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 around campus. 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 by going to Access your account. To have a replacement card printed go Information Technology (Dickinson 225). It is recommended, but not required, to contact the Help Desk to make an appointment to replace your card. New ID photos can be emailed to Help Desk or photos can be taken at Information Technology (Dickinson 225). 

If a student loses their Bennington Card when the Information Technology is closed, they should go to Campus Safety, where they will be issued a temporary Bennington Card that will allow them to access their houses. Temporary cards need to be returned to Campus Safety and expire within three business days. Your temporary card will not work for meal plans—it is designed for house access only.

Access Campus Services

  • Meal plans: Swipe the card to access your meal plan at the Student Center Dining Hall and Grab-n-Go meals in the Bookstore.
  • Crossett Library: Your card is required to check out materials at Crossett Library.
  • Meyer Recreation Barn: Your card is required to access to fitness equipment and classes.
  • Residential Houses: Your card is required to access residential houses between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am.

Make Cashless Purchases at Participating Locations

On campus

  • Dining Hall: located in the Student Center
  • Bookstore: any item in the Bookstore, including Grab-n-Go meals
  • Business Office: pay Campus Safety fees and tickets
  • Health Center: pay for appointments, services, and medications
  • Laundry Facilities: can be used for all on-campus washers and dryers
  • Meyer Recreation Barn: for fee-based classes and to rent recreation equipment
  • Student Life: reserve and pay for a seat on the weekly shuttle to Albany, student trips, services, and activities offered throughout the term

Off campus

Add Funds and Check Balances

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 (you will need the account numbers printed on your ID card). As a student you can establish a guest user account for your parents.
  2. Add value with a debit or credit card by using our “Quick Add Value” option, all that is needed is your five-digit student ID number and last name. 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, and mail as soon as possible to ensure funds will be ready for the start of the term.

                         Bennington College
                         ATTN: Bookstore
                         One College Drive
                         Bennington, VT 05201

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.

Other Account Information


Contact a Bennington Card Service Center representative at 877-505-3007.