the other student must confirm or cancel the request. Once a confirmation is complete, you’re done!

    Housing assignments will be made by August 1 and will appear on your THD home page.

  • Champlain College students with documented disabilities may request appropriate and reasonable housing accommodations within the context of current housing policies. If you are in need of housing accommodations, please submit the appropriate accommodations forms by June 1.

    Forms to request these accommodations can be found on the Housing Accommodations webpage.

    Upon receipt of a completed Housing Accommodation Request Form, a staff member will be in touch to discuss your needs.

    Need Assistance?

    For Accommodations Questions:
    Office of Accessibility

Video: Roommate Selection

I love the idea of living on campus because you get to meet new people and build a community with those who live in the same hall as you. I have met some really cool students who lived in my hall. It’s great hanging out with people who have nothing in common with your major at times. Not only do you get to share information with them, but you also get to learn new and exciting things from their lives.
Dy’Mon Guthrie, ’21, Education | Brooklyn, NY

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