Annual Campus Events

These are just a few of the many activities and events that fill the campus calendar, but they are ones many families, alums, and current students look forward to every year.

Orientation New student orientation is a multiday program that focuses on academics, tradition, and community. Students meet with academic advisors, participate in traditions and events, and engage in community-building activities to learn the values of scholarship and community while connecting with classmates.

Fall Family Weekend Fall Family Weekend is an opportunity for families to visit campus and participate in a wide variety of academic, social, cultural, and athletic events beginning with open classes on Friday.

Homecoming Fall is a beautiful time of year in Vermont, and alumni and families often flock to campus to enjoy peak foliage, classic New England fall weather, and plenty of sports and campus traditions.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration This annual January event is free and open to the public, and always includes a vibrant and thoughtful array of events.

February Celebration Each winter, the College hosts the unusual yet traditional Middlebury ceremony for our Febs, in which the graduates make their way down the trails at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl in caps and gowns.

Winter Carnival Middlebury’s carnival is the oldest in the nation. Central to the weekend is the NCAA ski events for alpine and Nordic skiers. Other festivities include a bonfire, fireworks, snow-sculpture making, an ice show, a comedy club, and the carnival ball.

Commencement Middlebury College usually hosts an outdoor Commencement ceremony so that our graduates may invite as many family, friends, and guests as they wish. Tickets are not required for the outdoor Commencement.

Reunion Each year, the College hosts a weekend of fun and activities to celebrate Middlebury alumni.