by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Dear MIIS Campus Community,

With the arrival of spring, and as we enter the second half of the semester, we see many hopeful signs of progress toward a slow return to normalcy. As usual, we would like to take this opportunity to provide our community with a brief update on all things Covid-19 related, including information about planning for the fall 2021 semester. Stay updated on all messages about our plans on our Covid-19 site.

Campus Updates

Daylight savings time is upon us, and sunny weather is returning to Monterey. We’d like to remind you that outdoor picnic tables are available for one-on-one meetings on Pierce Street and behind the Lara-Soto Adobe. Sign-up is required via the sign-up sheet.

Fall 2021 Planning Updates

As we continue to make plans for fall, it is now time to get an initial sense of students’ intentions to return to Monterey this fall. We ask returning students to be on the lookout next week for an email invitation to complete a short survey that gives us your non-binding intention regarding return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester. The survey will be open April 1–15, and your input is critical, so please be sure to take time to submit your survey. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

This past week we hosted two town halls for continuing students to answer your questions about fall return to campus. For those of you who couldn’t join us, you can access a recording at Middlebury Institute Town Hall Audio Recordings, March 23 and 24 2021.

Community Update

Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all residents age 50 and above will be eligible to make an appointment to receive the Covid vaccine beginning April 1. Anyone age 16 and above will be eligible beginning April 15. Securing an appointment may take time, but there are many resources available to find a site in Monterey County where vaccine appointments are available. 

As always, we remind you to help control the spread of the virus by staying home, wearing masks, and remaining physically distanced. 


Jeff Dayton-Johnson

VP of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute