Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences 2022

Updated on 04/25/22

As we plan to welcome participants and faculty back to the Bread Loaf campus, the health and safety of our entire community continues to be our highest priority. Scientific research tells us that the vaccination and booster of the vast majority of our community will provide the best possible protection against COVID-19.

As always, Middlebury College will continue to be guided by science and the latest conditions. Middlebury is monitoring state and federal COVID-19-related guidance and local and regional health conditions, including local health system capacity, cases in the broader community, and variants of concern.

As we approach the upcoming conferences, staff will continue to work with Middlebury’s COVID Operations team to determine the protocols that will be in place for this summer. At this time, we are requiring proof of vaccination to attend the conferences and planning on a mask-optional campus environment. We are sharing final protocols with Bread Loafers for the June conferences in a health pledge document that all will read and sign.

We understand that participants may have questions about housing on the Bread Loaf campus. Bread Loafers should be aware that housing is shared, and we anticipate the conferences running at their usual capacity. Most rooms on the Bread Loaf campus are doubles. Bathrooms are shared by floor including some floors that offer a gender-neutral bathroom option. Some of the shared bathrooms can be locked for individual use.

Participants who would like to be guaranteed a single may arrange to stay in off-campus housing. In this case, it’s possible to pay for tuition only; it’s also possible to pay for tuition and board for those who wish to stay off campus and have meals provided by the conference. See each conference Dates and Fees page for details.

Those who choose to stay off-campus make their housing arrangements and then inform Bread Loaf staff. A list of hotels and other accommodations can be found at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce website. Other resources include Craigslist, AirBnB, and VRBO. Please note that any off-campus lodging will require a vehicle in order to commute to the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton.

Current Middlebury College protocols can be found here:
Middlebury College COVID-19 Updates