April 6, 2021 – Present


Below, you’ll find communications that have been sent to the Champlain community regarding COVID-19 and its impact on the College (organized by sending office, in chronological order, beginning with the most recent).

Previous messages:
Messages sent July 1, 2020-April 5, 2021
Messages sent March 2, 2020-June 30, 2020

Updates from the President’s Office

Messages from Interim President David Finney

Important Update on Employee Vaccination Requirement

This message provides an update on our decision to require all employees who access campus at any time to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Class of 2020 In-Person Commencement Ceremony

We are excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 with an in-person Commencement ceremony during Champlain Weekend on Saturday, October 23.

Update to Student COVID Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021

This message provides an update on our decision to require all students returning to campus in fall 2021 to be fully vaccinated, regardless of FDA approval status.


Student Affairs, Residential Life & Student Health Updates

Messages from the Division of Student Affairs, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Dean of Students and the Student Health Center

Current Summer Health & Safety Protocols

This message provides health & safety protocols for summer operations on campus.

Update on BTV Campus Masking Requirement

This message relays Champlain’s decision to keep the campus masking requirement in place through the end of the spring semester.

Return From Spring Break COVID Protocols

This message provides reminders about COVID protocols as students return to campus from spring break.

Spring Break Return-To-Campus COVID Protocols

This message provides updates on COVID protocols for students returning to campus after spring break.

Final Return-To-Campus Schedule & Protocols for Students

This message provides final updates on return-to-campus protocols for students, including modified testing protocols and plans for in-person/virtual classes on 1/31.

Return-To-Campus COVID Protocols for Students

This message provides additional details about COVID health and safety protocols, including actions students need to take as they return to campus.

Spring Semester 2022 Move-In Instructions

This message shares move-in dates, instructions for informing the College of your move-in date, and COVID-19 protocols.

Overview: Spring Semester Return-To-Campus

This provides an overview of our return-to-campus plans and protocols.

Spring Return-to-Campus COVID Protocols

This message provides updates for students on what to expect when returning to campus this spring, including booster requirements, pre-arrival testing, masking, and other protocols.

Thanksgiving Holiday Reminders for Students–Requirement to Test After Break

This message provides reminders for students ahead of Thanksgiving break, including a requirement for residential students to be tested upon returning to campus after break.

Extended COVID Testing Hours, Fall Break Reminder & Flu Vaccine Clinics

This message provides updates on extended COVID-19 testing hours on campus, details about Fall Break, and upcoming flu vaccine clinics on campus.

Fall 2021 Return-To-Campus COVID-19 Protocols

This message provides updates on health and safety protocols related to COVID-19 for Fall 2021 Return-To-Campus, including important action steps for students.

Change to Champlain’s Indoor Masking Policy

This message updates Champlain’s masking policy; masking is now required for all students, employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, when in shared indoor spaces.

Student Vaccination Documentation

This message provides details on how to share documentation of COVID-19 vaccination to the Student Health Center as well as how to seek qualifying exemptions for medical or religious reasons.

2021 Summer Resident Masking & Distancing Policy Updates

With 80% of eligible Vermonters vaccinated, the state has lifted pandemic restrictions. As a result, we are updating Champlain’s masking, social distancing, and occupancy policies on campus.

COVID-19 Requirements for Commencement 2021

This important message provides detailed instructions for students who have indicated that that they plan to attend the in-person Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Residence Hall Spring Closing Update

We are happy to announce that each student will be able to allow one fully vaccinated family member or friend to enter the residence hall to assist with move out.  Students who wish to have a vaccinated family member or friend must complete the attached form and include the name of the person who will assist with the move as well as a few details regarding their vaccination.  This must be completed prior to entering the residence hall. 

Vaccination Update

Several weeks ago, Governor Scott announced vaccination registration dates for all Vermonters 16 years of age and older. Last Wednesday, the state of Vermont clarified the residency requirements for receiving a vaccine and provided an estimated timeline to expand vaccine eligibility to students from outside of Vermont. 


Academic Instruction Updates

Messages from Academic Leadership

February 17, 2022: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #140

  • COVID-19 Update
  • First to Fall Book Reading
  • Self-Guided Development Opportunities
  • Academic Support for Students

February 10, 2022: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #139

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Blind Date with a Book
  • Annual Elevator Pitch Competition
  • Introduction to Canvas Blueprints
  • Academic Support for Students

February 3, 2022: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #138

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Insight FastPass
  • EMC Student Collaboration Strategies
  • Student of Concern Report Form (SCART)
  • Academic Support for Students

January 27, 2022: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #137

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • Events and Special Programs
  • Supporting Remote Attendees in Face-to-Face Classes
  • CLT Calendar of Events
  • Academic Support for Students

January 21, 2022: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #136

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Enrollment Verification
  • O’Reilly eBooks Linking Update
  • CLT Calendar of Events
  • Academic Support for Students

January 14, 2022: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #135

  • COVID-19 Update
  • FAQs for Spring 2022 Re-Opening
  • Events & Special Programming
  • Curriculum Proposals
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Academic Support for Students
  • Academic Calendar

January 10, 2022: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #134

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Virtual Classes for First Two Weeks
  • Remote Faculty/Staff Work
  • Boosters
  • Study Abroad
  • Student Move-in and Testing
  • First Day Communication
  • Academic Support for Students

December 16, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #133

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Final Grade Submission Reminder
  • Freeman Foundation Asia Internship Extended Deadline
  • Cyber Security Training
  • Change to Academic Calendar – Fall 2022
  • Classroom Technology Support
  • REMINDERS: So Good, It’s Worth Repeating

December 9, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #132

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Thank You from the CLT
  • REMINDERS: So Good, It’s Worth Repeating

December 2, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #131

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Incomplete Grade Process & Deadline
  • CIC Faculty Development Nominations
  • CLT Treat Trolley
  • In Memoriam
  • REMINDERS: So Good, It’s Worth Repeating

November 18, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #130

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Indigenous Education at Champlain – Student-led Forum
  • Perry Chair Announcement
  • Anti-Racism Circles (ARC’s)
  • T.E.A.C.H. of the Week
  • Faculty Development Opportunity: Climate Change and Food Insecurity
  • REMINDERS: So Good, It’s Worth Repeating!

November 11, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #129

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Fantastic Faculty Tips for Student Success
  • Spring Canvas Shells are Available
  • Social Impact and Law: Reproductive Rights, from TX to VT
  • Indigenous Peoples Week: Nov 15-19
  • New Devices for Checkout at the Library

November 4, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #128

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Print Server Upgrades
  • SMART Space News
  • Course Withdrawal Advising
  • Finals Week Schedule
  • Summer 2022 Asia Internship Program
  • IDEA Student Rating of Instruction Dates

October 28, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #127

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Record Great Videos with the Lightboard
  • Extraordinary Women’s Tea
  • CLT Lunch: Build-Your-Own-Grilled Cheese
  • Fall Student Survey Results

October 21, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #126

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Spring 2022 Registration
  • Diversity Speaker Series: Philonise Floyd
  • Emily Cohen – Defining Your Differentiator
  • Social Impact Scholars Intersections Series Fall 2021
  • The Green Revolving Fund
  • TEACH in 90 Seconds

October 14, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #125

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Registration Fair
  • CCSJ 2021 Fellows Project Showcase
  • Flu Vaccines
  • Midterm Grades Due Sunday, October 17

October 7, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #124

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Spring 2022 Schedule and Advising Season
  • Not-to-Miss CLT Events
  • Folio replacing ePortfolios in Canvas
  • Teaching and Learning During the Pandemic Faculty Survey

October 1, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #123

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Flu Vaccines
  • Reminder: Student Internship Waiver
  • Visit Brazil During Your Lunch Break!
  • Teaching & Learning during the Pandemic: What We are Learning
  • Results from Week 4 Student Success Survey

September 23, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #122

  • COVID-19 Update
  • SMART Space – Newsletter
  • Free Virtual Professional Development Opportunity
  • Resilience Conference
  • Champlain Weekend
  • New Library Resources
  • Teaching & Learning during the Pandemic: What We Are Learning

September 16, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #121

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Software Updates for Mac, iPhone, and iPad
  • Student Internship Waiver
  • Champlain Resilience Conference
  • Week 4 Academic Nudge Survey
  • Study Abroad is Back!

September 9, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #120

  • COVID Dashboard Updated
  • Three Air Circulation Improvements
  • Class Visitors
  • Resilience Conference

September 2, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #119

Enrollment Verification

Reminder: Campus Mask Requirement

How to Report Employee Positives or Close Contacts

Portable Amplifiers for Faculty

Work Study Supervisor – Student Worker Canvas Training

August 27, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #118

  • COVID-19 Data & Policy Reminders
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion Training
  • Resilience Conference
  • Portable Voice Amplifiers
  • Fall Learning Communities with Caps: Please sign up!

August 27, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #118

  • COVID-19 Data & Policy Reminders
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion Training
  • Resilience Conference
  • Portable Voice Amplifiers
  • Fall Learning Communities with Caps: Please sign up!

August 19, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #117

  • Convocation Reminder
  • Faculty Return To Campus
  • New Student Orientation & Second Year Experience
  • Volunteer Opportunity To Welcome Students
  • Fall 2021 Student Return-to-campus COVID-19 Protocols
  • Procedure for Requesting Joined Canvas Courses
  • CLT Website And Social Media Announcement
  • Study Abroad Update

June 29, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #116

  • CLT Support: Fall Canvas Shells are Available
  • Student Vaccination Documentation
  • Employee Return to Campus Update

June 29, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #116

  • CLT Support: Fall Canvas Shells are Available
  • Student Vaccination Documentation
  • Employee Return to Campus Update

June 29, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #116

  • CLT Support: Fall Canvas Shells are Available
  • Student Vaccination Documentation
  • Employee Return to Campus Update

June 16, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #115

  • Summer Masking & Distancing Policy Update

June 9, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #114

  • Employee Summer Return To Campus Plans & Protocols
  • Remembering Terrence W Sehr

June 2, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #113

  • Employee Vaccination Attestation
  • TIAA June Webinars

May 27, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #112

  • Building Community this Summer
  • The Library is Open
  • Reminder: Champlain College Experiential Learning Institute Next Week
  • Fall Faculty Zoom Licenses
  • Zoom Recordings – Please Clear Your Old Recordings

May 19, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #111

  • Dr. Levine Webinar Recording

May 13, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #110

  • Dr. Levine Webinar, Wednesday, May 19
  • Summarized COVID Questions From The VPAA Forum

May 11, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #109

  • Smart Space – Needs For Next Year?
  • Micro-endorsement Update
  • Thank you from the CLT
  • Reminder: Only Volunteers At Commencement Saturday
  • Summer Testing, Health Pledge & Vaccination Attestation

May 6, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #108

  • Final Reminder: Grades Due Sunday
  • Student COVID-19 Vaccinations For Fall 2021
  • Dependent Care Account Update

May 4, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #107

  • Final Grades Due Sunday
  • Experiential Learning Institute: Call for Proposals & Participants

April 22, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #106

  • New Provost Announcement
  • Service Learning Faculty Award
  • Faculty Promotions
  • IDEA SRI – Check Your Response Rates
  • Faculty Teaching Summer Courses

April 16, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #105

  • SMART Space Tutoring for Fall of 2021
  • Incomplete Grade Request Form
  • Student Meals During Ramadan

April 9, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #104

  • Student Eligibility For Vaccination Email
  • SGA Wellness Wednesday Survey Results
  • FAQ’s From The Office Of Accessibility
  • Champlain in the News: Champlain Collaborates With MGH and Harvard Medical School to Enhance Well-being on Campus

April 6, 2021: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing #103

  • CLT Events
  • Academic “Nudge” Report
  • Remind Graduating Seniors To Fill Out In-person Commencement Participation Form
  • Faculty/Staff Invitation to Record or Submit Congratulatory Messages to Graduating Students

Other Institutional Messages

Messages from the People Center, Information Services, Office of Financial Aid, Office of International Education, etc.

Final Return-To-Campus Schedule & Protocols

Confirms plans and schedule for transitioning to an in-person, on-campus experience for spring semester.

Follow-Up: Return-To-Campus COVID Protocols for Employees

Provides additional details and action steps for employees about return-to-campus health and safety protocols.

Champlain College Working Remotely Week of 1/4/22

Request for non-essential staff to work remotely the week of January 4–January 7, 2022. 

End-Of-Semester COVID Update for Employees

Updates for employees on booster requirement, vaccination documentation process, and spring semester return-to-campus.

December COVID Update for Employees

Updates on post-Thanksgiving return and the weeks ahead, COVID variant, spring semester, and ongoing COVID management.

COVID Update for Employees: Holiday Travel, Vaccination Policy and Documentation, Booster Shots

Reminders for safe holiday travel, new Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, and more.

Employee COVID-19 Policies & Procedures Update

Reminder and update on current COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Fall Long-Distance Transportation Update

Updates on long-distance travel providers for return-to-campus and beyond.

Employee Return-to-Work Update

This update includes information on steps for returning to work, campus community-building, wellness, and engagement opportunities, return-to-campus policy reminders, and facilities.

Summer 2021 Masking & Distancing Policy Updates

With 80% of eligible Vermonters vaccinated, the state has lifted pandemic restrictions. As a result, we are updating Champlain’s masking, social distancing, and occupancy policies on campus.

Employee Summer & Return to Campus

Information regarding employee return-to-campus plans and protocols, including vaccination status and summer health pledge.

Employee COVID-19 Summer Regulations & Information

COVID-19 Summer Regulations begin May 17 for residential students and employees who are currently working on the Burlington campus.  

Vaccinations and Returning to the Champlain Campus

The College is actively working to address questions regarding vaccinations for faculty, staff and students as well as plans for returning staff to campus.