Frequently Asked Questions
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What do I need to know for my 25th Reunion?
The 25th Reunion class are welcome to arrive on campus on Thursday, June 6. Registration will start at 4:00 p.m. at Atwater dorms and will continue throughout the weekend until midnight each evening. In order to register at your headquarters at Atwater, please follows the signs along Weybridge Street toward the old SDU’s.
The Atwater A and B dorms consist of suites and are new since you graduated. There is a new round-about in the center of town, so take your first right after the Otter Creek Bakery onto Weybridge Street. Proceed to your third left until you reach the Middlebury College pillars, and then take your first left up the hill. There will be "25th Reunion Registration" signs for you to follow.
If you arrive on Thursday, please join us at 51 Main Street downtown at the bridge for a 25th Reunion class party. All of your athletic activities will take place at 1:30 on Friday afternoon, so please register at your headquarters in Atwater for further information. Packets will be available for everyone who pre-registered online.
Click here to go to our main Reunion page and find your way to more registration information about dining, housing, registration, and the weekend schedule.
What do I need to know for my 50th Reunion?
Please plan to arrive early on Thursday, June 6. We have activities planned for Thursday afternoon and dinner with President Liebowitz and his wife, Jessica, in the evening. Check-in at Forrest Hall (lower level) opens at 9 a.m.
There will be a parking lot across the street from Forest Hall that is designated just for the 50th reunion class. Student hosts will be outside to help with your luggage, direct you to parking, and then to take you to the check-in area in Forrest.
Please bring comfortable shoes and clothes. It can still be chilly in June, especially in the mornings and evenings, so bring sweaters or jackets. If you can, bring along some rain gear, but hope for sunshine.
Please also bring any Middlebury memorabilia or your own recently completed projects (paintings, pottery, books, etc.). We will have a room in Forrest to display alumni work and we'd love to feature yours!
How much does Reunion cost?
Please see Reunion Rates page.
Is childcare available?
Yes. On Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. we will offer childcare for children from 6 months to 12 years of age. Saturday evening childcare will be split into two age groups; infants to 4 years old and 5 years and older. Some flexibility is allowed by both providers to accommodate siblings who fall into different age groups.
6 Weeks - 4 Years
College Street Children's Center will provide care for children from 6 weeks to 4 years of age for a 5-hour period between 6-11 p.m. College Street Children's Center is a fully licensed and accredited childcare center conveniently located just minutes from the center of Middlebury's campus. Parents are required to provide their child's food and supplies, including diapers, blankets, bottles, snacks, and a change of clothes. Cost is $75 ($50 if registration and fee is received before May 24th.) Deposit will be refunded until May 24th if you are unable to attend. Enrollment is limited to 8 children. Contact Jenne Morton at College Street at 388-2401.
5 Years and Up
Mary Johnson Children's Center will provide care for ages 5 years and older for a 5 hour period between 6-11 p.m. This program will be offered on campus at the Axinn Center at Starr Library. Please contact Tena Bougor at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
By Train: Amtrak trains may be accessed at four points near Middlebury: Port Henry and Ticonderoga, NY, and Rutland and Essex Junction, VT.
Is there a registration deadline?
Yes. Reunion registration will open on line on March 26. Registration will close on May 27.
What if I don’t register before the May 27 deadline?
If you miss the reunion registration deadline, you must wait to register once you arrive on campus. There will be a $20 late fee. On-campus 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?
If you need to cancel your reunion reservation, no problem. Any cancellation we receive by May 27 will be refunded in full. We regret that we cannot offer any refunds for cancellations received after May 27, 2013.
What is there to do during Reunion?
Reunion Weekend includes many different events. You can participate in some or all—it’s up to you. A full weekend schedule will be available online shortly.
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.
I have kids—are there activities to occupy them?
We offer a full slate of children's programming. Among the options are:
- A Saturday with games, face painting, and inflatable bouncy toys to jump on
- Science Center Demonstration
- Climbing Wall
- Kid’s Karaoke
- Arts and Crafts
- Movie Night
What about teens?
The Admissions Office will hold an informational workshop about the college application process for children of alumni on Friday, June 7. For snapshot of what the program will likely be this year, please visit last year's College Counseling Workshop page.
On Saturday night we will have a movie night for children ages 12 and up with free pizza and games.
Will the College Bookstore be open during Reunion?
The Middlebury College Bookstore is open throughout the weekend and is pleased to offer the following special discounts: 30% percent discount for the 50th through 75th Reunion Classes, 25% discount for the 25th through 45th Reunion Classes, and a 20% discount for the 5th through 20th Reunion Classes.
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 relive their 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. Please consult your class page for more information about where your class will be housed. 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:
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 register 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, the Peterson Family Athletics Complex 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, and along College Street (Route 125) and 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. Buses will be available on Saturday evening for transportation to and from the all-class dinner. We also have shuttles circulating the campus on Friday and Saturday. Shuttle routes will be listed in your headquarters. Bus transportation will be provided to and from dinner at the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts on Saturday evening. Shuttles will also be available during check in on Friday, June 7 and during check-out on Sunday, June 9.
What is a “headquarters” and what happens there?
Each class is assigned a headquarters – generally, it will be a room or lounge in dorm in which your class will be staying. The house is home to you and your class for the weekend. 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, look at old yearbooks, or just put your feet up for a while.
Do I need an access card? How do I use it?
Access card use is required throughout the weekend. 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. All reunion guests are issued an access identification card when they register at their class headquarters that allows them access to dorms.
I am staying on campus. What should I bring?
- Sheets, towels and pillows are provided.
- 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 an extra jacket or sweater.
- Don’t forget to bring your Gamaliel Painter’s cane so that you can Tap! Tap! Tap! during Convocation!
What are student hosts' duties?
Each class will be greeted by current students who are assigned as your hosts for the weekend. They will stay in your dorm, dine with you, 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!
How can I find out if someone from my class is coming?
Once registration open on March 26, 2013, you may go to a link on our registration form that will list all alums who have registered for Reunion.
Where do alumni go when they arrive on campus?
If you registered prior to your arrival on campus, your first stop should be your Reunion class headquarters. Alumni can check in, receive a packet with meal information, maps, weekend schedules, class memorabilia, and name tags. If you did not register prior to arriving on campus, you must go to the Crest Room in McCullough Student Center to register.
Can I attend for a part of the weekend?
Yes. There are many different pricing packages, please consult the pricing page for 2013 rates.
Can I come if I didn't pre-register?
Yes, although alumni are strongly encouraged to register in advance. Please see Registration and Rates page.
What if the weather is bad?
Some events may be moved inside, but with traditional Panther spirit, many of our Reunion celebrations will continue rain or shine.
Will drinks be free or cash bar?
Drinks are complimentary at all Reunion events. Please note that due to state laws however, alumni and guests are unable to bring their own liquor to College events.
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 for the reunion of the class closest to their own class year.
Will I be able to use the pool, gym, or other athletic facilities?
Middlebury’s athletic facilities are available for returning alumni and their guests. Take a swim in the Natatorium, sweat it out on the cardio machines or free weights in the newly renovated fitness center, or play a tennis match at the outdoor courts at Proctor Hall. Enjoy a run through the cross country trail or on Dragone track. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to use the fitness center.
Times vary and will be available when you arrive on campus. Guests wishing to use athletic facilities must sign a waiver at the location they visit.
Will I have telephone and Internet access?
There will be telephones in the common areas of all residence halls. You need only dial the last four digits of any 443 number. For local calls, dial “9” and the seven-digit number. For credit card calls, dial “9” and wait for the tone. Then dial the carrier’s 800 number. If you have questions about the phone system, dial “5700” (during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 a.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
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.