Middlebury

February Pre-Arrival Checklist

Please refer to BannerWeb for the comprehensive Pre-Arrival Checklist and updated links to all required forms.

Middlebury College E-Mail Account

Personal Information and Self-Service Banner Forms

  • Log into go.middlebury.edu/ssb and fill in required information
    • These forms include:
      • Personal Information
      • Parent Contact Information
  • SUBMIT by July 1

Financially Responsible Contact Information

  • Submit by July 1

Housing Contract and Roommate Questionnaire

  • SUBMIT: Contract and Questionnaire by October 30 for FEB Admissions. 

Personal Evacuation Plan

  • SUBMIT: by February 8 

First-Year Seminar Registration (for first-year students only)

  • This is only for first year students; transfer and exchange students do not enroll in First-Year Seminars and will complete course registration when they arrive on campus. 
  • SUBMIT: anytime between January 6 at noon through January 12 at 5:00 p.m. 

Special Needs Identification Form

  • SUBMIT: by November 14

 Health and Wellness

  • SUBMIT: by February 3

Emergency Contact Information

  • SUBMIT: by July 1

ID Photo Submission

  • SUBMIT: by January 16

Student Health Form and Athlete Supplement Health Form (including Physical Exam and Immunization Record)

  • SUBMIT: by November 1

Online Placement Exams

Trips Registration Form

  • SUBMIT: by January 1

Vehicle Registration (via BannerWeb for those who choose to bring a car to campus)

  • SUBMIT: by January 16

Parking Permit Registration (via the Public Safety Store Front for those who choose to bring a car to campus)

  • SUBMIT: by January 16

Missing Person Contact Information

  • SUBMIT: by January 16

Bicycle Registration (via BannerWeb for those who choose to bring a bicycle to campus)

  • SUBMIT: by January 16

Insurance Waiver/Enrollment Forms

  • Note:  All students must have health insurance; you must submit a waiver if you want to opt out of the Student Health Insurance Plan.
  • Submit by February 15

Tuition Payment

  • SUBMIT: by January 15, 2015

Authorized Payer

  • SUBMIT: by June 10

Early Arrival Registration Form (International, Exchange, and U.S. Abroad Students Only)

  • SUBMIT: by September 15

Form I-20/Form DS-2019 Application and Supporting Documents (International and Exchange Students only)

  • SUBMIT: by September 15

Midterm Portfolio Checklist

Contents

• Three polished essays plus a sampling of early and
middle drafts (preferably including editors' comments) for
each. Be sure each essay is titled and that you number
your pages. For the researched essay, include copies of
sources from which your have paraphrased.
• One cover statement (2 paragraphs at most) in which you
briefly describe both the strengths of the writing in your 
portfolio and what still needs work. End the statement by
suggesting an agenda for your development as a writer
for the remaining weeks of the semester.

Grading Criteria

ESSAY ONE: PLACE ESSAY

Use of vivid details
• Use details beyond just the visual.
• Show rather than tell.
• Some details should provide background; some should
point us toward the significance of your
place/experience.
• Bonus: Push a cluster of details to a metaphor, which
controls a portion of your essay.

Focus

• Strategies for focusing your reader in the significance of
your place should be included in your title, your 
introductory paragraph, your concluding paragraph, your
use of significant details, your use of imagery, and your
reflective sentences.

Sentences

• Use vivid, working verbs.
• Vary your sentence types and lengths.
• Be concise.
• Punctuate accurately.
• Proofread for spelling.

ESSAY TWO: SETTING ESSAY

Use of detail (in addition to criteria for Place Essay)

• Use quotations from the text to illustrate your arguments.
Cite line or page numbers. Indent quotations when
appropriate (over 5 lines or 50 words).

Focus (in addition to criteria for Place Essay)

• Your introduction should end with a thesis statement.
• Each paragraph should make one point toward developing
your thesis

Flow

• Be sure your argument builds step by step toward your 
planned ending, without anticlimaxes or irrelevant
digressions.

Sentences (in addition to criteria for Place Essay)

•  Be careful to integrate quoted material into your
sentences smoothly.

ESSAY THREE: RESEARCHED ESSAY

Use of Detail (in addition to criteria for Place and Setting Essays)

• Use quotations, paraphrases and summaries from
sources to support your arguments. Cite your sources
both in the text of your essay and in a "Works Consulted"
page at the end using MLA style.

Focus (in addition to criteria for Place and Setting Essays)

• Use your introduction to contextualize your topic and to
focus your readers' attention on its significance.
• Your introduction should end with a thesis statement.
• Each paragraph should make one point toward developing
your thesis.

Flow (in addition to criteria for Place and Setting Essays)

• Use transition strategies to keep your readers with you
throughout the argument.
• Be sure your argument builds step by step toward your
planned ending, without anticlimaxes or irrelevant
digressions.

Sentences (in addition to criteria for Place and Setting
Essays)

• Choose your words carefully. Aim at concise, precise
language.
• Be careful to integrate quoted or paraphrased material
into your paragraphs smoothly.