Fall Update #11: Transportation
We are writing to share important details regarding our modified Transportation & Parking for Fall 2020.
Lakeside and 194 Saint Paul Street Shuttles
We will operate two shuttle busses this semester at reduced capacity due to distancing requirements. To allow for increased airflow, we will be using the classic yellow school buses with all windows open at all times. All riders will be required to wear a face-covering over both nose and mouth the entire trip; anyone not wearing a face covering will be refused access or asked to disembark. The shuttle will be disinfected at multiple times throughout the day.
Each bus will be an express bus to only one destination and back until 6:00 PM each weekday, and combined on nights and weekends.
- The Lakeside Commuter will operate 6:30–9:30 AM and 3:00–6:00 PM only (peak commutes) and will go direct between CCM and Lakeside, with no stop at 194 Saint Paul Street.
- The 194 Express will operate 7:45 AM-6:00 PM and will go direct between 194 St. Paul Street and CCM, with no stops at Lakeside.
- The Night shuttle will operate 6:00–9:30 PM, and will service all locations (CCM to 194 to Lakeside and return).
- The Weekend Shuttle will operate 10:00 AM–8:00 PM, and will service all locations (CCM to 194 to Lakeside and return).
Residents of 194 St. Paul Street can access Lakeside by catching the GMT Green Line city bus (picks up on the corner of the building and runs every 30 minutes), use our shuttles by transferring at CCM or walk/bike.
We intend to monitor ridership each day of the first two weeks and may adjust the schedules based on the ridership data we see.
Residential Student Parking
Parking permits will be available to order August 11 at champlain.thepermitstore.com.
Parking for residential students is located at Lakeside and can be accessed by shuttle, walking/biking or the GMT Green Line city bus. We have increased the number of parking spaces in the 175 Lakeside lot for overnight parking (the southern half) and maintain 100 spaces in the 115 Lakeside Ave lot. Please see this map for details.
A Fall 2020 residential parking permit will cost $120.
No regulations have changed. Between 8:00 AM–4:00 PM Monday–Friday, Lakeside remains the only place you may park. After 4:00 PM until 8:00 AM and on weekends, residential students may park in a regular, unrestricted lot or street space around Main Campus. Make sure to move your car before 8:00 AM back to Lakeside.
First-year students are prohibited from bringing a car to campus. There is a waiver process for any first-year student that requires a car. Criteria and all information can be found at champlain.edu/firstyearparking.
Commuter Student Parking
Parking permits for commuter students will be available to order August 11 at champlain.thepermitstore.com. This semester, all regular campus parking lots will be “pay-per-use”. Between 8:00 AM–4:00 PM, Monday–Friday, each lot will require payment of an hourly rate. Rates differ based on the distance from the campus core. All payments must be processed using the Parkmobile app.
The FREE “Zone 1 Main Campus” permit must be displayed and will allow the permit holder to park in any pay-per-use lot or permitted street space (shown on parking map with black dots).
The “pay-per-use” lots are intended to provide flexibility for those that may only be on campus a few hours per day or a couple of days per week.
The Rate and Location structure is outlined below or click here for a visual:
|$1 per hour (+ $.30 user fee per session)||Miller Information Commons|
|$.50 per hour (no user fee per session)||Skiff Hall|
158 S. Willard St
371 Main St
396 Main St
|Free hourly parking||North House|
Permitted City Streets (shown on parking map with black dots)
All Champlain students are eligible for the $25 Annual Campus plan, giving you access to bikes at any of the hubs located around the region. All you need to do is sign up for your membership using your Champlain.edu email and you will access the discounted rate. We currently have a hub on campus at the CCM building.
This fall, the bikes will be transitioned to the Gotcha name, the entire fleet will be doubled in numbers, all be converted to electric-assist bikes (E-bikes) and there will be many many more hub locations, including Finney Quad, near Lakeside and in front of 194 Saint Paul Street. The membership fee will remain the same once this transition happens. Sign up today!
Thank you for your patience as you awaited this information.
Director of Transportation