Remote winter term (J-term) begins on January 19 and ends on February 12. Spring semester begins remotely for all students on February 24. In-person classes may convene after the completion of Day 7 testing for all students and as campus health conditions allow. There will be scheduled days off for students and faculty during the spring semester as indicated on the academic calendar. If conditions of the pandemic demand that we adjust the academic calendar, we will notify the Middlebury community.
This spring, 53 percent of courses will have some in-person component, and half of those will be conducted entirely in person. Please consult the spring 2021 online course schedule for courses and modalities. Registration for spring courses begins January 27. Visit the Office of the Registrar web page for information and resources on spring courses and registration.
Note: A number of courses taught online by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) have been included in the spring course schedule. The spring MIIS courses follow a different calendar. Information is available here.
Students registered as in-person learners who wish to transition to remote status prior to the first day of classes should submit this form.
In-person students who wish to transition to remote status after the start of the semester may do so by contacting their dean via email.
Incoming new students who have questions about remote study may connect with a student life dean by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that students with in-person classes who later wish to transition to remote study may do so, with the understanding that it may not be feasible to participate in all in-person classes remotely. For this reason, dropping classes could be necessary, which in turn could affect students’ progress toward graduation.
Our highest priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our students. Many of our Schools Abroad have been canceled for spring 2021. Visit the Middlebury Schools Abroad Health and Safety web page for the most up-to-date information about program status. Students who were planning to participate in these programs have been notified and provided information about alternative options. Staff in the Office of International Programs are available to meet with students to discuss study abroad plans for future semesters.
Academic Support and Advising
During the spring semester, Middlebury will continue to provide the same kinds of academic support that students have come to expect, although a number of processes and formats have been modified because of the pandemic. As usual, this academic support includes first-year seminar advising, advising for returning students, writing consultations and support, subject tutoring, time management consultations and study strategies support, and consultations with research librarians. This spring, all Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR) appointments and tutoring sessions will be offered virtually, as will library consultations and appointments.
Academic support available in 2020–21 also includes access to specialized facilities and materials, including use of the library’s collections and services. Remote access to facilities and materials will be provided whenever possible, but some services are only available to those students who are studying in person.
Library Services and Resources
Middlebury’s libraries will be open to faculty, students, and staff once arrival testing is complete and in-person classes have started. In order to ensure the safety of patrons and library staff, the libraries will continue to have reduced seating capacity, temporary limits on access to the stacks, 100 percent online reserves, book scanning services via Interlibrary Loan, and curbside delivery for print materials. Online services remain available.
Visit the library homepage, go.middlebury.edu/library, for information about library services, hours, resources, and how to contact a librarian.
All classrooms have been adjusted to reduce density and allow for physical distancing. Also, a small number of other spaces might be converted to teaching spaces. A COVID-19 Safety Max Occupancy is posted at each classroom.