Middlebury’s residential system is the backbone of student life at the College. It embodies the College’s conviction that an excellent liberal arts education takes place around the clock—as easily over dinner as in the classroom.

The Commons System

The Commons is Middlebury’s unique living-learning residential system that weaves the academic, social, and residential components of college life into an integrated community experience. Through the Commons, we provide students with the structure and support for exploration and growth, and the freedom to govern their own intellectual, cultural, and social development.

Middlebury’s residential system is the backbone of student life at the College. It embodies the College’s conviction that an excellent liberal arts education takes place around the clock—as easily over dinner as in the classroom.

B. Commons System

The goals of the Commons System are to build a sense of community by creating more opportunities for meaningful relationships among students, faculty, and staff; to develop programs and events that enrich the Middlebury College experience; and to give students a greater voice in determining the nature of the intellectual, social, and residential life of the College.

Fall 2016 Commons/AFC Peer Writing Tutoring

Anderson Freeman Center (Room 002)

Wednesday                          8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Atwater Commons (Allen Conference Room):

Sunday                                   8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Brainerd Commons (Stewart 219):

Sunday                                   8:00 p.m.-midnight

Thursday                                8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Cook Commons (Battell North Room 150):

Sunday                                   7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Peer Writing Tutors in the Commons

Drop-in Peer Writing Tutors hold open hours in all five Commons as well as in the CTLR Writing Center (LIB 225). Middlebury students from any Commons may attend these hours. No appointment is necessary. Drop-in tutoring begins midway through the second week of the fall and spring semesters. There is no drop-in tutoring during Winter Term.