Wellness House

Updated for 2014-2015 Housing Process

Middlebury is pleased to be able to offer a house on campus for students who would like to live in a quiet community that promotes health and wellness, including substance-free living along with optional wellness programming from the Office of Health and Wellness Education.  

Substance-free means that all residents agree to keep the influences of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs out of their house. No alcohol is permitted in the community and students may not return to the house intoxicated or smelling of alcohol, tobacco, etc. 

Jewett House is an ideal location on the periphery of campus in a residential neighborhood.  The house has a kitchen, dining room and living room area for twelve (12) residents (4 single and 4 double rooms).  The house is open to rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Should we receive more interest than can be accommodated at Jewett House, a larger residence may be selected.

Students who apply are committing to the program and, if accepted, may not participate in any further fall term housing processes (i.e. Superblock or Off-Campus Housing applications, on-line or live Sophomore draws, etc.).  Should they choose to withdraw from the House they will be housed by the Residential Systems Coordinator during the Summer Housing process.  Students who are not accepted may participate in subsequent fall term housing processes.

Students who are interested in applying once the academic year has begun should send an email to Residential Systems Coordinator Karin Hall-Kolts and copy Associate Dean of Students Doug Adams.

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Selection committee decisions will be made and students notified prior to other fall term housing processes.

Singles or Doubles?

Bed assignments will be made by the selection committee.  Students may request a double by listing the name of another student who is also submitting an application.  Wellness housing does not guarantee a single-room assignment. Students who designate a roommate will be given greater consideration in the selection process.

What is wellness programming?

Wellness House residents will have the option of participating is regular wellness programs aimed at helping you live a healthier life.  This is not a typical theme house, residents are not required to coordinate the programming.  Rather, residents will be contacted about the areas of wellness they would like to hear more about.  Programs may include:

  • Healthy cooking and snacking
  • Power napping
  • Managing Stress
  • Better sleep
  • Sexual Health 

Guidelines for Residents

1) No alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco products may be in the house. Whether the substances have been used or consumed will not matter in the assignment of disciplinary action if these items are discovered.

2) Residents are responsible for their guests obeying the guidelines contained herein.

3) Residents who are of legal age may drink alcoholic beverages elsewhere on campus as long as the effects do not disturb the other residents of the house. Behaviors resulting from substance use that will be deemed disturbing include, but are not limited to, causing a commotion in the hallways, entries, common spaces, bathrooms or student rooms in the house or its vicinity; leaving a mess in the bathroom or hallway and not cleaning up after one's self; smoking or using smoke producing products in the house or in the adjacent area; and violating the spirit and intention of the house.

4) Jewett House is located in a residential area. Residents are expected to respect their neighbors.  

5) Registered parties are not permitted in this residence.  

Residents who violate the above guidelines will be subject to a warning for the first violation and may be moved from the house upon the second violation.

Egregious violations of the guidelines may result in immediate disciplinary action as well as being moved house.