May 21, 2020 – 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).

Messages sent prior to May 21, 2020 can be found here.


Updates from the President

June 12, 2020: Fall Update #1

The first in a series of updates to students, faculty and staff providing details for the Fall 2020 re-opening of campus.

May 27, 2020: Message to Students

Incoming president, Dr. Benjamin Akande, shares plans for reopening its Burlington, VT campus for Fall 2020 with students.

May 27, 2020: Message to Faculty

Incoming president, Dr. Benjamin Akande, shares plans for reopening its Burlington, VT campus for Fall 2020 with faculty.

May 27, 2020: Message to Staff

Incoming president, Dr. Benjamin Akande, shares plans for reopening its Burlington, VT campus for Fall 2020 with staff.


Student Affairs & Residential Life Updates

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

May 29, 2020:Message to Off-Campus Residents

Students moving in to off-campus residences are expected to follow specific guidelines.

May 21, 2020: Residence Hall Pick-Up Process

Our move-out plan is based on directions and guidelines from the Governor’s office and is staged in three parts.


Academic Instruction Updates

Messages from Academic Leadership

July 2, 2020: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing

This brief includes:

  • Faculty Check-In with Deans
  • Section Start/End Time Adjustments
  • Fall 2020 Study Abroad Programs
  • Faculty Professional Development Opportunity
  • Andrew Corrow: Offering Condolences

June 25, 2020: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing

This brief includes:

  • Fall 2020 Classroom Logistics and Course Planning
  • CLT Announcement: Canvas Shells and Template
  • Updated Syllabus Guidelines
  • Vermont Reads – Invitation to Participate
  • Virtual Gap Update

June 25, 2020: Fall Update #2 – Your Academic Experience

This message focuses on the student learning experience and includes:

  • What to expect academically and how our plans for the fall differ from the Spring 2020 experience
  • Specifics about the Flex-Hybrid format and how it differs from online classes
  • Information about your fall schedule 
  • Opportunities to learn more

June 18, 2020: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing

This brief includes:

  • A Message from the CLT
  • Reminder CLT Ramp-up Process and Timelines
  • Plan for Summer Course Updates and Student Planning
  • Social Justice Film Series

June 11, 2020: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing

This brief includes:

  • Academic Calendar Update For Fall
  • Faculty Teaching Choice Survey
  • Fall 2020 Course Standards
  • CLT Faculty Support Plan
  • Canvas Shells Available Monday

June 5, 2020: Faculty Fall 2020 Teaching Choice Survey

Faculty and students will be able to choose whether they teach or learn in person; this survey asks faculty to indicate the likelihood they will teach on-campus, to the extent possible, this fall, or continue remote instruction.

June 4, 2020: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing

This brief includes:

  • Message from Interim President Laurie Quinn
  • Recent Student Communications

May 29, 2020: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing

This brief includes:

  • Fall Update
  • CLT Announcement
  • CLT Recommended Webinar: Better Student Engagement During COVID-19
  • Library Now Offering Contactless Pickup Of Materials

May 22, 2020: Faculty & Academic Staff Briefing

This brief includes:

  • Champlain College’s Virtual Gap Year Program
  • Fall 2020 Faculty Feedback & Academic Instruction Planning
  • Center for Learning & Teaching Message
  • Summer Communications