Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Bread Loaf campus in New Mexico is located at St. John's College, at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Santa Fe, and enrolls approximately 60 students. Curricular offerings include a special emphasis on Southwestern literature.

Small classes, a course on Introduction to Graduate Studies, faculty panels on writing and research, and special workshops on publication and PhD and job applications make the New Mexico campus ideal for first-year students.

Library and Computers

Bread Loaf students in Santa Fe have use of the library of St. John's College, supplemented by books from Middlebury College. Student rooms have direct Internet access and there are computing facilities on the St. John's campus.


Students are lodged in double rooms at St. John's College. Students choosing to live off campus must secure their own accommodations. Students living on campus take their meals together at St. John's. Take a virtual tour of the St. John's College campus.

Location and Activities

In the larger area around Santa Fe, there are many locales to visit, including Albuquerque, Acoma, Taos, and some of the most significant archeological sites in the United States. Some classes may make excursions to selected sites. Students might seriously consider renting a car, since many of the sites are easily reachable from, but not in close proximity to, Santa Fe.

Questions about the New Mexico Campus?

Contact Karen Browne in the Bread Loaf office (; 802-443-5418).

Download the BLSE student handbook, policies, or contact information here.