Even as we welcome students to our first-ever fully remote semester, with all of the preparation and adaptation that change has required, many of you are now dealing with the direct consequences of major fires now raging in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, and elsewhere in the state.
The 2020–2021 academic year at the Middlebury Institute will start with remote instruction throughout the fall. We will bring students back to campus in 2021, if we can do so safely. The academic calendar will not change. Classes will begin on August 24.
I am writing to let you know about a decision we have made regarding the course registration schedule for fall 2020. Given COVID-19 and how fluid the situation is, we will open registration for fall courses later than usual. I will share more details with you when they become available.
We are writing to address a number of areas of concern that have been brought to us, decisions we have made regarding academic work for the remainder of the semester, and a number of resources that we hope you will find helpful.
Dear Institute Faculty: Effective at 5PM today, Tuesday, March 17, the Institute will be closed indefinitely, due to the likelihood of a “shelter in place” order by Monterey County. All but a few “essential” employees will be required to work remotely.