Final Return-To-Campus Schedule & Protocols for Students

Dear Champlain Students, 

We are following up with you on a few additional updates as we complete our transition to an in-person, on-campus experience for spring semester.  


Students who are scheduled for move-in on Sunday, January 30 have been informed of several changes to the check-in and pre-arrival/arrival testing process. Students will now be required to submit a negative pre-arrival PCR test, and will test again upon arrival on Sunday. Students whose move-in plans change should contact Housing and Residential Life at, and students with testing questions should contact the Student Health Center at 802.860.2711 or


Classes may be held either in person or virtually on Monday, January 31. Your faculty will communicate with you whether classes will be in person or virtual in advance of class on Monday. By Tuesday, February 1, all classes will be held in person. 

The College’s current masking requirements will continue to be in effect for the spring semester. All students, employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks when in shared indoor spaces. Masking is not required for students in their own residential apartments/suites, but does apply to areas such as common rooms, stairwells, and hallways. The College has purchased surgical masks and a limited supply of KN95 masks for distribution to students, faculty, and staff. KN95s are recommended but not required. We do expect supplies to run out, so please have your own masks ready to use and supplement as needed. Students may request KN95 masks at the testing center while supplies last.

As a reminder, if you are not feeling well and/or are experiencing symptoms, including mild symptoms, you should stay home and get tested. If you test positive for COVID—on campus, in the Burlington area, or at home—please self isolate and contact the Student Health Center. 

We are encouraged by our transition back to campus to date and thank you for all of your efforts to follow campus protocols. As we have been doing, we continue to closely monitor the landscape of the pandemic on campus and in our broader community and we will keep you informed of any adjustments in our plans. We wish you all a productive, safe, and healthy spring semester.


Danelle Berube
Vice President, Student Affairs & Emergency Management Coordinator