Champlain College is a dry campus and does not tolerate drinking. Drinking in the dorms can be documented on two different levels: personal or "public source." Students get in much more trouble for "public source," which is supplying for a group, especially underage. This even includes having a garbage bag of empty cans laying around. Technically, returning to campus under the influence should also not be tolerated, since the intoxicated person is now a "container of alcohol." They usually let this rule slide, unless the individual is causing a disturbance. Public Safety and resident assistants (RAs) are not lenient, but have your best interests in mind if you need help. That being said, if you're intoxicated and need assistance, they can guide you to resources, as they want you to be safe. Punishment will come later.
Attendance policies are in place in class. Usually after two absences, grades will plummet. Since classes are so small, teachers will notice that you are missing. If you have to miss a class, contact the teacher ahead of time and make up the work. Besides being a dry campus, rules in the residence hall promote respect for students, faculty, staff, property, and facilities, as well as the surrounding neighborhood. Being in the middle of a residential neighborhood, neighbors will call Public Safety for noise complaints, and if it escalates, they will call the Burlington Police. Other residence hall rules are determined by hall and by each room to avoid mistreating others and roommate conflicts.