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School of Chinese

Arrival Information

Students are expected to arrive on campus on the date provided below. Dormitories will open on the morning of arrival day; early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.

  • Non-degree 8-week session – Friday, June 21
  • Graduate 6-week session – Tuesday, July 2

Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing by email to chineseschool@middlebury.edu, and is granted by the Director of the school only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.

Departure Information

Permission to depart early must be requested in writing by email to chineseschool@middlebury.edu, and is granted by the Director of the school only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.

  • 8-week session – All 8-week classes end at noon on Friday, August 16. You may leave campus Friday after 12:00 p.m.
  • Graduate 6-week session – 6-week classes end on Wednesday, August 14. You may depart anytime after your last class.
  • Commencement will take place on Friday, August 16 at 4:00 p.m.

A student who must leave earlier than the schedule above must obtain prior permission from the Director.

How to Prepare

Please review the Chinese School Summer Site to learn how to prepare for immersion, here: http://chineseschool.middcreate.net/immersion-prep/

Please review the Chinese School Summer Site for the schedule of events during your first few days on campus:

The Betty Ashbury Jones MA '86 School of French

Opening Schedule – Coming in May!
Planning for your Summer – Coming in May!
Placement and Registration Information – Coming in May!
Arrival Information
Dormitories open the morning of the day of arrival as indicated below. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.
·         Intensive 7-week session – Vermont only, Friday, June 28
·         Graduate 6-week session – Vermont only, Tuesday, July 2*
*Note: If you are a first-year MA or graduate non-degree student, please plan to arrive in time for a required meeting and reception to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2.  Please contact coordinator Sheila Schwaneflugel at  sschwaneflugel@middlebury.edu before confirming your travel itinerary if your travel distance will make it unfeasible for you to arrive in time for this meeting. We may be able to arrange for you to be housed on campus Monday evening.
Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of the school only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.
DEPARTURE Information
The final banquet will take place the evening of Thursday, August 15. We welcome all students to participate in this celebratory tradition.
End of Classes:
·         Six-week, graduate-level classes end on Wednesday afternoon, August 14.
·         Seven-week, undergraduate-level classes and exams end on Thursday afternoon, August 15.

Students may leave as soon as their classes and final exams are completed; however we encourage all to remain for the banquet.

A student who leaves earlier than the schedule above without express permission of the Director will receive a grade of WD/F.  

All dormitory rooms must be vacated by Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m.
Graduate Commencement (MA and DML) will take place Friday, August 16 at 4:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall at Mahaney Center for the Arts.  All are invited to attend the ceremony, however tickets will be required and only three tickets will be issued for each graduating student.  Overflow viewing space will be provided.  A reception for all graduates and their guests will follow the ceremony.  Further details will be available in June.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
You may want to bring musical instruments, costumes, one “fancy” outfit for the final banquet and if you’ll perform in the choir concert or musical recital, please consider bringing black pants or skirt, a white shirt and appropriate shoes. Sports equipment and clothing such as soccer cleats, a tennis racket, running gear, golf clubs, light hiking shoes or a bike for getting around campus are also welcome. If you plan to participate in the optional weekend excursion to Montreal, you will need a valid passport (all participants) and a visa for Canada (non-US citizens- check with your Canadian Consulate). Details about the trip will be sent by your coordinator in May.

German School

Opening Schedule – Coming in May!

Online placement exam for 7-week students who applied to a level higher than Beginning German (level 1) –  Coming in May!

Arrival Information:

Dormitories open the morning of the day of arrival as indicated below. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.

  • 7-week session – Friday, June 28
  • Graduate 6-week session – Tuesday, July 2

Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of the school only when warranted under extraordinary circumstances.

Departure Information:
  • 7-week session – Classes end by 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 15
  • 6-week session – Classes end on Wednesday, August 14

Even though students may depart any time after their last class and after they have fulfilled all their obligations for their courses, keep in mind that the closing ceremony and banquet take place on Thursday evening, August 15.

All students must vacate the dorms by Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m.  Students must take all of their belongings with them. Neither the German School nor Middlebury College will be able to store belongings after the dorms close.

A student who leaves earlier than the schedule above without express permission of the Director will receive a grade of WD/F.

Commencement for German graduate students receiving their MA in August 2019 will be on Friday, August 16 at 4:00 p.m.

What SHOULD I BRING?

Consider bringing a musical instrument, athletic gear (such as soccer cleats, tennis racket, running gear), hiking boots, swimwear, and a bike. We will have a couple of themed parties such as a “retro party”, a masquerade party, and possibly an island-themed party, so if you feel inspired, bring an outfit that you might want to wear (it’s not required!). Some students dress up for concerts, the theater performance, and the final banquet. For more information, please see the list of “What to bring to campus” here.

School of Hebrew

Arrival PROCEDURES FOR ALL PROGRAMS

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Arrival Information

Dormitories open the morning of the day of arrival as indicated below. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.

  • Hebrew for Lifelong Learners 3-week session – Friday, June 28
  • Intensive 7-week session – Friday, June 28
  • Graduate 6-week session – Friday, June 28
  • Classical Hebrew 3-week session – Friday, July 26

Permission to arrive late or depart early must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of the school only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.

School of Japanese

Please visit the Middlebury School of Japanese Pre-Arrival website in early April for School specific information and first weekend schedule.

ARRIVAL INFORMATION

Dormitories open after 11am on Arrival Day, Friday, June 21, 2019. Early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.

Please contact Wendy Butler, wbutler@middlebury.edu, well in advance, if you are unable to arrive during the Arrival Center hours of 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Accommodating late arrivals poses logistical challenges for both student and staff.

DEPARTURE INFORMATION

Students may leave on Friday, August 16, after their last class. A student, who leaves earlier, without express permission of the Director, will receive a grade of WD/F.  Please plan to vacate the dorm by Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Portuguese School

 

Opening Schedule – Coming in May!
ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Dormitories open after 11am on Arrival Day, Friday, June 21, 2019. Since dormitories are occupied by other groups shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.
Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of the Portuguese School only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.
DEPARTURE INFORMATION
Students may leave as soon as their classes and final exams are completed; however, there we be a final banquet at the end of the session and we encourage all students to attend this celebratory tradition.

A student who leaves earlier than the schedule above without express permission of the Director will receive a grade of WD/F.  

All dormitory rooms must be vacated by Saturday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
You may want to bring musical instruments, costumes, one “fancy” outfit for the final banquet. Sports equipment and clothing such as soccer cleats, a tennis racket, running gear, golf clubs, light hiking shoes or a bike for getting around campus are also welcome. For more information, please see the “What to bring to campus” here.

The Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian

Arrival Schedule – 8-week program – Coming in May 2019
Arrival Schedule – 6-week program – Coming in May 2019
Arrival Schedule – 1-week refresher – Coming in May 2019
Arrival Schedule – STARTALK – Coming in May 2019

Arrival Information
Dormitories open the morning of the day of arrival as indicated below. Because dormitories are occupied by other groups shortly before the opening of the summer session, early arrivals are not possible, nor are we able to accept luggage sent in advance for storage.
  • 8-week session (all levels) – Friday, June 21
  • 6-week graduate session – Tuesday, July 2
  • 1-week refresher – Sunday, July 28
Permission to arrive late must be requested in writing and is granted by the Director of the school only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances.
DEPARTURE Information

Final exams will be given on Thursday, August 15, and classes will end later that day. On Thursday evening, students, faculty, and staff will attend a closing ceremony and banquet. Students may depart any time after their final exams and must vacate their dorm rooms by noon on Saturday, August 17. Most will depart on Friday, August 16.

A student who leaves earlier than the schedule above without express permission of the Director will receive a grade of WD/F.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Consider bringing a musical instrument, athletic gear, hiking boots, swimwear, a bike, dance shoes, costumes or props for our Russian Fair and Russian Song Night. Some students dress up for concerts, the theater performance, and the final banquet. 

School of Spanish

Arrival Information FOR 6-WEEK GRADUATE PROGRAM
  • Opening schedule to be posted in May 2019
Arrival Information FOR 7-WEEK PROGRAM

KEY DATES:

  • Arrival date – Friday, June 28 
  • Saturday & Sunday – required orientation and testing
  • Classes start – Monday, July 1
  • Last day of class and final banquet – Wednesday, August 14
  • Thursday morning, August 15 – exams
  • Earliest departure is Thursday, August 15 in the afternoon
  • Standard departure is Friday, August 16

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WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

You may want to bring musical instruments, dance shoes or anything else you might use in a talent show or cabaret and some sort of costume for the baile de disfraces, or costume ball.  One or two “fancy” outfits might be worn to concerts and the final banquet.