Effective academic support outside the classroom can be as vital as what happens inside the classroom to academic success and an excellent college experience. Champlain College provides a range of academic support services which can be accessed individually or through workshops. All of our academic services are designed to help students meet their educational and career goals.
Champlain College Academic Coaching (http://www.champlain.edu/current-students/academic-information/academic-support-programs_current-students/academic-coaching-program)
Champlain’s professional academic coaches work with students in individual and group sessions on such areas as: self-advocacy, goal-setting, motivation, mindfulness, time-management, organizational strategies, study skills and test preparation, and reading comprehension skills. To make an appointment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Tutoring Through Smarthinking (/http://www.smarthinking.com/solutions/higher-education)
The College has contracted with Smarthinking to provide real-time online tutoring to students on a 24/7 basis covering math, business, writing, sciences, and offering a range of tutorials. Tutors, who are teachers with advanced degrees, are available for live sessions until 3 am. Students can access Smarthinking through the College portal.
Tutoring for English Language Learners (ELL)
Champlain provides a professional educator trained in tutoring bilingual and multilingual students whose native language is not English. Tutoring is provided in one-on-one and small group settings, and on-line.
Champlain supports several “Labs” staffed by trained students who provide content tutoring in the most high demand areas. For more information and hours of operation, select the links below.
Accounting & Math Lab (http://www.champlain.edu/campus-labs/accounting-and-math-lab.html)
Champlain’s Accounting & Math Lab provides tutoring and homework assistance for students taking Math and Accounting courses.
Writing Center (http://www.champlain.edu/current-students/academic-information/academic-support-programs_current-students/writing-center)
The Champlain Writing Center is dedicated to creating a culture of writing across the campus that values inquiry, creativity and public service. The Center provides support to students, faculty and staff working on any writing project.
The Champlain College Bookstore is located in Durick Hall and is open 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday.
The bookstore sells school supplies and all required texts and course materials. Also available are greeting cards, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and other sundries, postage stamps and a variety of items with the Champlain College insignia (T- shirts, sweatshirts, glassware, ceramics and more). Suggestions for new items that might be stocked are always welcome.
During “Book Rush” at the beginning of each semester, bookstore hours are extended so that you may purchase items needed for the first day of classes. Have your textbooks waiting for you at the bookstore by ordering online at www.champlain.bkstr.com. As a special service, the bookstore coordinates a winter and spring “Book Buy Back” so you can sell your used textbooks.
We encourage you to purchase your books through the bookstore to receive the best service. Students who order their books from sources other than the bookstore will not be eligible for tuition refunds if those books arrive late and jeopardize their ability to begin their coursework.
Rental options will appear as you order your books online. Fill out a one-time rental registration and you will be set to rent textbooks throughout your Champlain experience. Rentals are available online or in store.
You may purchase your books in the store or online at www.champlain.bkstr.com. Online orders can either be shipped to your home, or you can place a prepaid pickup order and have the books waiting for you when you arrive on campus. When you arrive on campus, come to the Bookstore with your ORDER NUMBER AND ID. If you do not have your order number, you cannot pick up your books.
When placing an online order, you may see as many as four choices of your required course materials. There will usually be an option for a new or used text. You may also notice a rental or digital option appearing. Rental is an excellent option for keeping your up-front cost down. Digital options are also available for some textbooks. Once downloaded, a digital book can be highlighted; notes can be taken and then shared with other students using the digital format. If you would like to experiment with a digital text, please go to CafeScribe.com where you can download a digital text for a trial period. All options can be purchased online or in the store. During the first week of class, all course materials can be refunded or exchanged with a Bookstore receipt. When ordering online, you will be asked if we can substitute new or used condition books if the option you picked is not available at the time. If you pick “no”, there will be no book in your order nor will you be charged. If you pick “yes”, then we will substitute new or used and the price will be adjusted accordingly.
Campus Dining Services, located across from the bookstore in the Student Life complex, is open to all students. Residential students participate in the College meal plan and simply present their ID card to the cashier; others may pay cash or purchase meal plans or blocks of meals.
Meals are served at seven different stations in this state-of-the-art facility. Offerings are diverse and include traditional pizza, grill items, plated entrees, specialty salads and more. Students are encouraged to interact with the chefs preparing their meal, and they can have unlimited servings while they are in the dining hall. Sodexo Campus Services is proud to partner with Champlain College in providing quality dining experiences for all diets. Please visit www.champlain.edu/Dining-Services.html for more information or find us on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/ChamplainDining
Vending machines providing coffee, soft drinks, juices, snacks and other on-the- go fare are located in various campus buildings.
The Career Services team extends a warm welcome to all students. You are taking important steps toward transitioning to a successful professional life. Whether you are seeking an internship, part-time work, a fulltime job after graduation or a promotion Career Services offers a wide scope of resources to help you strategically prepare for and manage your career. Graduates who were most successful in finding good jobs in their field after graduation took advantage of College-provided opportunities to develop competencies and experiences that employers most value. Visit us online to:
- Learn about Drop-In Hours with peer-to-peer support to create or edit your resume and/or LinkedIn profile, write cover letters, and use JobSpot to search for work-study opportunities and part-time jobs
- See a list of upcoming events, including workshops, job and internship fairs, employer visits, and industry speakers
- Register for career management workshops
- Access major-specific resources
- Find out who your career advisor is and schedule an appointment to meet with your career advisor if you have not yet declared a major or are considering changing majors
If you would like to meet with a career advisor in person, contact us by e-mail, email@example.com, or call (802) 860-2720 to schedule an appointment. The Career Services office is located in the Garden House, 328 Maple Street (behind Juniper Hall). Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Visit our peer-to-peer drop-in hours for assistance with job searches, resume and LinkedIn profile development, hosted by our trained LEAD Peer Advisors.
The Student Health Services Center is available to help you with health concerns or problems, either directly or by referral to an appropriate physician. You may call for an appointment or simply walk in. A nurse practitioner is on campus weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Health Services Center is open to all students, whether covered by the College insurance program or through their parents’ or guardians’ policies. There is no charge for visits to this office.
Notification of Illness: It is the responsibility of you or your physician to report serious illness or hospitalization to your parents or legal guardians; you should not assume that anyone else will notify them.
In addition, it is your responsibility to notify your instructors of any illness that prevents you from attending class or completing assignments, and to arrange to make up any classes you miss. The Student Health Center staff cannot excuse you from class. However, in the event of a serious illness, the Nurse Practioner, working with staff from the Counseling Center and Accommodation Service, will help to contact faculty and make appropriate plans for your continued academic success, as practicable and given academic requirements. The staff in the Student Health Center will also work with your health-care providers in coordinating your treatment and recovery to the extent appropriate given the nature and scope of the College’s residential and academic programs.
Insurance: When you were billed for admission to Champlain College, you received information detailing the provisions of a College-sponsored insurance plan. If you participate in this group policy and wish to make a claim, you must submit the claim as soon as possible after the onset of any illness, accident or injury that requires medical attention beyond that provided by Champlain College. The Director of Health Services can help you fill out the claim form. Keep in mind, however, that the College-sponsored plan is a secondary insurance policy that is to be used only after you submit a claim through your parents’ or your own primary policy.
Medical Leave Policy: See Reenrollment and Readmission to Champlain College.
Online students may request an ID card by e-mailing a photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your picture should be a color individual head shot in .JPG format; no hat, no sunglasses. In the e-mail subject line, use firstname.lastname. Include an address where the ID card should be mailed.
All students must show their ID for access to the Fitness Center and to ride any of the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) buses at no charge. Optional conversion of the ID card to a debit card is available. Use of the CC Cash Card is convenient at various campus locations, as well as at numerous area vendors.
Students should keep their ID cards from year to year until graduating. Lost, damaged or stolen cards may be replaced for a fee.
The Champlain College library is housed in the Robert E. & Holly D. Miller Information Commons and provides information services to support the research and instructional needs of the Champlain College community. The library provides books, periodicals, online journals, e-books and audiovisual materials, as well as laptop computers that students may use within the Miller Information Commons. In addition to these resources, the library staff provides reference services, interlibrary loan services and instruction sessions for students and faculty. The Information Commons houses computing labs as well as quiet study rooms for individual or group student use.
The library is open over 100 hours per week during the school year. Reference librarians are available to assist students during most open hours. Hours for holidays and intersession periods are posted on the library Website before each break.
All library patrons must present a current official Champlain College ID card at the circulation desk in order to borrow materials or when asked by a staff member. Patrons are responsible for returning or renewing all items charged to their account on or before the date on which they are due. Patrons with overdue items will be unable to check out additional items and will be billed. The library will make reasonable efforts to contact patrons with overdue materials; however, it is the responsibility of the patron to know when materials are due and to return them promptly. The full list of library policies and procedures, as well as contact information for library staff, may be found on the library Website: www.champlain.edu/Library.html.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) helps Champlain’s students, faculty and staff engage in initiatives that enable all campus stakeholders to have a positive experience and help our students graduate with the skills they need to thrive in a global, multicultural and interdependent world. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works in collaboration with Academic Affairs, the Department of Student Life, students, faculty and staff to create and support a diverse and rich community that provides many opportunities for all to be engaged, involved, supported and celebrated. The office is located in the IDX Student Life Center.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion sponsors a wide-ranging variety of programs and events.
- Traditional Programs: Welcome Back Celebration (Fall), Diversity and Inclusion Lunch workshops and panels, and student-initiated programs.
- Student Support Initiatives: New American Scholarship student support; outreach and advocacy for all students, with a special focus on underrepresented and non-dominant groups.
The ODI has capacity to support Students of Color, New Americans and Low income students, while connecting other special populations and non-dominant groups (Women, LGBTQ, Veterans, students with disabilities, first generation college students, etc.) with support services and advocates across campus (Student life, financial aid etc.).
Champlain College’s campus parking policies are updated from time to time. Find the most up-to-date campus parking policy information and permit applications at www.champlain.edu/Parking-Information.html.
Motor Vehicles on Campus: Students may not have vehicles on campus or park in College-operated lots from 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday.
All other students may park their vehicles in the Gilbane Lot (Zone 2) free of charge. The Gilbane Lot is serviced by shuttles that run to the main campus (see Shuttle Services below for details.) Parking decals may be obtained for the Gilbane Lot at no charge. Gilbane permit holders are entitled to receive a Commute Smart card they may use to call for a taxi at times when the shuttle has stopped running.
Faculty, staff or students with physical disabilities should contact the Campus Public Safety Office for special parking permits. Spaces reserved for students with disabilities, emergency vehicles or designated employees of the College are strictly enforced. Those parking illegally in a disabled or other reserved parking area will be towed at their expense and/or subject to a fine. Parking in driveways is prohibited because these areas must remain free of obstruction for fire, emergency and service vehicles. In addition, vehicles left in parking lots for storage (not used at least once a week) will be towed.
Failure to register a motor vehicle with the College or comply with College regulations concerning the operation and use of motor vehicles can result in several disciplinary measures, including a fine, towing charges, withdrawal of permission to operate a motor vehicle on campus, and possible suspension or dismissal from the College.
All full-time and part-time Champlain College students, faculty and staff must register their vehicles with the Campus Public Safety Office and park in their assigned zones. Failure to park in your assigned zone-including city streets outside the parking zone map-will result in fines or towing and other College- imposed sanctions. Permits are issued by zone, and parking permit decals must be displayed on the vehicle. Only those vehicles with a valid permit for a particular zone may park in that zone. For example, residential students with Zone 2 permits may not park in Zone 5 at any time. The permit issuing process is repeated at the beginning of each semester. Campus maps indicating parking sites for commuter students are available at the time of registration.
Displaying Permits (Decals) on Vehicles
Permits must be properly displayed while vehicles are in the College’s assigned parking zones, including designated city streets. Vehicles not displaying the required permit will be cited for a fine and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
Placement: Parking decals are removable and shall be affixed to the lower left corner of the front windshield on the driver’s side. They must be clearly visible through the front windshield.
Replacement Permits: Notify the Campus Public Safety Office immediately if your permit is lost or stolen. You can log on to www.ThePermitStore.com to request a replacement permit. There is a $10 processing fee for replacement permits.
Permits are not transferable: Permits may not be transferred to other individuals or used on vehicles not registered for that permit.
Campus Citations: Campus parking citations may be presented to the owner/operator in person, placed on the vehicle windshield or mailed. It is possible to receive a citation for more than one infraction at a time.
Appeals: Citation appeals must be made within 15 days of ticket issue and must be made online at www.scapay.com. Do not wait for further contact from the campus parking office. After 30 days, all outstanding fines will be submitted to the Student Accounts Office for collection and will be added to individual bills until settlement. Once fines are submitted for collection to the Student Accounts Office, you will no longer be able to appeal a citation and a $25 administrative fee will be added to the original fine.
Parking Prohibitions: The College prohibits all full-time and part-time Champlain College students, faculty and staff from parking on certain city streets, including, but not limited to, South Union Street from Maple Street to Cliff Street; Spruce Street; Bayview Street and Cliff Street.
Campus parking permits are required to park on city street space claimed by the College as a parking spot. Please refer to the campus parking map to determine these areas. Failure to park in your assigned zone-including by parking on city streets on or outside the parking zone map-will result in fines and/or towing.
Zone 5 Parking: Under no circumstances are holders of Zone 2 Gilbane Lot parking permits ever allowed to park in Zone 5 parking areas. Zone 5 permit holders may park only in Zone 5 and are not permitted in any other zone 24/7.
Please note that the possession and operation of motor vehicles at Champlain College is a privilege, and that violating the College automobile rules may result in the loss of this privilege.
Towing: Vehicles with three or more unpaid tickets will be towed from campus. Vehicles operated by campus affiliates that are unregistered with Champlain College through IPARQ can be towed without warning. Champlain faculty, staff, students and affiliates parked outside Champlain College zones may be towed.
Shuttle Services: All schedules for shuttles from satellite lots, including Spinner Place, are located on the College Web site, http://www.champlain.edu/current-students/campus-services/transportation-and-parking/transportation-services-and-shuttle/shuttle. Arrival times are also listed on the GPS screens in Lakeside, Spinner Place and Aiken Hall. Live GPS shuttle information is available on computers and mobile devices at shuttle.champlain.edu
Students are able to use shuttle options during the day and the University of Vermont (UVM) CATS off-campus shuttle for extended hours and weekends. The schedule is available at www.uvm.edu/tps. The CATS shuttle loop serves the hill section between downtown Burlington, UVM and Champlain College. Buses depart Royall Tyler Theatre on UVM’s campus on the hour and the half hour. The Champlain College stop is at Hauke Family Campus Center. Other stops on the route are designated by street signs. The CATS 24-hour shuttle schedule hotline number is (802) 656-8000.
Bicycles: Bike racks are located at various places on campus. All bicycles should be parked and locked at these locations. For protection against theft, use sturdy locks and chains to secure your bike.
Bus Passes: With your CC Cash Card you’ll also be able to ride free on any Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) bus throughout Burlington and, with the LINK Xpress pass (also free), to Middlebury, Milton, Montpelier and St. Albans.