Welcome to the Spring 2023 cohort at the Middlebury Institute! Please be in touch with your enrollment advisor for further guidance and assistance, if needed.

Spring 2023 New Student Checklist

We recommend accessing MIcommunity daily as a new admit and checking the spring 2023 incoming student group, as well as your program group, for updates and news. Refer to the email sent from Devin Lueddeke with the subject line Join MIcommunity, the online platform for Middlebury Institute students for instructions.

Action Item Timeline Contact for Questions Notes
Take the language placement test, if required Beginning January 6 (closes on January 16) Angie Quesenberry Some degree programs require a language placement test. If you would like to take coursework in language studies this semester, you will need to take the language test. You will receive a personalized email with instructions to take the test. If admitted after August 1, please contact Angie Quesenberry directly. Learn more about the Language Placement test process here.
Activate your Middlebury Network Account; access Middlebury Email 24-36 hours after your deposit or deposit waiver is received Information Technology Services (ITS) Refer to the email sent to your non-Middlebury email address from ITS for instructions; you cannot activate your account until you receive this email, and there is no way to speed up this automated process. If you have not received this message in 3 business days after your deposit was submitted, email helpdesk@middlebury.edu for assistance.
Login to BannerWeb After your network account is activated Information Technology Services (ITS) Must activate your network account first; see above. Once in Banner, update your personal information, including your current mailing address and emergency contact information. BannerWeb is where you will register for classes.
Register for Courses January 18, 7:00AM Pacific Your Academic Advisor Instructions to register for courses are in the Getting Started at MIIS course (see above); enroll in the course and complete your advising assignment to be able to register by Wednesday, January 18.
Apply for Federal Financial Aid or *accept your Financial Aid offer As soon as possible after admission Student Financial Services

Must login to BannerWeb first (see above).

If you are in need of federal loans to pay tuition or living expenses, submit the 2023-2024 FAFSA and 2023-2024 MIIS Financial Aid Application.

*If you have received a financial aid offer, you can accept or decline your aid and complete all disbursement requirements in BannerWeb once you have deposited to the Institute.

Login to Canvas After your network account is activated Information Technology Services For more information about Canvas, go here.
Enroll in the  Getting Started at MIIS Course and International Student Pre-Orientation, if applicable Starting December 15 and after you’ve logged into Canvas at least once Student Services Courses open December 15, 2022. Refer to instructions sent to your non-Middlebury email four business days after your deposit or deposit waiver is received.
Attend Welcome Week sessions January 23-27, 2023 Student Services or your Academic Advisor Welcome Week is a required start of your experience at the Institute. The schedule will be linked in the Getting Started at MIIS course and also available via your Enrollment Advisor. If you miss the start of Welcome Week, join in as soon as possible. 
Sign up for Nelnet and direct deposit* After you have received your tuition invoice  Student Financial Services

Nelnet is required for all students to pay tuition.

*Direct deposit step is only applicable to those receiving federal financial aid.

Pay tuition After you have received your tuition invoice  Student Financial Services Must first activate your Nelnet account.

Other ongoing to-do items for new students:


Student IDs and Access to Campus

Lanyard, MIIS ID card and COVID compliance sticker are required while on campus. You may upload the necessary documents to obtain your ID card and COVID compliance sticker starting January 2nd, 2023. They will be available for pick-up from Security at the Security Hut, located behind the Lara-Soto Adobe; you can stop by Security any time between 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

By submitting your COVID-19 documents to Sentry MD, you authorize them to share your information with Middlebury College staff:

Middlebury College requests your authorization for you to disclose any information that you have provided Sentry MD for purposes of meeting health requirements set forth by Middlebury College. I understand that this authorization shall remain valid until I revoke this authorization and that I may revoke this authorization at any time with a written request to Sentry MD Services. Revocation of this authorization is allowable only to the extent that the release of information has not already occurred. Sentry MD is hereby released from all legal liability that may arise from the release of information requested. Any information disclosed through this release may be subject to re-disclosure by the receiving party, and no longer protected under applicable federal law.

Follow these steps below to upload your vaccine verification and obtain your MIIS ID card:

  1. Use this link to upload your vaccine verification to the Sentry System. You may review the Institute’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement policies here. The policy is unchanged from last year. 
  2. Upload a headshot photo to the MIIS directory. Be sure to log in with your Middlebury.edu email address and then click “Upload Photo” at the top of the web page. NOTE: Make sure that you follow the format, size, and picture resolution guidelines on this page to successfully upload your photo for approval.
  3. Security will make your ID card and notify you when it’s ready for pick-up in person.
  4. Security is able to mail ID cards to online-only faculty, staff, and students. Follow this process and include your mailing address in your email to Security.


Late Arrival Policy

The Institute expects students enrolled in on-campus programs to be present and attending classes from the first day of the semester. Students who must arrive later than the first day of the semester should notify the Enrollment department (miis@middlebury.edu) and the Associate Dean of Academic Operations (tmthomas@middlebury.edu). In exceptional circumstances, late arrivals may be considered. In general, the last day to arrive for in-person classes is the first day of the second week of the semester.

Visit the Academic Calendar for specific term dates and information.