A crowd cheers at Middlebury's homecoming football game.

Join us for Homecoming!
October 30, 2021

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Come Home to Middlebury

Come home to Middlebury for Homecoming on October 30! We’ve been hard at work thinking of ways to celebrate together in the safest way possible.

Cheer on the Panthers as they take on Bowdoin in football and Hamilton in volleyball. We’ll likely have teams in the NESCAC or NCAA playoffs that weekend too. Take a stroll around campus or hike the Trail Around Middlebury. Get a panoramic autumn view from Snake Mountain of Lake Champlain and the valley; enjoy the late fall harvest at the Knoll. Hang out with old friends and meet alumni from across the generations.

All plans are subject to change based on Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines. Visit this webpage to confirm we are going ahead as planned, and check the Middlebury Calendar of Events and Athletics Calendar in late October to see the most up-to-date schedules. Make sure to read through the Athletics Spectator Policy so you’re best prepared to cheer on each Panther squad.

Guests on campus are not permitted to stay in dormitories due to the Visitor Policy.

We look forward to seeing you!

Vaccinations Required

To ensure the health and safety of our community, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all visitors to campus must be fully vaccinated. Please register to let us know that you are planning to attend Homecoming and that all eligible members of your party are fully vaccinated. Children under age 12 may accompany their vaccinated family members. You may be asked for vaccination verification while on campus. Please visit the Campus Status web page for the most up-to-date information about requirements on campus.

This year, most Homecoming activities will be held outdoors. For any indoor events, or any time you enter a campus building, you must wear a well-fitted face covering. 

Lodging and Dining in Middlebury

As is always the case this time of year, lodging options in and around Middlebury are tight. For help finding a spot, head over to our list of local hotels.

The pandemic has resulted in staffing issues for restaurants across the country, and establishments in Middlebury are no different. Many of our local restaurants are dealing with limited service hours and longer wait times because of a shortage of staff.

We suggest that you plan ahead if you want to eat out, knowing also that each restaurant is doing its best to keep service as smooth as possible. If you find that you cannot secure a reservation, or that lines at restaurants are too long, there are a number of great options for picking up food to go, including Hannaford and Shaw’s.

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