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Early Arrival

Congratulations on your acceptance to Middlebury!

We invite new international students (including first year and exchange students, U.S. students living abroad, and international transfer students) to arrive on campus a few days before MiddView begins to participate in Early Arrival. This pre-orientation program will allow you time to recover from your travels around the world, learn about your U.S. visa status and become familiar with concepts and resources that will help with your transition from home to the U.S.

During Early Arrival, you will be joined by ISSS staff and current Middlebury students who will assist you as you learn to navigate life at Middlebury College. Registration for Early Arrival is required in order to participate.  Please use the link in the right side bar to register for Early Arrival.

2020 Early Arrival Date for September entrants: 
Thursday, September 3rd, 2020-Sunday, September 6th, 2020.

2021 Early Arrival Date for February entrants:
Tuesday, February 9, 2021-Wednesday, February 10, 2021.


Students may arrive after 10 A.M. on Arrival Day. ISSS will provide location information via email prior to your arrival on campus. Meet this year’s Program Arrival Leaders (PALs), the ISSS staff and learn more about key topics that affect international students, such as maintaining your U.S. visa status and understanding employment options while also familiarizing yourself with campus. 

Registered Early Arrival participants are expected to stay in their residence halls beginning on this arrival date. Early Arrival will conclude at lunch time on the day that the MiddView orientation program begins for all of our new students.

Get ready for an unforgettable journey filled with new faces, places and fun to be had!

We'd like to hear from you!  Send us a postcard from home and we'll add your postage stamp to our online stamp collection. This collection represents the various cultures you'll be sure to encounter at Middlebury.  

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Service Building - Second Floor
84 South Service Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
P: 802 443-5858
F: 802 443-2063