Welcome, Families

We are pleased to welcome you to the Bennington College community. As a family member of a student, you are in a unique position to witness the transformative power of a Bennington education. Your support and enthusiasm as your student begins to discover and give shape to an intellectual identity can contribute powerfully to the experience.


You have a standing invitation to visit, and be sure not to miss Fall Weekend, an autumn tradition. Come see how your child lives and works here, and meet friends and housemates, favorite faculty, and other family members—all in one vibrant weekend.

In addition to Family Weekend, many campus events are open to the public (often free of charge) and worth considering when timing your visit. Check out the Academic Calendar for the opening and closing of term and other important dates.


Whether you are close by or far from campus, you can engage in the Bennington community.

Family Resources