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Profile photo of a smiling student outside of the Student Services building.

Congratulations and welcome to the Middlebury Institute!

New Student Checklist

  • Join MIcommunity, the incoming student course. Refer to instructions provided by the Office of Admissions or email admissions@miis.edu for more information. In MIcommunity you will:
    • Complete required pre-Orientation assignments from the Office of Student Financial Services, Student Services and the Center for Advising and Career Services
    • Meet other new students and current Student Ambassadors, including possibly finding someone to live with on the Roommate Finder Board
    • Receive weekly announcements about important dates, information and useful resources leading up to the start of the semester
  • Complete the new student arrival form, which was emailed to you. Email admissions@miis.edu if you cannot find the form.
  • When prompted, activate your Middlebury Network Account and begin using your Middlebury email.
  • Start planning your arrival to Monterey - 
    • Learn how students secure housing, more about the area and recommendations to begin your search.
    • Plan your move, including securing temporary accommodation while you search for a long-term rental.
    • Start your housing search once your arrive to Monterey, having secured temporary housing, or about 2-3 weeks before you plan to move in.
  • Determine if you will enroll in or waive out of the MIIS Student Health Insurance Plan; one of those steps is required of you by the first day of the semester.
  • If you are an international student, check in with International Student and Scholar Services (located in the Office of Student Services) with appropriate documents and complete the address update form once you have a place to live.

Welcome Center

All new students should come to the Welcome Center to check in upon arrival to campus.


Orientation is the official start of your program and a great time to meet and network with your new classmates. You'll also have several opportunities to focus on your career-readiness and learn how to maximize your time at the Institute to achieve your professional goals.

Language Placement Test

Review information about preparing for and taking our Language Placement Test.