Day of Departure and Traveling to Campus
For Language Schools students flying into the Burlington Airport on Arrival Day (June 24), a free airport shuttle will be available to the Middlebury campus. Please sign up for a specific time.
Individuals should only travel to Vermont if they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms or exposure.
- Students should not come to campus if they have been exposed to or have been living with someone with COVID-19 in the past month. Even if they have had a negative COVID-19 test and/or have been vaccinated, students with exposure must be cleared for arrival by Middlebury College health staff. Call the Center for Health and Wellness at 802-443-3290. Vaccinated individuals experiencing symptoms must be assessed for possible breakthrough COVID-19 infection prior to entering campus and dorms.
- Individuals should not come to campus if they are having symptoms. Prior to departure, students should call the Center for Health and Wellness at 802-443-3290 for guidance. For Language Schools students who suddenly have symptoms on June 24 (arrival day), call the Call Center Helpline hotline at 802-443-5055. Medical staff will contact you. Please do not enter the test center. Employees should contact their supervisor.
Precautions to Take when Traveling to Campus
Traveling in a Private Vehicle
Individuals traveling to Vermont in a private vehicle should do so without making prolonged stops. Avoid gathering in restaurants, limit gas stops, and, if overnight travel is required, reduce contact with others as much as possible. During any stops, practice physical distancing from others, wear a face covering, and practice proper hand hygiene.
If individuals must travel in a vehicle with other individuals who have not quarantined or who are from another household, all vehicle occupants must wear face coverings, and windows should be kept down at least two inches for air flow. Reduce capacity in the vehicles to allow for physical distancing if at all possible and avoid direct physical contact between passengers.
Traveling via Public Transportation
Individuals traveling via bus, rail, or commercial airlines should follow precautions during travel, including physical distancing (when possible) from others, wearing a face covering, and practicing proper hand hygiene. During any stops, avoid gatherings such as in restaurants or other places where individuals are not wearing face coverings or maintaining physical distancing. Eat and drink away from others and outdoors whenever possible.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. Individuals traveling by air into the United States must review the CDC requirement and arrange the necessary testing.
- For Language Schools students arriving before the Arrival Center closes (June 24): Contact the Call Center Helpline at 802-443-5055 and advise them of your delay.
- For Language Schools students arriving after the Arrival Center closes (June 24): Contact the assistant director of your school if you run into any travel delays that will cause you to arrive after testing is closed.
- For Language Schools faculty and staff, please contact the assistant director of your school if you run into any travel delays that will cause you to arrive after testing is closed.