Academic Year Arrival & Departure Dates

Students are responsible for verifying the accuracy of their housing and arrival date information in advance of their arrival on campus on BANNERWEB

Students may not be on campus outside of the posted dates unless they have received special permission from their commons dean or been invited to participate in an approved college program and their housing records have been updated to reflect that change. Students are required to depart from campus 24-hours after their last exam. Students remaining on campus past official departure dates are subject to College sanctions and fines. 

Early Arrival & Return Information

New Arrivals
Incoming First-Year, Transfer and Exchanges students may be approved to arrive in advance of orientation either through the International Student & Scholar Services office or as a member of an athletic team; for details, please contact ISSS or your team coach.

Returning Students
Under certain conditions, returning students may be approved to return to campus before the official September move-in date. This permission is granted by the Early Returns Committee due to participation in a campus job, student organization, athletic team or as a Residential Life staff member or orientation program leader. Applications to return to campus are submitted by groups in the Spring term of the previous academic year. 

Students should plan to arrive on campus after 9:00 a.m. on the approved date. Students who have been approved and subsequently delay their return should notify their coordinator, group leader or team coach about arriving after the officially approved time.  

Keys may be picked up from the Department of Public Safety located at 125 South Main Street.  Students residing in locations with TouchPad Locks will be able to view their new combination in their BANNER/housing page as of 9:00 a.m. on the approved arrival day.

Students are required to verify the accuracy of their housing and arrival information in BANNER/housing page prior to arrival on campus.  Questions about this information should be directed to the group's coordinator or team coach.   

Please note that before the official opening of the College campus services are at a minimum.  Services that are open are primarily preparing for the arrival of the new students and the MiddView program and may have restricted hours. Residential Life staff members will be involved in training and may not be readily available for assistance. 

Permission to stay on campus is restricted to the approved individual.  Middlebury College students who are not approved, and guests, are not permitted.  Please do not provide access to roommates and common spaces of houses and suites.  There is a significant fine ($400 per day) for violating this policy.

Private social functions of any type may not be held until after the beginning of the term.  Any parties, on campus or off, will be considered a conduct violation. 

Students approved to return early who are involved in any conduct violation during their stay will be removed from housing immediately and face College disciplinary action, regardless of the reason for the early return. 

Early Returns Committee:

  • Baishakhi Taylor, Dean of Students
  • Douglas Adams, Associate Dean of Students for Residential and Student Life 
  • TBA, Associate Dean of Students for Student Activities and Orientation 
  • Erin Quinn, Director of Athletics
Rosh Hashanah Early Arrival 2015

Returning Students:

Upperclass students needing to return to campus early for the observance of Rosh Hashanah may register to return on Sunday, September 13 (after 9:00 AM). Registration will be shared with your Commons Office and the Chaplain's Office.

Registrations must be received no later than Tuesday, September 8.  

Students in need of additional travel time related to the religious observance 
should make their request through their Commons Deans.  

Registration Link:

If you plan on attending any of the services, please send an e-mail note to Associate Chaplain/Rabbi Ira Schiffer He is coordinating with Middlebury Hillel to make your Orientation and holiday experience as smooth and meaningful as possible.

Key Pick up Locations and Card Access
  • First Year Arrival: Commons Welcome Centers
  • New FEB Arrival: Axinn Welcome Center 
  • Regular Student Arrivals: 
    • Fall - Arrival Centers
    • Winter and Spring - Department of Public Safety
Students housed in locations with TouchPad locks will be able to view their PIN code in their BANNER housing page as of 9:00 a.m. on the first day of their housing assignment.
Students arriving before their approved arrival date will not be able to pick up a room key from Public Safety and will be expected to make their own off campus housing accommodations.
Academic Year 2015-16 Dates
Fall Term 2015:
  • New International Students who have registered and been approved for Early Arrival may arrive on campus early.  For registration information, please see the Early Arrival section of the ISSS website.
  • First Year Move-In: Tuesday September 8,  9:00 a.m.
  • Returning Students Move-In: Monday, September 14, 9:00 a.m.
  • Departure: Monday, December 21, Noon
Winter Term 2016:
  • Move In: Saturday, January 9, 9:00 a.m. 
  • Departure for students not enrolled on campus for the 2016 Spring Term: Saturday, February 6, Noon
  • Departure for FEB Graduates, Spring Term Special Students and those moving to off-campus housing: Sunday, February 7, Noon 
  • Spring Term Room Change Move In: Monday, February 8, 9:00 a.m. - Noon 

NOTE:  Please be aware that as of 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2015 Spring Term residents who have been on campus for the Winter Term have access to their new room and it is a Winter Term resident's responsibility to vacate that room in a timely manner and secure their belongings elsewhere.

Spring Term 2016:
  • New International Students who have registered and been approved for Early Arrival may arrive on campus early.  For registration information, please see the Early Arrival section of the ISSS website.
  • New FEB Arrivals: Wednesday, February 10, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Returning Student Move-In: Saturday, February 13, 9:00 a.m. 
    (for any student not on campus for the Winter Term)
  • Spring Term Departure: Wednesday, May 25, Noon
  • Departure for Graduates and Senior FEBs: Sunday, May 29, 11:00 p.m.