How is the social scene at Champlain? What kind of people go there (ex: preppy kids who aren't too accepting and have a lot of money, hipsters who want to stand out, or a mix?)? Are the people there friendly?
How are the weekends? What do students tend to do for fun? Are there a lot of parties? If so, are they out of control, boring, or in the middle? Do students ever go into town to hang out? If so, what is there to do in town? Are there a lot of activities to do on campus?
Are students at Champlain open? Are they just looking for hookups and drunk nights, or are they more interested in personalities and long lasting relationships (friends and love)?
Thank you for any of the numerous questions you can answer... I really appreciate the honesty.
I am guessing when you refer to social scene, you are wondering what kind of things there are to do on campus? Well there are plenty of things to do on campus. We constantly have different activities going on, as well as weekly events for students to keep busy. Clubs also schedule weekly events for students to participate in. For instance, we have a bad movie club that plays a different bad movie every week. We also will have events like cupcake decorating, apple picking, and eating competitions. There are many different things to do to appeal to many different interests.
The people that go here are welcoming and friendly. It is a mix of personalities and backgrounds, making for an eclectic campus. Coming to Champlain you find people the are introverted and extroverted, but you still find people that become your "school family."
The weekends are fun. I like to hang out with friends, relax, and in the winter, I head to the mountains to get some runs in. There are not a lot of parties because we are a dry campus. This means that substances are banned on campus no matter what age you are. But there is always something fun to do. A lot of students like walking down to Church Street, and wandering in and out of the shops, watching the street performers, or grabbing a bite to eat. In the warmer weather, many people head to the waterfront and hang out at the beach or go swimming. We also have some small concert halls near us that is popular with people. We get a variety of different bands and some plays come to town on a regular basis.
It depends on the situation and person you meet. I happen to have friends that are in relationships, but I also know people who just want to focus on their school work. In the end, you find what is right for you and it works out. You learn how to balance a social life with school work to optimize your time in college. In the end, you find the right mix of everything (activities, friends, school work, work if applicable), and you make the best of your college life.
I hope this helped, and if there is anything else you need help with please let me know! And if you haven't had a chance yet, I hope you can visit our school.
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