Frequently Asked Questions
Check back as more frequently asked questions will be added in the months to come. In the meantime, please refer to Middlebury College’s official announcements page.
Q What will the COVID-19 policy be this spring/fall?
Please monitor Middlebury’s COVID-19 Updates page for information about COVID-19. This information will also be communicated to you as it is announced.
Q What should new students bring to campus?
Please see the What to Bring page.
Q Can I do banking on campus?
Banks in town accept student accounts and have cash machines, and there are several on-campus Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs). Students may cash up to $50 in traveler’s checks at the Cashier’s Office, as well as checks from parents or guardians when made payable to a student. One day’s notice is required to cash a check for more than $50. Students interested in establishing local bank accounts may contact any of the banks below.
36 Middle Road
47 Creek Road
National Bank of Middlebury
30 Main Street
Offers ePanther account for Middlebury College students and has two ATMs on campus.
People’s United Bank
114 South Village Green
Vermont Federal Credit Union
1 Court Street
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
2 Park Street, Brandon
Q What if a member of our party needs accomodations?
We hope to make your visit to campus as successful as possible. If you or a member of your party has needs regarding mobility, or visual or hearing impairments, please contact us at 802-443-3103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*ASL interpreters are available upon request with advanced notice.
Q What documents do I need in order to work on or off campus?
All students who choose to work on or off campus must complete a W-4 and an I-9 form in the Student Employment Office. The I-9 is a Federal form that helps establish employment eligibility. You must bring either a Social Security card or a birth certificate and picture ID. Passports are accepted as picture ID (International Students). Also accepted are a driver’s license with the Social Security number on it (U.S. citizens) or a notarized copy of any of the above.
International students will learn about on-campus employment opportunities and the requirements for obtaining off-campus work authorization during Early Arrival. These students should always consult with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) prior to engaging in employment to avoid a violation of their visa status. To learn about how an international student can obtain a Social Security Card, please visit http://www.middlebury.edu/international/isss/FAQ/AcademicyearFAQ.
Q Whom should I contact with additional questions?
Students and Family members with additional MiddView questions may contact us at email@example.com. To contact other College offices, please explore the Middlebury College Web site for appropriate contacts.
Q When will I be assigned to my orientation group?
Information concerning Orientation groups will likely be given Mid-Summer for September arrivals. February arrivals should expect information concerning orientation in the Winter, prior to Feb Orientation. Please check your email frequently for updates.
Q Where can I find information about housing?
Housing assignments for incoming new students are typically released about a week before new students return to campus. When housing assignments are ready, students will receive an email from the Residential Life team letting them know that their housing information is ready to view within the housing portal. It will include both building/room information and if they have a roommate. Additional housing information can be found on the Residential Life website.
Q Where can I find arrival updates and information?
The orientation team will keep our website updated with any new information by linking to the Middview Communications. Check back frequently for updates.
Q When will I register for courses?
Incoming First Year students arriving in September will rank their top choices for their First Year Seminars in a survey that will be completed in the summer. Registration for the remaining courses will be completed during Orientation week on campus.
Incoming First Year students arriving in February will register for their First Year seminars in January, and register for the remainder of their courses during February Orientation on campus.
Q How do I register my vehicle?
All parking information can be found on the Public Safety website.
Q Where can I ship my items prior to arrival?
Mail and packages are delivered to students’ mailboxes in McCullough Student Center. Your address is as follows:
Student Full Name [ID#]
Box # Middlebury College
14 Old Chapel Rd
Middlebury, VT 05753
Mailbox information is posted on BannerWeb in August for students arriving in September and in January for students arriving in February. Students have access to their mailboxes from 7 a.m. to midnight daily. The business window has weekday hours from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Postage stamps can be purchased at the College Bookstore and MiddXpress, our convenience store in the McCullough Student Center.
For packages, we recommend using a service you can track, such as UPS, FedEx, and insured, certified, or registered mail. Students receive an email when their packages have been processed and they will need their IDs for pickup. Packages should not weigh more than 50 lbs.
Q Where can I find my student ID number?
Incoming students can find their ID number in an email sent to them by the Office of Admissions. If they cannot find that email, but have their Middlebury email address, then they can log into Bannerweb and find it there. If students cannot find their ID number in either of those places, they should contact the Helpdesk for assistance.
Q Where can I purchase supplies?
If you would like to purchase supplies or gear, the Middlebury College Store will be open from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Friday. It is located in the Proctor basement.
The Middlebury Shop which carries Middlebury gear, will be open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday-Friday. It is located on Main Street in downtown Middlebury.