Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, it is not possible to isolate the campus, and we have limited ability to have control over when students or others come to or leave campus. The strategy we've outlined focuses on social distancing in order to prevent a local or regional surge in cases and preserve critical medical services. Due to shared facilities, bathrooms, dining facilities, classrooms, campus environments are not ideal places for social distancing. Dispersing students, ideally before there is a known case on campus, allows for the strongest level of social distancing.   

Effective Wednesday, March 11, and until further notice, there will be no Middlebury College- or Middlebury Institute-sponsored travel of any kind, including in-person participation in conferences and other engagements. This includes domestic, as well as international travel.

Personal travel to countries with a Level 3 or Level 4 Travel Advisory is strongly discouraged. If you choose to travel to these locations you may be subject to U.S. restrictions, including quarantine or isolation. We strongly advise that you consult CDC travel advisories before making any travel plans.

If you’re ill, we recommend you stay at home. If you have health issues that put you at greater risk for coronavirus, please consult with your health care provider.

Check your email regularly for updates from Middlebury. Continue to follow disease prevention guidelines recommended by the CDC.

Institute classes will resume remotely on March 23. Our staff will work with faculty to ensure that they are as prepared as possible to resume teaching online using a variety of tools and modules.

All students will be able to fulfill their academic requirements. We are here to support you and are exploring tech-support options to ensure the continuity of learning. There are resources available from DLINQ. We greatly appreciate your flexibility and patience.

We are here for you with instructional support as well as these resources prepared by DLINQ to help you with the transition to teaching online. Here is the current schedule of workshops, and there will be more details to come. We greatly appreciate your flexibility as we adapt to our new circumstances. Requests for faculty support should be made via the DLINQ consultation request form.

At this point, we are unsure how spring Commencement will be handled.  We still need to figure out how best to do graduation and still have it be meaningful for our students. A decision will be made on April 1, stay tuned!

Effective Wednesday, March 11, all non-class in-person events are cancelled or postponed and until further notice.

In light of the suspension of Middlebury-sponsored travel, all spring break trips were suspended. Our team at the Center for Advising and Career Services has a schedule of online events with employers, check Handshake for more information.

No visitors, including prospective students, alumni, speakers, job applicants, etc., will be permitted on campus. To the extent possible, visits and meetings should to be conducted online.

Students are allowed to continue working, as long as their supervisors have work for them, and they remain physically located in the United States.

U.S. government agencies recently issued guidance regarding COVID-19 adjustments to academic programs and maintenance of visa status. The guidance allows for greater flexibility than usual. International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) will provide more information via a separate email to our international populations. For other questions related to international student status, please contact ISSS staff at

We understand how stressful this is, and we’re here to support you in every way we can. We’ll continue to meet with you and to provide regular update on the latest developments. You can also reference CDC resources.