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Students can choose to live on campus or attend SOCAPA as a Day Student.
Our residence hall, classrooms, studios, theater and cafeteria are all within a few blocks of downtown Burlington and the Waterfront.
Students stay in Champlain College's Lakeview Residence Hall, a traditional-style dormitory looking out over Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. The residence hall has double rooms, shared bathrooms, a game room, air conditioning, and broad-band wireless internet. Male and female students are separated by floor. Each room is typically furnished with a bed, desk, bureau, and light.
SOCAPA students also have access to the Student Life Center which houses a full-sized gymnasium, fitness center, dining room, student lounge with fireplace and big-screen TV, game room, and an outdoor terrace with full views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.
Resident students eat most of their meals in the campus dining hall, but weekly outdoor barbecues and dinners-on-the-town are planned as well.
A variety of extracurricular activities are planned for evenings and weekends. Activities range from the much anticipated "Non-Talent Show" and Karaoke night, to taking in a local show or summer blockbuster movie. Cool off swims in lake Champlain, hikes in the beautiful Green Mountains, leisurely strolls downtown and summer concerts in the park are also planned.
Students who live locally or who have friends/family to stay with in the Burlington area are welcome to attend the program as Day Students. Day Students commute to campus each day and return home each evening and thus do not pay the Room & Board portion of our fees.
Depending on the program, most class activities begin at 9am and end at 5pm, Monday through Friday, though some programs have occasional evening or weekend commitments, as well.
Day students are charged a Meals and Activities fee of $55 per week which provides them access to the cafeteria for lunches. Day students also have the option to purchase dinners during their time at our program; dinner tickets can be purchased in our SOCAPA office. The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday - Friday. Each weekend, students are responsible for purchasing three of their own meals depending on our off-campus excursion schedule, but typically lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.
Day students are encouraged and welcome (but not required) to attend any of our structured evening and weekend activities at no extra charge.