Students studying while wearing masks at Davis Family Library.

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.

About Orientation


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.


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.

Citizens Bank 

36 Middle Road

Key Bank

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


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

*ASL interpreters are available upon request with advanced notice.


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


Students and Family members with additional questions may contact us at To contact other College offices, please explore the Middlebury College Web site for appropriate contacts. 


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.


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.


The orientation team will keep our website updated with any new information on our website. Check back frequently for updates.


Incoming First Year students arriving in September will learn about the registration process in June. 

Incoming First Year students arriving in February will learn about the registration process in November.


All parking information can be found on the Public Safety website.


For packages, we recommend using a service you can track, such as UPS, FedEx, and insured, certified, or registered mail. You will receive an email when your packages have been processed and you will need your student IDs for pickup. Pickup instructions will be included in your email. Packages should not weigh more than 50 lbs.

You can begin shipping items to campus to arrive no earlier that the first day after the previous semester. For Spring arrivals, this date is February 3, 2025 and for Fall arrivals, August 26, 2024.

For instructions on how to mail packages, please visit the Student Mail Center


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.  


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.