Virtue Fieldhouse Ceremony

Middlebury College Feb Celebration Ski Down

The celebration and ski down will occur regardless of the weather.

Snow will be cleared from parking lots and walkways at event venues prior to the arrival of our guests. Guests whose travel plans are disrupted by the weather can watch both events live streamed.

All guests attending Feb Celebration are expected to comply with the current COVID health and safety guidelines found here

Please revisit this website for developing details and announcements.

A recording of the ceremony will be available here next week.  

There are 190 graduates in the class of 2021.5 - the largest Feb class yet!  Although the schedule of events is carefully planned, we anticipate some events may run a little longer due to the large class and respective increase in guests.

February Celebration Schedule

February 5, 2022


Virtue Field House

February Celebration Ceremony

Students will process in in academic regalia into Virtue Field House where President Laurie L. Patton will address the Feb class, as will a student representative of the class, and a speaker chosen by the Class of 2021.5.  As part of the ceremony, each member of the class will be presented with a replica of Gamaliel Painter’s cane (Painter was one of the founders of the College), given on behalf of the Alumni Association, and have an official photograph taken with the president.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

Middlebury College Snow Bowl

February Graduates' Class Photo and Ski Down Procession

Graduates gather at noon for a class photo, then ascend the mountain for the traditional ski down.

McCullough Lawn Tent on Old Chapel Road

"To Go" Luncheon for Families and Guests

Feb Celebration grads and their guests are invited to pick up a complimentary meal.


Undergraduates who complete their academic requirements during the winter term can participate in one of Middlebury College’s unique and most special traditions: February Celebration. Though not a formal graduation ceremony - Febs and their families are invited back to campus in May to participate in Commencement – the February Celebration is a beloved tradition recognizing the contributions of the College’s midyear graduates.

Family and friends wishing to attend the ceremony are required to comply with all health and safety guidelines as outlined on the COVID Guidelines page.

Lodging and Amenities

We encourage you to make reservations now for lodging and restaurants. Visit for local restaurant and lodging options.

On Friday, the Snow Bowl is offering free lift tickets to each graduate’s immediate family (parents or siblings). Come early and take a run or two! Please note that rental fees are not included.

UPDATE: The College Store will not be open. The Store is in the process of moving back to its newly renovated space in Proctor and will reopen later in February. We regret the inconvenience and hope you take this opportunity to explore downtown Middlebury.

The Middlebury Shop at Forth ‘N Goal Sports will hold a storewide sale in honor of Feb Celebration on January 4th, 5th, and 6th. 20% Off everything, in store only. Visit them at 68 Main Street.

Thank you for your understanding and thank you for supporting our local shops.