Bread Loaf offers many avenues for student support, both during the summer and the academic year.

Mentoring

During the academic year, veteran Bread Loaf students are available to answer questions for students new to the school or any of its campuses. A Students of Color group meets weekly at our campuses for peer mentoring and support. Contact Dana Olsen to be connected with a mentor.

Libraries and Technology

Students enjoy access to library and computer facilities on each campus. Though each campus has a computer lab, we encourage students to bring their own computers, if possible. In Vermont, most dorms and common spaces have wireless capabilities. In New Mexico and in Oxford, student rooms have either wireless or direct Ethernet connections. All Bread Loaf students can connect with each other through BreadWeb, our communications and engagement hub.

Ken Macrorie Writing Centers

Each Bread Loaf campus offers a writing center staffed by trained Bread Loaf students. Peer readers at each center offer students rich opportunities to develop discipline-specific writing skills in the context of their summer work. The centers were established in honor of Ken Macrorie, a leader in the field of writing and education.

Bread Loaf Teacher Network

Supported by an exceptional team of Bread Loaf faculty, administrators, and peers, the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) helps members develop powerful classroom and community projects based on their Bread Loaf studies. This creates opportunities for their own students to take the lead as resources and advocates for social and educational equity and excellence.

BreadWeb

BreadWeb is a gathering place for enrolled students, faculty, staff, and Bread Loaf Teacher Network members. BreadWeb is an optional portal that will allow the Bread Loaf community to find one another and key tools at a click, and to participate in public and private groups. A website and app, BreadWeb allows members to form interest groups, share resources, and make digital connections both before and during the summer.