COVID-19: Essential Information

Bread Loaf Campus

The Bread Loaf School of English and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference have priority use of Bread Loaf campus for their regular academic programs in June, July, and August.

The Bread Loaf Campus is also reserved for New England Young Writers’ Conference, Commencement, Reunion, Alumni College & Leadership Conference, Fall Family Weekend, and Homecoming. The dates of these events are found on the College Academic Calendar.

Any time remaining may be reserved for other college-related functions at the discretion of the Department of Event Management. Decisions will be based upon assessment of the need, and the feasibility of providing necessary service to support the events.

A limited number of fall weekends may be available to college-affiliated individuals for weddings.

Library and Computer Labs
Davidson Library

The Davidson Memorial Library at Bread Loaf hosts a collection of literature, reference books, and reserve shelves.  The downstairs “Apple Cellar” is a full-featured computer room (both Macintosh and IBM platforms), including printers and Internet connections for writing, research, and email.  Some zip disk drives are available. Wireless access is available in most public areas.


Bread Loaf Barn
The Barn at Bread Loaf

There are 6 "smart" classrooms in the Bread Loaf Barn.  These rooms are all capable of supporting laptops, and DVD projection. The barn also includes a large gathering space for parties, dinners, or lectures.


Please Note: Cell phone service is limited at Bread Loaf.



The Bread Loaf campus is a 20-minute drive from Middlebury in the Green Mountains. The GPS location found in most Internet map tools is 4229 Route 125, Ripton, Vermont 05766

The nearest airport is located in Burlington, VT (BVT), about an hour and twenty minutes from the Bread Loaf Campus.


Most buildings are within walking distance of the center of campus. Parking is available next to the main Barn and in the private driveways of the outer houses. Parking on Route 125 is strongly discouraged for safety reasons.


Robert Frost and the Frost Farm

Robert Frost

From 1939 until his death in 1963, Robert Frost spent summer and fall in a cabin at his farm in Ripton, Vermont. During these fruitful seasons he wrote memorable poems and shared his craft at Middlebury’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Bread Loaf School of English.

The rural isolation that nurtured Frost leaves his home vulnerable today.  To secure and maintain this National Historic Landmark, Middlebury College created the Robert Frost Farm and Cabin Preservation Fund.