Thank you, students, for helping us get off to a good start! Remember that COVID-19 is present in our community, and it is essential that we all continue the safe practices to minimize exposure to and spread of the virus.

Please check this page regularly.
(updated 3/4/2021 1:00pm)

Activity/Service Current Status Date and Time Updated

Athletic Facilities

Indoor athletic facilities open for students only starting March 6. Reservations required. For additional information and to make your reservations, check HERE. 

March 4, 2021
1:00 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+1 (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.


March 4, 2021
1:00 PM

Classes and Research

In-person classes can begin March 5; student access to academic buildings is allowed. Additional information is HERE.

March 4, 2021
1:00 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


Limited in person dining begins March 5. Physical distancing is required when eating with others, including close contacts. 

See this announcement from Dining Services for more information.

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

March 4, 2021
1:00 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

Informal outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted, provided physical distancing is maintained and face coverings are worn.

25-person indoor maximum; 50-person outdoor maximum for events and activities approved in advance through Event Management. Tents with walls are considered indoor spaces.

Currently, no food or drink is allowed at events or gatherings to ensure face coverings can remain on to minimize the possibility of transmission.

March 4, 2021
1:00 PM


Libraries open March 5. 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 for student use only.

Students are welcome to use Rikert Nordic Center and the Snow Bowl free of charge with reservations. See the Travel section below.

March 4, 2021
1:00 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. 

Off-campus employment is not permitted at this time.

March 4, 2021
1:00 PM


Targeted Dynamic Testing is in progress.

All students* will be tested Monday, March 8, and Thursday, March 11. Students must book their testing appointments HERE.

*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.

March 4, 2021
1:00 PM


Follow guidance for Traveling Safely with others.

Starting today, March 4, students may travel to the town of Middlebury for essentials, takeout food, and recreation.

Outdoor recreation, including biking, hiking, walking, and running, is allowed off campus within the town of Middlebury. 

Direct travel to and from the Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center is permitted.

No social gatherings at off-campus residences are permitted due to state requirements around multi-household gathering.  

Any student off-campus travel beyond the town of Middlebury requires prior approval from a student life dean.

Employees must follow current VTDOH Travel Guidance.

No institutional travel is permitted; no use of College vehicle rentals.

March 4, 2021
1:00 PM

Visitors and Deliveries

No visitors except essential service providers are permitted on campus. 

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

Feb. 24, 2021
5:15 PM
Volunteer Work and Community Engagement Due to the state’s rules prohibiting multi-household gatherings, only remote volunteer and community engagement experiences are permitted at this time. March 4, 2021
1:00 PM