Middlebury

Commencement Handbook

 

The handbook will help you and your family plan for a successful weekend. Please take a moment to review what you need to know about Commencement Weekend.

 


Commencement Weekend Program

Middlebury College usually hosts an outdoor Commencement ceremony so that our graduates may invite as many family, friends, and guests as they wish. Tickets are not required for the outdoor Commencement.

How do I get a job reference for work after I graduate?

In order for any supervisor that you had as a student employee at the College to release information on you regarding your employment you will need to complete the Information Release and Waiver Agreement.

Commencement Handbook

Commencement is fast approaching and we look forward to celebrating with you!

The handbook will help you and your family plan for a successful weekend. Please take a moment to review what you need to know about Commencement Weekend.

Diplomas and Graduation Information

Degree dates

There are three official degree dates for Middlebury College:

March 1
May commencement date
August commencement date

The College must receive all final grades or course credits before a student is eligible to graduate. Even if a student is currently enrolled in courses that are not required for the degree, all course work must be finished before the degree is awarded.

Students celebrate with annual ski-down procession at Middlebury College Snow Bowl

At the end of Middlebury College’s winter term, many students celebrate the closing of their undergraduate college careers. About 120 students typically earn bachelor of arts degrees from Middlebury upon the mid-year completion of their academic requirements, officially on March 1. As part of a congratulatory weekend for these graduates, the annual “ski-down” procession in cap and gown takes place at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl in Hancock.