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

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

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

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.

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.