Fall Guide for New Students

Important Dates
August 10: Virtual bookstore is open for course material purchases

August 18: Official schedules are available on Omnivox (after 5:00 p.m.)

August 18-19: Orientation for incoming students

August 22: First day of classes

Official Schedule

Your official schedule will be made available on Thursday, August 18 after 5:00 p.m. 

Retrieval of the course schedule on Omnivox confirms attendance; students who do not pick up their schedules by the first day of classes will have their semesters cancelled.

Course Materials

All coursepacks and textbooks can be purchased online by accessing the Bookstore’s website. All you have to do is enter your student number to get the full list of course materials that must be purchased for this semester. 

 

Orders can be shipped to your home for only $7 +tx, or you may select free “pick-up” at the College. Orders are processed within 24-48 hours after receipt.

 

Purchases will be available starting Wednesday, August 10. Please note that used books may also be available in Melanie Alden’s Office (SUB Building – MOU #15).

 

If you have other questions concerning books or merchandise, please email books@crcmail.net.

Payment methods include cash, credit or debit card.

Course Changes

The College may have modified your course schedule. If you need to make adjustments or add courses, you may do so until August 26, 2022.  To make an appointment with your Academic Advisor, contact Student Records.

Course Deletion Deadline

The official Ministry deadline to drop a course (have it removed from your schedule) is Monday, September 19. You must communicate with your Academic Advisor by this date to remove any courses that you are NOT attending from your schedule; otherwise, they will remain on your permanent academic transcript as failures.

Absences

If you are missing classes due to illness, medical/dentist appointments, deaths or other, you must contact Nancy Kendall by MIO and provide the Academic Dean’s Office with the proper documentation if you wish to be excused from class.

 

If you have Covid symptoms, please contact Grace Herring by MIO. 

English Exit Exam

The Ministerial Examination of College English (also referred to as the English Exit Exam), is a mandatory examination issued by the Quebec Ministry of Education. All students completing a program of studies are required to pass the exam in order to obtain their DEC. 

 

The next English Exit Exams will be:

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (make-up exam)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

 

Eligibility

 

Students must have successfully completed two of the three English courses (603-101, 603-102, 603-103) and be in the process of completing the third (603-102 or 603-103) when they register for the examination. The Registrar’s Office will contact you about the exam when you are eligible.

Hello new Champlain student!

We have planned information sessions and activities to help you get off to a great start this fall. The orientation sessions for incoming students will be held on August 18 and 19, 2022. Your assigned session is determined by your program, so please see the table below. 

 

August 18, 2022
Social Science: General, Criminology and Math

Nursing

Computer Science Technology

Special Care Counselling

Liberal Arts

Springboard

Arts, Literature and Communication

August 19, 2022
Science: Health and Pure & Applied

Visual Arts

Social Science: Commerce and Psychology

Accounting and Management Technology

 

Sessions run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. We will meet you at Centennial Theatre at 8:00 a.m.

 

Please note that your presence is mandatory. If you cannot attend because of medical reasons, please contact Émilie Bureau by MIO.

 

We look forward to seeing you and welcome to Champlain-Lennoxville!

 


 

Cougar Ambassadors are here to help!

 

 As you experience your orientation days at Champlain-Lennoxville, you will be accompanied by our amazing Cougar Ambassador Leadership Team, trained to support you through the whole experience. They are on hand for any questions or concerns you might have, and as returning students, they remember exactly what it is like to be new to campus. They will also be around during activities and during the first week of school in case anyone needs help finding their way around, or has questions about school. They represent all of the programs at Champlain-Lennoxville, and are a dynamic bunch. And who knows, maybe next year YOU will be part of the team!

Download the Omnivox app

For Android or Apple devices.

Submit your student I.D. photo

All students are required to have a student I.D. card, which is in a digital format and accessible in Omnivox.  Students who are unable to submit a photo through Omnivox will need to inform Student Records.

Get acquainted with your login info (WIFI, Omnivox, Office 365)

All new students will receive, in OMNIVOX (documents), a Login Account with a Username and Password, which gives you access to the Champlain computers and other access listed below:

 

There is free WiFi in the Champlain Building. Select the CRC-LENNOX network and enter your Username and Password when prompted. More details on how to log in can be found in the FAQ section. 

 

To access Office 365 go to www.office.com (this link is also in the top bar on the Champlain homepage).  Your Office 365 account is your Username followed by @crc-lennox.qc.ca (LE1234567@crc-lennnox.qc.ca) and the Password is your Champlain Computer Password.

Find your way around campus

Not sure where your classes are located? We’re here to help!

 

Grab your schedule and look at the room number (starting with a letter) right above your teacher’s name. The letter indicates the building where your classes will be held, and the numbers indicate the floor and room number.

 

Example: J201. This class would be located on the second floor of the Johnson Building in room 201.

 

C = Champlain

N = Nicolls

H = Hamilton

J = Johnson

B = Bandeen

MOL = Molson

SUB = Sub Building

GYM = Sports Centre

HANGAR2 = Hangar

 

Please refer to this campus map to find the buildings where your classes are located.

Pick up your free Champlain agenda

Free agendas are available at the Champlain Students’ Association (CSA) office during your Orientation day tour.  If you missed Orientation, simply stop by Melanie Alden’s office located in the Mountain house – SUB building (MOU #15) during office hours. *Limited quantities.  First come, first served!*

Buy your textbooks and coursepacks as early as possible

All coursepacks and textbooks can be purchased online by accessing the Bookstore’s website. All you have to do is enter your student number to get the full list of course materials that must be purchased for this semester. 

 

Orders can be shipped to your home for only $7 +tx, or you may select free “pick-up” at the College. Orders are processed within 24-48 hours after receipt.

 

Purchases will be available starting Wednesday, August 10. Please note that used books may also be available in Melanie Alden’s Office (SUB Building – MOU #15).

 

If you have other questions concerning books or merchandise, please email books@crcmail.net.

Payment methods include cash, credit or debit card.

Purchase your bus (STS) or parking pass

Bus Pass

 

Bus passes are now available for purchase at the STS Office, Limocar or Pharmaprix Carrefour de l’Estrie. Once you have your card La Vermeilleuse, you can stop by our bookstore to reload it every month. For more information, you may contact the bookstore at store-lennox@crcmail.net.

 

Parking Pass

 

Parking Permits are now available for purchase through the HotSpot Parking app. You will need to download the app on your smart phone/tablet via the Apple App Store and Google Play or you can go onto the HotSpot website at www.htsp.ca. You must use your Champlain email address LE(your student number)@crc-lennox.qc.ca to create your profile.

 

  • Click on Permits
  • Click on Purchase a Permit
  • Select Sherbrooke
  • Select BU/CRC P1-P2 B
  • Select your permit: 1 semester or 1 year

 

FEES

– P1-P2 only $242.00 for the year

– P1-P2 only $136.00 for the semester

Rent a locker

Locker rental is now available! The rental price is $10, and you must supply your own lock. You may rent your locker by stopping by the Bookstore located in the front lobby of the Champlain Building.

Contact us if you require accommodations

Equity-seeking students who may need accommodations are encouraged to contact Lucinda Doheny by phone at 819-564-3666 ext. 2119 or by email at ldoheny@crcmail.net.

Optional - Fill out the photo refusal form

ONLY IF you do not wish to have your photo, image, or video captured at Champlain College-sponsored activities or events and published for promotional purposes. Fill out the Student Photo/Image/Video Refusal form and return it to the Records Office by MIO. Students under 18 years old require a legal guardian to sign their form.

Mental Health Support

If you need help with your well-being, personal counselling (stress, anxiety, motivation, feelings, relationship, crisis), academic issues, or indigenous student support, reach out to our team of social workers, social work technicians, and counsellors by sending an email to counsellingserviceslennox@crcmail.net.

 

You will be asked to fill out a form so we can provide you with the service that is right for you. A member of the team will reach out to you as soon as possible. If it’s during school hours, that’s usually within a day.

Guidance and Career Counselling Services

Need help with your choices of programs? Need guidance to define your career path? Need coaching to jump into the workforce (resume, interview prep, job search strategies)? Meet with Marlène Canuel, our Guidance Counsellor.

 

You can contact her at counsellingserviceslennox@crcmail.net to book a meeting or visit the Career Counselling webpage.

Health Clinic on Campus

Did you know that you can meet with a doctor or a nurse on campus? The Health Clinic is located in the Sports Centre, room 2091 (offices are across from the pool windows). The clinic staff is available Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 3:45 PM.

 

For an appointment with a doctor, contact Jill Johnson at jill.johnson@ubishops.ca and for an appointment with a nurse, please email nurse@ubishops.ca.

Champlain Students' Association

Come visit the Champlain Students’ Association (CSA) in the Mountain House building (SUB building). The easiest way to get to the CSA offices is by using the staircase right by the Purple Pod. Looking for lanyards and used books? You can purchase some at the main CSA office. 

 

The office hours are Monday to Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

IT Help Desk

Do you know where to seek help when computer and technology problems arise? If you need help with the technology required for a class, email IT-SUPPORT-LENNOX@crcmail.net or stop by the IT Help Desk located on the 2nd floor of the Champlain Building.

 

For more information on how to use Omnivox, Moodle, Office 365 or Zoom, check out the IT Resources for Students webpage.

Workshops and Tutoring
  • The Centre de langue écrite et orale (CLEO) for individualized mentoring service in both written and oral French. For more details, contact Denis Amyot by MIO
  • The Reading and Writing Workshop for help with assignments and second-language writing difficulties. For more details, contact Nolan Bazinet by MIO.
  • English Peer-Tutoring for help to improve your writing, reading or speaking skills. For more details, contact Eliana Chilakos by MIO.
Indigenous Student Services

It provides personal and individualized support services and activities designed to foster a sense of community and to support academic success for Indigenous students. The service also offers a dedicated gathering space in the form of a student lounge.

 

For more information, please send a MIO to Lois Dana, Student Life Counsellor – Indigenous and Intercultural.

Cougar Ambassadors

The Cougar Ambassador Leadership Team is a selected group of returning students here to support the student population through activities and by their presence at events.  They train together to prepare for orientation and include the Champlain Students’ Association executives, the Residence Life Team RAs, and students from each program at the College.

 

During orientation, they will be present with all groups, and then on hand during other events and activities throughout the year.  Their team motto is LEARN SHARE LEAD BUILD PRIDE, and their mission is: “To learn leadership skills as part of a team that supports fellow students to academic and personal success and builds community on campus and beyond.”

 

To reach our leadership team, or to get involved in leadership, contact Sheila Quinn, Recreational Activities Technician for Champlain Lennoxville.

SEXed

SEXed is a group of dedicated peers, supported by a small team of faculty, who are there to answer your questions and help you find what you need, from information to birth control. They support your sexual and romantic priorities with information on consent, healthy relationships, safer sex, peer pressure, and gender and sexual identity. All the Peer Educators have received training from specialist organizations. They organize information campaigns, fun events, a referral service, and safe spaces to explore a wide range of relevant issues. Our approach is non-judgmental, inclusive, diverse, and confidential.

Spiritual Care Services

This service is interfaith and fosters faith development, spirituality, and social justice. The Campus Minister provides pastoral services to all members of the campus community and is available to confidentially discuss whatever interests and concerns people may have.

 

For more information, please contact Jesse Dymond, Campus Minister, at jdymond@crcmail.net

Student Clubs and Groups

There are various clubs available to students at Champlain-Lennoxville. Most of them are hosted in any given year on campus and nearly all of them are created and managed by students. The purpose of these clubs is to provide a place to meet new people who share a common interest, explore new things, develop different skills, learn about yourself, and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome!

 

Don’t miss Club Day on August 25th during co-curric! Be sure to check Omnivox for more details. 

 

Here are some of our clubs:

  • Philosophy Circle
  • LGBTQ+ Club
  • Anim-Manga
  • Mind Your Health
  • Green Champlain
  • SEXed
  • Gamers’ Club
  • Residence Garden Group
  • And more!

General Questions

What is my Champlain email address?

Your Champlain email address is LE(your student number)@crc-lennox.qc.ca.

What is Omnivox for?

The Omnivox platform is an essential tool to:

 

· Stay informed about what’s going on at the College (Latest News section)

· Communicate with teachers, Academic Advisors, and staff via MIO

· Confirm your course selections

· Consult and/or modify your schedule

· Pay your registration fees

· View your pedagogical pathway grid

· Consult LÉA to have access to your documents and your course notes

· Participate in surveys

How do I get my Student ID Card?

Your Champlain student ID card is digital. It is available in the ”Services” tab of the Omnivox app.

Procedure to download your student ID card:
– Open the Omnivox app
– Upload a photo of yourself. To do so, you must click on the Services tab, and then on the Photo ID tab.
– Once approved, you will have access to your digital student card from your smartphone via the Omnivox mobile app. Your student card is under the tab Services, and then Student ID Card.

How do I connect to the WIFI on campus?
In the Champlain Building
Go to the Wi-Fi settings of your device.

  • Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.
  • Select “CRC-LENNOX” from the list of available Wi-Fi.

 

Enter your username and password.

  • The username is the same as the computer labs’ username.
  • The password is the same as the computer labs’ password.

Note: Android users need to scroll down to see the “Identity” and “Password” fields.

 

Accept the certificate warning.

Note: the certificate warning may not show.

In Bishop’s classrooms and on campus
Go to the Wi-Fi settings of your device.

  • Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.
  • Select “CHAMPLAIN” from the list of available Wi-Fi.

 

The following login page should appear in your web browser. Enter the same username and password that you use to get on the WiFi in the Champlain building (steps above).

Where are my classes located?

Not sure where your classes are located? We’re here to help!

 

Grab your schedule and look at the room number (starting with a letter) right above your teacher’s name. The letter indicates the building where your classes will be held, and the numbers indicate the floor and room number.

 

Example: J201. This class would be located on the second floor of the Johnson Building in room 201.

 

C = Champlain

N = Nicolls

H = Hamilton

J = Johnson

B = Bandeen

MOL = Molson

SUB = Sub Building

GYM = Sports Centre

HANGAR2 = Hangar

 

Please refer to this campus map to find the buildings where your classes are located.

Where can I eat on campus?

Dewhurst Dining Hall

 

Location: In the center of Bishop’s Residence complex (Security building)

Menu: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – All-you-can-eat option

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Meal Plan: Click here to purchase a meal plan.

 

Purple Pod

 

Location: SUB Building

Menu: Tacos, piazettas, dumplings, burritos, smoothies, lunch on the go, and more!

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. & Sat-Sun, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Tim Hortons

 

Location: Sports Centre

Menu: Sandwiches, soups, donuts, coffee/tea, and more!

Opening Hours: Mon-Thur, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sat-Sun, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

The Library Café

 

Location: Library Learning Commons

Menu: Bagels, sandwiches, soups, pastries, coffee/tea, and more!

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Bus Stop Café

 

Location: Between Nicolls and Hamilton Buildings.

Menu: Coffee, muffins, pastries, chili, sushi, and more! Gluten-free snacks are also available.

Opening Hours: Mon-Thur, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. & Fri, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Click here to see what’s open! 

What kind of photo should I submit for my student I.D. card?

Here are some of the requirements:

  • Be alone in the photo
  • Be in front of a plain, clear and neutral background
  • Keep your face clear
  • Keep your head upright and look at the lens
  • Have your eyes open
  • Keep your glasses on
  • Don’t forget to smile!

 

Please note that your photo must be submitted via Omnivox.

Do I have print credit?

Yes! At the beginning of each semester, each student will receive a $5.00 credit for printing in the Champlain Building. The cost is 10 cents/page or 14 cents for recto-verso (both sides) or color print is 14 cents/page or 20 cents for recto-verso. To purchase print credit, students may contact Student Records.

Academic Advising

Who is my Academic Advisor?

Laura Beausse is your Academic Advisor if you are in one of the following programs:

 

· Accounting & Management Technology (AMT)

· Computer Science Technology (CST)

· Nursing

· Special Care Counselling

· Springboard to DCS – Advantage and Transition

 

 

Lucinda Doheny is your Academic Advisor if you are in one of the following programs:

 

· Arts, Literature & Communication (ALC)

· Liberal Arts

· Social Science: General – Psychology – Criminology

· Visual Arts

 

 

Maxime Chaput Dupuy is your Academic Advisor if you are in one of the following programs:

 

· Science

· Social Science: Commerce – Math

Can I extend my course of study?

Yes, you may extend your course of study to adapt your academic path to your reality. To do so, contact your Academic Advisor by MIO to schedule an appointment.

If I choose to withdraw from a course this fall, can I take it again next semester?

Some courses may be rescheduled to the following semester. However, please note that some courses are prerequisites to others or are not offered every semester.

How many classes do I need to take to be full-time?

You must take 4 classes (or 180 hours) per semester.

I am enrolled in a program, can I take only general courses?

Yes, you can. However, if you are not following your program progression grid, your course of study may take longer to complete.

Move-in day for new students: August 17

This is the mandatory move-in date unless an alternative move-in date has been discussed with the Residence Social Work Technician, April Gauthier.

 

Move-in day for returning students: August 17 – 20

Students must select a time slot between August 17 – August 20 and send a MIO to April Gauthier indicating their move-in time.

 

Residence Advisors will be in front of their respective buildings on August 17 to greet all incoming students and hand out their welcome packages.

 

Any student arriving after 3:00 pm on August 17, and any time during the 18, 19 and 20 will be able to collect their keys from Security.

 

Any questions or concerns regarding move-in should be sent to April Gauthier through MIO.

 

** IMPORTANT**

All students must complete the Room Condition form found in their welcome package within 24 hours of arriving at residence. Once completed, please return it to April Gauthier. If any damages are found in the apartment, the student must take a picture and include the photo with their form when handing it in.

 

For any inquiries about the Champlain residence, please email Residence@crcmail.net. Please note that parking passes for the Champlain Residences must be purchased for students who wish to park at the residence.

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