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Frequently Asked Questions

Click on any of the categories below to see the answers to your questions.

Registration & Rates

How much does Reunion cost?

Please visit the Registration & Rates page.

Is there a registration deadline?

Yes. Reunion registration will open online on March 24. Registration will close at midnight on Tuesday, 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 made by May 26 will be refunded in full. We regret that we cannot offer any refunds for cancellations received after May 26, 2014.

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 drinks be free or cash bar?

Drinks are complimentary at all dinners. Other post-dinner events Thursday and Friday nights will be cash bar. Please note that due to state laws, alumni and guests are not allowed to bring their own liquor to College events.

How can I find out if someone from my class is coming?

Once registration open on March 24, 2014, you may go to a link on our registration form that will list all alums who have registered for Reunion.

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.

Can I attend for a part of the weekend?

Yes. There are many different pricing packages, please consult the Registration & Rates page for 2014 rates.

Where do alumni go when they arrive on campus?

If you registered prior to your arrival on campus, your first stop will be your Reunion class headquarters. Check in to 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 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 in traditional Panther spirit, many of our Reunion celebrations will continue rain or shine.

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 alumni@middlebury.edu.

25th Reunion

What do I need to know for my 25th Reunion?

The 25th Reunion class is welcome to arrive on campus on Thursday, June 5. Registration will start at 4:00 p.m. in Atwater A and will continue throughout the weekend until midnight each evening. In order to register at your headquarters at Atwater, please follow the signs along Weybridge Street toward the old SDU’s.

The Atwater A and B dorms consist of suites. To get to Atwater, 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. An array of activities will take place Friday and Saturday, so please visit 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.

50th Reunion

What do I need to know for my 50th Reunion?

The 50th Reunion class headquarters will open at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 5 in the East Lounge of Forest Hall. You are encouraged to arrive early so that you can enjoy lunch with your classmates, participate in various afternoon activities, and attend a special dinner with President Liebowitz and his wife Jessica, at their home on 3 South Street.

The parking lot behind Proctor Dining Hall will be 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 Forest.

Please bring comfortable shoes and clothes. It can still be chilly in June, especially in the mornings and evenings, so bring sweaters or jackets. Also, 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 Forest to display alumni work and we'd love to feature yours!

Children & Teens

Is childcare available?

5 Years and Up

Mary Johnson Children’s Center will provide care for ages 5 and older on Saturday, June 7, from 6:00-11:00 p.m. This program will be offered on campus at the Axinn Center at Starr Library. The cost is $45/per child.  Please fill out the enrollment form and return to Nancy Van Nostrand and Sabrina Butterfield at middsacmjcc@gmail.com.

Under 5 Years

For information regarding child care, please contact www.babiestoboomersvt.com or care.com to help in your search.

I have kids—are there activities to occupy them?

On Saturday from 12:00-2:00 p.m. our student hosts will be offering a variety of family-friendly activities (to include a bouncy house!) behind Forest Hall. In case of rain, they will be hosted at the Adirondack House, Coltrane Lounge.

What about teens?

College Counseling Workshop–Friday, June 6

The Admissions Office will hold an informational workshop about the college application process for children of alumni on Friday, June 6. For a snapshot of the program, please visit the College Counseling Workshop page here.

Movie Night–Saturday, June 7

6:00–11:00 p.m.

The Grille, McCullough Student Center

Children age 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; kids are welcome to come and go as they please. Parents will be required to sign a waiver.

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 young children, feel free to bring sleeping bags or pack n’plays, and the kids may sleep in your room without incurring a fee as they will not be using a campus bed. Also, 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 to meet the bed needs requested.

Directions/Parking/On-Campus Transportation

How do I get to campus?

Here are some links that you might find helpful in your search for transportation:

By Car: Check out Google Maps or MapQuest for directions. Use the 139 South Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 address as your destination.

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 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, 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. We also have vans 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 6 and during check out on Sunday, June 8.

Lodging/Headquarters/What to Bring

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:

Addison County Chamber of Commerce

Heart of Vermont Lodging Association

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 a jacket or sweater. 
  • Don’t forget to bring your Gamaliel Painter cane so that you can Tap! Tap! Tap! during Convocation. 

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.

Do I need an access card? How do I use it?

All reunion guests are issued an access identification card when they register 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.

Are the rooms air conditioned? Do they have private bathrooms?

The 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!

Can my pet stay with me in on-campus housing?

No, 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.

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 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 a schedule will be available when you arrive on campus.

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 on-campus 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 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.

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!

Bookstore

Will the College Bookstore be open during Reunion?

The Middlebury College Bookstore will be open throughout the weekend and is pleased to offer the following special discounts:

  • 30 percent discount for the 50th through 75th Reunion Classes
  • 25 percent discount for the 25th through 45th Reunion Classes
  • 20 percent discount for the 5th through 20th Reunion Classes

Hours of operation:

Thursday-Saturday 8:30-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30-2:00 p.m.