Celebrating the Class of 2012

Stay Connected

Your son or daughter may have graduated, but your connection to Middlebury continues. We encourage you to join us for events, to travel with Middlebury faculty and alumni, and to attend Alumni College. (It’s not just for alumni!)

Share Your Photos

We invite you to share your own photos from the weekend on the parents’ Facebook page and on the MiddAlum Facebook page.

Advice from the Class of 2012


Our MiddMag reporters asked soon-to-be graduates what advice they had for incoming first-years. Hear what they had to say.

Middlebury Magazine

For the past four years, you’ve received the College's award-winning quarterly magazine. We hope you’ll continue reading the magazine and you can do so online at www.middmag.com. You can also receive the print edition through our voluntary subscription program.

Join us on Facebook

Join us on Facebook, where you'll find the latest news from Middlebury and conversation with other parents.

Congratulations, parents of the Class of 2012! We hope you and other family members were able to join us for Commencement. For those who were here, and those who weren’t, we’ve packaged some of the sights and sounds of the day.


View and Download Photos

Our photographers were busy capturing great moments for the Class of 2012. You can view and order a print of your graduate’s senior week class photo. You can also order his or her official personal commencement photo and other commencement photographs from Grad Images. (Just type in your student's last name and “Middlebury” in the appropriate fields.) Candid photos of commencement that you can download free of charge are available here, courtesy of photographer Brett Simison.



A Minute in Time

Brendan Mahoney ’11captured the day in a novel way—through time lapse video—compressing commencement into a minute.

Weekend Journal

Here you’ll find links to videos and stories that give you a sampling of the weekend’s activities.


Big Challenges Need
Big Solutions

Commencement speaker William E. Strickland challenged the 557 graduates to improve communities through creativity and education. Listen to his remarks or read more about commencement here.

The Power of Community

Student speaker Alyssa Limperis ’12 delivered a funny and thoughtful reflection on how Middlebury’s tight-knit community forced her class to find their best selves. Watch the video and read her remarks.

Your Turn to Educate Us

President Ronald D. Liebowitz offered an unusual take on life after college in his baccalaureate address, urging the members of the Class of 2012 to educate their elders.


Conversations with Honored Guests

Listen in on conversations with four of this year’s honorary degree recipients: Rick ’68 and Martie Fritz P’96, ’97, ’00; Sarah Bright Alturki; and Christoph Wolff.