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.

Drop-in Writing Tutoring in CTLR and in the Five Commons  begins the second week of the fall and spring semesters.

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.