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.
The MIIS Costco Card is available to rent 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.
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, stop into Student Services, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Institute is an affiliate partner of the Aquarium, which means students, staff and faculty are entitled to discounted tickets at a rate of $33.95/ticket--a $6 savings per ticket. To purchase discounted tickets, go to http://affiliate.montereybayaquarium.org. Enter MIIS1001 in the "Store" login box. Pay for your tickets by credit card and print them from the convenience of home or campus.
$75 for a yearlong student membership.
886 Cannery Row
Carmel Music Society
Adult full-time student tickets available for $10. Must call in advance to purchase.
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
Receive 20 percent off lunch bar with valid student ID
2149 N. Fremont St.
Mariscos Puerto Nuevo
Free drink with any meal with a valid student ID
580 Broadway Ave., Seaside, CA
Mountain Mike's Pizza
20 percent off your pizza order with valid student ID
880 Broadway Ave., Seaside, CA
Receive 20 percent off through September with student ID
1520 Del Monte Blvd., Seaside, CA
CarmelBarre, located in downtown Monterey, offers fitness classes with low-impact, defined, isometric movements that will take your fitness to a new level. Students who show ID are eligible for discounted $12 classes (instead of the regular $20 price). 3-class passes also available for free (one per student, per semester) in the Office of Student Services.
465 Pacific Street
The corporate discount for Institute students is $29.99 per month with a $49 start-up fee. Membership is on a month-to-month basis. Monthly fees are paid through an electronic funds transfer from a checking, debit, or credit card account.
1510 Del Monte Center
In-Shape is more than just a gym—it’s a health club experience created with everyone in mind. Each club offers a wide variety of fitness, recreation and relaxation amenities for every performance level from beginners to workout enthusiasts. Plus, with 73 locations throughout California, it’s easy to find a club nearby. Visit website& for locations.
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. Students are eligible for a single 3 class pass 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
Monterey Sports Center
Institute students can pay a monthly rate of $51 per month, with no start up fee. 8-month memberships are available for $296; 12 month memberships available for $445 (comes out to $37.50/month). MIIS students can freeze their membership for up to three months, regardless of the type of membership, such as during the summer. Family memberships are also available for students who live in the same residence. For questions about the MIIS corporate membership, email Andrew Diaz: email@example.com.
301 E. Franklin Street
Om Studios has an exclusive offer available for MIIS students, staff, and faculty: unlimited yoga and barre for $99 per month. This membership must be purchased in person at the studio.
631 Cass St.
Seaside Yoga Sanctuary
Seaside Yoga Sanctuary has two locations, one in the heart of Carmel by the Sea and the other located in downtown Pacific Grove. The Sanctuary offers classes for all yoga levels. They offer student discounts on drop-in passes ($12 per class), and other student discounts including 3-class passes ($36), 5 class passes ($58), and a new student special that gives students an unlimited pass for 10 consecutive days for $20.
Sudz Cyber Laundry
Free first load of laundry with student ID. Free eco-friendly laundry soap provided for students with ID.
709 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA
"Just for students" massage: Monday–Thursday $89, and Friday–Sunday $99.
229 Main St., Salinas, CA
Best Buy offers exclusive discounts on electronics for students.