Hey! My name is Caitlin and I am currently a freshman marketing major and Student Ambassador here at Champlain! If someone was to ask me what I love most about Champlain besides the academics, activities, and oppurtunities…. I would say MY ROOM!!
Let’s be honest, one of the biggest deciding factors in choosing a college is the living conditions, and here at Champlain, you luck out! As freshman, you will get to live in one of our restored Victorian era mansions, yes, mansions!!!! All of the rooms are different and each one in every residence hall has cool wood work and architechure that makes every from unique! For example, I live in a triple and we have a fireplace AND we live in the tower of Mcdonald Hall! Early next week I will upload some pictures of some residence halls rooms, including mine, in some of our residential halls like McDonald, Whiting, and the common spaces of our new residence hall, Juniper! This way you can check out the rooms and have a few great examples of what the residence halls look like!
Rooomates!!! Potetially the scariest part of college!! Have no fear! Champlain does it right!! You have two options…random roommate (ahhh!) or pick your roommate (oohh!!!) I took a chance and did random roommate and I LOVE THEM! Champlain has you fill out a survery and take a personality assesment during the summer before your freshman year, so that they can pair you with someone that you have things in common with! But, don’t worry if you don’t like your roommate or roommates it isn’t the end of the world! It just gives you a great excuse to get involved on campus and make new friends through a job or clubs that you join!
Which dorm is the best dorm? Well, I am biased because I think that my dorm is the best dorm, but if you asked 100 people at Champlain what the best dorm is, you will get 100 different answers. Why is that? Because everyone thinks that their dorm is or was (depending on their year) the best dorm on campus! There aren’t any bad dorms at Champlain! They are all located right on campus or right off the main campus! So walking to class will only take you a max of 5 minutes! It’s great!! All the dorms are beautiful inside and are wonderfully maintained by the students and the professional cleaners that come by and clean the bathrooms and showers everyday!
Will I have RA’s? Yes! Every dorm has atleast two RA’s! They are here to help you and to keep you safe! You will develope a great relationship with your RA and they will plan fun activites for your dorm to do as a group! The dorms are small! The biggest holding around 50-55 students (Freshman dorms that is). This way, you really get to know EVERYONE in our dorm and your RA will help you with that! Before you know it, your dorm will become your family!
Laundry….. Don’t you worry! Laundry is super easy and everyone in your dorm will help you learn if you don’t already know how! Each wash is $1.25 and each dry is $1.25. The machines are located on the ground floor of EVERY res hall and take quarters or your Champlain Cash Card! We also have this cool thing called Champlain Laundry View! You can look at the laundry room online (its animated) and see which machines are open and how much time is left on each machine! You can also get a text message sent to your phone telling you that your laundry is done! Cool right?
What can I bring/What do I get?! You can bring a fridge (see out website to find the exact requiremnts) a T.V, game consules and any other electronics you want!! You CANNOT bring anything that heats up. That includes microwaves, hotplates, coffee makers/hotplates, juicers, blenders, kureigs, anything along thoes lines. Since we live in restored mansions we don’t want anything to happen to the house! However, there is a communal microwave on the ground floor of everyhouse, so you can still have your late night Ramen When you get to champlain you get a bed, a matress, a dresser, a desk, a chair and some sort of closet space. The closet can be built into the wall and if you don’t have a built in closet you can an armoire to hang up your clothes in!
If you have any questions about ANYTHING, we are all super nice and would love to hear from you! you can email us at [email protected]