The Old Stone Mill and Annex are spaces for student creators, entrepreneurs, and artists of all kinds.

We invite you to create. Build a canoe, code a website, edit an academic journal, record your music, test business models, write a book, design clothing, hold a book club meeting, teach pottery, have dinner with strangers, dance, quilt, photograph portraits, rehearse plays.

The premise is simple. We give you space, you do what you want. All we ask is that your project be nonacademic and self-designed.

Email us at oldstonemill@middlebury.edu or check out our website for more information and a current application.

The Old Stone Mill

The Old Stone Mill, formerly located beside Otter Creek at the heart of downtown Middlebury, is now on 82 Weybridge Street, closer to campus.

It acts as an incubator for both entrepreneurial startups and creative projects. The Old Stone Mill intentionally holds no academic affiliation with the projects of its tenants. This is a space where creators and innovators of Middlebury College can come together under one roof to share new ideas, explore creative passions, and collaborate in a supportive environment.

The deadline to apply for early admission and access is Friday, September 16, 2022.  Additional applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are accepted, there will be required orientation for use of 82 Weybridge Street.

The Annex

The Annex is an additional space on campus located in the Ridgeline View area, also affiliated with the Old Stone mill. Current Annex tenants include the Middlebury Tea Club and The Studio.

“Since its founding in 2017, Middlebury College Tea Club has grown to over 100 student members. This is all thanks to the OSM Annex, which has proved to be the perfect space for us to establish our student-run teahouse. Layers of paint on the walls tell the stories of students who came before us. Though we are constantly reshaping it - painting it, building, deconstructing, reimagining - to make it our own, we also appreciate the messy and mysterious history of this space we have come to love so much. If you’re free on a Sunday afternoon, come on by for a pot of Lapsang Souchong, a fresh bowl of matcha, (or whatever of our many teas interests you) and make yourself at home!” - Ivy Geiliker ‘19.5

Current and Past Tenants

Share to Wear was able to host pop-up shops in the M Gallery space. Check out its Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/sharetowear.midd/?hl=en 

JoyRyde launched in 2015! Check out the article: Miles to Go: JoyRyde App Rewards Safe ‘Ryders

The Dream Bus completed it’s 2015 cross-country journey! Check out its creative journey here: http://www.dreambus.org 

The Middlebury band and Old Stone Mill tenant, Alpenglow, produced a three-part series of sessions at OSM. Watch the video:

Alpenglow “Shout It Out,” at Old Stone Mill
Filmed by: Dylan Redford and Alec Richker
Edited by: Elori Kramer

Applying

 For Early Admission and Access: Submit this application by Friday, September 16, 2022.   Applications will continue to be considered on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. 

If you have any problems, questions, or a funny story to tell, feel free to contact us at oldstonemill@middlebury.edu.

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Innovation Hub
132 Blinn Lane
Middlebury, VT 05753