Welcome, Class of 2027.5, Transfer & Exchange, and Copenhagen First Year students!

Congratulations on your acceptance! We are looking forward to your arrival in February 2024. Make sure to regularly check your Middlebury emails for information from our orientation team near the end of the year. 

Here is information to help you prepare for your arrival to Middlebury:

  • Feb Orientation will begin on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, which is also the day the new students will move in. Students can expect to arrive to campus between 9 AM-12 PM. You can view the full schedule by visiting our schedules page
  • NEW! The on campus Orientation Shuttle is available for students throughout the week of Orientation and for families on Move in Day, February 7, 2024. We encourage you use this service to get to and from res halls, post move in day parking, and orientation events. Shuttles are available at the stops noted in our map here and will move to each stop continuously throughout each day and during scheduled Orientation events.
  • Orientation begins communicating with students and families more regularly beginning mid October. We’ll provide opportunities for you to start connecting with peers over the winter, reminders about deadlines, and important details about your spring orientation experience. Most of these details will be found in your Spring New Student Onboarding Course that you’ll have access to mid October. 
  • Family orientation programs will take place throughout February 7, 2024 between 10 AM and 5:30 PM. These programs are not required for families but are optional and encouraged. Convocation will begin at 4:30 and end at 5:30 PM - Families are welcome to attend. After Convocation, there will be an opportunity for families to stay for the Welcome Dinner from 5:30 - 7 PM. 
  • Students participating with the ISSS Pre-Orientation program will arrive on February 6. Families with students participating in these programs will have available programming through ISSS but are also welcome to participate in programs and events taking place on February 7, 2024. Please reach out to ISSS directly regarding their programs and opportunities. 
  • Middlebury will continue to provide announcements regarding arrivals, COVID-19 guidelines, and the fall semester as we get closer to this time. Please check the Campus Status and Community Announcements webpages for the latest information regarding COVID-19 policy for the fall. 

If you have questions, you can email us at orientation@middlebury.edu or call us at 802-443-3006.