Welcome to the Scott Center.

From spaces to funding to connections within the larger community, the Scott Center provides resources for the education of the whole person.  Click on the resource list to the left to learn more.

Visit Us!

Exterior view of the Scott Center on South Street

The Scott Center is at 46 South Street, next door to the Community Engagement interest house. See a walking map. It provides a warm, spacious and wheelchair-accessible home for celebrations, meetings and gatherings of all kinds. The house is vegetarian only, so that everyone feels comfortable sharing the kitchen and equipment. We provide the following:

  • full kitchen with industrial dishwasher
  • large dining room that comfortably seats groups of up to 18
  • meditation room
  • screen porch with Adirondack chairs in the good weather
  • sunny deck
  • comfortable living room that seats groups up to 15
  • fully handicapped accessible

Campus groups are welcome to schedule meetings and events here; please fill out and submit our Request to Schedule Use of 46 South Street Facilities, at least TWO FULL WORK DAYS IN ADVANCE. Contact Ellen McKay Jewett at emckay@middlebury.edu if you have questions. You will need to come in prior to your first scheduled meeting to get an overview of the facility.

The Crest Room 

The Crest Room in the McCullough Student Center is our new on-campus location. Features include the following:

  • big round table upstairs in the balcony that seats 12
  • balcony lounge area with upholstered furniture
  • meditation cushions
  • fridge, microwave, convection oven (but no sink)

The Crest Room is used by various student groups for religious observance, so we have a few guidelines we ask you to follow when you are here:

  • Please remove your shoes as this is a shoeless space.
  • Please do not bring food in without staff supervision.

Contact Ellen McKay Jewett at emckay@middlebury.edu if you are interested in scheduling your gathering.  

Current Schedule

Mondays 8:30–8:45 a.m. Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation
Tuesdays 8:30–8:45 a.m.
2–4 p.m.
7–9:30 p.m.
Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation
Humanist Chaplain Bill Vitek Office Hours
Qur’an Reading Circle
Wednesdays 8:30–8:45 a.m.
12:10–12:30 p.m.
4:30–5:30 p.m.
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation
Wakeful Wednesdays with Mark Orten
The SlowDown
Christian Fellowship Apologetics Small Group
Thursdays 8:30–8:45 a.m.
9–11 a.m.
Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation
Mark Orten Office Hours
Fridays 8:30–8:45 a.m.
1–3 p.m.
7–8:45 p.m.
Weekday Morning Sitting Meditation
Jumma Prayers
RevIVal Large Group Meeting
Sunday 8–9 p.m. Hindu Student Association

Religious Housing Accommodation

Use this form to request housing accommodation for religious reasons. Once submitted, a staff member from The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life will contact you to arrange for an in-person conversation to discuss your request.

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