Students enjoying coffee in one of the many cafés and eateries in and around Monterey.

Students with valid Middlebury Institute IDs can find all kinds of community discounts throughout Monterey County and reserve, check out and/or purchase equipment and passes at Student Services.

Here is a list of some participating local businesses and organizations, but be sure to ask about your student discount when you visit. A current MIIS ID is required for all checkouts, rentals, and purchases. Street addresses are in Monterey unless otherwise noted.

On-Campus 

Costco 

The MIIS Costco Card is available to rent (must login to google drive with your @middlebury.edu login to use this form) from the Office of Student Services after 10 a.m. on the day of rental and needs to be returned before 10 a.m. the following business day. The card requires a $10 deposit that you will receive when the card is returned on time.

Discounted MST Bus Pass

Students can purchase a discounted monthly bus pass for $70.00 (exact cash or check made out to Monterey Institute) in the Office of Student Services. 

Item and Equipment Checkout

The Office of Student Services has many items available for student to borrow. View a full inventory list here. Reserve items by filling out the reservation form, (must login to google drive with your @middlebury.edu login to use this form) stop into Student Services, or email student.services@miis.edu.

Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft Office and some other computer software are available for free for MIIS students through Information Technology Services. Learn more here or email helpdesk@miis.edu

Entertainment

Carmel Music Society
Adult full-time student tickets available for $10. Must call in advance to purchase. First concert of the season is scheduled for October 24, 2021. Free for all, must email tickets@carmelmusic.org or call in advance to reserve.

Food

Jacks Monterey
Monterey locals receive 15 percent off food (bring a CA ID with local address or your student ID!)
Located inside the Portola Hotel & Spa | 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
(831) 649-7830

Fitness

Monterey Bay Meditation Studio
Monterey Bay Meditation Studio, located in Pacific Grove, offers a space for meditation, connection, reflection, and learning, giving students an opportunity to practice mindfulness during their time in Monterey. All classes are currently online. Students are eligible for free access for one semester to weekly Tuesday evening meditation gatherings. Passes are available through the Office Student Services Office (one per student, per semester). The studio also offers weekly drop-in sessions for $5, providing guided meditations on Tuesdays and silent meditations on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
529 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
(831) 373-1017

Monterey Sports Center
Institute students can pay a monthly rate of $50 per month, with no start up fee (must be paid in advance each month). 8-month memberships are available for $353 (must be paid in full); 12 month memberships available for $530 (comes out to about $44/month, must also be paid in full). MIIS students can freeze their membership for up to three months, regardless of the type of membership, such as during the summer or during the winter/J-term break. Family memberships are also available for students who live in the same residence. For questions about the MIIS corporate membership, stop by the Monterey Sports Center at 301 E. Franklin Street, or contact Linda Finch, Facility Coordinator: (831) 646-3497 or finch@monterey.org

Om Studios
Om Studios has an exclusive offer available for MIIS students: monthly unlimited yoga and barre passes for $89 ($30 savings). This membership must be purchased online through the studio.
631 Cass St.
(831) 214-9405

Seaside Yoga Sanctuary
Seaside Yoga Sanctuary is located in the heart of Carmel by the Sea. The Sanctuary offers classes for all yoga levels.

Discounts offered below include the option to attend classes indoors, live stream, and we have a weekly outdoor class on Sundays at Folktale Winery. If a student chooses to purchase a 4-class pass with us, it also allows them unlimited access to our video library (which contains many yoga classes we’ve previously recorded). We also offer a Video Library Pass, which allows for unlimited access for 30 days.

  • Single class $15 (regular rate is $20)
  • 4-class pass $50 (regular rate is $60) - this pass is valid for 30 days and includes the video library

Contact the Studio directly for more information and/or updated package options.

General Student Discounts

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A number of other companies offer discounts to college and graduate students with a valid student ID card and university e-mail address. Note that some companies require an @miis.edu e-mail address while others require @middlebury.edu, both of which MIIS students have.

Some companies with education pricing for students:

Adobe

Amazon Prime

Apple

Apple Music

Best Buy

Dell

Lenovo

Logitech

Microsoft

Spotify