COVID-19: Essential Information


If you will be arriving at Middlebury in September or February as a First Year, Transfer or Exchange Student this page is for you! Use this webpage and the Middlebury College Undergraduate Housing website as a resource on housing at Middlebury. 

Every new student is required to complete a housing application in their Housing Portal.

Housing Contracts

The contract outlines a student's obligation to be a good roommate, neighbor and member of any and all residential communities in which they may reside throughout their time at the College.

Housing Application

This form provides the Residential Life team with insights about you, your living habits and other interests. Middlebury's goal is to create room/suite and hallmate matches which will not only support individual student needs but also introduce students to others who may have different perspectives.

In terms of housing placement, your individual housing desires and needs are balanced against those of all other students as well as the initiatives of the College.  Please note that Middlebury College cannot honor requests for specific roommates, nor can we honor requests for special housing assignments based on religious or cultural practices.

Middlebury is a residential college. As such, our residence halls play an integral role in both your academic and co-curricular life on campus.

Fall term first-year students are generally housed in communities with other first-year students. Where possible, February (Feb) first-years are placed within the first-year, or in small groups within general student housing across campus. Transfer and Exchange students are housed based on the location of available beds as well as a student's individual considerations.

Housing assignments, roommate details and building access information are posted on a student's housing portal shortly before new students arrive. Students are also notified via an email to Middlebury email account.

New Student Form Submission Deadlines
  • First-year students arriving in September must submit their forms between June 1 and July 1.
  • Transfer and Exchange students arriving in September will need to submit their forms between June 1 and August 1.
  • New students (First-years and Exchange students), arriving in February, please plan to submit your forms betweem September 11 and January 3.
  • Housing applications submitted by Transfer Febs will be given as much consideration as time allows during the spring term housing process. 

If there are concerns/questions about housing, all students are encouraged to send an email to the Residential Life account. Requests for housing accomodations must be discussed directly with a student; doing so will help to foster open lines of communication and educate the student on how to address any further inquires they may have during their time at the College.

New students, please take a moment to complete a one-minute survey from the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life which will help that office better serve the college community. This survey is optional and will not have an effect on your housing assignment.

General Orientation and New Student Questions 

Check-out the Orientation webpage or contact the Orientation Team at or by calling 802-443-3103.