Visitors are required to obtain a temporary visitor permit prior to visiting. This permit can be obtained by the Champlain employee hosting the guest using or by emailing three days prior to the visit.

Getting a Visitor Permit

  • Please email at least three days prior to your guest to request a visitor permit. Please include in that email the dates of the visit, your residence hall location and anticipated parking needs. If during the week and for multiple days, parking will be at Lakeside Avenue. If over the weekend or limited to one night, parking will be around Main Campus. Depending on availability or events, parking may not be directly adjacent to your residence hall but we will work to make it as close as possible.

  • Obtain a visitor permit for a guest by visiting, logging in to your parking account (or making one), and selecting the date for which the temporary permit is needed. This process takes three minutes or less and at the end you either print the temporary permit to give to your guest, or ‘print’ to PDF and email the permit to them.

Where can visitors park?

Visitors may park in any lot that their temporary parking permit allows. If the parking permit is not specific to a lot, visitors may park in any pay-per-use lot or on any street. Keep in mind that there are some lots that are restricted for certain uses only. Pay attention to signs at each lot or space.

A Champlain Transportation Google Map is available that shows all parking locations as well as an accessibility layer that shows the exact location of all disabled parking spaces and access routes on campus. There is also an official accessibility map.

Perry Hall/West Hall lot is for visitors to the Admissions Office ONLY. Visitors to Admissions must display an Admissions office temporary visitor permit, which can be obtained at the front desk inside Perry Hall. No other visitors, employees, or students should park in Perry Hall/West Hall Lot.

Temporary Personal Permit

Students and employees who wish to obtain permits for themselves due to extenuating circumstances should still email at least three days before the temporary permit is needed.

If there is an emergency or special circumstance on the day, please call Parking at 802-865-5496 or Public Safety at 802-865-6465 with a vehicle description and location, so that the vehicle will not be ticketed.