The staff of the Scott Center.
Left to right: Administrative Coordinator Ellen Blackmer McKay; Associate Chaplain and Rabbi Danielle Stillman; Director, Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life, and Chaplain of the College Mark Orten; Associate Chaplain and Muslim Advisor Saifa Hussain.

Welcome Class of 2024!

The Scott Center is the hub of spiritual life on campus. It’s the place where students gather to explore big questions, celebrate together, find time to reflect, and enjoy social time with other students from all walks of life. This ranges from students who do not identify religiously at all, finding the Scott Center to be a radically hospitable and relaxing place to be, to students who are hoping to delve deeply into one or more spiritual traditions while at college.

Everyone is welcome!

Click Play above to see a video welcome from our staff.

We can’t wait to meet you and hope you can come to one of our Orientation virtual events. You’ll have a chance to meet many of the students who lead the various spiritual and religious groups on campus, ask questions of them and our staff, and start to get a sense of how spirituality thrives at Middlebury. Invitations to these events are in your inboxes.

Monday, August 24 1:00–2:00 p.m. Live Zoom drop-in for Christian families
Monday, August 24 4:00–5:00 p.m. Live Zoom drop-in for all families
Monday, August 31 5:00–6:00 p.m. Live Zoom drop-in for Jewish families
Tuesday, September 1 5:00–6:00 p.m. Live Zoom drop-in for Muslim families

If we can help make this semester a smooth transition and these years a successful and fulfilling part of your life’s journey, please do not hesitate to let us know. Please give us a call at (802) 443-5626.  

We look forward to meeting you and being a part of your life at Middlebury College.

Peace and Blessings,

Mark R. Orten, Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life
Rabbi Danielle Stillman, Associate Chaplain
Saifa Hussain, Associate Chaplain and Muslim Advisor
Ellen Blackmer McKay, Program Coordinator

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Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life
Hathaway House
135 South Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-5626