VP Update August 6
Dear MIIS Community,
Campus is starting to buzz with activity as our facilities and information technology services teams get us ready to reopen. The first day of fall semester is just one month away, and we look forward to seeing more of you on campus as we open our doors on August 16.
Let’s Work Together for 100% COVID Vaccine Compliance. With the ever increasing risk of the COVID variants, it’s even more important that all members of the Institute community be vaccinated. All MIIS employees who will be on campus this fall are required to get the vaccine by August 15 and upload their vaccine card into the Sentry MD system.
Student Vaccination Requirement and Access: Students are required to get the vaccine by August 27. Any student who anticipates arriving in Monterey without the vaccine should send a notification email to VPMIIS@middlebury.edu and then get their first vaccine as soon as possible after arrival. The vaccine is readily available by walk in or appointment at local pharmacies within walking distance to campus: Pharmaca (next to Trader Joe’s), Walgreens, and Rite Aid. International students may use their passport as identification to obtain the vaccine.
Campus Reopens for Students on August 16. Beginning on Monday, August 16, fully-vaccinated students will have unlimited access to campus. Many departments will have staff available to provide support and answer questions. A full list of departmental operating hours will be posted in the August 13 weekly update. Common areas that will be available for student use are the Samson Student Center, the Holland Center, the McGowan Lobby, and the McCone Upper and Lower Atriums.
Don’t Forget to Get Your ID and Lanyard: One measure we are taking to keep our community safe is to require all faculty, staff, and students to wear their ID with lanyard while on campus. Visit the new student checklist for more information on how to obtain your student ID.
Student Parking Permits are Now Available: Students commuting more than 1.5 miles to campus may now obtain a student parking permit from Campus Security. Visit this link for more information and bring your vehicle registration and proof of insurance to the Security Hut to obtain your permit.
It’s been almost a year and a half since we gathered together on campus, and while our community remained connected and safe, we can’t wait to welcome you back.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute