The Middlebury Campus

Senior committee looks to on-campus commencement and Senior Week celebration

Conditions permitting, the college plans to conduct a three-to-five day senior celebration in mid-to-late August to replace Senior Week.


April 16, 2020

Plans are already underway for a three-to-five day senior celebration in mid-to-late August to replace Senior Week, CDC guidelines permitting.

Commencement moved to afternoon for Eid al-Fitr

Commencement moved to afternoon for Eid al-Fitr


November 7, 2019

Soyibou Sylla ’20, the president of the Muslim Student Association said he felt “heard, considered and included” after learning of the change.

Goddard Commencement Speech Sparks Debate

By Harry Cramer

October 8, 2014

Comedy icon Jerry Seinfield reportedly receives over 200,000 dollars per graduation speech – a ludicrous sum by most standards. Last Sunday, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s commencement speech at Goddard College of Vermont drew criticism for a different reason: Abu-Jamal is currently serving a life sentence for ...

Nyad to Speak at Commencement

By Emily Singer

April 9, 2014

The College has announced that Diana Nyad will deliver the 2014 commencement address on Sunday, May 25. At the age of 64, Nyad made history last year when she became the first person to swim the 110-mile stretch between Havana, Cuba and Key West, FL without the protection of a shark cage. Nyad will...

Jonathan Safran Foer to Deliver 2013 Commencement Address

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of international best-seller 'Everything is Illuminated.' The class of 2013 read the novel as part of their first-year orientation. (Courtesy / Peter Rigaud)

By Kathryn DeSutter

March 14, 2013

  Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated and other international best-selling works of both fiction and nonfiction, will deliver the commencement address to the class of 2013 on May 26. Safran Foer will also receive a Doctor of Letters degree at the ceremony. Other honora...

Febs Say Farewell on Slopes

By Middlebury Campus

February 12, 2009

On Saturday, Jan. 31, the 123 members of the Class of 2008.5 celebrated the conclusion of their college careers at Mid-year graduation. After attending the celebratory ceremony in Mead Chapel, parents and friends headed over to the Snow Bowl, where the graduating Febs skied, snowboarded and snowshoed ...

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