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Weather: In the winter, it does get cold and snowy, there is no denying it. The ice can get bad around some of the less well cared for sidewalks, but the school is usually decent about making sure you can get to your classes and the dining hall. When the salt runs low, however, you get better at keeping your balance on uneven ice. The summers are pretty hot and humid as well, but the spring time really brings people together. When the sun comes out for the first few times, everyone comes together and enjoys the sunshine outside.

4 College Freshman

Weather: In the winter it's cold and snowy, which is to be expected. It's beautiful during spring/summer/fall.

1 College Freshman

Weather: The weather sucks so bad! It goes fro warm to snowy, to rainy to hot!

3 College Freshman

Weather: I think this year has been exceptionally warm. It is Burlington though so there has been weeks where the temperature has dropped below -20. I'd say the average during the Winter is around 20 degrees. I from a warm area and I thought the cold would kill me, but you'l adapt. Right now it's 18 but feels like 45. The summer is really hot. For most of the first semester it never dropped past 70. Just bring a lot of clothes that you can layer.

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Weather: Classes never get canceled, even with a foot of snow.

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New England has the most beautiful, distinct four seasons. During the academic year, September to May, students see the fall foliage of autumn, the lake-effect snow of winter, and a mild, wet spring. The weather is always unpredictable, especially with precipitation. In fact, the lake creates humidity in the air that limits the rain and snow compared to Central Vermont. Also, there's a much lower elevation than Burlington's neighbors to the south. Burlington does get very cold in the winter, but the wind is what makes it bone-chillingly cold. Otherwise, wearing a scarf to keep moisture in front of your face (from your breath) helps a lot.

The autumn and spring months are both mild, so students should have a range of clothes that can be layered. The best part about Champlain any time of year is how small and beautiful the campus is, so no matter the weather outside, walking two minutes to class is completely bearable and scenic. Since the campus also has insulated sidewalks that melt snow on contact, the College never closes due to weather (but professors can cancel class if they have a long commute).

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 54 °F
Spring - Low: 34 °F
Summer - High: 79 °F
Summer - Low: 58 °F
Fall - High: 58 °F
Fall - Low: 40 °F
Winter - High: 30 °F
Winter - Low: 14 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 2.83 in./month
Summer: 3.92 in./month
Fall: 3.46 in./month
Winter: 2.09 in./month
What to Pack
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Hats
  • Rain/waterproof boots
  • Raincoat
  • Scarf
  • Sleeping bag for winter wilderness events
  • A smile
  • Turtle necks/layers
  • Warm socks
  • Winter coat


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