Students participate in a yoga class outside on campus.

Your health and well-being are essential to your success as part of this community. Student Services is here to help you find the health-related resources you need to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Disability Services

The Institute recognizes and supports the standards set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, which are designed to eliminate discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. The Institute is committed to making reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities as required by law.

Wellness, Movement and Fitness Opportunities

Current schedule for classes and workshops, including access links, are on the Wellness Programming Calendar. Note: login to Google with your Middlebury account to view.

Each semester, the Student Success Series features live and asynchronous opportunities to take a deep dive into topics around personal, academic and professional wellness. Attending workshops and classes is a productive way to spend an hour or two and will help students develop and practice healthy habits for success in graduate school and beyond. We encourage participation in multiple sessions and opportunities as schedules allow. This schedule is consistently updated throughout the semester, so please continue to check back for additional programming.

Spring 2022 Programming (all times in Pacific)

Type Title Dates More Info

Movement Class

Vinyasa Flow

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 AM 

https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/student-life/health-wellness/fitne…

Movement Class

MixxedFit

Sundays at 10 AM and Wednesdays at 4 PM

https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/student-life/health-wellness/fitne…

Student Success Workshop

Swing Dance Lesson with Kevin Mascitelli

February 11, 5:00 PM at the Holland Center

Join Kevin and his dance partner and learn some new steps! Lesson will run for about an hour and there will be time after for social dancing. No experience needed, no partner required! Wear comfortable clothing.

Student Success Lunch  Workshops

Mindful Stress Management for Graduate Students

March 3, 12:30-1:30 PM in Morse B104 or over Zoom

In this interactive session, take a little time for meditation and reflection, learn about mindfulness, and share strategies to develop a more skillful relationship with stress. Sign up at go.miis.edu/springsuccess.

Student Success Lunch  Workshops Leading Health Teams: Supporting Meaningful Results & Relationships March 8, 12:30-1:30 PM in Morse B104 or over Zoom In this interactive workshop with Melissa Sorenson, you will have the opportunity to consider your approach to leadership and identify complementary practices that can strengthen the overall well-being and performance of your teams. Sign up at go.miis.edu/springsuccess.
Student Success Lunch  Workshops How to Make Good Decisions: A Hands-on Workshop March 31, 12:15-1:45 PM in Morse B104 or over Zoom Join Grace O’Dell for a workshop on planning and decision-making to learn more about how to leverage your core values, priorities, and passions in this intensive, hands-on workshop. Sign up at go.miis.edu/springsuccess.
Middlebury College Offering Breathwork & Meditation Space Mondays and Thursdays 10-10:30 AM starting March 3 Join Middlebury College Counseling for virtual drop-in practices and time to be in community together. Please email Joshua Trombly to sign up to receive zoom links and/or with other questions you may have about this space: jtrombly@middlebury.edu.
Student Success Workshops  Self-Compassion Toolbox: 7-Day Meditation Series April 24-30 (asynchronous) Self-Compassion Toolbox is a series of short, pre-recorded meditations to help with positive self-talk, self-appreciation, and self-compassion. Each day for 7 days you can access a new meditation in MICommunity to listen to whenever it suits you. Sign up at go.miis.edu/selfcompassion.

Middlebury College Offerings

Middlebury College has a number of online programs and self-guided resources that are available to all Middlebury students, including those at the Institute. These are still being updated for the Spring semester, so please email student.services@middlebury.edu if you are having any issues.  

  • Health Coaching 
    Health educators based in Vermont are excited to partner with students across Middlebury programs to support health and well-being. Health coaching involves supporting students as they set goals, name challenges, unearth values & strengths, and access intrinsic motivations to develop and sustain healthy behaviors and attitudes. Students can schedule up to two follow up appointments with a health educator for a total of three coaching sessions. Health coaching is never a replacement for medical care or mental health counseling and is not appropriate to address crisis or emergency situations. Check here for scheduling. 

  • 21-Day Sleep Challenge 
    A 21-day email-based resource to help you with tips and tricks to improve the quality of your sleep. Use this link to sign up. 

  • Cannabis Tolerance Break Guide
    A 21-day email-based resource with tools to help you take a break from cannabis in a reflective and supportive way. For more information about why taking a cannabis break can be useful, see this article. Use this link to sign up. 
     
  • Breathwork & Meditation Space
    Hosted by the Counseling Office at Middlebury College, Vermont Campus. Facilitated by Carter Branley (through the end of March) and by 2021-2022 Graduate Counseling Interns, Victoria Diederich and Joshua Trombly. Please email Joshua to sign up to receive zoom links and/or with other questions you may have about this space: jtrombly@middlebury.edu

Physical Wellbeing and Health

  • Information about programming or services that support physical wellbeing and health may be found here. Spring 2022 offerings: MixxedFit and Yoga classes, offered twice/week and free for students.
  • Visit our discounts page to learn about discounts for local gym and studio memberships.
  • Visit the Student Services Resources Guide for additional free wellness and fitness activities.

Studio Pass Program

We have officially restarted our local class pass program, offering 3-class passes for students to try out local gyms and studios this semester. Each student may pick up 1 class pass for each studio per semester, i.e. up to 3 passes per semester. We currently have 3 studios participating: Boxing Strong, Om Oasis, and Seaside Yoga Sanctuary in Carmel. To pick up a pass or get all three, simply drop by the Student Services office! Make sure you have your lanyard and student ID with you. Some classes are available virtually; if you are a fully online student, email us for details: student.services@middlebury.edu.

Mental Health Support and Services

WellConnect Student Assistance Program

The WellConnect Student Assistance Program is a confidential and voluntary counseling and resource referral service provided to students free of charge. Students are entitled to six free counseling sessions per incident/issue per year with a local, Monterey-based counselor. Learn more here.

Mindfulness for Stress Management

We offer a number of ways to cultivate a practice of mindfulness to help you unwind, de-stress, and improve your general health.

Health Insurance

Students enrolled in long- or short-term programs are required to have health insurance. To meet this requirement, you must ensure you have health insurance by the first day of each semester. Learn more about obtaining health insurance, review resources and helpful information to inform your plan selection, and learn about some California-specific options here.

Emergency Contact Information

Please review this important emergency contact information in case of illness or accident.