St. Michael’s College
St. Michael's College is a small, private Catholic college in Colchester, Vermont. Over 1,800 undergraduate students and approximately 400 graduate students are enrolled at the school. There are 23 varsity sports teams at St. Michael’s, all of which compete in the NCAA Division II; over a quarter of the student population participate in one of these varsity teams. St. Michael’s has a campus service organization (MOVE) that by graduation, over 70% of students participate in. It is a huge part of campus life.
Famous "Purple Night" alumni include Tom Freston - CEO of MTV Networks, Tim Arango - The New York Times journalist, Loung Ung - human rights activist, Tom Caron - sportscaster, and Patrick Leahy - U.S. Senator of Vermont.
Claire is an Alumna from Newbury, Massachusetts. One quirky fact about Claire..."I once ran into someone I'd never met from my hometown — while hiking the Great Wall of China!"
Fun fact about Saint Michael's College and the surrounding town: Burlington, Vermont is a great place and the perfect college area, but the surrounding towns aren't to be overlooked! Some of the best spots for food and fun require a little exploring.
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor: Ben & Jerry's, of course! My favorites are Chunky Monkey and Frozen Flakes.
Bakery and Favorite Sweet: My Little Cupcake.
Where to Grab a Coffee or Tea: Uncommon Grounds Coffee & Tea.
Burger Joint and Fries: Al's French Frys.
Finger Licking Good BBQ Spot: Bluebird Barbecue.
Vegetarian Hot Spot: Juicebox.
Pizzeria: Folino's Wood Fired Pizza. Try their Firecracker Shrimp pizza!
Diner and Favorite Dish: Our House Bistro. Any one of their specialty mac and cheeses is a must, but the cheeseburger mac is my personal favorite!
Hottest Mexican Spot and Recommended Plate: El Gato Cantina.
Where you would love your parents to take you for Parents weekend: Anywhere on Church Street. There's something for everyone!
Things to do:
Where to go for yoga, exercise classes, or the gym: Laughing River Yoga.
Best Dive Bar: The Archives Arcade Bar.
Night Spot for Music: Higher Ground.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang: "The View" across the street. It lives up to its name!
Hotel or B&B recommendation: The Hilton Burlington is perfect for a family visit. It's right in Burlington and has a great view of Lake Champlain!