Accepted Students Information - Vermont

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Congratulations on your acceptance to the Language Schools! We hope this site will help you prepare for your summer in Vermont.

To enroll in the program, please read and complete all the enrollment steps. Please visit the onboarding site before you arrive and complete all the steps.

For specific information about your school, including arrival and departure information, click on the appropriate link below.

The Language Schools Handbook is now available.

Annual Security Report

Middlebury publishes annual security and fire and safety reports for our campuses at Middlebury College, Bread Loaf, and the Middlebury Language Schools program at Mills College. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires that colleges and universities receiving federal funding maintain and publicly disclose campus crime statistics for the preceding three years. The reports also include institutional policies concerning campus safety and security.

See the full report for the Middlebury College Campus. 

Arrival on Campus
Arrival Procedures:

The Language Schools will have an Arrival Center to accommodate students who arrive during peak daytime and early evening hours on the designated arrival days. The Arrival Center will be located at the Axinn Center, 15 Old Chapel Road.

It is vital that you arrive on time on the date specified. If you have an unavoidable and significant time conflict, please write to the Coordinator of your School for permission to arrive late. There are charges for late placement tests, late registration, and late course changes (see the Special Fees section of the handbook).

If you need to arrive in Middlebury early, you MUST make arrangements to stay off-campus until your session begins.

Arrival Center Hours

  • Friday, June 23, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (8-week: Chinese, Japanese, and Russian and 7-week Portuguese)
  • Friday, June 30, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (7-week programs: French, German, Hebrew, Spanish)
  • Tuesday, July 4, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (6-week graduate programs: Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish)

 

The following services are provided at the Arrival Center:

  • Key distribution
  • Middlebury College ID Card distribution and information
  • Vehicle registration (you will need your license plate number and your license and registration)
  • Career Services Office (Education in Action) information
  • Distribution of School arrival packets
  • Student Financial Services: the college Bursar will be present to collect payment for unpaid bills
  • International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) staff will be available until 5pm: international students must check in
  • Computing information
  • Counseling Service information
  • College Book Store information
  • Transportation to your dormitory

Late Arrivals: If you arrive after the Arrival Center closes for the day, you must check in with the Department of Public Safety, located at 125 South Main Street. The Department of Public Safety has staff on duty 24 hours a day. Please remember that permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of your School only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.

The general business phone number for Public Safety is 802.443.5133. If you do arrive late, you will need to contact your school Coordinator or Bilingual Assistant in order to complete check-in procedures with your School.

For departure information, please click on the school-specific links below for your language school.

Atmosphere of School

The Language Schools are extremely intensive and may require that you work harder than you ever have before in an academic setting. In one summer session, you will have completed the equivalent of a full academic year of language study! You will spend the full morning in class, meeting five days per week with many additional hours of preparation and homework. When relaxing, you will still be in the company of students, teachers, and staff, where the required medium of communication is your language of study.  

While Vermont is lovely in the summer, and there are many attractions in and around Middlebury, the Language Schools is not a place to come for a vacation. Keeping up with the pace will require considerable physical, intellectual, and psychological stamina. The atmosphere of the School is incompatible with family vacations, and we do not recommend that your family be located in the vicinity.

Language Schools students come from a wide variety of institutions both in the United States and abroad and represent a wide spectrum of ages, interests, and backgrounds as well as different levels of language proficiency. An atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect can help tremendously to establish a sense of community within the School. The atmosphere of the School encourages, and even demands, cooperation. Learning represents a communal ef­fort; you should expect to employ your talents to the benefit of fellow students, just as you will benefit from their talents. Middlebury is unique in the opportunity it offers to learn language by speaking it on a daily basis with fellow students and the faculty in a variety of formal and informal contexts.

Upon arrival, students sign the Language Pledge promising to speak exclusively in the target language. By adhering to the Language Pledge, your grasp of both written and spoken language will develop more efficiently and effectively. For this reason, the Pledge is strictly enforced. Any student who consistently and will­fully violates it may be asked to withdraw, forfeiting both course credit and tuition refund.

Please note that you should not worry unnecessarily. The Language Schools are dedicated to the teaching of language and culture. It is a serious program created for the serious student. Within that framework, we have created many opportunities to socialize, interact, and create long-lasting connections and friendships. We look forward to welcoming you this summer!

Billing

Summer 2017 billing notifications are forwarded electronically starting in early April. The Summer Study bill is due May 10. If accepted for admission after May 1st, your bill will be due upon receipt. All Language School students with an outstanding student account due to Middlebury College will not be able to re-enroll until the balance has been resolved.

To pay your bill, follow the instructions regarding Summer School Payment Options.

Dining, ID Cards, Mail, Books, and Car Registration

Dining: Dining facilities are designed to accommodate the average tastes and needs of students. Alternatives to meat are provided at every meal for vegetarians. If you have concerns about special dietary requirements, you may contact the manager of the dining hall.

If you have special dietary needs, would like to request kosher meals or will be observing Ramadan, please submit the special dietary needs form to your School's coordinator by May 5 (please note: 8-week students who do not submit this form by the deadline will receive pre-packaged kosher meals for the first week of the program and freshly prepared meals thereafter).

ID Cards:

  • New Language Schools students: Students arriving at Middlebury for the first time must submit a new photo so that ID cards are processed prior to arrival on campus.  Academic year students attending a language school CANNOT use their academic year ID Card and must submit a NEW photo. 
  • Returning students: Students returning to the same language school as a previous year are required to bring back their ID card with them.  Cards currently in the access system can be reactivated and should be ready for use as of your approved arrival date.
  • Students returning to a language school other than one previously attended will need to submit a new photo and have a new ID Card printed prior to arrival.  Please view the "New Students" section above. 
  • Students needing a replacement card for Academic Year or for a Language previously attended will need to purchase a new card from the department of Public Safety.  Photos can be submitted ahead of time.

Instructions and upload links are located on this web page.

Mail: Please arrange for your packages to arrive after you do. The college cannot accept them before the summer sessions begin.

Your address during the session will be:

Your name
Middlebury College Language Schools Student
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753

If you receive a package, you will receive an email to your Middlebury College email address after it has been processed. You will not be notified if you receive letter mail. Both packages and letter mail may be picked up at the Student Mail Center in the McCullough Student Center. The window hours are Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM. You will be required to show your Middlebury ID card.

If you are a Middlebury undergraduate, your address will remain the same as during the regular academic year and your mailbox will stay open during the summer session.

Books: Please wait until you arrive on campus to buy your books because your level may change based on your placement exam. In addition to regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), the College bookstore will be open the following days:

Friday, June 23, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 24, 8 a.m. to noon
Sunday, June 25, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, June 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 1, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 2, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday, July 3, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parking and Vehicle Registration -  If you are planning to bring a vehicle to the Middlebury College campus this summer, please read the information below.
 
All vehicles must be registered and have a valid permit to be parked on campus. Registration does not guarantee a parking space in any particular parking area. Currently, there is ample parking on campus for all students, although some spaces may be more conveniently located than others. Complete information regarding summer parking rules and regulations is located online.
 
The registration process is now open. The cost of a Summer Programs parking permit is $25.00.
 
The registration process involves two steps.  Both step 1 and step 2 should be completed by June 14, 2017:
 
1. Register your vehicle in Banner Web.
2. Purchase permit via credit card.


The parking permit will be sent to the Mail Center in McCullough prior to your arrival.   

Place the permit in your rear window behind the driver.
                
If you do not register and purchase your permit by June 15, there will be a delay of at least five days in the issuance of a parking permit.  During this period you will be subject to parking enforcement if parked in any area other than the Track Lot at the corner of Porter Field Road and South Street.
 
If you have problems with the registration form or with the permit payment form, please contact Fawn Torrey at ftorrey@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5201.
 
Students with special parking needs, due to a temporary mobility or medical issue, may contact Parton Health and Counseling Center for a medical parking permit in person. (See Parton Health and Counseling Center hours). The staff at Parton will complete an on-line form requesting the medical permit from the Department of Public Safety (DPS). The on-line form will notify the student, via email, of the request and will provide instructions on how to obtain the medical permit from DPS.
 
For students in need of ADA accessible parking, contact the ADA Office at 802-443-5936. The ADA office will submit an on-line form to DPS. The on-line form will notify the student, via email, of the request and will provide instructions on how to obtain the College’s ADA permit from DPS.
 
Middlebury College recognizes any state issued handicap placard or license plate. Students with a handicap placard or license plate must obtain a college parking permit in order to park in any spaces on campus. Vehicles displaying a valid placard or plate and a college parking permit may park in the handicap accessible spaces or in any other student/faculty/staff parking space on campus.
 
Loading/unloading: Once permitted to park on campus, vehicle owners may contact the Department of Public Safety, when necessary, to request to park near a College building for a brief period of time to load/unload large/heavy items. A reason for the request, the location of the request, and vehicle information must be provided at the time of the request. The Department of Public Safety will then determine if the request can be granted and, if so, specify the length of time allowed for the exception.
 
If you have any questions regarding parking please contact Public Safety at publicsafety@middlebury.edu

Career Services

If you attend the Middlebury Language Schools, you are able to utilize the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI). Services include the following:

  • Career Advising
  • Networking through MiddNet
  • Resume Reviews
  • Online Resources
  • Job Listings
  • On-campus Recruiting Events

View Summer 2017 CCI events.

Computing
Accessing BannerWeb
Middlebury College uses BannerWeb, a secure program for students to view their academic records. In order to access BannerWeb, you must provide your 8-digit student ID# (included in your acceptance letter) and a 6-digit PIN. For your initial entry into the BannerWeb system, your PIN is set to your Date of Birth (MMDDYY). Upon first entry to the system, you are prompted to change this. You will find more information on accessing BannerWeb here. The BannerWeb portal can be accessed via Quick Links at the bottom of the Middlebury College main page.

You will log in to BannerWeb to obtain your room assignment and a door code if you are housed in a location with touchpad door locks. This information will be available at 9 a.m. on your scheduled arrival date.

Activating Your Middlebury Network and Email Account
Your email Username and Password give you access to your Middlebury e-mail.  You can learn your e-mail Username and set your Password using Middlebury’s Activate web page.  You must know your 8-digit Middlebury ID number (in your official letter of admission) and your 6-digit BannerWeb PIN. 

1.  Go to http://go.middlebury.edu/activate  

2.  In the ID field, type your Middlebury ID number.

3.  In the PIN field, type your 6-digit BannerWeb PIN. 

4.  Click Logon.

5.  The Middlebury College Agreement Statement for Responsible Computing displays.  Click on Agree and click Submit.

6.  Your campus-wide Username is displayed at the top of the page (e.g., “Your username is: jklinger”).

7.  In the Enter New Password field, type your new password.

8.  In the Confirm New Password field, type your new password again, and click Continue.

9.  Restart your computer.  You should now be able to check your Middlebury email via webmail.  Webmail can be accessed via Quick Links at the bottom of the Middlebury College main page.

Forwarding Middlebury Email To Your Primary Email Account

1. Go to http://go.middlebury.edu/forward

2. Enter your username and password.

(Make sure you leave out the “@middlebury.edu” part of your email address, as this isn’t part of your username.)

3. Click Logon. The Email Forwarding page will open.

4. Click the radio button next to “Forward all the e-mail sent to user@middlebury.edu to this off campus email address”. Enter the off-campus address where you want to receive your mail.

5. Click Make Changes. A message will appear telling you that forwarding has been turned on. You’ll need to wait up to 30 minutes for forwarding to take effect.

6. Send yourself a test email to your Middlebury address to see whether forwarding has been enabled.

To Disable Forwarding:
1. Click the radio button in front of the words “Do not forward my e-mail. Keep it in my Middlebury mailbox”.

2. Click on Make Changes. A message will appear telling you that forwarding has been turned on. You’ll need to wait up to 30 minutes for forwarding to turn off.

Printing in the Library and Computer Labs
The college has printing quotas for all students, and students will be charged for printing if they go over a pre-determined limit. Please read more about the Language Schools quotas. Read more information on how to use the campus printing system.

Course Hub
The Course Hub is Middlebury College's gateway to course content for students and faculty.  The Semester Dashboard shows you the latest updates from all of your courses -- at a glance you can see if there have been new updates on the course blog, electronic reserves, or any other connected resources.

Canvas
Canvas is Middlebury's Learning Management System, a digital learning environment used by some of the Language Schools.A course written specifically for students, with clear instructions for how to navigate and participate in a Canvas course, is available here.
Emergency Information

Middlebury College Public Safety: 802.443.5911

Please program this number into your cell phone and use for medical emergencies as well as lock-outs.

Activating Rave - Rave is a contact tool to notify you in the event of a campus emergency.  If you will have a cell phone, please enter your cell number in the Rave system.

1.  Log on to BannerWeb using your 8-digit Middlebury ID number and 6-digit BannerWeb PIN.

2.  Select Personal Information.

3.  Select Update Cell Phone for Emergency Communications.

4.  Type in your cell phone number.

5.  Click Save.


Evacuation Plan - All students are required to submit a personal evacuation plan online in BannerWeb.  In the unlikely event of an emergency, the plan describes where you would go if the college had to be evacuated.  To submit a plan, log on to BannerWeb, choose "personal information," and then "Personal Evacuation Plan."

Health and Counseling Services

All students are expected to be covered by their own health insurance plans during the period that they are with the Middlebury Language Schools.

Parton Center for Health and Wellness-See what services are offered to summer students.

You will be required to complete a brief health history form at your first visit to Parton Health Service. Health records/history may be required by local physicians. We will refer you off campus if you require the services of a specialist or you have a medical emergency.

To help us better care for any acute exacerbation of a chronic health condition, you may send documentation of chronic health concerns along with our summer health form (available in May) ahead of your arrival at Middlebury. You can mail the form to: Parton Health Service, Middlebury College, 14 Old Chapel Road, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Accident Insurance
Middlebury College provides supplementary accident insurance for students while they are enrolled in the summer session. The coverage is minimal and will pay for the expense of treating injuries up to a maximum of $5,000 for any one accident. Covered treatment includes X-rays, laboratory tests, surgery, physician’s visits, nursing care, hospital care and treatment, and prescription drugs.

Claims should be reported within 30 days from the date of the accident and applicable medical bills submitted within 90 days to:

HealthSmart Benefit Solutions
  HealthSmart Benefit Solutions
  3320 West Market St., Suite 100
  Fairlawn, OH 44333

 

Drugs and Alcohol - Familiarize yourself with college policy and Vermont state law regarding drugs and alcohol. Please also see Language Schools parties policies.

 

Housing/What to Bring to Campus

Housing

You will be informed of your housing assignment upon your arrival. As housing assignments are made just before students arrive, we are unable to tell you of your specific rooming assignment before you arrive on campus.  Please do not call or email to find out your housing assignment. See what is provided in your dorm room and what you need to bring.

All students live in the assigned residence hall for their School and take their meals exclusively with members of their School. We strive to assign roommates of compatible language ability, age, and personal habits. There is no guarantee that students' special housing requests can be met, although we will make every effort to accommodate your needs as identified on the rooming card. Some rooms in the Language Schools are doubles, and you should be prepared for a dormitory situation.

Most faculty and staff also live in the dorms and all of them dine regularly with students. They are a dedicated team and they are available and eager to be of assistance to you both in and out of class, at work and at play.  At the same time, it would be unfair for any one student to make unreasonable demands of their time.  Consequently, the Language Schools cannot accommodate requests for special tutoring or individual instruction in work outside the regular curriculum.

As you will be living in relatively close quarters, noise can easily become a problem. We ask that you be respectful of your neighbors’ study and sleep habits.  If you know that you are a particularly sensitive sleeper, please bring appropriate items (such as earplugs and/or white noise machines) to help with your adjustment to living in the dorms.

What to Bring to Campus

The weather in Vermont during the summer is usually warm and pleasant during the day, cooler in the evening, but we are likely to experience a week or two of temperatures in the nineties accompanied by very high humidity and rain showers. Attire at Middlebury tends to be casual, but you may wish to be prepared for a small number of special events requiring nicer clothing for your School (banquets, special events).  A few items you could consider bringing with you to campus are: tennis racquet, yoga mat, soccer cleats and other sporting equipment.

Chinese: You may want to bring musical instruments or dance shoes (tap, ballet, etc.) for the talent show.

French: You may want to bring musical instruments, costumes, one “fancy” outfit for the final banquet and if you’ll perform in the choir concert or musical recital, please consider bringing black pants or skirt, a white shirt and appropriate shoes. Sports equipment and clothing such as soccer cleats, a tennis racket, running gear, golf clubs, light hiking shoes or a bike for getting around campus are also welcome. If you plan on going on the optional weekend excursion to Montreal, you will want to bring a valid passport (all participants), a visa for Canada (non-US citizens- check wiht your Canadian Consulate),  and approximately $125 in cash, money order, or check (no credit cards.) Details about the trip will be sent in May.

Japanese: You may want to bring a yukata and musical instruments or dance shoes for the talent show.

Portuguese: You may want to bring musical instruments or dance shoes (tap, ballet, etc.) for the talent show, and some sort of costume for our Carnaval and Festa Junina.

Russian: Consider bringing a musical instrument, athletic gear, hiking boots, swimwear, a bike, dance shoes, costumes or props for our Russian Fair and Russian Song Night. Some students dress up for concerts, the theater performance, and the final banquet.

Spanish:  You may want to bring musical instruments, dance shoes or anything else you might use in a talent show and some sort of costume for the baile de disfraces, or costume ball.

International Students

International students, please click here to get your visa sponsorship documents from Middlebury.

Before you depart for the U.S., please review the documents you need to bring to the border/U.S. customs office.

On your School's Arrival Day, international students will be asked to check in with their passport and all visa documents at the Middlebury at the Arrival Center (between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.) If, because of your travel plans, you are unable to attend this check-in, you may schedule an appointment with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) via e-mail at isss@middlebury.edu or telephone at 802.443.5858.  The ISSS office is located in the Service Building (VT).

Language Pledge

Language Pledge

The unifying feature of the "Middlebury Method" has always been the Language Pledge: a firm commitment by each student to use only the language of the School during the entire session, wherever he or she may be. What distinguishes Middlebury’s language programs from other programs is the opportunity to learn the language by using it on a daily basis with your fellow students and with the faculty and staff. This practice has contributed significantly to the success of the Language Schools, and willingness to maintain the tradition is a measure of each student's motivation. All students and faculty members live in their language-specific dormitories, and take their meals together with their Language School in the dining hall.

The administration of the School takes the Pledge very seriously, but attempts to be reasonable and evenhanded in its application. On occasion, when a student must use English to communicate with shop clerks, non-language speaking staff of the College, etc., special permission need not be requested, but on each such occasion there must be a legitimate and demonstrable need. We ask only that the interaction be kept as short as possible. Students who may already know people in the college community or the Town of Middlebury who do not speak the target language should avoid their company during the session except for legitimate business reasons. The Director reserves the right to dismiss without credit any student who proves unwilling to abide by the Pledge.

Please notify friends of the Language Pledge, which you will take for the duration of your studies in the Language Schools. You may want to request that they limit their telephone calls, e-mail and other contacts, as appropriate. We do understand the need to communicate with family or work, but we ask that you keep that to a minimum, and in the privacy of your own room.  Family and friends that do not speak the target language should not be brought into the dormitories. You may send and receive essential correspondence in English; however, newspapers, magazines, music, and recordings in English are NOT allowed on campus. Language newspapers will be available in the dormitory, as well satellite TV programming in language.

Local Information

Local Businesses - The Addison County Chamber of Commerce website and MiddKid.com maintain details on local businesses.  For information on outdoor activities, try the Trail Finder.

Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety provides 24/7 dispatch services, patrol services, emergency response, escorts, and parking enforcement.
 
Public Safety Emergency Line:                     443-5911
 
Non-emergency / Business Line:                 443-5133
    
 
The Access and Parking Services Office is responsible for:
·         Midd Card ID production
·         ID Card replacement and payment questions
·         Production of College Driver’s License cards
·         Vehicle registration, permitting and payment questions
·         Residential key control and billing.  
 
This office is located in the lobby of the Public Safety Department at 125 South Main Street.
 

Access and Parking Services line:              443-5625
 
Access and Parking Services Office hours during the Summer Programs:
Monday – Saturday from 8:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday – closed
 
When the Access and Parking Services office is closed, Public Safety officers can provide limited assistance:
·        temporary access cards
·        replacement housing keys
·        temporary parking permits
 
There is a phone in the vestibule at Public Safety that can be used to contact an officer.
 
On any of the summer program move-in dates, Public Safety officers can assist late arrivals by providing the arrival packet, housing key or assistance with accessing Self Service Banner (housing PIN).  

School-Specific Information

Chinese School

8-Week Program Pre-Arrival Documents:

Opening Weekend Schedule & Arrival and Session Information

6-Week Program Pre-Arrival Documents:

Opening Weekend Schedule & Arrival and Session Information

Arrival Information

Students are expected to arrive on campus on the date provided below. Dormitories will open on the morning of arrival day; early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.

  • Non-degree 8-week session - Friday, June 23
  • Graduate 6-week session - Tuesday, July 4

Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of the Chinese School only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.

Departure Information:
  • 8-week session -
    All 8-week classes end at noon on Friday, August 18. You may leave campus Friday after 12:00 pm.
  • Graduate 6-week session -
    6-week classes end at noon on Friday, August 18. You may leave campus Friday after 12:00 pm.
  • Commencement will take place on Friday, August 18 at 5:00 p.m.

A student who must leave earlier than the schedule above must obtain prior permission from the Director.

French School
Opening Schedule - Coming in May
Planning for your Summer - Coming in May
Placement and Registration Information - Coming in May
Arrival Information:
Dormitories open the morning of the day of arrival as indicated below. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.
·         Intensive 7-week session - Vermont only
Friday, June 30

·         Graduate 6-week session - Vermont only
Tuesday, July 4*

*Note: If you are a first-year MA or graduate non-degree student, please plan to arrive in time for a required meeting and reception to be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.  Please contact coordinator Sheila Schwaneflugel at  sschwaneflugel@middlebury.edu before confirming your travel itinerary if your travel distance will make it unfeasible for you to arrive in time for this meeting. We may be able to arrange for you to be housed on campus Monday evening.
Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of the French School only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.
Departure Information:
The French School Final Banquet will take place the evening of Thursday, August 17. We welcome all students to participate in this celebratory tradition.
End of Classes:
·         Six-week, graduate-level classes end on Wednesday afternoon, August 16.
·         Seven-week, undergraduate-level classes and exams end on Thursday afternoon, August 17. 
Students may leave as soon as their classes and final exams are completed; however we encourage all to remain for the banquet.

A student who leaves earlier than the schedule above without express permission of the Director will receive a grade of WD/F.  
All dormitory rooms must be vacated by Saturday, August 19 at 10:00am.
Graduate Commencement (MA and DML) will take place Friday, August 18 at 4 p.m. in the Concert Hall at Mahaney Center for the Arts.  All are invited to attend the ceremony, however tickets will be required and only three tickets will be issued for each graduating student.  Overflow viewing space will be provided.  A reception for all graduates and their guests will follow the ceremony.  Further details will be available in June. 
German School

German School Pre-Arrival Documents:

Coordinator's Letter to Students

Opening Schedule

Arrival Information:

Dormitories open the morning of the day of arrival as indicated below. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.

  • 7-week session - Friday, June 30
  • Graduate 6-week session - Tuesday, July 4

Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of the German School only when warranted under extraordinary circumstances.

Departure Information:
  • 7-week session -
    Classes end by 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 17
  • 6-week session -
    Classes end on Wednesday, August 16

Even though students may depart anytime after their last class and after they have fulfilled all their obligations for their courses, keep in mind that the German School closing ceremony and banquet takes place on Thursday evening, August 17.

All students must vacate the dorms by Saturday, August 19 at 10:00am.  Students must take all of their belongings with them. Neither the German School nor Middlebury College will be able to store belongings after the dorms close.

A student who leaves earlier than the schedule above without express permission of the Director will receive a grade of WD/F.

Commencement for German graduate students receiving their MA in August 2017 will be on Friday, August 18 at 5 pm.

School of Hebrew

Arrival Procedures for All Programs

Arrival Information:

Dormitories open the morning of the day of arrival as indicated below. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.

·         Hebrew for Lifelong Learners 3-week session – Friday, June 30

·         Intensive 7-week session – Friday, June 30 

·         Graduate 6-week session – Tuesday, July 4

·         Classical Hebrew 3-week session – Thursday, July 27 (Information for Classical Hebrew)

Permission to arrive late or depart early must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of the School of Hebrew only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.

Departure Information:

End of Classes:

·         Hebrew for Lifelong Learners 3-week session – departure information will be sent to prior to the start of the program.

·         Undergraduate 7-week session –  classes and exams end on Thursday afternoon, August 17

·         Graduate 6-week session –  classes end on Thursday, August 17

·         Classical Hebrew 3-week session – departure information will be sent to prior to the start of the program.

Students may leave as soon as their classes and final exams are completed.

A student who leaves earlier than the schedule above without express permission of the Director will receive a grade of WD/F.

School of Japanese

Letter from the Coordinator

Opening Activities Schedule

Dining Schedule

Arrival Information:

Dormitories open the morning of June 23rd. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups until shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.

Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.

Departure Information:

The School of Japanese session ends after the last class on Friday, August 18th, and students may plan to depart as early as 11:50 a.m. A student who leaves before this time without express permission of the Director and his/her professors should be aware that s/he will receive a grade of WD/F. All students must vacate their dorms by Saturday, August 19th at 10:00am.

Portuguese School

Coordinator's Letter to Students- Coming in May 

Arrival Weekend Schedule- Coming in May 

Greetings from the Director- Coming in May 

 

Arrival Information:

Dormitories open the morning of Friday, June 23. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups until shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage. 

Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of the Portuguese School only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.

Departure Information:

Portuguese School classes end on Thursday, August 10th.  Students may leave as soon as their classes and final exams are completed. 

A student who leaves earlier than the schedule above without express permission of the Director will receive a grade of WD/F.

All dormitory rooms must be vacated by Saturday, August 12th at 10:00am.

School of Russian

Arrival Schedule – 8-week program


Arrival Information:
Dormitories open the morning of the day of arrival as indicated below. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.
·         8-week session (all levels) - Friday, June 23
·         6-week graduate session - Tuesday, July 4
Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of the Russian School only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.
Departure Information:
Russian School final exams will be given on Thursday, August 17, and classes will end later that day. On Thursday evening, students, faculty, and staff will attend a closing ceremony and banquet. Students may depart any time after their final exams and must vacate their dorm rooms by noon on Saturday, August 19. Most will depart on Friday, August 18.
A student who leaves earlier than the schedule above without express permission of the Director will receive a grade of WD/F.
Spanish School

6-Week Graduate Program Pre-Arrival Documents:

Opening Schedule for 6-week Graduate Students

7-Week Program Pre-Arrival Documents:

Opening Schedule for 7-Week Students
Director's Welcome Letter to Beginning Students
Associate Director's Welcome Letter
Survival Spanish Cheat Sheet
Study Abroad Strategies

Arrival Information:

Dormitories open the morning of the day of arrival as indicated below. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.

  • Intensive 7-week session -
    Friday, June 30
  • Saturday and Sunday- Orientation and testing
  • Classes start- Monday July 3
  • Graduate 6-week session -
    Tuesday, July 4

Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.

Departure Information:

Spanish School classes end on Wednesday, August 16, with the closing ceremony and banquet on Wednesday evening.  Final exams for the 7-week students will be held on Thursday, August 17; 6-week students do not have required activities following the banquet on Wednesday evening. 

A student who leaves earlier than the schedule above without express permission of the Director will receive a grade of WD/F.

Students may depart any time after their final exams but must vacate their dorms by 10:00am on Saturday, August 19.