Cases of COVID-19 are decreasing in the state of Vermont. However, COVID-19 is still present in our community and the presence of more infectious COVID-19 variants has been confirmed at other Vermont campuses. It is therefore essential that we all continue the required health and safety practices needed to minimize exposure to and spread of the virus while vaccination of our community continues.

Updated May 13, 2021
10:00 AM

Activity/Service Current Status Date and Time Updated

Athletic Facilities

Indoor athletic facilities open by reservation for students only. For additional information and to make your reservations, check HERE. Outdoor facilities, such as the track, tennis courts and paddle tennis courts are not open to anyone other than students. The golf course and the TAM are open to the public.

April 29,
5:00 PM

Building Access and Capacities

Students’ access cards will open only the residence hall where they live and their assigned laundry location. 

Residential space capacity is N+2 (N is the number of residents (not beds) of the room, suite, townhouse). Only close contacts of all residents who are present may visit. In cases where the resident has other roommate(s) present, individuals who enter a residential space must be close contacts of everyone present.

Use of public or shared space, such as residential hall hallways, lounges and tents, must follow any posted capacity or gathering size restriction (whichever is lower), and physical distancing must be maintained.

April 1, 2021

Classes and Research

In-person classes underway; student access to academic buildings is allowed. Additional information is HERE.

March 12, 2021
2:00 PM

Close Contacts

Minimizing your close contacts reduces your risk of exposure. You may have up to six mutually agreed upon close contacts at this time. Close contacts are people with whom you may interact and relax precautions within private spaces only. Remember that roommates with whom you share a bedroom must be among your close contacts. Clear communication within close contact groups is essential to protect one another’s health and safety.

See the close contacts section of the Spring Campus Guide for additional information.

March 4, 2021
1:00 PM


Students may use any dining hall they wish.

Some in person seating available in dining halls. Physical distancing is required when eating with others, including close contacts. 

When eating with others, choose a location that allows for physical distancing in order to minimize the chance of transmission.

April 30, 2021
12:00 PM

Face Coverings

Well-fitting face coverings are required except in the following circumstances:  

  • In private spaces where all individuals present are close contacts of one another. Any such gathering must include no more participants than the space occupancy permits or up to six close contacts, whichever is lower.  
  • When alone or with only your roommate in your bedroom. 
  • When attending to personal hygiene needs in the bathroom. 
  • When eating in an appropriately physically distanced location.
  • When exercising outside alone.
March 4, 2021
1:00 PM
Gathering and Event Sizes

Indoor Gatherings
Any informal indoor social gatherings must be comprised entirely of students who are all close contacts of one another and comply with any applicable room occupancy limits.

Outdoor Gatherings On Campus
If choosing to interact outdoors with individuals who are not your close contacts, the lowest risk approach is do so on campus in small groups (no more than 10 people) with physical distancing of at least six feet and face coverings. Larger outdoor gatherings, particularly at night, at off campus locations are not allowed at this time.

The maximum sizes of events approved by the COVID Event Review Team increase to 50 people for indoor events and 75 for outdoor events. In addition, food and/or drink will be permitted at approved outdoor events. Event submissions may begin now for review and approval by the COVID Event Review Team.

Tents with walls are considered indoor spaces.

May 13, 2021


Libraries open. Check the schedule for hours.

March 4, 2021
1:00 PM

Meetings with Faculty and Staff In-Person

Meetings may take place outdoors and/or depending on individual office and department exposure control plans. Contact the offices directly. March 4, 2021
1:00 PM

Recreational Facilities

The entire Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) is now open to both students and the public. 

The Ralph Myhre Golf Course is open. Students are welcome to reserve tee times online.

Students are welcome to use trails at Rikert Nordic Center and the Snow Bowl (closed for season). See the Travel section below.

April 8, 2021
2:30 PM

Student Employment

In-person work on campus may begin when a student receives a negative Day 7 test result. Students must follow the exposure control plans of involved offices and departments. 

In-person employment in town is permitted for fully vaccinated students who have uploaded proof of vaccination to their student health portal. Email to inform us of your in-town employment.

May 6, 2021
3:00 PM


Targeted Dynamic Testing is in progress.

Students refer to the student testing schedule for the most up to date information and link to book a testing appointment.

*Per CDC guidance, students who received a positive test within the past 90 days and who are working with the health center remain exempt from testing.

Employees who receive a targeted dynamic testing invitation from may book an appointment using the link provided in the invitation.

April 23, 2021


Follow guidance for Traveling Safely with others.

Students may travel within the state of Vermont for essentials and recreation. Outdoor dining and takeout are permitted at restaurants; indoor dining is not permitted at this time.

Outdoor recreation, including biking, hiking, walking, and running, is allowed off campus within the state of Vermont. No overnight outings or off-campus outdoor gatherings are permitted at this time.

On-campus students are permitted to visit their designated close contacts living in off campus housing only if all residents of the off campus housing are on-campus learners (not LOA or fully remote, or a mix). All persons present must be close contacts, and gathering size rules still apply.  

With the exception of day trips as described above, any student off-campus travel requiring an overnight stay or requiring travel outside the state of Vermont requires prior approval from the Office of the Dean of Students. Email to request approval.

Employees must follow current VTDOH Travel Guidance.

Volunteer and community engagement work permitted as noted below.

Outdoor pursuits, led by trained leaders and supervised and approved in advance by Middlebury Outdoor Programs, including overnight camping within Addison County, are permitted. Go/outdoors to see what is being offered.

Read the latest policy on institutional travel.

May 13 2021
10:00 AM

Visitors and Deliveries

No visitors are permitted on campus, with the exception of essential service providers and limited in-person tours for admitted students. 

Contactless deliveries are permitted at the designated delivery points (75 Shannon Street and Hillcrest Road by the cemetery entrance).

April 26, 2021
2:30 PM
Volunteer Work and Community Engagement

Possible with prior approval. Submit proposals at go/offcampustravel

March 25, 2021
2:00 PM