Middlebury Class of 2023.5 Ski Down Procession

Celebrating the Class of 2023.5!

We are preparing for the big event and look forward to welcoming families!

If you are unable to attend in person, please watch our live stream of the ceremony at this link, and Ski Down at this link (you may see other content at this link prior to Feb Celebration). Video recordings will be available on this website within a week of the event.  

Please revisit this website for developing details and announcements.

There are 233 graduates in the class of 2023.5 - the largest Feb class ever!  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 2, 2024



Febs and Families Ski Free!

Immediate family members (parents and siblings) of Feb graduates are welcome to ski free all day Friday. Equipment rentals will be full price. 

Febs can rent skis for the week before Feb Celebration for only $5. Some opt to take a lesson prior to the Ski Down. Find a few friends and make it a group lesson!

February 3, 2024


Virtue Field House

February Celebration Ceremony

Students will process 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 2023.5.  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.


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.

Wilson Hall and Dana Auditorium

Ski Down Live Stream Locations

For those who prefer to remain on campus, please join us at either Wilson Hall on the second floor of McCullough Student Center or Dana Auditorium in Sunderland Hall to view the live stream. You can also watch the live stream anywhere from this link.

A recording of the Ski Down will be posted to the Feb Celebration website the week following the event.

Proctor Dining Hall and Ross Dining Hall


For graduates and their guests.

Proctor and Ross will be open at 11:00 a.m. for those who prefer to remain on campus.

February 4, 2024


Graduate Departure

Graduates are required to vacate their dormitory rooms no later than noon on Sunday. This deadline must be enforced so that rooms may be prepared for the incoming Feb class. 


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.

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 College Store:
Patrons receive a 15% discount on Saturday. Saturday store hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Graduate Photos:
GradImages photographs each Feb as they cross the stage and receive their cane. Portraits will be available a few days after the ceremony. Febs may register in advance and include friends and family to receive a discount offer and notification when photos are ready.  Please contact GradImages’ customer service department at (800) 261-2576, online at www.gradimages.com, or email ecc.giservice@gradimages.net with any questions regarding their offerings.

The class photo and candid shots of Feb Celebration day can be downloaded for free from Middlebury College’s SmugMug site. The Feb Celebration file is found within the 2024 folder.