General Introduction

This 2016-17 Middlebury College Handbook supersedes all previous editions of the Handbook and Directory, Employee Handbook, and Faculty Handbook Supplement.

A newly updated online edition of the Middlebury College Handbook is published at the beginning of each academic year. This online web version of the 2016-17 Handbook was posted at the end of August 2016. Updates to this handbook that may become necessary during the course of the year are made on the web.

This handbook and the policies described herein are intended to be applied in programs offered at the College's Vermont facilities. Because of varying circumstances and legal requirements, policies stated herein may have little or no application to programs offered by the College elsewhere such as, for example, in connection with study abroad programs. This is consistent with the College's intent to comply with the requirements of applicable law. Individuals with questions about the policies governing such programs should consult the materials specific to the programs (such as handbooks for Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), Study Abroad, Language Schools and Bread Loaf programs), and/or direct inquiries to the administrators of such programs.