Does my $300 enrollment deposit count towards my family contribution and my College bill?

Yes.  The $300 you submit to reserve your place at the College will be applied to your College bill.  Therefore, it is considered part of your family contribution.  When completing the I-20 Application, you may confirm that the deposit has been paid, which will serve as evidence of that portion of your family contribution.

Do I need to bring the full amount of my family contribution with me?

Not necessarily.  When Student Financial Services calculates your need and determines if you will receive assistance, they consider all the expenses that you will incur during your fist year at Middlebury. This includes items that Middlebury College bills for, and your own personal expenses.  The comprehensive fee and the student activities fee will appear on your College Bill.  Other expenses (such as books, supplies, personal items and travel), are items that you will need money for throughout the year.  You will need to have funds available to pay for those expenses when you make those purchases.

Can I pay my deposit or charges on my College bill through an electronic transfer of funds?

Yes.  To transfer funds electronically to Middlebury College, please contact the Cashier's office by phone at 1 (802) 443-5375 for instructions.

Can I talk to someone at Middlebury College from my country?

There are students from over 75 countries at Middlebury College, and even if there is not a student from your particular country, there will certainly be someone from your region of the world!  If you are interested in getting in touch with a current Middlebury student from your area of the world, please contact the International Students' Organization (ISO), at iso@middlebury.edu.

Can I be picked up at the airport?

International Student and Scholar Services assists in coordinating transportation for new international students from Burlington Airport to Middlebury College on Arrival Day for Early Arrival. To request this service, please complete the Travel Information Form.  Airport pick-ups will commence at 11:00 a.m. on the designated arrival day.  More information about the transportation service will be communicated to students via email in early Spring 2015.

If you plan to arrive on another day, you must make your own arrangements for transportation.

Can I mail packages to the College prior to my arrival?

Packages can be sent after August 20 for September entrants: The arrival of many first-year students at the beginning of the fall necessitates that packages mailed at this time must be sent to the Service Building Warehouse, where a higher volume of large items can be processed efficiently. New and returning students who are shipping large items to the College between August 20 and September 15 should use the following address:

Student Full Name (no nicknames, please)
C/O (Box number if available)
Middlebury College
Service Building Warehouse
84 South Service Road
Middlebury, VT 05753

Students who have not received their mailbox number by the time they must mail their belongings should indicate on the package that they are a first-year, transfer, or exchange student. The warehouse will be open throughout September Orientation. It is helpful to bring the package-tracking number and the name of the shipping company to expedite package retrieval.

Students mailing packages for arrival between September 16 and August 21 of the following year: During the academic year and summer, students who need to ship larger items (i.e., trunks, luggage, special-ordered equipment) to campus should send their items, prepaid, to the campus Mail Center.

Can I arrive early to Middlebury College?

You will have access to your Middlebury College dorm room on arrival day for Early Arrival - no earlier. Students are not given permission to stay in their rooms on-campus before that day.

If you wish to arrive to the U.S. before "arrival day", you are responsible for your own travel arrangements and accommodations. 

Some students choose to arrive to the Burlington airport late on the night before arrival day, or very, very early the morning of arrival day (at 12:04 a.m., for example), expecting to be able to spend the night and early morning hours waiting in the airport. Please be aware that the Burlington airport closes at night- it is not possible to spend the night in the airport.