COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

If You Are Opting Out for Winter Term

You Still Must Participate in Winter Term Registration

What Counts toward Winter Term Credit?
Students are required to earn Middlebury credits during at least two winter terms. All first-year students must be in residence and enrolled in a Winter Term course their first Winter Term at Middlebury.  This includes both February 2019 and September 2019 matriculates. The second credit may be earned by enrolling in a Winter Term course, a credit-bearing independent project, a credit-bearing internship, or by studying abroad and earning winter term equivalent credit. A minimum of two Winter Term and a maximum of four Winter Term course credits will count toward the graduation requirement of 36 course credits.  Even if you opt out of Winter Term, you must still complete 36 course credits before you graduate.

How will the College know if I am “opting out” of Winter Term?
Students who elect not to participate in Winter Term MUST still participate in Winter Term registration by enrolling in the following No-Credit, “Opt-Out” option (CRN: 10446).

Note: Students participating on a Middlebury College Winter Team Sport MUST be enrolled in an academic credit-bearing course during Winter Term!


 You must register for the following CRN:

 CRN: 10446  WNTR 0000   No-Credit Not On Campus Winter

Students registering for this No-Credit option will not receive academic credit during winter term, and will not be eligible to remain on campus. This option is not available to students who are participating in their first winter term, i.e., students who entered Middlebury in the Spring or Fall 2019. Questions concerning this No-Credit option should be directed, via email, to

*** Students who are not earning credit during Winter Term
MUST register for this No-Credit option.
All students are expected to participate in Winter Term registration!

Can I Stay on Campus?
Unregistered students and students registered for this “Opt-Out” course may not remain on campus during the winter term session. To remain on campus, you must be registered in an academic credit-bearing course by November 15.

For residential details, refer to thego/roomchange webpage and/or email Kady Shea Asst. Director Res Life-Housing. Furtherdetails are also available on the Public Safety webpage.

What If I’m Waiting for Independent Project or Internship Approval?
Register, Register, Register!  If your internship is approved before Winter Term registration, CCI will send you instructions on how to register for the designated internship course in Banner Web. (You will not be able to register for the internship course until you have official approval from the Curriculum Committee and CCI.)  If you are waiting for approval on a proposed internship, register for a Winter Term course no later than November 15 in case the proposal is denied. If your  internship is approved after the BannerWeb registration period has ended, CCI will work with the Registrar’s Office directly to switch you from your class to the internship.