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Residential Life at Middlebury

Middlebury’s residential system is based on the understanding that an excellent liberal arts education takes place around the clock—as easily over dinner as in the classroom. Living among other students provides opportunities to challenge yourself, learn deeply, develop friendships, and discover new ways of thinking.

Middlebury has more than 60 on-campus buildings for student housing. First-year students are housed within designated first-year communities. Sophomores have the opportunity to select housing with friends in sophomore residential communities. Juniors and seniors live together with friends and can choose from a wide variety of Junior/Senior housing options available across campus. A limited number of releases are available for senior students to live off-campus with prior approval from Residential Life. Students looking for additional information about housing accommodation may refer to the Disability Resource Center.

Students who are married or have dependent children living with them are exempted from the residency and board requirements upon providing documentation to Residential Life. Students leaving Middlebury College at any time during the academic year are responsible for packing their belongings and arranging for storage or shipping.

Residential Education and Community Engagement

Residential Life teams integrate academic experiences with residential life to encourage the free exchange of ideas. This vibrant intellectual community begins with the first-year seminar; students who are in class together also live in the same community, allowing them to continue classroom experiences and discussions in their residential spaces. Each first-year community offers activities and programs inspired by academic events on campus. There are also a great number of social and co-curricular programs provided by Residential Life to build a strong, lively, and vibrant experience.