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Checkout Time

The Key Room has been moved to Buildings & Grounds (near Meyer Recreation Barn).

  • Undergraduates | Friday, May 30, noon: If you are leaving between noon and 1:30 pm, you may wait in Commons, as long as you have checked out of your room and returned your key to the Key Room. The Dining Hall will be open for lunch. Note: Campus Safety will make their usual rounds through the houses. Students who are not graduating and are not on the late checkout list will be fined $100 for each two-hour period that they have stayed past the checkout deadline, with fines totaling up to $300.
  • Undergraduates with an approved late checkout | Saturday, May 31, 2:00 pm: If you plan to stay after noon on Friday, May 30, you must complete a Late Checkout Application by Friday, May 23, at 5:00 pm. Students working during Commencement are required to fill out the Late Checkout Application, as well. The cost to remain on campus for students not working during Commencement is $75, and can be paid in the Office of Student Life with cash, a check, or with your Bennington Card. This fee is used to offset staffing costs, rooming, and to cover the following meals in the Dining Hall: dinner on Friday, May 30, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, May 31.
  • Graduates | Sunday, June 1, noon

Return Your Keys

Before you leave, lock your door and return your key to the locations listed below. You will recieve an electronic receipt via email by June 12. If you leave campus without returning your key, you will be billed $50 for lock replacement. Mailed keys must be postmarked by June 12 to avoid this fee.

  • Wednesday-Friday, June 3–6: Barn 100, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • All Other Times: Campus Safety

Note: The College cannot assume any responsibility or liability for property left in student rooms, suites, or house common areas after the closing dates listed above. Items left in rooms are considered abandoned property and, as such, will either be donated to local charities or discarded.

Questions about Storage

On Campus

  • Can I leave my car on campus over the summer? Yes. Stop by Campus Safety before Wednesday, May 28, to apply for a long-term vehicle parking permit. If approved, you will be assigned a designated spot in the Ohio Lot.
  • Do I really have to move all of my stuff out of my room and my house? Yes, absolutely. Remove all of your belongings from closets, desks, and dresser drawers. Note: Any items found in rooms during room checks, including bicycles, will be disposed of at the College’s discretion.
  • Should I empty my locker or studio? Yes. Any items on campus in lockers or studios must be removed by the end of the term, unless an arrangement has been made with the appropriate technician or staff member. Note: Any items left, including bicycles, will be donated to local charities or disposed of.

Off Campus

  • Green Mountain Self Storage: 802-447-2319
  • Shaftsbury Self Storage: 802-442-5612