Imagination, daring, and impossibly high ambition — these are the
qualities that connect each successive generation of alumni. The Office
of Alumni Relations provides ways for you to stay connected, to one
another and to the College. Learn more about the benefits and services available to you as a valuable member of the Bennington
In her inaugural year, President Mariko Silver invites alumni and parents to meet with her in cities across the country. More information and registration details here.
How would you describe Bennington in three words? What do you want every Bennington student to learn? Lend your experience and share your aspirations for Bennington to help inform a future vision statement through answering the questions here.
Holly Block '80 was awarded the inaugural Dr. Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award. Read more.
Where she was happiest: “At Bennington.” Donna Tartt ’86 with some of her favorite classmates before her reading in Wellesley, MA, on November 1. Thanks to Paula Powers ’86 for hosting a great evening!
Suzanne Brundage ’08 was recently featured on the Harvard School of Public Health’s website. In the article, she talks about her decision to pursue a graduate degree at HSPH and reflects on the American healthcare system. Read the full piece.
The St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals’ Center for Comprehensive Care (CCC) will soon become The Spencer Cox Center for Health. The Center has been renamed in honor of Spencer Cox ’90 and will serve as a lasting tribute to his pioneering contributions to the AIDS activism movement.
Join us on campus for the inauguration of President Mariko Silver on April 26. More details on weekend programming and registration information.
You are cordially invited to join French faculty member Stephen Shapiro for a weekend of events in Paris. April 11 is a walking tour of Marais (meet outside the Saint-Paul Metro Station at 3:00 pm), April 12 is cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 5:00–7:00 pm at the home of Alexandra Hughes ’73, and on April 13 join Stephen at the Henri Cartier-Bresson photography exhibition at the Centre Pompidou (meet at 1:00 pm in front of the museum bookshop). Email us for more information or to register.
The Room Tone Festival, to be held on campus, is four days of performances, talks, and installations on the theme of space and sound as inspired by composer Henry Brant, the pioneer of “spatial music” and member of the Bennington faculty for two decades. Information and updates.
More than 300 alumni returned to campus last week representing the classes of 1943 to 2013. And as it is so often the case, what it is to be back at Bennington defies articulation but is most evident in the experience of being here. This video captures some of the experience, the programs, the people who came back and found everyone they needed here. See more from the weekend!
Jonathan Lethem ’86 recently published a new novel, Dissident Gardens. You can hear him discuss his work on NPR with Terry Gross.
Huge congratulations to Mike Rugnetta ’06 for nabbing the Webby award for “Best Web Personality/Host” for hosting PBS’ web show Idea Channel. If you haven’t already seen an episode, check out the trailer below and remember to subscribe.
Visit our online store to purchase Bennington swag items.
The Virginia Todahl Davis '40 Alumni House is available for use by Bennington College alumni and other College guests throughout the year.
Restaurants, accommodations, and local attractions—check them out!