Birth Control Available?
Condoms are available at Health Services and various Residential Life events. Females can get a referral to an OBGYN to get birth control.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- Off-campus parties
- CHAMP student life event planning committee
- Core classes
- Gym or "the Wellness Center" in the IDX Student Life Center
- Intramural sports
- Wellness club outings like white-water rafting
- At a friend's apartment
- The café or Jazzman's Café
- Clubs with shared interests
- Hauke Courtyard on campus
- North Beach, when the weather is nice
Best Places to Hook Up
- Dorm room
- North Beach
- Off-campus parties
Champlain is a very diverse place in terms of the social scene. Many students bond over skiing and snowboarding, but by no means do you have to know how. Other students bond over "extracurricular activities." For the most part, for having such a small school, student activity planners help promote a healthy social life on campus, where students can get involved in many interests and meet new friends. There is always something to do, and despite different interests, just about everyone gets along.
Hookups or Relationships?
Hookups versus relationships are like a 50/50 split at Champlain. As long as people communicate going into a potential relationship, you won't get used. It is college, after all, so people are experimenting with both relationships and hookups, just like at any other school. One common thing at Champlain is "dormsest." Since the residence halls house about 40 or fewer students, everyone who lives in close quarters with each other gets to know each other really well, and people develop feelings for others. Many date or casually hook up because of this.
Champlain College is in Burlington, Vt. (e.g. it's cold seven out of the nine months school is in session). Vermonters tend to wear what's comfortable, rather than what is in style. Everyone has their own style and likes to express themselves freely at Champlain. There is no true dress code, but everyone should have more than one professional/business casual/semi-formal outfit for networking events, internships, and student life dances. Otherwise, it's free game.