The College

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Champlain Regional College was founded in 1971 and named in honour of Samuel de Champlain, the first governor of New France. He was a man whose accomplishments reflect the strength of his intellect, the breadth of his imagination and the quality of his judgment.

Located in Quebec, Canada, Champlain Regional College is a public English-language educational institution which is composed of administrative offices in Sherbrooke and three campuses: Champlain-Lennoxville in Sherbrooke, Champlain-St. Lambert in St. Lambert, and Champlain-St. Lawrence in the Quebec City area.

Champlain Lennoxville was opened in 1972.  It is located in the rolling hills of the Eastern Townships on a campus which it shares with Bishop’s University, in the bilingual borough of Lennoxville (population 5,800).  Just a five minute walk from campus, Lennoxville offers all of the amenities of a prosperous small town: a variety of restaurants, two banks, churches of many denominations, a supermarket, health food store, two pharmacies, etc. Lennoxville is widely regarded as an all season resort area and there are eight ski hills located within a two-hour drive, as well as a golf course and 125 km recreation trail minutes from the residence.

Our setting is peaceful, yet everything you want in a larger city is in close proximity. The downtown area of Sherbrooke is a short 5 kilometers away, and Magog, a popular lakeside attraction, is a 35 minute drive. Newport, Vermont, the closest city in the U.S. is about 45 minutes by car from Lennoxville.

Since the vast majority of students come from outside the Sherbrooke-Lennoxville area, a 317 bed apartment-style residence complex provides the comforts and privacy of residence life.

The fact that Champlain Lennoxville is located in a scenic rural setting has proven to be very attractive to increasing numbers of students who seek an alternative to having to continue their post-secondary education in an urban environment. As a CEGEP located on a university campus, Champlain Lennoxville offers its students complete access to university facilities. Classrooms, library, laboratories, residences, athletics, and dining facilities are shared by university and college students.

Sherbrooke is ranked as one of the top 5 university cities in Canada

“One of the most beautiful campuses in Canada” – Huffington Post

“Eastern Townships, one of the most beautiful regions in Canada” – National Geographic Traveler magazine