Feb Celebration 2023
Important Weather Related Update!
Due to extreme and dangerous windchill predictions at the Middlebury Snowbowl, this year’s Ski-Down has been moved from the Snowbowl to the Middlebury Chapel hill. Shuttle service will be available to transport guests to central campus, where parking is limited. Please visit the Ski Down page for details.
We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2022.5 on Saturday, February 4, 2023!
We are preparing our campus for the big event and look forward to welcoming families to campus!
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. To view the live stream, please scroll down this page past the schedule of events.
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 200 graduates in the class of 2022.5 - 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
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 2022.5. 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 Chapel and Hill
February Graduates' Ski Down Procession
After the ceremony, graduates will gather in the Middlebury Chapel for a class photo and then descend the Chapel hill for the Class of 2022.5 Ski Down.
Please see the Ski Down tab for more details.
Proctor Dining Hall and Ross Dining Hall
For graduates and their guests.
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 www.addisoncounty.com for local restaurant and lodging options.
The Snow Bowl:
Immediate family members (parents and siblings) of Feb graduates are welcome to ski free on Friday, February 3rd. Equipment rentals will be full price.
Febs can rent skis for for the week before Feb Celebration for only $5, and may ski for free one day that week. Some opt to take a lesson prior to the Ski Down. Find a few friends and make it a group lesson!
The College Store:
Patrons receive a 15% discount on Saturday. Store hours are noon to 4:00.