Our annual Alumni Leadership Conference (ALC) weekend celebrates Middlebury volunteers and leaders. The conference provides insight and tools that will help you in your role as a volunteer. You’ll get an inside look at what’s happening at the College while having fun with fellow alumni. During ALC weekend, class agents, Reunion committee membersCane Society representatives, and newly recruited volunteers are invited to stay at Bread Loaf—free of charge. Join us for a great fall weekend in Vermont!

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TRAFFIC NOTE: We know many people traveling to Middlebury take the short cut over Bethel Mountain Road in Rochester. The road has been closed due to flooding and flood repairs since April, but the Rochester town clerk tells us that the road is likely to open some time on Friday. Check for road closed signs before taking this route. We will post an update on the Midd Alum Facebook page on Friday morning.

Travel and Arrival Information

Thursday, October 10 (Bread Loaf campus)

  • Check-in 50th Reunion volunteers, Class of 1971 volunteers, Middlebury Alumni Association Board (MAA), and Annual Fund Executive Committee (AFEC), 3:00–11:00 p.m., Bread Loaf Inn. Dinner on your own.

Friday, October 11 (Bread Loaf campus)

  • Check-in, 2:00–8:30 p.m., Bread Loaf Inn

Saturday, October 12 (Primarily at the Mahaney Arts Center (MAC), Middlebury main campus)

  • Check-in for housing, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Bread Loaf Inn
  • ALC program check-in, 8:00 a.m.–noon, Mahaney Arts Center (MAC)

Sunday, October 13 (Bread Loaf campus)

  • Volunteer Breakfast, 7:30–9:30 a.m., Bread Loaf Inn
  • ALC check-out, 7:30­–11:00 a.m., Bread Loaf Inn


Weekend Highlights (click here for the complete schedule)

Friday, October 11

  • MAA Board, AFEC, and 50th Reunion meetings, Bread Loaf
  • 50th Reunion coffee hour with President Laurie L. Patton, main campus
  • Volunteer Welcome Reception, 5:00–6:00 p.m., Bread Loaf
  • Volunteer Dinner and Alumni Class Awards, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Bread Loaf
  • Post-dinner "Moth" story hour featuring students and alumni, Bread Loaf
  • Gathering for young alumni and late arrivals, Bread Loaf

Saturday, October 12 (program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., events at Mahaney Arts Center (MAC) unless indicated)

  • Leadership Panel moderated by President Laurie Patton including Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Luso-Hispanic Studies Miguel Fernandez, Vice President for Advancement Colleen Fitzpatrick, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration & Treasurer David Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students Baishakhi Taylor, Director of Athletics Erin Quinn, 8:30–10:00 a.m.
  • "Unscripted Tours" for Young Alumni (graduates 2005-2019), 10:30 a.m.
  • Special 25th Reunion session with Oratory Now student coaches and lunch with President Patton, 10:30 a.m.
  • "Volunteering 101" - meet your staff contacts, hear about the Reunion planning process and how to keep connections alive in classes that are between Reunion cycles, 10:30 a.m.
  • Center for Careers and Internships panel on Midd2Midd, the College’s new online mentoring and career networking program, 11:00 a.m.
  • Reunion planning lunch for Reunion classes (classes ending in 0 and 5), 12:00 noon
  • Non-Reunion volunteer roundtable lunch, 12:00 noon
  • Harvest Fest (Enjoy local food, drink, and music with fellow alumni and current students), 3:30 p.m.
  • 25th and 50th Class Dinners (All other classes, enjoy dinner locally.) 

Sunday, October 13

  • Breakfast at Bread Loaf (hike or take in the view from the front porch). Check out no later than 11:00 a.m.
  • Equity and Inclusion Presidential Discussion, 8:30 a.m. (main campus, Robert A. Jones '59 House)

Click here to see photos from ALC 2018.

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