This is where we post important communications from the orientation team to the Class of 2025. Students should check their Middlebury emails regularly for updates.

8.30 Final Weekly Reminders

Hello students,

Move-in is right around the corner! We are so excited to see you. Make sure you read last week’s email about what to do on arrival day and stay tuned for more details throughout the week.

Online Orientation Modules: You must complete your online orientation modules by this Wednesday, September 1This week’s modules will cover Preparing for Academics, Academic Support, and Sustainability, and what’s next for you. They also contain more information about the orientation schedule and where to view event descriptions and registrations.

Pre-Orientation Events: Virtual Pre-Orientation will wrap up this week. Check our website for the schedule, and go to the Pre-Orientation Schedule module in Advantage (the online orientation platform) to register for events you plan to attend. You can find a recording of the Finding Your People event here, where recordings of other events will also be posted soon.

By this Wednesday, September 1, please complete the following tasks:

  • Display/Update Preferred First Name and Pronoun(s): Any student can choose to be addressed by the first name that they choose regardless of whether or not they have legally changed their name. Students can also indicate the gender pronoun(s) they use in BannerWeb.
  • Emergency Preparedness for New Students: All new students are required to view “Emergency Preparedness for New Students” available on Vector Solutions. This video will be available mid-August. This important video ensures you are prepared in the case an emergency occurs on campus. After viewing the video, you will be provided with a link to log your attendance by taking a short quiz.
  • Voter Registration: Before arriving on campus, we encourage US citizens to register to vote in their home state. If students are interested in registering in Vermont, they can do so using their Middlebury College address.

In addition, please view the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report that Middlebury College is required by law to provide students access to here.

Required Online Courses: Prior to arrival on campus, all new undergraduate students are required to complete online courses on important health topics including substance use and sexual and relationship violence prevention. If you have limited access to the Internet, you will be required to complete the courses shortly after arriving on campus. You can find the link to these courses here, or in an email from Vector Solutions.

Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance: All students are required to have health insurance. Students should have received a notification from Gallagher, our student health insurance partner, in their Middlebury emails on July 14 to either enroll in or waive (with proof of other coverage) the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to enroll is October 1. If you cannot find the communication from Gallagher after checking your junk folder please contact Student Financial Services at sfs@middlebury.edu.

Health Related Travel Information: Please review the College’s webpage for the most up-to-date health related travel information as well as other guidance that might impact your studies at Middlebury. You can find the latest information about COVID-19 guidelines on the COVID-19 Updates page.

If you’ve missed any of our previous communications, you can find copies on our website.

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @MiddOrientation where you can find Q&As, information about campus, and takeovers every Tuesday from members of the Middlebury community. You can also find packing advice from our MiddView leaders at go/packingtipsPlease also make sure to continue checking your email for important updates.

As always, feel free to email us at middview@middlebury.edu if you have any questions or concerns. Be on the lookout for move-in day instructions later this week.

8.25 Move-in Day Instructions 9/6

Hello new students and families!

We’re getting excited for your arrival! This message contains instructions essential to ensure a smooth move-in on Monday September 6, so please review it carefully. For students participating in the International Pre-orientation, or First@Midd programs, or for fall pre-season athletes, arrival to campus works a bit differently, and you will be contacted by these programs or your coach with the relevant instructions - so this email does not pertain to you.

If you’re looking for some packing advice, check out this list of tips from MiddView leaders, and this list on our website. You can also watch this video created by Doug Connelly, director of outdoor programs, for the Spring 2021 semester about how to prepare for the winter cold.

Important COVID-19 Information

  • Campus visitors must be fully vaccinated unless they have a valid medical or religious exemption, and all campus visitors must wear face coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status. At this time, we also recommend that individuals visiting from areas with substantial to high COVID transmission rates wear face coverings in crowded outdoor settings.

  • Students will need to submit a paper copy of a negative PCR COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours before arrival, at their residence hall welcome center before they are given access to the touchpad code to their room and permission to move-in. Students whose pre-arrival test results are not back upon arrival should show documentation of their test appointment and will be required to quarantine in their room until the results are back. Students who do not provide a paper copy of their negative test result, or proof of a recent test and pending results will not be able to move in.

  • Students who are coming from an international point of origin and/or unvaccinated (including those who have exemptions or are partially vaccinated) will need to proceed directly to Virtue Field House upon arrival for testing before proceeding to their residence hall. Students who are required to participate in arrival testing will not be able to check-in to their residence hall until they complete their first test. Students who are not fully vaccinated, including those who have submitted exemptions, also must remain in room quarantine for seven days after arrival pending negative Day 7 test results, per CDC guidance and Department of Health advice.

The most recent and detailed information about COVID-19 protocols can be found on the COVID-19 Updates page.

Arrival and Move-In

Students and families may arrive between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, September 6. Traffic and congestion are always heaviest early, and since no official orientation activities begin until after the move-in period ends, you may wish to arrive a bit later in the arrival window. There will be ample signage to help you find your way. Earlier arrival is not permitted and room touchpad codes will not be activated before 9 a.m. Your touchpad code is your personal room key. Please do not share it with anyone, including your roommate. 

Students and Families Arriving at or Before Noon:

Due to our narrow roads and the traffic volume we experience on this day, we ask those of you who are driving to proceed directly to your arrival point when you get to campus. There will be signs to help direct you to each of the following locations based on your residence hall: 

College staff will be on hand at each arrival point and will send students and families to the appropriate residence halls and welcome centers a few at a time. Student leaders will be ready to help unload your car and move your belongings to your room. Drivers must remain with their vehicle throughout. This is essential because once your vehicle is unloaded it will need to be moved immediately to a different parking lot before returning to the residence halls.

Helpful tip: Mark all boxes with your last name and room number (obtainable through the student housing portal) to help orientation leaders get them to the right place during move-in. 

Students and families arriving after noon should proceed directly to the appropriate residence hall welcome center: 

If you know now that you will be arriving to campus after 1pm - please email middview@middlebury.edu to share your arrival details.

Oversize Vehicles or Trailers 

Special arrangements may be required for those of you driving oversize vehicles or pulling trailers. The parking staff stationed at the arrival points will provide you with information and directions for unloading. 

Post move-in parking: Once students and families have removed all belongings from their vehicles, it is essential to move your vehicle to one of our three designated parking areas to allow other new students and families to move in. Parking will be available at:

Sending Packages

Beginning August 30, you may have packages shipped to the Mail Center. Mail and packages are delivered to students’ mailboxes in McCullough Student Center. Until mailbox numbers are posted in BannerWeb please address packages as follows:

Student’s Full Name [ID#]
Incoming First Year
14 Old Chapel Rd
Middlebury, VT 05753

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. and is also open Saturday from 10 a.m.–noon in September. For packages, we recommend using a service you can track, such as UPS, FedEx, and insured, certified, or registered mail. Students receive an email to their Middlebury email address when their packages have been processed and they will need their IDs for pickup. Packages should not weigh more than 50 lbs. Please do NOT send packages before August 30.

Additional Useful Information

Eagerly awaiting your arrival, 

The Orientation Team

8.23 Pre-Orientation Week Two

Dear students,

Congratulations on making it through the first week of Pre-Orientation! Please carefully read this email as it has some reminders of things to keep track of as you prepare to come to campus.

Online Orientation Modules

Hopefully most of you have completed last week’s assigned modules. If not, please make it a priority to catch up on that content this week, since you do not want to fall behind and have it pile up. This week’s modules will cover Support Services, Health & Wellness, and Experiential Learning Centers.

Pre-Orientation Events

Virtual Pre-Orientation will continue this week. Check our website for the schedule and go to the Pre-Orientation Schedule module in Advantage (the online orientation platform) to register for events you plan to attend. You can find a recording of last week’s Finding Your People event here.

Pre-arrival COVID-19 Testing Requirement

As shared in the announcement on August 19th, all students arriving to campus must be in compliance with our COVID-19 vaccination and pre-arrival testing requirements, including obtaining a PCR COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours prior to arrival on campus, and with a negative test result. There is more information outlined in the August 19th email - please read the email fully and carefully. We will be in touch later this week with information about move-in day for those arriving on September 6.

Speak About It Virtual Option

Speak About It is an education group that uses theatre and small group discussions to educate students about consent. During orientation, students will watch the Speak About It show and have small group discussions. Most of these sessions will be in person, but on Thursday, September 9 from 1:00 - 3:00 we will have virtual sessions. 

  • If you are not fully vaccinated and will be in room quarantine, or if you do not feel comfortable discussing topics of consent, sex, sexual wellness, and hookup culture in an in-person environment, please complete the form linked here

Placement Exam Information

Incoming students planning to enroll in courses in certain departments may need to take placement exams or follow special instructions. Check the Placement Exam site here for information about exam formats, instructions, and availability. You must be signed into your Middlebury account with Google before opening this link to view the site. Complete any online placement exams by August 27, before you arrive on campus, using a computer with web access.

High Holidays 2021

If you are planning to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, you can find the schedule for services, meals and other events at go.middlebury.edu/highholidays. If you would like to attend the Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner on September 6, and/or lunch on September 7, please RSVP here by August 29.

By September 1, please complete the following tasks:

  • Display/Update Preferred First Name and Pronoun(s): Any student can choose to be addressed by the first name that they choose regardless of whether or not they have legally changed their name. Students can also indicate the gender pronoun(s) they use in BannerWeb.

  • Emergency Preparedness for New Students: All new students are required to view “Emergency Preparedness for New Students” available on Vector Solutions. This video will be available mid-August. This important video ensures you are prepared in the case an emergency occurs on campus. After viewing the video, you will be provided with a link to log your attendance by taking a short quiz.

  • Voter Registration: Before arriving on campus, we encourage US citizens to register to vote in their home state. If students are interested in registering in Vermont, they can do so using their Middlebury College address.

Required Online Courses

Prior to arrival on campus, all new undergraduate students are required to complete online courses on important health topics including substance use and sexual and relationship violence prevention. If you have limited access to the Internet, you will be required to complete the courses shortly after arriving on campus. You can find the link to these courses here, or in an email from Vector Solutions.

Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. Students should have received a notification from Gallagher, our student health insurance partner, in their Middlebury emails on July 14 to either enroll in or waive (with proof of other coverage) the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to enroll is October 1. If you cannot find the communication from Gallagher after checking your junk folder, please contact Student Financial Services at sfs@middlebury.edu.

Health Related Travel Information

Please review the College’s webpage for the most up-to-date health related travel information as well as other guidance that might impact your studies at Middlebury. You can find the latest information about COVID-19 guidelines on the COVID-19 Updates page.

8.16 Beginning of Pre-Orientation + More

Hello students,

Today is an exciting day for a number of reasons! First, the whole orientation team is finally back on campus! We look forward to you joining us here too. Keep an eye on our Instagram for what we hope will be some beautiful Middlebury sunsets coming your way.

Today is also an exciting day for you—you may now begin the online orientation modules. Click this link and log in using your Middlebury email and password to begin. It’s a good idea to add this page to your bookmarks. Modules will be opened following the schedule that was shared with you on Thursday. You must complete all the content by Wednesday, September 1.

Further, today is the first day of virtual pre-orientation events. The link to register is available in our online orientation platform and in your email inbox.

In addition to these exciting things, there are several deadlines coming up that you need to keep in mind. Please make a note of tasks that you have not yet completed.

Due tomorrow, August 17, on BannerWeb:

  1. Personal Evacuation Plan: All students must have a plan in the event that the College needs to have an emergency evacuation.

  2. Missing Person Contact: Please upload an off-campus contact in case of an emergency.

  3. Bicycle Registration: For those who choose to bring a bike to campus, please register your bike here.

Accessibility needs for families and guests

If you have family or guests travelling with you to campus for move-in, please feel free to email middview@middlebury.edu to ask questions about accessibility. If possible, please contact us by today to help us ensure we can meet your needs. Students who have accessibility needs should be in touch with the Disability Resource Center.

Preparing for arrival

While we do not plan to require pre-arrival or campus-wide quarantine, it is critical that those returning to campus minimize any possible exposure before their arrival and do their best not to bring the virus to campus. This is essential if we want to keep our campus healthy and safe. Last year all students quarantined before their arrival. This year all students from areas with a substantial or high prevalence of COVID-19, including those who are fully vaccinated, should wear face coverings in public indoor settings from now until their arrival on campus. Wearing face coverings helps fully vaccinated people further reduce their risk of becoming infected with the Delta variant and transmitting it to others. Unvaccinated individuals should wear face coverings in indoor spaces where there is any risk of transmission.

Writing Self-Placement Survey

All first-year students are required to complete the Writing Self-Placement Survey by August 20. Students will be emailed a link to the survey and information about the writing placement and advisement processes. Students will not be automatically placed into any courses. Instead, they can self-select into WRPR 100/101 based on placement advice and faculty advice. Contact Genie Giaimo, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Writing Center Director, via ggiamo@middlebury.edu with any questions.

Vehicle Registration and Parking Pass

For those who choose to bring a vehicle to campus, find information about registration here or view it on BannerWeb. Click this link to access the registration form. Please contact publicsafety@middlebury.edu with questions.

Placement Exam Information

Incoming students planning to enroll in courses in certain departments may need to take placement exams or follow special instructions. Check the Placement Exam site here for information about exam formats, instructions, and availability. You must be signed into your Middlebury account with Google before opening this link to view the site. Complete any online placement exams by August 27, before you arrive on campus, using a computer with web access.

Required Online Courses

Prior to arrival on campus, all new undergraduate students are required to complete online courses on important health topics including substance use and sexual and relationship violence prevention. If you have limited access to the Internet, you will be required to complete the courses shortly after arriving on campus. You can find the link to these courses here, or in an email from Vector.

High Holidays 2021

If you are planning to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, you can find the schedule for services, meals and other events at go.middlebury.edu/highholidays. If you would like to attend the Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner on September 6, and/or lunch on September 7, please RSVP here by August 29.

Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. Students should have received a notification from Gallagher, our student health insurance partner, in their Middlebury emails on July 14 to either enroll in or waive (with proof of other coverage) the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to enroll is October 1. If you cannot find the communication from Gallagher after checking your junk folder, please contact Student Financial Services at sfs@middlebury.edu.

Health Related Travel Information

Please review the College’s webpage for the most up-to-date health related travel information as well as other guidance that might impact your studies at Middlebury.

8.12 Orientation Schedules + A Brief Reminder

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Before we get into schedule information, there is a deadline coming up next week that was not included in our most recent email. By next Tuesday, August 17, please complete the following in BannerWeb:

  1. Personal Evacuation Plan: All students must have a plan in the event that the college needs to have an emergency evacuation.
  2. Missing Person Contact: Please upload an off-campus contact in case of an emergency.
  3. Bicycle Registration: For those who choose to bring a bike to campus, please register your bike here.

Now comes the new and exciting part. On Monday, you will be receiving a link to our online orientation platform where you will need to complete a series of required modules by September 1. We have structured this so that you will have a few modules to complete each week at a time that is convenient for you. Below is the schedule of topics and an estimation of how long each section will take.

Week of August 16

Estimated total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

  • Orientation Introduction
  • Community Standards
  • DEI @ Midd
  • Student Life

Week of August 23

Estimated total time: 2 hours 20 minutes

  • Support Services
  • Health & Wellness
  • Experiential Learning Centers

Week of August 30

Estimated total time: 1 hour 45 minutes

  • Preparing for Academics
  • Academic Support
  • Sustainability
  • What’s Next?

In addition, we are pleased to announce that our schedule of pre-orientation events has been posted along with the orientation schedule. Click here for a schedule of virtual events, and here for events taking place on campus. Please note that on-campus events may be subject to change as planning for the fall develops. 

Registration links for virtual events will be available in the online orientation platform (Advantage) under a module titled “Pre-Orientation Schedule.”

Please take a moment to examine the pre-orientation schedule and determine which events you are interested in attending. Our very first event is a panel discussion from current students called “Finding Your People,” which will take place next Monday, August 16, at 7:00 PM EST.

We can’t wait to start meeting you over Zoom!

8.9 Tuition Payment, COVID-19 Vaccine + Urgent Deadlines

Hello students!

There are a few key deadlines that are approaching very soon, listed at the top of this email, but please make sure to read all the way through so you don’t have other things sneak up on you!

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Reminder

All students enrolled for in-person learning at Middlebury in the fall must be fully vaccinated, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, before their arrival on campus. This means they must have received their final dose of the vaccine no later than 14 days prior to arrival. Specific requirements can be found here as well as in our previous emails. Contact healthservices@middlebury.edu with questions. Please upload your proof of vaccination or your religious or medical exemption by August 10- TOMORROW.

DUE THIS SUNDAY:

  • Tuition Payment: Students must have either paid their fall semester balance in full or enrolled in a payment plan by this Sunday, August 15. Find information on accessing your bill here, and information about payment options here.

  • ID Photo Submission: The ID/key cards that you will use to access many buildings on campus, including your residence hall, require a photo. For more information, see the ID photo submission guidelines at go.middlebury.edu/idcard. Please complete this by this Sunday, August 15.

Online Orientation Modules

Online orientation modules will be made available beginning next Monday, August 16. You will be required to complete these modules by September 1 to help you begin your journey at Middlebury College. A schedule of content by week will be sent to you on Thursday, and the link to the modules will be provided in next week’s email.

Vehicle Registration & Parking pass

For those who choose to bring a vehicle to campus, find information about registration here or access it on BannerWeb. Click this link to view the registration form. Registration will become available around the second week in August. Please contact publicsafety@middlebury.edu with questions.

Placement Exam Information

Incoming students planning to enroll in courses in certain departments may need to take placement exams or follow special instructions. Check the Placement Exam site here for information about exam formats, instructions, and availability. You must be signed into your Middlebury account with Google before opening this link to view the site. Some exams will be offered beginning August 1. Other exams will be offered a little later in August; a few exam interviews will be offered during the orientation period. Complete any online placement exams by August 27, before you arrive on campus, using a computer with web access.

Accessibility needs for families and guests

If you have family or guests travelling with you to campus for move-in, please feel free to email middview@middlebury.edu to ask questions about accessibility. If possible, please contact us by next Monday, August 16, to help us ensure we can meet your needs. Students who have accessibility needs should be in touch with the Disability Resource Center.

Required Online Courses

Prior to arrival on campus, all new undergraduate students are required to complete online courses on important health topics including substance use and sexual and relationship violence prevention. If you have limited access to the Internet, you will be required to complete the courses shortly after arriving on campus. You can find the link to these courses here, or in an email from Vector.

High Holidays 2021

If you are planning to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, you can find the schedule for services, meals and other events at go.middlebury.edu/highholidays. If you would like to attend the Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner on September 6, and/or lunch on September 7, please RSVP here by August 29. These meals, and all services, are open to students and family members. Students who would like to join the Scott Center for the Break Fast following Yom Kippur should RSVP here by September 3. Please contact Rabbi Danielle Stillman at dastillman@middlebury.edu with any questions.

Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. Students should have received a notification from Gallagher, our student health insurance partner, in their Middlebury emails on July 14 to either enroll in or waive (with proof of other coverage) the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to enroll is October 1. If you cannot find the communication from Gallagher after checking your Junk folder, please contact Student Financial Services at sfs@middlebury.edu.

Health Related Travel Information

Please review the College’s web page for the most up-to-date health related travel information as well as other guidance that might impact your studies at Middlebury.

8.5 Online Orientation Modules

Dear students,

Hopefully you’ve been keeping track of the pre-arrival checklist and have noticed the item “Begin Online Orientation Modules” for August 16. While it’s not quite time for this, we wanted to give you a bit of a heads up so you know what to expect.

Over the next few weeks, beginning August 16, you will also be completing online orientation modules in a platform called Advantage. This content is required for all new students to complete by September 1. These modules will cover a wide range of topics related to life at Middlebury such as Community Standards, Student Life, Preparing for Academics, and many more and are designed to help you get acquainted with the basics of being a Middlebury student prior to your arrival on campus. Families will be able to interact with content in Advantage through a guest access feature.

Later next week, we’ll send you a more detailed breakdown of the timeline for completing your orientation modules. We will also share information about the pre-orientation schedule, which will include many supplemental live virtual events.

Best wishes,

The Orientation Team

8.2 ID Photos, Placement Exams & Other Reminders

Hello new students, and welcome to this week’s updates.

We made it to August! The clock is ticking away, and as your arrival on campus draws nearer, so do the following important deadlines. Please make sure to read all the way through!

If you missed the July 30 deadline for orientation registration, the form will be open until this Thursday, August 5. Please submit your registration by that date.

New Student Buddies

Interested in connecting with a fellow new student who you may not normally have the chance to meet? Fill out this form to be matched with a buddy! We’ll put you in touch via email in mid to late August, and you’ll have time to meet up in person during the week of orientation. This form is optional, but should only take a few minutes to fill out. Your responses will be kept confidential and will not be shared outside of the students working to match you with a buddy. Please complete the form by August 6 (that’s this Friday!).

Placement Exam Information

Incoming students planning to enroll in courses in certain departments may need to take placement exams or follow special instructions. Check the Placement Exam site here for information about exam formats, instructions, and availability. You must be signed into your Middlebury account with Google to view the site. Some exams will be offered beginning August 1. Other exams will be offered a little later in August; a few exam interviews will be offered during the orientation period. Complete any online placement exams by August 27, before you arrive on campus, using a computer with web access.

Accessibility needs for families and guests

If you have family or guests travelling with you to campus for move-in, please feel free to email middview@middlebury.edu to ask questions about accessibility or to request disability-related accommodations. If possible, please contact us by August 16, to help us provide reasonable accommodations. Students who need accessibility accommodations should be in touch with the Disability Resource Center.

Required Online Courses

Prior to arrival on campus, all new undergraduate students are required to complete online courses on important health topics including substance use and sexual and relationship violence prevention. You’ll receive access instructions for our online educational platform Vector Solutions via email this month where you can view and take your assigned courses. If you have limited access to the Internet, you will be required to complete the courses shortly after arriving on campus.

ID Photo Submission

The ID/key cards that you will use to access many buildings on campus, including your residence hall, require a photo. For more information, see the ID photo submission guidelines at go.middlebury.edu/idcard. Please complete this by August 15, preferably sooner than later. 

High Holidays 2021

If you are planning to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, you can find the schedule for services, meals and other events at go.middlebury.edu/highholidays. The Scott Center will continue to update and add content to that site as planning develops. We are excited to be offering many meals for the High Holidays, and in order to have enough food we need RSVPs. If you would like to attend the Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner on September 6, and/or lunch on September 7, please RSVP here by August 29. These meals, and all services, are open to students and family members. Students who would like to join the Scott Center for the Break Fast following Yom Kippur should RSVP here by September 3. Please contact Rabbi Danielle Stillman at dastillman@middlebury.edu with any questions.

Tuition Payment

Students must have either paid their fall semester balance in full or enrolled in a payment plan by August 15. Find information on accessing your bill here, and information about payment options here.

Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. Students should have received a notification from Gallagher, our student health insurance partner, in their Middlebury emails on July 14 to either enroll in or waive (with proof of other coverage) the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to enroll is October 1. If you cannot find the communication from Gallagher after checking your Junk folder, please contact Student Financial Services at FinancialAid@middlebury.edu

Health Related Travel Information

Please review the Health Center’s web page for the most up-to-date health related travel information as well as other guidance that might impact your studies at Middlebury.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Reminder

All students enrolled for in-person learning at Middlebury in the fall must be fully vaccinated, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, before their arrival on campus. This means they must have received their final dose of the vaccine no later than 14 days prior to arrival. Specific requirements can be found here as well as in our previous emails. Contact healthservices@middlebury.edu with questions. Please upload your proof of vaccination or your religious or medical exemption by August 10.

7.26 Orientation Registration, New Student Buddies & Other Exciting Updates

Hey there new students!

We hope you’re looking forward to orientation- there are some exciting things coming up soon! Please read this email carefully to make sure you don’t miss anything- it’s a long one. Make sure to also check for last week’s email outlining expectations for the fall.

Orientation Registration

Please click this link and fill out the form to register for orientation. This form is due by this Friday, July 30.

Housing Form

Transfer and exchange students please note that the deadline for your housing questionnaire is approaching on this Saturday, July 31.

New Student Buddies

Interested in connecting with a fellow new student who you may not normally have the chance to meet? Fill out this form to be matched with a buddy! We’ll put you in touch via email in mid to late August, and you’ll have time to meet up in person during the week of orientation. This form should only take a few minutes to fill out. Your responses will be kept confidential and will not be shared outside of the students working to match you with a buddy. Please complete the form by August 6.

Health Related Travel Information

Please review the College’s web page for the most up-to-date health related travel information as well as other guidance that might impact your studies at Middlebury.

Accessibility needs for families and guests

If you have family or guests travelling with you to campus for move-in, please feel free to email middview@middlebury.edu to ask questions about accessibility or to request accommodations. If possible, please contact us by August 16, to help us provide reasonable accommodations. Students who need accessibility accommodations should be in touch with the Disability Resource Center.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Reminder

All students enrolled for in-person learning at Middlebury in the fall must be fully vaccinated, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, before their arrival on campus. This means they must have received their final dose of the vaccine no later than 14 days prior to arrival. Please upload your proof of vaccination or your religious or medical exemption by August 10. Specific requirements are as follows:

  • Students living in the United States should receive all required doses of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) at least two weeks before their arrival.
  • Students living abroad without access to FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines should prioritize WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines, followed by any other government vaccines provided in their location prior to coming to campus.
  • All Middlebury College undergraduates must upload to their student health portal a photo of their COVID-19 vaccine record as an “Immunization Record” showing a completed vaccination series. Please direct questions to healthservices@middlebury.edu 
  • Students wishing to request a religious or medical exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement should complete a COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption form found on the Center for Health and Wellness forms page. They then must upload it via the student health portal as follows: Open the document tab. Select document type “Immunization record.” Upload exemption document.
  • Some international students may not be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in their home countries prior to fall semester arrival. Middlebury College will host a vaccination clinic during arrival days for those individuals. If you are unable to get a COVID-19 vaccine prior to arrival, please email healthservices@middlebury.edu for further guidance.
  • Please keep in mind that if a student arrives on campus unvaccinated, they may be required to complete arrival testing and room quarantine until a negative test result is received. 

Nelnet Account and Tuition Payment

Students should have received their fall semester billing notification on July 12 with a link to Nelnet Campus Commerce, our online billing and payment system. Students will need to click the link in the email to complete the setup of their student profile at Nelnet and then add parents or others as authorized parties to their account. Find more information on accessing your bill here. Please note that students must have either paid their fall semester balance in full or enrolled in a payment plan by August 15. Find more information about payment options here.

Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. Students should have received an email notification from Gallagher, our student health insurance partner, on July 14 to either enroll in or waive (with proof of other coverage) the Student Health Insurance Plan. Please check the junk folder of your Middlebury email if you cannot find the communication from Gallagher. The deadline to enroll is October 1. If you did not receive this communication, please let us know.

7.22 Fall Updates from the DOS

Dear incoming students,

The following information was communicated to returning students by the Dean of Students office this week, and we wanted to share it with you. 

Sincerely,

The Orientation Team

 

Dear Students,

Happy mid-summer! We’re eagerly anticipating your arrival and are writing with updates about fall preparations, vaccination requirements, housing, and the Bread Loaf campus community. You can see all campus announcements on this page.

Overview of What to Expect in the Fall

We are excited to welcome students, faculty, and staff back in person this fall. While we continue to monitor conditions of the pandemic, we plan to return to as normal operations as possible, including a vibrant student social life, athletics, student organization events, and of course, in-person classes.

We expect that with vaccination requirements in place for faculty, staff, and students, we will have a highly vaccinated campus population at the start of the semester. There will, however, be a small number of students who have been unable to get vaccinated prior to arrival, due in part to differences in the availability of vaccines worldwide. Depending on the number of unvaccinated students and the regional, national, and global state of the pandemic, we are planning for an arrival period of two weeks, when some COVID-19-related requirements will be in place. This will allow individuals who are not able to be fully vaccinated prior to arrival to begin the vaccination process immediately. We intend to move through this arrival period and quickly return to a much more normal state. 

With all of this in mind, we do not expect the need for campus-wide arrival quarantine or COVID-19 testing, or for ongoing surveillance testing during the term. The situation remains fluid, however, and as always we will update you if we need to change these plans. Please check the Campus Status web page for the latest information.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Reminder

All students enrolled for in-person learning at Middlebury in the fall must be fully vaccinated, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, before their arrival on campus. This means they must have received their final dose of the vaccine no later than 14 days prior to arrival. Please upload your proof of vaccination or your religious or medical exemption by August 10. Specific requirements are as follows:

  • Students living in the United States should receive all required doses of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) at least two weeks before their arrival.

  • Students living abroad without access to FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines should prioritize WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines, followed by any other government vaccines provided in their location prior to coming to campus.

  • All Middlebury College undergraduates must upload to their student health portal a photo of their COVID-19 vaccine record as an “Immunization Record” showing a completed vaccination series. Please direct questions to healthservices@middlebury.edu 

  • Students wishing to request a religious or medical exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement should complete a COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption form found on the Center for Health and Wellness forms page. They then must upload it via the student health portal as follows: Open the document tab. Select document type “Immunization record.” Upload exemption document.

  • Some international students may not be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in their home countries prior to fall semester arrival. Middlebury College will host a vaccination clinic during arrival days for those individuals. If you are unable to get a COVID-19 vaccine prior to arrival, please email healthservices@middlebury.edu for further guidance.

  • Please keep in mind that if a student arrives on campus unvaccinated, they may be required to complete arrival testing and room quarantine until a negative test result is received. 

Housing

The most important elements of our success last year were the community spirit and dedication students showed in caring for one another. While things will look and feel far more normal than last year, we anticipate a very full campus this fall. This is primarily because many students will be returning from leaves of absence taken during the pandemic. Others will be on campus due to changes in their study abroad plans, and we will welcome a larger than normal incoming class. This will be an exhilarating and welcome change, but it does mean we will have limited ability to change room assignments. In order to ensure educational access and opportunity for as many students as possible, we ask for your flexibility and understanding as we proceed through the housing process.

Bread Loaf Campus Intentional Community

This fall we have a unique opportunity for about 90 juniors and seniors: The Bread Loaf campus will be opened for undergraduate housing. Students interested in living at Bread Loaf will be placed before the Junior/Senior room selection process or select spaces during room selection. More information about the Bread Loaf housing option is available on the Bread Loaf Housing Option web page and FAQ

Enjoy the rest of summer and get excited for a great year. We’ll see you soon!

Sincerely,

Derek Doucet

Dean of Students

7.19 Orientation Registration, Tuition Payment + More

Greetings new students!

In less than a month, the orientation intern team will be returning to campus to begin preparing for your arrivals in September! How time flies. We hope you’re excited to join us for the upcoming semester. In the meantime, here are a few updates and reminders as you continue to prepare for the fall.

Orientation Registration

Orientation begins September 6 for incoming fall students and February 9 for Feb students. A link to the form will be sent to your Middlebury email address in the coming week. This form will be due by July 30.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All students who plan to enroll for in-person learning at Middlebury in the fall must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before their return to campus. This means they must have received their final dose of the vaccine no later than 14 days prior to arrival. For students arriving on September 6, this means you should receive your final dose by August 23. Additional guidelines are as follows:

  • Students living in the United States should receive a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) prior to their arrival.

  • Students living abroad without access to the FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines should prioritize WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines, followed by any other government vaccines provided in their location prior to coming to campus.

  • All Middlebury College undergraduates must upload to their student health portal a photo of their COVID-19 vaccine record as an “Immunization Record” showing a completed vaccination series. Please direct questions to the Center for Health and Wellness nurse triage line at 802-443-3290.

  • Fall expectations are here.

New Student Health Forms

Health Services staff are busy reviewing required health forms. Due date for submission was June 15, 2021. If you have not already completed your forms, please find step-by-step instructions here.

 Nelnet Account and Tuition Payment

Students should have received their fall semester billing notification on July 12 with a link to Nelnet Campus Commerce, our online billing and payment system. Students will need to click the link in the email to complete the setup of their student profile at Nelnet and then add parents or others as authorized parties to their account. Find more information on accessing your bill here. Please note that students must have either paid their fall semester balance in full or enrolled in a payment plan by August 15Find more information about payment options here.

Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. Students should have received an email notification from Gallagher, our student health insurance partner, on July 14 to either enroll in or waive (with proof of other coverage) the Student Health Insurance Plan. Students arriving in February will be able to enroll or waive coverage starting in November. Please check the junk folder of your Middlebury email if you cannot find the communication from Gallagher.

*Some students did not receive this notification–this is being looked into and will be resolved soon.

Housing Form

Transfer and exchange students please note that the deadline for your housing questionnaire is approaching on July 31Reminder: You will not receive your housing assignment until all of your Required Health and Immunization forms have been completed and submitted. Students should expect to hear back about their room assignments in mid-August.

7.12 Upcoming Deadlines and Reminders

Greetings, New Students,

Somehow, we’ve already reached the middle of July, and it’s less than two months until you move in! There’s not a whole lot of new information this week, but here are some quick updates and reminders of important tasks that you may have missed.

Middview Schedule

We’ve had some questions about the orientation schedule this fall, and whether or not there will be overnight Middview trips as there have been in years past. Unfortunately, due to COVID we will not be offering overnight trips. These trips require many months of planning, and did not appear possible earlier in the year when this process typically starts. While we know this may be disappointing for some of you, we want to assure everyone that new students will still have a fun and fulfilling week of activities designed to develop a sense of belonging and place, and provide opportunities to learn and connect with Middlebury and the broader community before starting the semester. We are doing everything we can to make your orientation experience the best it can be. More details about the schedule will be communicated to you in the coming weeks.

Rosh Hashanah

This year, fall orientation and Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, coincide on September 6-8. For those interested in observing Rosh Hashanah, please complete this short form to stay connected with the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life regarding our services.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

This is another reminder that we will require all students, faculty, and staff living, learning, or working on campus in the fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except for those with an approved medical or religious exemption. For more information, see this page.

Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. Students will receive email notifications beginning in July from Gallagher, our student health insurance partner, to either enroll in or waive (with proof of other coverage) the Student Health Insurance Plan. Students arriving in February will be able to enroll or waive coverage starting in November.

Create Nelnet Account and add Authorized Parties

Students will receive their fall semester billing notification around July 15 with a link to Nelnet Campus Commerce, our online billing and payment system. Students will need to click the link in the email to complete the set-up of their student profile at Nelnet and then add parents or others as authorized parties to their account. Once logged into their account, students and authorized parties can view account charges and payments, make electronic bank transfer and credit card payments, and enroll in payment plans for the semester. Find more information on accessing your bill here. Please note that this will happen around July 15, and not necessarily precisely on that date.

Tuition Payment

Around July 15, students will receive an email to their Middlebury email address with a link to the fall semester bill. Payment for the fall semester is due by August 15. Spring bills (including for Febs) will be sent around November 15, with a December 15 due date. Billing, payments, and payment plans are all processed electronically through Nelnet. Find more information about payment options here.

7.5 Fall Semester Bill Information

Good afternoon, first years!

(or good other time of day, depending on your time zone)

We are writing with another weekly update on your upcoming deadlines. First-years (not transfer and exchange students) should have completed the housing questionnaire and First-Year Seminar survey last week, and we want to remind all students once again to complete and submit all of the required new student health forms if you have not already done so. Transfer and exchange students must complete the housing questionnaire by July 31.

Personal Information in BannerWeb

The deadline for submitting your Financially Responsible Contact Information, Emergency Contact Information, and Parent Contact/Family Information in BannerWeb has been extended to this Friday, July 9. Please make sure to update your information before then.

First@Midd

First-generation students interested in early arrival with First@Midd should register here by July 12.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

This is a reminder that we will require all students, faculty, and staff living, learning, or working on campus in the fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except for those with an approved medical or religious exemption. For more information, see this page.

Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. Students will receive email notifications beginning in July from Gallagher, our student health insurance partner, to either enroll in or waive (with proof of other coverage) the Student Health Insurance Plan. Students arriving in February will be able to enroll or waive coverage starting in November.

Create Nelnet Account and add Authorized Parties

Students will receive their fall semester billing notification around July 15 with a link to Nelnet Campus Commerce, our online billing and payment system. Students will need to click the link in the email to complete the set-up of their student profile at Nelnet and then add parents or others as authorized parties to their account. Once logged into their account, students and authorized parties can view account charges and payments, make electronic bank transfer and credit card payments, and enroll in payment plans for the semester. Find more information on accessing your bill here. Please note that this will happen around July 15, and not necessarily precisely on that date.

Tuition Payment

Around July 15, students will receive an email to their Middlebury email address with a link to the fall semester bill. Payment for the fall semester is due by August 15. Spring bills (including for Febs) will be sent around November 15, with a December 15 due date. Billing, payments, and payment plans are all processed electronically through Nelnet. Find more information about payment options here.

6.28 Upcoming Pre-Arrival Checklist Deadlines

Happy Monday!

We’re writing to remind you of some upcoming deadlines.

First Year Seminar Registration

Incoming first years (not transfer and exchange students), please rank your top choices for First Year Seminar in the survey that was sent to you. The survey will close this Wednesday, June 30 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. If you have trouble, contact fysd@middlebury.edu.

Student Housing Portal

The submission deadline for the housing questionnaire is this Thursday, July 1, for incoming first years. Transfer and exchange students, your deadline is July 31Reminder: You will not receive your housing assignment until all of your Required Health and Immunization forms have been completed and submitted. Students should expect to hear back about their room assignments in mid-August.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

By July 1, please enter the following in BannerWeb:

  • Financially Responsible Contact Information (new or existing contact information for any and all parties that are responsible for you on a financial level)

  • Updated Emergency Contact Information

  • Updated Parent Contact/Family Information

International Student & Scholar Services Pre-Orientation Program (Early Arrival)

ISSS will be in contact with you regarding your confirmation of attendance by mid-summer. This program is for international, exchange, and U.S. abroad students.

First@Midd

First-generation students interested in early arrival with First@Midd should register here by July 12.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

This is a reminder that we will require all students, faculty, and staff living, learning, or working on campus in the fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except for those with an approved medical or religious exemption. For more information, see this page.

6.21 First-Year Seminar Registration & Other Updates

Hey there first years!

Coming up this week is the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

First-Year Seminar Registration

You will receive a First Year Seminar (FYS) booklet by email today, June 21. All new incoming students (not transfer and exchange students) will enroll in a FYS as one of four courses in the first semester. Please rank your top choices in the survey that will be open from June 24–30. If you do not receive the booklet, contact fysd@middlebury.edu.

Housing Questionnaire and Contract

The first step in the housing process for the Fall semester is to fill out a housing questionnaire, which is available through the Student Housing Portal and is due by July 1st. You will log in using your Middlebury credentials. Transfer and exchange students arriving in September, please note your deadline is July 31. New FEB students arriving for the spring term will receive the housing application in late fall. (Reminder: You will not receive your housing assignment until all of your Required Health and Immunization forms have been completed and submitted). Students should expect to hear back about their room assignments in mid-August.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

By July 1, please enter the following in BannerWeb:

  • Financially Responsible Contact Information (new or existing contact information for any and all parties that are responsible for you on a financial level)
  • Updated Emergency Contact Information
  • Updated Parent Contact/Family Information 

6.14 Health Records and Housing Form

Greetings class of 2025!

I hope your summer is off to a great start! Although it feels like summer just began and move-in is a long way away, there are some important deadlines coming up on the Pre-Arrival checklist. We will send an email every week with updates and reminders to help you keep on track and get ready for the fall. 

Make sure to check out our Instagram as well where you can meet our new intern team! Follow us for reminders and fun content throughout the summer. Our website, the New Student Guide, is also a helpful resource.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Immunization and Health Records

These must be uploaded via the Student Health Portal by June 15. If there is any possibility that you will participate in an intercollegiate sport or club rugby or crew, the NCAA requires that your physical exam is completed within 6 months of the start of your athletic season. See more information on required health forms here. If for some reason you are not able to submit these forms by the deadline, please submit them as soon as possible. 

SafeColleges

This is a reminder that the courses in SafeColleges will not be available until August, at which point there will be plenty of time to complete them.

First Year Seminars

Students should expect to receive their First Year Seminar Registration Booklet in their Middlebury email account on Monday, June 21st. Please look through that booklet thoroughly. It contains lots of important information that will help you prepare for the Fall. Its most timely piece is the list of First Year Seminars to be offered and instructions for how and when (in late June) to express your seminar preferences. If for some reason you do not receive the booklet on Monday, June 21st, please email the FYS Director at fysd@middlebury.edu.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

As you may already know, we will require all students, faculty, and staff living, learning, or working on campus in the fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except for those with an approved medical or religious exemption. For more information, see this page.