Commencement Handbook 2016

Congratulations, seniors! This May we celebrate your academic achievements with a variety of activities, culminating in the conferring of degrees at a formal ceremony on Commencement Day. You are no doubt very excited about this occasion—and rightfully so. You have worked hard for this day!

Commencement Handbook 2016

Congratulations, seniors! This May we celebrate your academic achievements with a variety of activities, culminating in the conferring of degrees at a formal ceremony on Commencement Day. You are no doubt very excited about this occasion—and rightfully so. You have worked hard for this day!

Commencement Handbook 2016

Congratulations, seniors! This May we celebrate your academic achievements with a variety of activities, culminating in the conferring of degrees at a formal ceremony on Commencement Day. You are no doubt very excited about this occasion—and rightfully so. You have worked hard for this day!

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.

Once complete, submit to the Student Employment Office to be kept it on file. It's also recommended that your supervisor retain a copy. Without completion of this form no one from the College will be able to release any information on your work except the title(s) that you held and your dates of employment.

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.

The college offers admission to students twice each year, in September and again in February. Since the 1970s, February admissions have allowed some first-year students to begin their college studies in the spring semester after high school graduation instead of starting immediately in the fall. As these students complete their undergraduate careers, the college honors their accomplishments with a weekend-long mid-winter celebration.