Returning for Next Term

Ordering Course Materials for Spring Term

Course materials and textbooks for your spring courses will be posted in Bennington College’s academic information system, Populi. Once you have been registered for your courses, you will be able to click on the name of your course, go to the "Info" tab, and see the course materials you will need. Students are encouraged to review these pages, and to order all required course materials from a vendor of their choosing, well before the term begins. Although a limited number of books will be available for each class in the on-campus bookstore, these are primarily intended to facilitate the add/drop process. Required supplies are also listed on the course page in Populi. Course supplies will be in stock in the on-campus bookstore and available for purchase, individually and as course kits, at the beginning of term.

Financial Aid Information

Financial aid documentation for 2018-19 aid is due by April 15, 2018. Please keep that in mind while on your FWT sojourn. Get signatures and required documents while you are homeCheck your My Financial Aid page to ensure you have completed and submitted all documents before the Spring 2018 term begins; your aid cannot be disbursed otherwise. If you have any questions, please contact us by email or phone (802-440-4325).


College housing will reopen for the spring term at noon on Sunday, February 18, 2018. If your on-campus employment requires that you arrive earlier than this date, you must secure permission in advance from the Office of Student Life. Any student who arrives prior to opening without advance permission will be issued a conduct violation and a fine of $200. Students who need housing accommodations prior to their arrival date due to extenuating circumstances should contact If your request is granted, there is a nightly charge for early arrivals. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Storage Information

All items stored in the Bingham basement and in Barnes storage areas must be removed by 9:00 am on Monday, February 26, 2018. Items not removed by this time will be considered abandoned property and will be donated or disposed of accordingly. Storage and cart availability will be posted in Digital Coffee Hour before the beginning of spring term.

Important Dates for Spring 2018

  • Sunday, February 18: New and transfer students arrive, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 18: Houses open for returning students at noon
  • Monday, February 19: Advising for new and transfer students, 1:30-2:00 pm
  • Monday, February 19: Advising and Registration for all students, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 20: Classes begin
  • Refer to the Academic Calendar for other important dates

Albany to Bennington Transportation

Please refer to the extended shuttle schedule for beginning of term.