| by Matt Curran

Faculty, Spring 2021, Staff, Students

Dear Middlebury Community, 

As we prepare for the spring semester, I am writing to let you know that we will be limiting access to the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the portions of the TAM (Trail Around Middlebury) that run through College property to students who live on campus only, starting Friday, February 19, until otherwise announced.

The closure of these areas is necessary to protect the health and safety of our entire community by reducing opportunities for virus exposure, while providing designated spaces for our students living on campus to recreate. The entire campus remains closed to visitors, and faculty and staff working on or visiting campus must have approval to do so. 

The parts of the TAM that will be closed stretch from South Street Extension to Weybridge Street and include the following sections:

  • Ralph Myhre Golf Course and portions of the TAM that run through it
  • The Red Kelly Trail
  • The Class of 1997 Trail
  • The section of the TAM that runs from College Street through the solar panel array north to Weybridge Street
  • The Knoll

Providing outdoor recreation opportunities for our students on campus is a priority for the spring, with the colder weather and continuing concerns about virus transmission indoors. We are preparing the golf course with groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing for students to enjoy. Equipment will be available for students to borrow. All COVID-19 health and safety protocols will apply.

We also have created new gathering spaces on campus, with heated tents, fire pits, and an ice rink, and we are organizing additional weekend events for students. Learn more about upcoming events in Presence. Information about what’s open and closed on campus will be updated regularly on the Campus Status webpage

I want to thank the entire community for all you have done to support Middlebury and our students during this time. We look forward to the time when we are able to welcome you all back to campus.

For more information or questions, please contact me at matthewc@middlebury.edu.

Thank you, 

Matthew Curran
Director of Business Services