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 situated in the Eastern Townships on an attractive site which it shares with Bishop’s University. The college is located in the Lennoxville, Borough of Sherbrooke, 150 kilometers (approx. 2 hours) east of Montreal.
Lennoxville centre, just a five minute walk from campus, offers all of the amenities of a prosperous small town: a variety of restaurants, three banks, churches of many denominations, a supermarket, health food store, two pharmacies, etc., as well as a popular bike and recreation trail minutes from the residence. Lennoxville has long been known as the centre of English language education in the area, and is widely regarded as an all season resort area. 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 has been constructed where the comforts and privacy of residence life can be enjoyed.
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.