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2022 All-Class Reunion

REGISTER BY AUGUST 19 FOR $20 OFF REGISTRATION!

Friday September 16, 8:00 am-Sunday September 18, 2:00 pm EDT

The schedule is still in development and subject to change; latest updates will be featured on this website! 

Throughout the weekend

  • Faculty and alumni-led sessions, performances, and readings
  • Crossett Library alumni works display
  • Student-led campus tours
  • Admissions tour and information sessions for children of alumni

Friday

  • 9:00 am-7:00 pm Check In
  • Open Classes
    • 2:10-3:00 pm Dance Intensive: Embodiment, Improvisation, Performance with Levi Gonzalez
    • 2:10-4:00 pm Genres and Forms of Poetry with Michael Dumanis
    • 2:10-4:00 pm Composing for Instruments with Allen Shawn
    • 2:10-5:50 pm Directing II with Kirk Jackson
  • 5:00-7:00 pm Welcome Reception and Art Sale
  • 6:00-8:00 pm Dinner for Students and Alumni in Commons Dining Hall

Saturday

  • 9:00 am 12:00 pm Check in
  • 9:30-10:30 am Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award Ceremony and Presentation 
  • 9:30-10:30 am Breakfast for 50th Reunion and Beyond (must RSVP on registration form)
  • 10:45-11:45 am Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity at Bennington Conversation
  • 12:30-2:00 pm BBQ Lunch on Commons Lawn
  • 2:00-4:15 pm Student / Alumni Interactions
  • 4:30-5:30 pm Dressing the Activist Fashion Show
  • 7:00-9:00 pm All-Class Reunion Dinner Announcement of the Hudas Schwartz Liff ’45 Volunteer Award
  • 9:30-10:30 pm Student and Alumni Bonfire Jam Session

Sunday

  • 8:00-10:00 am Send-off Breakfast
  • 10:00-11:00 am International Alumni and Student Gathering
  • Off-Site outings

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COVID-19 Protocol

Do I need to be vaccinated and boosted to attend reunion?

All Reunion attendees - alums and guests - must be fully vaccinated, boosted and complete the Guest Registration form so that their COVID vaccination card is on file.

Will we need to wear masks?

Indoor masking will be required at all times, except when eating or drinking. 

Registration & Payment

Registration 

How do I register?

Registration is available for Reunion. Register by August 19 to receive the early bird special $20 off your ticket. 

If I didn’t pre-register, can I still attend/

We are excited to welcome guests back to campus after putting in person events on pause due to the pandemic. We are only able to do this with caution and an abundance of advance planning. For this reason, we ask that all guests pre-register. Registration closes on September 9.  

Payment

In order to attend the weekend, you must register using this website. If you are having trouble please email alumnirelations@bennington.edu

What is the cost of the ticket?

Early Bird Special $130.00 - Register by August 19 to receive $20 off your ticket! 

General Admissions $150.00

Children $15.00 Ages 0-18

2022 Alumni $20.22 Graduates from the class of 2022

Recent Graduates $75.00 Graduates from the classes of 2017 - 2021

Can I register now and pay when I arrive for Reunion?

No, payment must accompany the registration.

If I register and can’t attend, can I get a refund?

Registration fees are nonrefundable. 

Check-in/ Check-out

Everyone who plans to attend programming throughout the weekend must check in. This is when you will receive your welcome bag and packet - this will include all your dining tickets for the weekend. 

When can I arrive for check-in?

Reunion check-in runs as follows:

Friday: Campus Flagpole 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Deane Carriage Barn 5:00 p.m. -  7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Campus Flagpole 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

What do I do if I arrive outside the check-in hours?

You may only check in during the scheduled times. 

Accommodations & Meals

Fall in Vermont is a busy time of year. Make your accommodation arrangements ASAP! The college has reserved blocks of rooms at the following places: 

Other places to stay 

AirBnBs

  • See AirBnB's website for vacation rentals in Bennington, VT and surrounding areas.

Inns

Approx. 10 minute drive from campus

Approx. 20 minute drive from campus

  • Arlington Inn. Includes American Breakfast. 3904 VT-7A, Arlington.

Bed & Breakfasts

Approx. 5 minute drive from campus

Hotels and Motels

Approx. 5 minute drive from campus

Approx. 10 minute drive from campus

Approx. 30 minute drive from campus

Meals

Meals included with a purchased ticket:

Friday:

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner in Commons Dining Hall

Saturday: 

9:00 am- 10:30 am  Private Breakfast in Roz’s Cafe for alums celebrating their 50th and higher. If you graduated in 1973 or earlier and would like to attend, you must indicate so on your registration form 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm BBQ Lunch on Commons Lawn

6:00 pm- 8:00 pm All-Class Dinner 

Sunday:

9:00 am- 10:30 am Breakfast buffet send off with faculty and staff

Guests

Can I bring a guest/spouse/partner/child?

Guests of alums will be able to attend as long as they meet participation requirements at the time of reunion. All guests are required to demonstrate that they have been vaccinated and boosted; masking is required indoors. All guests must also have a ticket in their name.                

Are guests/children allowed to attend class meals?
Yes, as long as they have registered.

Parking & Transportation

Where should I park?

All parking campus lots will be available for guest parking. Handicap spaces will be available in front of Crossett Library.  

Will there be shuttles to transport me back and forth from my hotel to campus?

No.

Accessibility

I will be in a wheelchair or need  special assistance for a medical condition.

Please reach out to Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon, Director of Campus Safety to communicate any disability accommodations you will need throughout the weekend.

 

Make your Reunion Gift today! 

Celebrate the College’s 90th anniversary and your milestone reunion year by making a gift today. 

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Sekka Scher '90 - The Hudas Liff '47 Alumni Volunteer Award

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