To view recordings of past Pre-orientation events, please click here.

For students…

Prior to arrival on campus, there will be virtual pre-orientation events to supplement the content students will be learning in their online orientation modules and to help them get to know their classmates. These events are optional, but we hope you will attend!

For families…

We will also offer events for families to get to know more about Middlebury virtually from August 27 - September 2. Our hope is that Family Orientation can continue in-person after students arrive on campus–September 6 and 7. We also want to share that our team is remaining flexible as our community is preparing to welcome back our new students to campus while closely monitoring Vermont COVID-19 Guidelines.


Descriptions, registration, and zoom links for all virtual events can be found in our online orientation platform (Advantage), the link to which will be sent to students on August 16. Access to Advantage will be shared with families on August 24 for them to review the content and get access to Family Orientation events.


Week of August 16

Monday, August 16
7:00 PM EST
Finding Your People
Open to all students
Tuesday, August 17
7:00 PM EST
LGBTQ+ Affinity Space
Open to LGBTQ+ students
Wednesday, August 18
7:00 PM EST
BIPOC Affinity Space
Open to BIPOC students
9:00 PM EST
Speed Friending
Open to all students
Thursday, August 19
7:00 PM EST
First Generation Student Affinity Space
Open to first generation students

Week of August 23

Monday, August 23
7:00 PM EST
Students with Disabilities Affinity Space
Open to disabled students
Tuesday, August 24
10:00 AM EST
International Students Affinity Space
Open to international students
7:00 PM EST
Languages at Midd
Open to all students
Wednesday, August 25
7:00 PM EST
Jewish Students Affinity Space
Open to Jewish students
9:00 PM EST
Scavenger Hunt
Open to all students
Thursday, August 26
7:00 - 8:00 PM EST
Virtual Family Meet-Up
Open to families - start of Family Orientation
Friday, August 27
12:00 PM EST
Navigating Transitions
Open to families

Week of August 30

Monday, August 30
9:00 AM EST
Departmental Drop In Hours
Open to students and families
4:00 PM EST
Scott Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Drop In Hours
Open to students and families
7:00 PM EST
Virtual MiddView Group Meetings
Students will be placed into groups of 10-12 new students with 2-3 leaders
Tuesday, August 31
12:00 PM EST
Sustainability at Midd
Open to students and families
4:00 PM EST
Community Engagement
Open to students and families
7:00 PM EST
Student Life Panel
Open to students and families
Wednesday, September 1
7:00 PM EST
Academic Support Panel
Open to students and families
Thursday, September 2
4:00 PM EST
Departmental Drop In Hours
Open to students and families
7:00 PM EST
Final Family Meet-Up
Open to families
7:00 PM EST
Game Night
Open to all students