Letters: Preferred Format

In general, for typed letters use the font Bembo Regular, 11pt. If Bembo is not available, Garamond is recommended as an alternative.

If you are sending an electronic letter off campus, Times New Roman is recommended. This typeface is the most commonly available typeface on both PCs and Macs, so your letter is most likely to look as you intended on the recipient’s computer.

Microsoft Word templates are available for download on the College Communications website. The preferred format sets the entire letter flush-left and is aligned with the Middlebury Word mark.