How do I get to campus?
Here are some links that you might find helpful in your search for transportation:
By Air: The Burlington International Airport has grown substantially and offers a variety of car rentals. If you prefer a car service from the airport you can contact Middlebury Transit (802.388.3838), which offers individual or group transport. There are no direct flights from Boston to Burlington, but Cape Air flies from Boston to Rutland.
By Train: Amtrak trains may be accessed at four points near Middlebury: Port Henry and Ticonderoga, NY; and Rutland and Essex Junction, Vermont.
By Bus: Greyhound offers service to Burlington, Vermont.
What if the weather is bad?
Some events may be moved inside, but in traditional Panther spirit, many of our Reunion celebrations will continue rain or shine.
Where do alumni go when they arrive on campus?
If you registered prior to your arrival on campus, your first stop will be your class headquarters (see “What is a ‘Headquarters’” below). At check-in, you will receive your name tag (which serves as your meal ticket at all meals), your room key if you are staying on campus, and other important class and event information. If you did not sign up prior to arriving on campus, you must go to the Crest Room in McCullough Student Center to register.
Is parking available on campus?
Please park only in designated faculty, staff, or visitor parking spaces. Handicap-accessible spaces are also available. You will receive a parking pass for your car when you check in at your class headquarters. During drop-off times, you may briefly unload your suitcases at your headquarters but you cannot leave your car in any designated No Parking area. For instance, for those who are registering at Gifford, Hepburn, or Stewart, cars cannot be left along Hepburn Road. During registration, you will be directed to designated parking areas, and shuttles will be available to bring you back to your headquarters.
Suggested parking areas include: Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts parking lot, Old Chapel Road, behind McCardell Bicentennial Hall, behind Proctor Dining Hall (Hillcrest Road), Wright Theater parking lot, behind Allen Hall, behind Coffrin Hall, along College Street (Route 125), and along Route 30.
Will there be on-campus transportation?
Middlebury's beautiful campus can be a bit challenging to navigate for folks who have difficulty getting around. We will have vans and golf carts available for those who need on-campus transportation assistance. We also have a regular shuttle service circulating the campus on Friday and Saturday.
Is there a registration deadline?
Yes. Reunion registration opens in early march, and the registration deadline is in mid-May. If you miss registration, you may register in person for an additional fee; however, please note that your housing options may be limited in that case.
How much does reunion cost?
What if I don’t register before the deadline?
If you miss the reunion registration deadline, you may register once you arrive on campus. There will be a $20 late fee and housing options may be limited. Walk-in registration will be held in the Crest Room on the second floor of the McCullough Student Center.
What if I need to cancel my reservation?
Cancellations will be refunded until a deadline to be determined. Check back here to find out when the deadline is posted.
Can I attend for a part of the weekend?
Yes. There are many different pricing packages.
Are non-reunion classes invited?
Yes, alumni who are not part of an official reunion class but who would like to attend are welcome to do so. Off-year alumni should register as part of the reunion class closest to their own class year.
Can I come if I didn't pre-register?
Yes, although alumni are strongly encouraged to register in advance.
How can I find out if someone from my class is coming?
Once registration opens, you may click on the attendee list link on our registration form landing page for a list all alumni who have registered for Reunion.
Where will I stay?
On-campus housing is available to alumni and their guests. We encourage all returning alumni and their families to stay on campus so that they can enjoy the full Middlebury experience, easily meet up with friends, and explore all that the College has to offer.
Each class will have its own headquarters and will be housed in the same dormitory whenever possible. Most dorms consist of shared baths and rooms with one or two single beds. Each attendee registered for on-campus housing will be provided with a set of sheets and towels, a blanket, and a pillow. Attendees are encouraged to bring additional pillows, blankets, or other amenities such as fans, alarm clocks, etc.
Resources for staying off campus:
I am staying on campus. What should I bring?
- Basic sheets, towels, and pillows are provided. You may want to enhance.
- The dress code for reunion weekend is comfortable and casual. We suggest that you bring an umbrella and pack appropriate clothing just in case we have wet weather. Also, the evenings can be chilly, so please bring a jacket or sweater.
- Don’t forget to bring your Gamaliel Painter cane so that you can Tap! Tap! Tap! during Convocation.
Are the rooms air conditioned? Do they have private bathrooms?
Most rooms are not air conditioned. The majority of the dorm rooms do NOT have private bathrooms. They are the same dormitories that you remember from your years as students, communal bathrooms and all!
Do I need an access card? How do I use it?
All reunion guests are issued an access identification card when they check in at their class headquarters that allows them access to dorms. For security reasons, the main entrances to all residence halls have been equipped with a card reader system. Simply place your card on the reader to unlock the entrance.
Will I have telephone and Internet access?
Telephone and Internet Access
There are telephones in the common areas of all residence halls. You need only dial the last four digits of any on-campus number. For local calls, dial “9” and the seven-digit number. For calling card calls, dial “9” and wait for the tone. Then dial the carrier’s toll-free number. If you have questions about the phone system, dial “5700” (during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) or “0” (nights and weekends) for the campus operator. Wireless Internet access is available throughout most of campus. If you need to use a computer, visit the main library or McCullough Student Center.
Wireless Internet access is available throughout most of campus. If you need to use a computer, visit the main library or McCullough Student Center.
To access Wi-Fi on campus or at Bread Loaf
Click here for instructions on creating a guest wireless account. Please call the Technology HelpDesk with any questions at 802-443-2200.
Can my pet stay with me in on-campus housing?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in college housing. Pets are allowed on the campus grounds, but not in campus buildings unless you have a medical need. Please look for local kennels, or speak to local hotels/rentals about pet accommodations.
I have some particular needs related to accessibility. What should I do?
Middlebury College is committed to making its campus accessible to persons with disabilities. However, not all areas of campus are fully accessible. Individuals who have special needs should contact the Alumni and Parent Programs Office at 802-443-5183 or email@example.com.
I'm bringing my family and we want to stay on campus. How will we be housed?
The dorm beds are extra long twins. If you are bringing a young child, feel free to bring a pack ’n play. Children may sleep in your room without incurring a fee (as they will not be using a campus bed). We do not split up families, but as many of our dorm rooms are singles, families may be housed in rooms next to one another. If you have more specific questions about housing, please call the Alumni Office at 802-443-5183 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have kids—are there activities to occupy them?
There will be a variety of kid-friendly activities throughout the weekend. Check back here for more information.
Is childcare available?
On Saturday evening, from 6:00—11:00 P.M., childcare for children ages 5 and up will be available at the Axinn Center so that parents can enjoy the festivities. The cost is $45.00 per child, payable directly to Mary Johnson Children’s Center. If interested, please fill out this form and mail or fax it to MJCC by June 1. You may mail a check or pay in person when dropping off your child.
What about teens?
Drop-In Activities for Teens will be offered from 6:00–11:00 p.m. in the Grille at McCullough Student Center. Children ages 12 and older are welcome to hang out, play pool, or watch a movie. Pizza and beverages will be served. This is a drop-in/drop-out event; teens are welcome to come and go as they please. Parents will be required to sign a waiver.
Are spouses/partners/significant others/kids invited?
Absolutely! We encourage returning alumni to bring their entire families. All activities and programs are open to anyone who is on campus for the weekend.
What do I need to know for my 25th Reunion?
What do I need to know for my 50th Reunion?
Should I plan on a cash bar or free drinks?
Drinks are included at dinners. Please note that due to state laws, alumni and guests are not allowed to bring their own liquor to College events.
Will the College Bookstore be open during Reunion?
The College Bookstore is open throughout the weekend and is pleased to offer the following special discounts:
- 20 percent discount for the 5–20th reunion classes
- 25 percent discount for the 25–45th reunion class
- 30 percent discount for 50th and above
Thursday–Saturday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
What are student hosts’ duties?
Each class will be greeted by current students who are assigned as hosts for the weekend. They will stay in your dorm, dine with the class, and help guide you throughout the weekend. They are also happy to answer any questions you have about the campus and what it’s like to be a student at Middlebury today. Please take a minute to introduce yourself to your hosts!
What is a “headquarters” and what happens there?
Each class is assigned a headquarters—generally, it will be a room or lounge in the dorm in which your class will be staying. This is where you will check in to get your registration packet, room key if you are staying on campus, and your name tag. This will also be the central location for class activities and socializing.
Generally on Friday and Saturday nights, your headquarters will be a comfortable place for pre- and post-dinner socializing. The headquarters is also the ideal spot to have a quiet conversation with friends, leave notes for classmates, look at old yearbooks, or just put your feet up for a while.
List of headquarters
- Post-55th (1942—1957): Hepburn Lounge
- 55th (1962): Stewart Lounge
- 50th (1967): Forest Hall
- 45th (1972): Gifford 156
- 40th (1977): Gifford 243
- 35th (1982): Chateau Grand Salon
- 30th (1987): Painter Lounge
- 25th (1992): Atwater
- 20th (1997): Ridgeline suites first floor lounge
- 15th (2002): Prescott Lounge
- 10th (2007): LaForce Library
- 5th (2012): Milliken 3rd floor lounge
Will I be able to use the gym or other athletic facilities?
Middlebury’s athletic facilities are available for returning alumni and their guests. Use the machines and weights in the fitness center, kick a soccer ball around in the beautiful new Virtue Field House, or play a tennis match at the outdoor courts at Proctor Hall. Enjoy a run on the cross country trail or Dragone track. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to use the fitness center.
See the draft schedule for facility hours.