Being a Middlebury student means being able to have experiences that you couldn’t have anywhere else.
Only at Middlebury can you…
Set sail on the R/V Folger.
The R/V Folger is our own Lake Champlain-based research vessel that students and professors use for marine science research.
You’ll get quickly immersed into Middlebury life with MiddView, our five-day first-year orientation, where you get to not only know your new classmates but also the Vermont landscape.
Have not just one but TWO places to ski (or learn to ski!).
Whether you’re a ski enthusiast or you don’t know your boots from your bindings, you can test your limits at our two College-run ski areas: the Middlebury Snow Bowl for downhill skiing, and the Rikert Center for Nordic (cross-country) skiing.
Get a hyper-local caffeine fix.
Read the student newspaper, the Middlebury Campus, while sipping a bubble tea or maple latte at Crossroads, our student-run café that serves serious good locally roasted coffee. (The Vermont Coffee Company is right up the road.)
Hit the airwaves at WRMC.
Host your own music show at the Middlebury College radio station, WRMC, and invite your friends to listen at 91.1 FM or online.
Sit where the Dalai Lama sat.
At Middlebury’s community garden, also known as the Knoll, you can take a seat on the bench the Dalai Lama blessed during his visit. Time your visit right and you can also enjoy a slice of pizza baked in the Knoll’s wood-fired oven.
Be a Feb! Or get to know them!
Approximately 100 students begin at Middlebury each February—and have the option to participate in a ski-down graduation at the end of their four years.
Have easy access to the great outdoors.
Easily accessible from several points on campus, the TAM is an 18-mile trail that circles the town of Middlebury and is ideal for walking, running, biking, hiking, and skiing.
Catch the Snitch.
You can be part of the very first (muggle) college Quidditch team. Middlebury Quidditch was founded by two Midd students in 2005. (We last hosted the Quidditch World Cup in 2019!)
Expand your horizons.
Go abroad through one of our 36 Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad programs or study away at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
Get your art fix!
Our public art collection includes a campus sculpture of a frisbee-catching dog.
Find your way…
thanks to Roger Easton ’43, principal inventor of GPS, a Midd grad (of course).
Enjoy some “pet therapy.”
Pet Tom and Tess, two of campus’s most beloved goldendoodles.
Eat really well!
Whether you prefer sushi or maple syrup or bagels or fresh apples, much of the food we serve on campus is locally grown, locally made, ethically sourced, sustainable, and delicious!
Very possibly see a moose.
Especially at our mountain campus, Bread Loaf.
Each year, Middlebury funds more than 135 students each summer to work with Middlebury professors on faculty-mentored research projects, and funds even more students throughout the academic year.
Our Energy2028 plan commits Middlebury to using 100 percent renewable energy before the end of this decade.