1. Home
  2. Information for Faculty & Staff
  3. New Faculty / Staff Account Instructions
  1. Home
  2. Accounts and Authorization
  3. New Faculty / Staff Account Instructions

New Faculty / Staff Account Instructions

This page will familiarize you with your new Faculty and/or Staff Champlain College network account. Please follow these directions to activate your account and get started.

Activate Your Account and Change Your Password (Required)

Before you can begin using your account you must activate and change your initial password. In the email you received you were told what your username and email address would be with Champlain College. The initial password to activate your account is your date of birth (unless otherwise noted in the email) in the format MMDDYYYY (two digit month, two digit day, four digit year). For example if you were born on January 1st, 1850 you would use 01011850 as your initial password when activating your account. With the username you received, and the password you know, you can proceed to activate your account following these steps from the browser on your laptop or desktop computer:

  1. If it’s been less than 30 minutes since you received your welcome email with your username please wait until 30 minutes have passed (this is related to Google being our email provider and account sync times)
  2. Proceed to our account activation site: https://welcome.champlain.edu/showLogin.cc
  3. Follow the directions on that page to activate your account.

Please protect your password. Champlain College will NEVER ask you for ANY personally identifiable information in an e-mail this includes: password, SSN, birth date, credit card, etc. We catch approximately 30 scams per day asking for this type of information but unfortunately we cannot catch them all. Please help us protect your identity and the College reputation by never sending any passwords or sensitive information (Champlain or others) in an e-mail for any reason. If you do mistakenly give out your password or personal information please notify the ChampSupport Team as soon as possible at the contact info near the bottom of this page.

Accessing Your Champlain College Email

You can access your Champlain College Email account after following the activation steps above. Proceed to https://www.gmail.com and login. Your username for Gmail is your email address from the message we sent you, including the “@champlain.edu” on the end. Your password is what you changed it to during account activation.

Email Distribution Groups

Champlain College email is a mechanism for official communication within the Champlain College community. Email communications are intended to meet a wide range of academic and administrative functions. Thus, a variety of distribution lists and permission levels are fundamental to the systems’ overall effectiveness.

Documentation on official distribution lists can be found here (Champlain College login required): Email Distribution Lists Documentation (PDF).

In addition to the distribution lists outlined in the above document, individual departments, divisions, schools, committees and other functional units may choose to maintain their own distribution list for ease of communication within their specific area. Please contact ChampSupport to request creation of a distribution list.

Campus Phone Use and Instructions

If you have a phone on campus here are some basic instructions for using them, you can ignore this portion if you haven’t been provided with a phone.

Phone Instructions

Basic telephone instructions are available in PDF form here: Champlain College – Telephone Instructions (PDF)

Voicemail Setup

Basic Voicemail Instructions are available in PDF form here (including first time enrollment instructions): Champlain College – Voicemail Instructions (PDF)

Where Can I Get Help?

Contact the ChampSupport Team by email or phone:

Email: champsupport@champlain.edu
Phone: (802) 860-2710

Updated on August 22, 2019

Article Attachments

Related Articles