Campus Facilities

Middlebury uses an electronic access system to ensure students, faculty, and staff safe access to College facilities. The MiddCard allows students entry to all residence halls and appropriate access to other campus facilities. Students are also issued a room key or key code for their bedrooms. We urge all students to protect their property and ensure their personal safety by locking their rooms when they are away or are sleeping. Middlebury does not accept responsibility for the loss of money or personal property or for damage to belongings in the residence halls or anywhere else on campus. Check with your insurance carrier to confirm if your belongings are adequately covered.

Cleaning equipment is readily available, and students are responsible for keeping their rooms in order. The custodial staff cleans and maintains common areas, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and lounges, but students are collectively responsible for ensuring that these common areas are kept tidy. In the event that common areas in the residence halls are damaged and those responsible cannot be identified, all students living in the residence are billed a prorated share of the expenses. Charges are imposed for damage to rooms or furniture, for removal of furniture, and for rooms not left in neat condition at the end of the occupancy period.

Dorm Damage
Middlebury College is a beautiful place to live, work, and study, and we’d like to keep it that way. We call upon every member of the community to respect our buildings, landscaping, and educational resources. They are shared among students, faculty, and staff, today and tomorrow, this year and next. Theft of or damage to College property is considered a serious offense, which may lead to disciplinary proceedings with penalties up to and including suspension or expulsion. Students will also be charged for any costs associated with replacing or fixing stolen or damaged property.

There are laundry facilities with washers and dryers located in Atwater, Brackett, Brooker, Coffrin, Forest, Gifford, Hadley, Hepburn, Kelly, LaForce, Munford, Painter, Palmer, Prescott, Stewart, and 51 Franklin Street. On average, loads cost $1.50 to wash and $1.50 to dry. Rechargeable smart-chip cards cost $5.00: a one-time $2.00 fee for the card and $3.00 of laundry value.

Public Safety administers a storage facility for students’ personal belongings. It is intended for use by Middlebury College undergraduates who will be away from the College for the summer or a semester.

Waste reduction and recycling are important aspects of living sustainably on campus. Because of our incredible recycling and composting programs, about 65 percent of our waste never goes in the landfill, and we compost over 300 tons per year. Students can do their part by reducing the amount of waste generated—carrying a reusable water bottle and mug, purchasing goods with minimal packaging, and reading articles electronically—and then by recycling what they can. All students receive personal-size blue recycling bins for temporary storage of recyclable materials. Please take the time to sort properly—especially during move-out in the spring!