What are the most popular student activities/groups?
The social life at Middlebury can at times be incredibly frustrating. Because they are allowing their social house system to disintegrate and are not offering fun (and non-sober) alternatives, the students often find that there is not much to do on the weekends besides hang with small groups of their friends in the dorms.
In terms of the theater and music, I have to say that there are always great shows to see and that the theater department does a great job of keeping students interested. The Zoo, which is a student theater, almost always has something going on on the weekends, which gives the artsy folk a nice outlet.
The sports scene is also a great one, but sometimes exclusive. When visiting other schools, like Bates, for example, I found myself hanging with athletes and non-athletes at the same party, but such is not the case at Midd. Oftentimes, the sports parties are strictly sports parties and non-athletes are not very welcome.