Orientation trips are a long standing tradition at Middlebury and offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to begin your college experience with a small group of classmates and student leaders! After spending 4 days on campus, all students will depart on a MiddView Trip.
MiddView Trips are organized into four categories:
- Community Engagement
- Vermont Exploration
- Wilderness Explorations
- Transfer and Exchange day trips
During the registration process, first years will indicate their 4 top trip preferences. While we can’t guarantee which one, everyone will be randomly assigned to one of their 4 preferences. We encourage you to select trip preferences that will introduce you to something new! Transfer and Exchange students will rate their interest in different activities, and we’ll create trips based on student interest. All trips are designed to provide opportunities for you to connect with your new classmates and student leaders for support in the transition to Middlebury while developing a richer sense of place and getting to know your new “home away from home".