February Orientation 2020 Trips

Participating in a February Orientation Trip is a great way to wrap up your first week of classes and jump into winter in Vermont!  As an incoming Feb student, you can select a trip that is right for you. These trips are only offered to incoming Febs as part of your orientation - at no cost to you! Challenge yourself by learning a new winter skill such as nordic skiing, winter camping or give back to the community through a service trip, or you can pick a trip that helps you get to know some of the neat spaces in our area. The trips also provide a unique opportunity to share questions, concerns, and hopes about transitioning to life at Middlebury with those best able to relate - other students! Not surprisingly, tight-knit groups sharing a special bond often develop over the course of the weekend. We can’t wait to meet you!

Please read through our trips and descriptions below.  To register, click here. You’ll use your Middlebury credentials to create your account and sign up. 

Questions about your Orientation Trip? Contact us at trips@middlebury.edu.

Exploring Vermont Day Trip

We’ll take a trip to hot spots around town, explore hidden gems on campus, try various food and drinks, learn funky facts and see odd places.

Nordic Skiing Day Trip

Learn the basics of nordic skiing as you slide along the snowy winter trails of Rikert Nordic Center in the mountains near Middlebury.

Snowshoeing Day Trip

Learn the basics of snowshoeing as you explore the trails of Rikert Nordic Center in the mountains near Middlebury.

Poverty Alleviation Day Trip

Students will learn about local poverty alleviation efforts by helping out at area non-profit organizations which provide housing and food to community members.

Poverty Alleviation Overnight

Students will learn about local poverty alleviation efforts by helping out at area non-profit organizations which provide housing and food to community members.This trip will be lodged overnight, indoors, in a shared-space at a local non-profit organization.

Snowshoeing Overnight

Learn the basics of snowshoeing while exploring the snowy trails of the Green Mountain National Forest. Cook dinner and spend a cozy night at a backcountry lodge or in tents, then returning to campus the next morning refreshed and ready to start your first semester!

Nordic Skiing Overnight

Learn the basics of nordic skiing as you slide along the snowy winter trails of Rikert Nordic Center to reach a cozy backcountry lodge or a campsite clearing in the woods. Spend the night in a cabin or inside a cozy tent, and cook dinner with your new companions. Return to campus the following day with many fun stories to tell!