Living on campus is a core part of the Middlebury experience. Our residential housing is based on the philosophy that students working together with their roommates, neighbors, and hallmates create a safe and supportive living and learning environment.
New students generally reside in traditional-style rooms (double rooms with a community bathroom(s)) within their first-year communities. First-year residences include Allen, Battell, Hepburn, and Stewart.
As sophomores, students participate in the housing selection process. Students select their roommates and can live in suite-style or traditional rooms (single and double rooms with a community bathroom(s)) based on their randomly assigned selection time. Sophomores are required to live in sophomore communities. Sophomores may also live in Academic or Special Interest Houses starting in their fall term and may live in Social Houses starting in the spring. Sophomore housing includes Coffrin, Gifford, Hadley, Milliken, and Pearsons.
Junior and Senior Living
Junior and senior students may choose from the range of housing options available to them across campus. Students have the opportunity to live in small houses, townhouses, suites, and traditional-style rooms during the housing selection process. All properties that are available will be shared prior to the start of room-selection processes.
Examples of Junior and Senior housing include 99 Adirondack View, LaForce, Forest, Atwater Suites, Painter Hall, and many others.
Juniors and seniors have the option to live in a variety of specialty housing communities. Rising sophomores may also live in Academic or Special Interest Houses starting in their fall term and may live in Social Houses starting in the spring.
Academic or Special Interest Houses
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Queer Studies, Russian, Spanish, Sustainable Design (Insite and Self-Reliance), Food Studies, Intentional Living, Interfaith, Outdoor Interest.
Chromatic, Mill, PALANA, Tavern, Xenia.
Rooms, Suites, Houses, and Townhouses
A wide variety of singles, doubles, suites, apartments, and small houses are available for juniors and seniors through the online room draw.
A limited number of seniors may apply to live off campus in the local community.