Students gather on the beach during sunset

We’re opening our doors just for you.

Upcoming Preview Days

Our spring and summer 2024 Preview Day sessions will be in-person (with some online options).

  • Spring 2024: March 2024 (exact dates to be confirmed)
  • Summer 2024: July 2024 (exact dates to be confirmed)


The Future of Water: Closer and Better Than You Think - with Professor Jeff Langholz

Water shortages in the USA and dozens of other countries have highlighted our tenuous relationship with the world’s most important resource. Environmental Policy and Management Professor Dr. Jeff Langholz provides a compelling vision for the future of water, with inspiring examples of organizations—including some led by Middlebury Institute alumni—bringing that vision into reality.

For other recordings from past preview days, check out our virtual Preview Days pages.

Program Sessions

Meet with faculty and advisors from your program of interest for more details about the curriculum and career outcomes.

Expert Discussions

Experience an actual Middlebury Institute class with our expert faculty to get a feel for what it’s like to study here.


You will see signs for parking at the following locations:


We are excited to welcome you on campus! Once our schedule is live, we will update you on where to go for check-in.


Depending on the time of year, some hotels offer Middlebury discounts, so before you book please mention that you are attending the Middlebury Institute Preview Day and check if any discounts are available.

Check out Monterey-area hotels.


The Institute is located in central California in the city of Monterey, approximately 130 miles (210 kilometers) south of San Francisco and 350 miles (560 kilometers) north of Los Angeles. 

Get directions.

Campus Map

Please use this interactive campus map to help orient yourself.

COVID Guidelines

If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask during indoor events.

If you are vaccinated: our campus is mask-optional and mask-friendly—we ask that everyone be respectful of the masking choices of others.


If you cannot join us in Monterey, follow us on Instagram for our #MIISpreviewdays takeover.

Why Preview Days?

Check out these quotes from past attendees:

“The faculty and current students were so welcoming and informative. It definitely solidified my decision to apply.”

Ashton D.

“It was a great way to get a taste of what it’s like to be enrolled in a program. We met faculty and staff and newly graduated students in our field of study.”

Heejung L.

“Attending Preview Days moved the Institute to the top of my grad school preferences. The faculty and students did a great job differentiating it from other programs.”

Sam H.

“This is a great opportunity to network with faculty and staff and to meet fellow potential students.”

Cameron H.

“My session with the advisor was great! She thoroughly explained what I wanted to know about my degree of interest and answered all my questions.”

Julio T.

“I was on the fence about applying and whether or not the Institute was a good fit for me, but now I’m ready to apply. I want to be part of this community of world changers!  

Emily J.