Start-of-Year Events

There are a number of events to mark the start of the academic year.

  • Annual Teaching and Writing Retreat:  This retreat, sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research and the Writing Program, will be held on August 22 and August 23 at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vt.  The theme of this year’s retreat is “Slow Teaching”. 
  • The first faculty meeting of the year will be held on Friday, September 8, at the Bread Loaf Campus in Ripton, Vt. The Dean of the Faculty will introduce the new faculty at this meeting, which is a great opportunity to meet your colleagues. The plenary business meeting will be followed by small-group discussions of a topic of interest. The meeting ends with lunch at the Bread Loaf Inn. More information, including information on transportation to the Bread Loaf Campus, will be circulated closer to the date of the meeting.
  • Convocation, which is the official welcome to incoming first-year students and the official start of the new academic year, will be held on Sunday, September 10, in Mead Chapel. You should have received information about renting regalia in June. If not, please contact the College Bookstore at 802.443.5334.
  • Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11!

Academic Administration
Old Chapel
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753