three students in conversation

The Scott Center sponsors and hosts numerous ongoing events throughout the year.  Join us for any and all that appeal to you, and be sure to check back often to see what’s new and coming up!


starting Sept. 15

High Holidays 2023/5784  

various locations

Every Thursday

SpiritualiTea: A Circle for the Spirit-Curious  

Crest Room, McCullough

tea in white cup with thyme sprig

Curious about spirituality? Join us for tea and exploration! Gather weekly to practice mindfulness and have conversation, facilitated by staff from The Scott Center and the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs.

every Wednesday, starting Sept. 13

The SlowDown  

The Crest Room, McCullough

mango, orange and pink poster with brush applying watercolors

Come enjoy homemade chai and homemade cookies with members of The Scott Center staff as we slow down our pace for a bit of socializing and crafting.  Watercolors, polymer clay, collaging, grown-up coloring books, and beading materials provided!

Every weekday morning, starting Sept. 11

Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation  

Crest Room, McCullough

sunrise with mountains and wetlands

Join us for 15 minutes of silent meditation every weekday morning, led by various staff, faculty, and students.

Every Wednesday during classes

Wakeful Wednesdays  

Crest Room, McCullough

poster with bowl of pebbles

NEW LOCATION!  Join Dean of Spiritual & Religious Life Mark R. Orten for 20 minutes of quiet contemplation with readings and music.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

MiddHumanists: The Virtues of Idleness  

The Crest Room, McCullough Student Center

blue watercolor background with text

Join The Scott Center’s Affiliate Humanist Chaplain, Prof. Bill Vitek, for a conversation about the value of embracing idleness. We’ll be discussing a short (3-page) article by Arthur Brooks, “How to Embrace Doing Nothing,” that appeared in The Atlantic.  Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

Midd Humanists is a community supported by the Scott Center forSpiritual & Religious Life for non-theistic, inquiry-based, and action-centered conversation and celebration.


Wednesday, Sept. 20

Gather Progressive Christian Community -- Exploratory Meeting  

The Crest Room, McCullough Student Center

text against blue rippling water

Gather is a community for the progressive Christian, Christian-curious, Christian-conflicted, agnostic, and generally bewildered. Join Affiliate Christian Chaplain Katie Runde Sanchez for an exploratory meeting with homemade chocolate almond whoopie pies and lavender chamomile tea! 

Fall 2023

Scott Center Orientation Events  

various locations

Take a look at all the ways you can connect with The Scott Center at this fall’s Orientation events!

Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life
46 South Street
Middlebury, VT 05753