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Atwater Commons Council

The mission of Atwater's Commons Council is to provide events for Atwater students.  The council serves as a self-governing body for students, and it supports individual students initiatives by allocating portions of the student activities fee to causes that have passed a majority vote by council members.  All students in Atwater are a part of the council, and all are able to come to the meetings to vote.

There are countless ways to be involved in commons life. From becoming an active member of the Commons Council; to assisting commons heads bring a favorite musician or author to campus; organizing an evening study break, complete with a capella music, s'mores and hot chocolate;  planning a symposium on politics and race;  organizing an apple picking trip; planning a hike.

Atwater council meetings are held every week - Fall meeting times will be posted at the start of the academic year.

The Council Chairs

Commons chairs run commons council meetings, plan commons events, and work closely with the residential life staff to create a vibrant community.  Collectively, the chairs of the five commons make up the InterCommons Council (ICC) which allows for activity planning to occur between the commons.  Chairs can support individual student initiatives, so contact them if you have a great idea that you'd like to see happen.

Past Atwater Council Events:
  • Coffee House nights in Coffrin Lounge
  • Halloween Frenzie
  • Addison County Crop Walk
  • Charter House Community Suppers
  • Atwater Dining Hall Dinners
  • Winter Carnival Bonfire

Resource Guide

Check out the Resource Guide—an easy-to-use guide that will provide you with a snapshot of student life at Middlebury College.


Atwater Commons Office
Allen Hall 153
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753
Tel: (802) 443-3310
Fax: (802) 443-3319