| by Derek Doucet

Students, Spring 2021

Dear Students, 

I hope your prearrival quarantine is going well. I am writing with some important reminders about the arrival process. This is one of two DOS updates I will send this week. Watch for another at the end of the week with a description of what the first week on campus will look like.  

Schedule your arrival testing appointment
All arriving students must schedule their arrival date and testing appointment on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have not already scheduled your appointment, please do so by Thursday, February 11 at 5 p.m. EST. When making an appointment please use your @middlebury.edu email address.  

If you have already scheduled a test, or are unsure if you have, please search your email for a confirmation message from MiddSpringArrivalTesting@middleburycollege.onmicrosoft.com. If you would like to change your arrival date or time, this confirmation message has a link to do so. If you need further help, please write to covidtesting@middlebury.edu

Arriving after the testing center closes
We ask that you make every possible effort to arrive in time to be tested on your arrival day. If you know in advance that doing so will not be possible, please use the Late Arrival Notification Form to inform the test center and receive instructions about how to proceed.  

Call Middlebury’s Arrival Helpline at 802-443-5055 if you run into any travel delays on your way to campus that will cause you to arrive after testing is closed at 8 p.m. The Arrival Helpline will close at 8:30 p.m. each day, so please call before then. 

For students who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 
If you have received a positive COVID-19 test since December 8, please review this important process.   

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test, are exposed, or think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 after February 7, please immediately call the Center for Health and Wellness (CHW) at 802-443-3290 for guidance. DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS unless approved by the CHW. You may leave a voicemail requesting assistance with the arrival process. Please include a callback number. 

Please note that all students, including those who have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days and/or those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, are required to perform the 14-day prearrival quarantine. The prearrival quarantine reduces exposure to other COVID-19 strains as well as other cold and flu pathogens, which we must minimize. 

Thank you for your attention to these updates. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus soon. 


Derek Doucet
Dean of Students