Residential Room Keys
Room keys are issued by the Department of Public Safety. For residential hall regulations refer to the college handbook. Individuals must report lost or stolen keys to the Department of Public Safety immediately.
The individual will be allowed to sign out a second key from Public Safety for a 24 hour period. There is a key charge and a lock change fee for lost and stolen keys (see below).
If an individual locks the key inside his/her room, he/she will be allowed to sign out a second key from Public Safety for a 24 hour period. If an individual is not able to come to Public Safety to obtain a replacement key, the individual can request a Public Safety officer to assist with unlocking his/her dorm room door. The lockout service will result in a $10 charge.
Room Change / Move out - Key return:
When a person's housing assignment ends, or enrollment ends due to withdrawal, conclusion of the academic year, summer term, or graduation, he/she must move out of the room and return key immediately.
During the Academic Year, keys must be returned to the key to the Commons Office or to the Department of Public Safety.
Summer School keys must be returned to the Department of Public Safety. Individuals may not occupy a room after the housing assignment ends or once the room key has been returned.
Note: Individuals who have opted out of J-Term are not enrolled, and must return their key at the end of Fall Term. Keys will be reissued for Spring Term.
Individuals returning to the same dorm room after a break, do not return the key until the end of the academic year.
If you return your key via mail, you must e-mail Key Administration email@example.com immediately. Alert the department that you are sending your key and request additional time for it to be returned. When mailing your key, you must send it by FedEx or UPS Next Day Service as lock changes are submitted promptly to prepare for upcoming events and housing. Do not use paper envelopes. Keys are often stripped out by automated mailing machines and never make it to Middlebury College. Failure to return the key results in a lock change with charges being applied to student accounts. A key is counted as returned when it arrives at the DPS office at Middlebury.
Failure to return a room key will result in the fines listed below.
- $50 nonrefundable key charge being billed to the student
- An additional $50 will be charged for a lock change
If you have any questions in regards to keys, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.