Updated on 10 31 23

As we plan to welcome participants, faculty, and guests to the Bread Loaf campus this summer, the health and safety of our entire community is our highest priority. Last summer during the June conferences, we experienced zero cases of Covid-19 on campus; during the August conference we experienced an outbreak of 29 cases. 

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences COVID-19 protocols will be in accordance to the policies set by Middlebury College come spring and summer 2024. We will post full details in the time leading up to the notification mailings. Next summer, isolation housing will be available and participants will continue to take part in their workshop remotely via Zoom should they test positive for COVID-19 during the conference(s).

Participant Housing on Campus

Bread Loafers should be aware that housing is shared. Most rooms on the Bread Loaf campus are doubles. Bathrooms are shared by floor. 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 the 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. Other resources include CraigslistAirBnB, and VRBO. Please note that any off-campus lodging will require a vehicle in order to commute to the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton.