Shared Campus

During the session, the Bread Loaf campus is shared by the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference and the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. Each group has its own workshops, lectures, and classes and then comes together to share social hours, meals, and the evening readings. Many of the evening readings in the Little Theatre will feature a faculty member from each program.


If you need to arrange a taxi from the airport or train station, please contact Middlebury Transit (800-388-1002) to give them your arrival and departure information and use the following reservation code: BL2018. This will let them know that you are a Bread Loaf guest and that the fare will be a conference charge.


When you arrive on campus, please look for us in the Bread Loaf Inn Back Office (located at the back of the building). We’ll have your housing information and also your guest folder. The folder will contain details about the conference and also a detailed meeting schedule for you, noting the names of those you’ll be meeting with, along with the day, time, and location for each meeting. The folder will also include the class schedule.


On your departure day, please plan to gather your things together by 9a.m.and either leave them in the corner of your room until you head off campus, or if you like you can bring them over to the Back Office and leave them there. This will give the housekeeping staff the time they need to prepare the room for any incoming guests.


Each guest has a private room, and the bath is usually shared by floor. Please note that some rooms are located on the second and third floors of buildings, and there are no elevators. If you have special needs for medical reasons, please let us know right away, so that we can make arrangements for you. Pillows, sheets, blankets, and towels are provided. Irons are available, and there are coin-operated washing machines and dryers on campus.


If you are new to the conference, create a Middlebury Full Guest Account before you arrive and be sure to have your password with you so you can log in on campus. Your user name will be the email you enter when setting up the account.

If you have taken part in a previous session (within the past couple of years), you will need to use the Middlebury Full Guest Account that you already have in place (it won’t be possible to create a new one). If you no longer have your password, go to the page for setting up an account and select “forgot your password” under the Existing Guest Accounts section. You will then be able to rest your password. Be sure to do this before you arrive and then have that password with you so you can log in on campus. Your user name will be the email you entered when setting up the account.

Once on campus, you may then connect to the Middlebury College Wireless Network (not the Middlebury Guest network).