To request an appointment with your dean or ask general questions, please email SLDeansOffice@middlebury.edu.

Deans

The deans oversee the educational experience and provide academic and personal support, assist in resolving conflict, and help enforce College policy. The deans help bridge academic and residential experiences, playing a crucial role in supporting Middlebury’s goal of a seamless educational environment. All students are connected to a dean upon arrival on campus and remain connected to them throughout their time at Middlebury.

Scott Barnicle

Student Life Dean

Tel:
Office:
Allen Hall 153A

Matt Longman

Student Life Dean

Tel:
Office:
Battell South 122

Emily Van Mistri

Student Life Dean

Tel:
Office:
Ross Commons Dining 03

Jennifer Sellers

Student Life Dean

Tel:
Office:
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 288
Office Hours:
Spring 2020: Mon 10-11:30am, Fri 10:30am-12pm or by appointment

Coordinators

Each first-year community has a coordinator who oversees daily operations, advises students on the logistics of daily life, and creates a welcoming atmosphere in the cluster office. These key staff members also support the deans administratively and remain valuable resources throughout students’ time at Middlebury.

Taunia Cantin

Student Life Coordinator

Tel:
Office:
Ross Commons Dining 002

MariAnn Osborne

Student Life Coordinator

Tel:
Office:
Battell South 123

Fall 2021: How Do I Return From a Leave of Absence?

The deadline for declaring intent to return from a leave of absence has passed.

If you are a student who would like to Return from a Leave of Absence, you will need to complete a form to request readmission. Please refer to the letter you received outlining the terms of your leave prior to completing this form.  Note that the deadlines in your leave letter for notifying the College of your plans have changed, please follow the new deadlines and process outlined through email communications from the Dean of Students.  

You will need to have your student information, contact information for parents/guardians you would like to receive notice of your readmission, and the email address of your academic advisor handy as you complete this form. If you are an international student with F-1 or J-1 status, please consult with ISSS prior to submitting this form.

Once in the form, you will need to:

  • Select the role of “student” in the first drop down menu “Affiliation with Middlebury.”

  • Select “Return from leave of absence” in the second drop down menu “Student Report Type.”

  • Under “Is this a leave with conditions?” 

    • Select “no” if you initiated a voluntary leave of absence and the only condition (or requirement) placed upon your return was notifying the College by a specific date. This information is in your leave of absence letter. 

    • Select “yes” if you worked with your Student Life Dean during your leave process and you are being required to submit additional documentation as part of your readmission process. You will be asked to submit this documentation later. This information is outlined in your leave of absence letter. 

  • Under “Description” briefly note that you are requesting to return from a leave of absence.  You may enter any additional information that you think may be relevant.

  • Under “Term student began LOA,” please select the first academic term you took off from your studies. For example, if you were enrolled in Spring 2020, but then took Fall 2020 off, you would select “Fall 2020.”

  • Under “Anticipated term for return,” please select the term you are requesting to resume your studies. For example, if you are requesting to resume your studies Fall 2021, you would select “Fall 2021.”

  • If you are on a leave with conditions, you will need to submit additional information by the date outlined in your leave letter. If you are ready to submit this documentation now, please upload the letter you were instructed to write to the “Verification and Documents” field. You should also upload any documentation that you were requested to submit or that you think would be helpful in evaluating your readiness to return. Please note that Medical Return Forms (MRFs) should not be uploaded here and should instead be emailed directly to counseling@middlebury.edu. If you are not ready to submit this information now, please make a note under “Description” that you will be submitting this additional documentation separately to sldeansoffice@middlebury.edu before the deadline outlined in your leave letter.

Only complete applications will be considered. Once your request has been processed, you will receive a new letter outlining the conditions and supports of your return if it has been approved. You will be contacted by a college official if there are additional considerations associated with your return that need to be addressed.

Fall 2021: How Do I Extend My Current Leave Of Absence?

If you are a student who would like to Continue or extend your current Leave of Absence, you will need to complete a form to request an extension of your leave. Please refer to the letter you received outlining the terms of your leave prior to completing this form.  Note that the deadlines in your leave letter for notifying the College of your plans have changed, please follow the new deadlines and process outlined through email communications from the Dean of Students.  

You will need to have your student information, contact information for parents/guardians you would like to receive notice of your leave extension, and the email address of your academic advisor handy as you complete this form. If you are an international student with F-1 or J-1 status, please consult with ISSS prior to submitting this form. 

Once in the form, you will need to:

  • Select the role of “student” in the first drop down menu “Affiliation with Middlebury.”

  • Select “Continuation of leave of absence” in the second drop down menu “Student Report Type.”

  • Under “Is this a leave with conditions?” 

    • Select “no” if you initiated a voluntary leave of absence and the only condition (or requirement) placed upon your return was notifying the College  by a specific date. This information is in your leave of absence letter. 

    • Select “yes” if you worked with your Student Life Dean during your leave process and you are being required to submit additional documentation as part of your readmission process. This information is outlined in your leave of absence letter. 

  • Under “Description” briefly note why you are requesting to extend your leave. You may enter any additional information that you think may be relevant.

  • Under “Term student began LOA,” please select the first academic term you took off from your studies. For example, if you were enrolled in Spring 2020, but then took Fall 2020 off, you would select “Fall 2020.”

  • Under “Anticipated term for return,” please select the term you think you would like to resume your studies. For example, if you are requesting to resume your studies in Spring 2022, you would select “Spring 2022.”

  • If there are any documents related to your leave extension that you wish to share, you may upload them to the “Verification and Documents” field, however, no additional documents are required for students to extend their leaves.

Only completed applications will be considered.

Final Exam Change

Use this form to provide your complete exam schedule and then submit the form to SLDeansOffice@middlebury.edu.

How to Add a Fifth Class

In lieu of physical add cards, the Student Life Deans Office has confirmed a new remote process for fifth course add requests which is outlined below.

The process for requesting to take a 5th course has changed somewhat this year. Instead of collecting signatures, students are now being asked to fill out an online form. The following will explain the different components that you will need to gather before submitting your request.

Please note, 5th courses can only be added during the add period.

There are several things that your Student Life Dean must take into consideration while evaluating your application to take 5 classes. To be eligible for consideration, you must:

  • Be of Sophomore or Junior standing (First Year students are not eligible; Seniors do not need permission to enroll in 5 classes).
  • Have at least a 3.2 GPA in your two preceding semesters.
  • Demonstrate that you can handle the increased workload.
  • Seniors need only faculty approval for a fifth course, entered in BannerWeb and emailed to the Registrar.
  • First Year students are not permitted to take five classes in a semester.

If you meet the above criteria, you will follow this link to request to take a 5th course. Once at the form, you will need to

  • Select the role of “student” in the first drop down menu “Affiliation with Middlebury.”
  • Select “Request to add 5th course” in the second drop down menu “Student Report Type.”

As part of the application process, you should be in touch with the course instructor to request permission to join the class. Upon approval, the instructor will need to put that in an email to you, and then will need to add an approval in Banner for the course to be added. A copy of this email will need to be included in this application.  (Save as a pdf)

Next, you will need to email your advisor for hir support to add the course and also have hir email hir approval. A copy of this email will also need to be included in this application. (Save as a pdf)

Please use this format in both of these emails.

Faculty Advisor:
Dean:
Student Name / ID#:
Course Code/ CRN

Only complete applications will be considered. Once the decision has been made, you will receive an email with an Approval or Denial of the request.

If you receive approval, the Office of the Registrar will add your 5th course to your schedule. Once added, you will be able to see the course in Banner. It is important to monitor your email for outreach from the Registrar in the event there are barriers to your request.

Please email sldeans@middlebury.edu if you have any questions about this process. Once again, keep in mind, 5th courses can be added during the add period, which is separate from normal registration. Students may work towards prior approval by submitting this application, but they cannot be officially added until later.

Please have the following information readily available as you are submitting your application.

  • Email address of your academic advisor:
  • CRN:
  • Email address of the course instructor:
  • Course & Section (Be sure to include the section letter(s)
  • Email of approval from the instructor teaching the 5th course (Save as a pdf)
  • Email of approval from your academic advisor. (Save as a pdf)

Questions re: Transcripts, Majors, Late Drops, AP Credits, Degree Audits, etc?

Please see the Registrar’s Office.

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