Your campus email address is the primary way we communicate with you, so please check it often.


New Faces

A new group of xxx students will join us on campus this fall. Together, first-year and transfer students represent xx states and xx countries—((updates?)) Albania, Mali, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Norway, Botswana, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Palestine, Cameroon, Portugal, Canada, Russia, China, Serbia, Colombia, South Africa, Denmark, South Korea, Egypt, Syria, Guatemala, Turkey, Hungary, United Kingdom, India, Vietnam, Malawi, and the United States. We look forward to welcoming them warmly to Bennington.

New on Campus

((is this where we might announcement new credit-card payment option or elsewhere?))

Arriving on Campus/Opening of School

Houses open for returning students at noon on August 30. Students arriving in Bennington before August 30 will not be permitted on campus and must find alternate overnight accommodations. We thank you in advance for planning your arrival accordingly.

Key Pick-Up

  • All keys for returning undergraduates will be in your room in your Coffee Hour mug.
  • Please be sure to check with your parent/sponsor that your account has been paid accordingly (you can check your account online in the student portal, Populi). For information or with any account questions, contact Michelle Rollins (802-440-4353; campus x4353).

    Beginning-of-Term Schedule

    In addition to what is listed below, please check out the web calendar for information about events scheduled for the upcoming academic year and the academic calendar. Audition information for language, music, drama, and dance can be found online.

    August 30 (Sunday)

    • 11:00 am–noon | Brunch, Dining Hall
    • Noon | Houses open for returning students
    • 5:30 pm | Dinner, Dining Hall
    • 7:30 pm | Faculty Works
    • 10:00 pm | Open Mic Night; DownCafé

    August 31 (Monday)

    • 2:00–3:45 pm | Advising and registration, faculty offices
    • 4:00 pm | Convocation, Usdan Gallery
    • 8:00 pm | Student Works Performance, Martha Hill Dance Studio

    September 1 (Tuesday)

    • Classes begin (beginning of MATSL NRT 1 & 2)

    September 3 (Thursday)

    • 5:00 pm | Student Involvement Fair, Commons Lawn

    September 4 (Friday)

    • 8:00 pm | PAC Presents: Bennington Block Party, Commons Lawn (Rain Location, Student Center)

    September 6 (Sunday)

    • 10:00 pm | First Coffee Hour

    September 7 (Monday)

    • Labor Day | Some administrative offices closed

    September 25–27

    • Family Weekend

    October 16-19

    • Long Weekend

    November 25-29

    • Thanksgiving break

    December 11

    • Last day of classes

    December 12

    • First and Second Streets (Colonial) houses close at 4:00 pm

    December 13

    • Third Street (Barnes and Woo) houses close at 4:00 pm

    December 24–January 1

    • Winter break: Administrative offices closed

    Albany to Bennington Transportation