New Students

The most essential information about getting into a first-year seminar as well as envisioning the possibilities for broader course registration can be found in the Spring 2023 First-Year Registration Booklet, which you will receive via your Middlebury email account in mid-June. Please read through that booklet thoroughly. If you still have unanswered questions, please email them to

We recommend that you begin checking your Middlebury email regularly for updates from the Orientation team, the FYS program, and other important offices on campus. Please read carefully and respond as necessary to any communication from the College.

Mural in the Anderson Freeman Resource Center at Carr Hall, created by Will Kasso Condry.

Annual Theme

In an effort to foster inter-seminar connections between students and highlight how different disciplines can offer unique perspectives while also cumulatively enriching the understanding of a given topic, the first-year seminar program is partnering with other programs and offices to offer events organized around an annual theme and targeted specifically at first-year students.

The theme for this year is Bridges.