MiddView Trips


Orientation trips for students new to Middlebury College, known as MiddView Trips, are a long standing and beloved tradition here. Trips occur at the end of Orientation Week and are designed to further welcome you to campus, foster connections among new classmates, and ease your concerns of beginning college. 

All trips are free, and every new student participates!

After spending four days on campus getting oriented, all students depart for some time together off campus, led and supported by our remarkable student leaders as you work in small groups toward shared trip goals.

  • First year students spend three days and two nights in the field. Trip options fall into three categories: Community Engagement, Vermont Exploration, and Wilderness Exploration. During registration you will choose four trips from the list of options. Orientation staff will assign you to one of those trips, and will send out trip assignments in July. You will have the opportunity to borrow some outdoor gear at no cost! First year students, click here to see our trip offerings for 2018.

  • Transfer and Exchange students participate in two, one day trips. We will share T&E day trip itineraries during September’s campus orientation. Transfer and Exchange Students, read more about your trips here.

Celebrating the High Holidays? 

Click here for more information about MiddView trips and the schedule of meals and services.