Many students describe coming to Bennington as a feeling of "coming home," but the truth is you don't just come home—you actually create home, shaping the community you live in. In this two-minute video tour of Noyes House, one of Bennington's contemporary houses, Rowan Lockery '13 shows off his Nerf Gun collection, the community jigsaw puzzle, and the much-loved upstairs quad.
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Many students describe coming to Bennington as "coming home." But at Bennington, you don't just come home—you create home, shaping the community you live in. In this short video tour of Perkins House, one of Bennington's new houses, Jama McMahon '11 shows off her room, the fireplace in the common area, and the pirate flags, tutus, and other wonderful oddities that decorate the hallways.
Here is Booth House, where Joel Vall Thomas '13 lives. Get a sense of the weekly Coffee Hour meeting, where Booth residents gather, discuss house issues, and occasionally engage in speed cake decorating competitions.
Get to know the flora, fine-art trellises, and dedicated keepers of the Bennington Student Garden, a two-year-old initiative powered by the student-run Bennington Sustainable Food Project.Since filming, this project has grown to 50 active members and moved to a bigger, permanent garden plot. Among the many garden projects are a student-run food co-op cart (called "Coop"), a wood-fired oven, and an herb labyrinth.
In these short video tours, Bennington students take you into their houses, work spaces, favorite stomping grounds, and other places they call home.