COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

My Room

Middlebury has a great variety of housing – single, double and triple rooms, suites, apartments, townhouses and small houses.  While the buildings and room types do vary greatly each student can expect to find the following in their room:

  • An extra-long twin bed (36” x 80”), mattresses are extra-long, 80-inch, twin mattresses.
    •  Ridgeline Townhouses and Suites have full sized beds.
  • Closet or standing wardrobe
  • Desk & desk chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Waste basket & recycling bin
  • Dresser
  • Whiteboard on the door exterior
  • Face mirror (some but not all rooms come with full-length as well) 
  • Ethernet Jack
    Residence halls use hard-wired network systems, and all have wireless, but they are always good to have for streaming video and during high-traffic times

Two notable items NOT in your room:

  • Telephone line
    Most students bring a cell phone. If you would like a telephone line in your room, you must request it from ITS. They will provide the line and the phone, so don't bring a land-line phone with you.
  • Air conditioning
    It doesn't normally get hot enough at Middlebury to require an air conditioning. If you get hot easily, consider bringing a small desk fan.

What to Bring

Here are some lists of items you should consider bringing to campus. With some of the larger items, we strongly encourage you to coordinate with your room or suitemate.

The essentials:

  • Bedding, including pillow, blanket or comforter, and sheets (size Twin XL)
  • Bath towels, bathrobe, and flip-flops for shower
  • Toiletries and a caddy to carry them
  • Laundry detergent and a laundry bag or hamper (a collapsible hamper is easiest)
  • Alarm clock
  • Hangers
  • Study lamp and/or floor lamp with light bulbs (non-halogen)
  • Hangers
  • Power strips (instead of extension cords) with surge protection
  • Computer

Some students also bring: 

  • Refrigerator* (one per room, no larger than 3.8 cubic feet, must be energy-star rated)
  • Microwave* (one per room)
  • Iron (with automatic shut off)
  • Plate, cup, utensils and dish soap to clean them
  • Small area rug or carpet remnant up to 16 x 10 feet in size

Other good ideas: 

  • Painters tape, Command Hooks or putty to put up posters and pictures (no tacks or nails!)
  • First aid kit (bandages, aspirin, etc.)
  • Crates for storage, under bed storage bins
  • Ear plugs and/or sleeping mask (if you're as light sleeper, having ear plugs and a sleeping mask will help you rest better with a roommate in the same room)
  • Slippers for walking in the halls or to the lounge / Flip flops for the showers

 Appliances That Are Allowed in Room:  

  • Clocks, radios
  • Personal stereo systems
  • Electric blankets
  • Irons with automatic shutoff
  • Televisions
  • Fans
  • Humidifiers
  • Hot air corn poppers
  • Kettles with concealed heating elements and automatic shut-off

The Items Listed Below Are NOT Allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Halogen lamps
  • String or holiday lights
  • Candles, incense, and any devices that create open flames
  • Any appliance with an open heating element including, toasters and toaster ovens, hamburger and sandwich makers, popcorn poppers (other than hot air), hot plates and electric frying pans, electric woks, and deep fryers.