Dear Returning Students,

We are writing about the fall move-in process for returning students. Students who are part of an early arrival program have received a separate email with information about their move-in process. New students will receive a message about move-in from Orientation.

Residence Halls

The residence halls open for returning students on September 11 at 9 a.m. All returning students should proceed directly to the Virtue Field House Arrival Center, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, to check in. Once you check in, the code to your room will show in your housing portal. Please note the location change as the arrival center will be at Virtue Field House, not Proctor as previously planned.

Move-in date

We encourage all students to check their housing portal to confirm their move-in date shows as September 11. Students may arrive either day at a time of their choosing. Early arrival requests cannot be approved at this time.

COVID-19 Test Results

Please review the messages about pre-arrival testing. As previously announced, all students, regardless of vaccination status, must provide written documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours (three days) before their arrival at Middlebury. Students must print a copy of their results as they will be collected at check in.

Arriving late

Students with a planned late arrival after 5 pm on September 11 or 12 should email our office (reslife@middleb​ by September 9, so we can plan for their late arrival.

Students with travel delays the day of should email our office no later than 4 pm so we can check them into their room. Please do not call.

Students arriving late on Saturday who do not notify us will need to contact Public Safety to be let into their room for the night. They will need to come to the arrival center on Sunday morning to check in.

Students arriving late on Sunday who do not notify us will need to contact Public Safety to be let into their room for the night. They will need to contact our office via phone or email on Monday morning to check in.

Students who are arriving on or after Monday, September 13 should email our office by September 10, so we can plan for their late arrival.

Room changes

As a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our goal has been and remains to give students as much choice as possible in how, where, and when they choose to pursue their education. As such, there are approximately 2870 students enrolled for the fall semester, which is about 330 more than a typical year.

Due to our high student numbers this fall, the ability to change rooms both during the term and in between terms will be extremely limited.

Priority will be given to students with ADA accommodations, and to students living at Bread Loaf, the Marriott Hotel and Forest West.

We encourage all students to have honest conversations with their roommates about living together. As always, ResLife staffers are here to offer students guidance and support around having these conversations if needed.

Please do not switch or swap rooms even within a shared suite/house. For fire and safety reasons we need to know where students are living and unauthorized room changes are not allowed.

Belongings on campus

Students who have belongings stored on campus from a previous term will have those items delivered to their room by the end of the first week of classes.

Due to the short timeline between Language Schools and Fall arrivals, we cannot guarantee that items will be in your room when you arrive.

Please bring anything you will need with you for that first week (sheets, toiletries, etc.).

Please contact Facilities Services (facmanag@middle​ with any questions.

Facilities updates

Similar to last year, facilities will not be able to provide cleaning in suites, small houses, or private bathrooms throughout the year. Students living in these spaces will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining their own spaces. Cleaning supplies will be provided for students. Small houses are designated as any space with 10 or fewer occupants. We encourage you to talk openly with your roommates/suitemates/housemates to set shared expectations around cleanliness and how you will work together to maintain your shared spaces.

Facilities will also not be able to accommodate lofting this year. They will be able to assist in raising bed heights and bunking beds. If you would like help raising or bunking your bed once you are on campus, please complete this form. Assistance for beds will be provided once classes have started.

Do not remove any furniture from your room. You are responsible for what is in your room and furniture cannot be stored. Please do not place any furniture in hallways as it is a fire hazard.

Students are responsible for any damage that is caused in their room/suite/house and shared common spaces during the year. If you have any damage in your room/suite/house upon arrival, please notify your ResLife staff member.

Please remove and properly dispose of all trash and recycling from your move-in and do not leave it in the hallways.

We look forward to welcoming you back to campus soon.