New Student Housing



You will be arriving at Middlebury in September or February as a First Year, Transfer or Exchange Student. You should use this webpage and the Middlebury College Undergraduate Housing website as your first source for information about things specific to housing at Middlebury. For more general information visit The Commons webpage.

Every new student is required to complete a Housing Agreement Contract and is encouraged to also submit a Housing Questionnaire.


Housing Agreement Contracts

These contracts outline a student's obligation to be a good roommate, neighbor and member of any and all residential communities in which they may reside throughout his/her time at the College.

Housing Questionnaires

This form provides the Residential Systems Coordinator (RSC) and those who assist with housing assignments with insight about you, your life-style and interests. Our goal is to create room/suite and hall-mate matches which will not only support individual student needs but also introduce students to others who may have different perspectives.

It is important to recognize that your individual housing desires and needs must be balanced against those of all other students as well as the initiatives of the College.

Middlebury is a residential college. As such, our residence halls play an integral role in both your academic and co-curricular life on campus. While you are assured a place on campus each academic year, specific housing assignments are not guaranteed. The RSC does make an effort to consider requests and work with individual students.

First Year Fall Term students are generally housed within Commons communities with other First Year students. February (Feb) First Year arrivals are placed whenever possible within the First-year and Sophomore Commons communities 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. New Feb arrivals may be placed with another new arrival or with a student who has been on, or is returning to, campus.  

Housing assignments, roommate details and Commons affiliations are posted on BANNER shortly before new students arrive. Students are also notified via an email to Middlebury accounts.

New Student Form Submission Deadlines:
  • First Year students arriving in September must submit their forms by June 17.
  • Transfer and Exchange students arriving in September must submit their forms by August 1.
  • New students (First Years and Exchanges), arriving in February please plan to submit your forms by November 15.  Whenever possible do not submit your form too far in advance as your perspectives, interests, life-styles may change based on your Fall Term experiences.
  • Questionnaires submitted by Transfer Febs will be given as much consideration as time allows during the spring term housing process.  Whenever possible please do not delay in submitting your form.

If there are concerns/questions about housing, parents are encouraged to allow their students to contact the RSC, Karin Hall-Kolts, themselves. Requests for special housing considerations 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.

For more information about completing your Housing Contract and Questionnaire.

Questions regarding housing? Please email the Residential Systems Coordinator, Karin Hall-Kolts


General Orientation and New Student questions 

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