Bennington Card

The Bennington Card is the official identification card of Bennington College. Issued to all members of the College community, it is required for identification, access to essential campus services and residential houses, and offers a convenient prepaid spending account for making cashless purchases on campus and at some off-campus locations. To access your account or add funds, go to the cardholder account center.

Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Card

If your Bennington Card is lost or stolen, your account can be immediately suspended and any balances automatically transferred to your replacement card, which costs $15. To request a replacement card, contact the Help Desk.  

Students needing access to their houses while waiting for a replacement card may go to Campus Safety, where they will be issued a temporary Bennington Card. Temporary cards will not work for meal plans and must be returned to Campus Safety on the next business day.

Access Campus Services

Your Bennington ID is required to access: 

  • Dining Hall 
  • Crossett Library
  • Meyer Recreation Barn
  • Residential Houses

Using others’ Bennington Card without their permission is a violation of the Community Standards.

Make Cashless Purchases at Participating Locations

On campus

Off campus

Add Funds and Check Balances

Access your account (register, add funds, deactivate a lost or stolen card)

There are no costs to add value to or use the Bennington Card account. Account balances on your card roll over from term to term and year to year, and can be refunded when you leave the College. If your Bennington Card is lost or stolen, your account can be immediately suspended and any balances are automatically transferred to your replacement card. You have 24/7 access to a secure online account center to add value, review transactions, and more.

To add funds to your declining balance or to create an online account:

  1. Go to and click “Quick Add Value”. Enter  your five-digit student ID number and last name. 
  2. If you prefer to add funds by check, send a check made payable to Bennington College (address below). Please write “Bennington Card” and your five-digit Student ID number in the memo line.

    Bennington College
    ATTN: Bookstore
    One College Drive
    Bennington, VT 05201
  3. An online account can also be created. Students can give their family their own login so that credit cards can be kept on file for a convenient way to add value.

Alumni Card

Alumni can request a Bennington Card to have borrowing privileges at Crossett Library and to gain access to the Meyer Recreation Barn. There is a one-time $25 fee for Meyer Recreation Barn use (cash or check). To have a Bennington Alumni ID card made, please email Alumni Relations.

Refund Request

To request a refund of the cash value on your card, complete a refund request form and submit it to the Bookstore. If you are not on campus, you can contact the Bookstore directly. Be sure to include your mailing address for where your refund check should be sent.