COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Health and Wellness Courses for New Students

Middlebury College is committed to the health and safety of its students and to building a supportive, respectful community. To begin this process, we utilize online educational tools to provide pre-matriculation education and resources to all new students through the SafeColleges platform.

Prior to arrival on campus/to a program, all incoming students are required to complete two courses that address alcohol, drugs, relationships, sexual violence, and bystander intervention. Many incoming students have already had some critical conversations on these topics, while others may be exploring them for the first time.  Regardless of prior trainings or coursework, Middlebury requires all students to complete this course.

Middlebury focuses on these topics because both national and local data suggest that they are areas of heightened risk for new students on campus and because national and local law dictates that this information is provided to all new members of our campus community. The online course provides students with a foundation of knowledge, language, and tools that will be used to continue conversations about these important issues during orientation and throughout the rest of your Middlebury career. 

New students will receive notice that their course access is live approximatley 20 days before their scheduled arrival on campus via email.  This will come directly from SafeColleges with a subject line of: Safe Colleges Online Training. You may also access your account by visiting and entering your Middlebury email address as your username. If you require technical assistance, please contact and include your first and last name and your affiliation as a student at Middlebury College. All courses are due prior to campus arrival at the start of programs.