Curriculum and Registration
The newest version of the curriculum is available online. There are a few time and schedule changes noted under “Changes and Updates” at the beginning of the document.
You may also review your course schedule for the spring term. Log in using your Bennington webmail username and password and then select “Student Schedule.” Make sure the courses listed are those you intend to take. Also, prior to the first day of classes on February 20, please check your classroom assignments again in case they have changed.
For those of you who wish to add or drop classes, you may do so starting February 19 during the afternoon advising and registration period in faculty offices from 2:00 to 5:00 pm; the relevant forms will be available in the Dean’s Office the morning of February 19. If you were placed on a waitlist for a class, please contact the instructor to inquire as to the status of the waitlist. You may add courses through March 1, and drop courses through March 6. March 6 is also the last day you may request a letter grade for one or more of your courses.
Course Materials and Bookstore
Spring 2013 books and course materials are available at the Virtual Bookstore site. Order all your books at the site and have them shipped directly to the campus Bookstore.
Virtual Bookstore site orders will be available for pick up at the campus Bookstore on February 15. In addition the Bookstore will be open February 16–18 (Presidents' Day).
Returns can be processed on the Virtual Bookstore site or in the campus Bookstore. The Bookstore will help ship your returns back for a full credit at no cost to you. Please bring a print copy of your return receipt. All returns need to occur by March 6, or within 21 days from the original shipping date—whichever is later.
Books and course materials should be ordered from the Virtual Bookstore site. Specific exceptions are listed on the site under your course information. It is the student’s responsibility to have needed course materials the first day of class.
Also, the Business Office will issue vouchers for students who would like to purchase their course materials using funds from the Bennington Card, bookstore gift certificates, student refund checks, or personal check. Simply call the Business Office at 802-440-4458 (x4458 on campus) to start the process.
The Virtual Bookstore is secure, fast, easy, and available 24/7. If you have questions or need assistance with ordering, please call MBS Customer Service at 800-325-3252. For other questions, call the Bookstore directly at 802-440-4361 (x4361 on campus) or check the FAQs at the Campus Bookstore site.
Faculty Comings and Goings: 2013
- Spring 2013 | Visiting faculty, new and returning: Sarah Amos, printmaking; Ben Anastas, literature; Ione Beauchamp, dance; Josh Blackwell, painting; Clint Bruce, French; Andromache Chalfant, design; Michael Cohen, conflict resolution; Chris Edwards, drama; Beth Goodman, environmental studies; John Gould, literature; Camille Guthrie, literature; Stephen Higa, history; Dan Hofstadter, literature; Dorothea Lasky, literature; Theresa Morris, philosophy; Joe Mundt, mathematics; Rebecca Ossorio, CCT; Peter Pagnucco, conflict resolution; Michael Reardon, mathematics; Adam Rokhsar, technology; Michael Rolleigh, political economy/economics; Guy Snover, technology; Jim Voorhies, art history; Gwen Welliver, dance; Liz White, photography; Mark Zelcer, philosophy. You can view their bios here.
- Spring 2013 | Returning from sabbatical or leave: Scott Lehrer, Amie McClellan, Allen Shawn.
- Spring 2013 | Going on sabbatical or leave: Thorsten Dennerline, Karen Gover, Dina Janis, Andrew McIntyre, Carol Pal, Sue Rees, Andy Spence, Paul Voice. Becky Godwin will be on a Bennington Studies Leave.
- Fall 2013 | Going on sabbatical or leave: Ron Cohen, Karen Gover, Mirka Prazak, Tim Schroeder. Nick Brooke will be on a Bennington Studies Leave.
Grants and Fellowships
Noelle Everett Murphy, Assistant Director for Academic Services, will be hosting a series of informational sessions on the major national fellowships this term; if you’re at all interested in traveling for further study, applying to graduate school, landing a prestigious fellowship, or seeking funding to pursue independent work or research, you should plan to attend! (These sessions will be particularly applicable to second-term juniors, who may want to apply for post-grad opportunities.) And, as always, feel free to stop by the office (Barn 120A) to talk with Noelle about your interests and goals and the fellowship options that might be a good fit for you.
- Students returning from study abroad: A study abroad re-entry meeting will be held on March 7, noon–1:30 pm, Barn 238. We hope you can all attend! As you know, official transcripts are due on February 10. If you are uncertain about the status of your transcript and transfer credit, please contact Krista Raven. Transcripts should be sent to the attention of Krista Raven.
- Students studying abroad Spring 2013: Once you have settled in and registered for classes abroad, you will need to send your contact information and course registration to Kendra Ericson. Please continue to check your Bennington email address for updates from the College.
- Students planning to study abroad: If you are planning to go abroad for the Fall 2013 term, make an appointment with Kendra Ericson. If you are thinking about studying abroad for the Spring 2014 term, please plan to attend the Study Abroad Information Session on March 12, 1:00–2:00 pm, Barn 238.
Once the term begins, look for more updates and information in the Dean’s Office Academic Minute, a newsletter that launched in the final weeks of the fall term.