Closing Times

Food Service

  • Commons Dining Hall will serve during regular meal times through Friday, December 13. On Saturday, December 14, Commons Dining Hall will be open through dinner until 6:30 pm. (Dinner is available to students not required to be off campus by 4:00 pm.)
  • Roz’s Cafe will close at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 13.


  • The bookstore is open during the winter. Winter hours of operation are 8:30 am-4:00 pm.

Recreational Spaces

  • Meyer Recreation Barn closes during normal hours for the term on Friday, December 13, at 11:00 pm. From December 14-20 the Rec Barn will be open from noon-3:00 pm each day. It will be closed from December 21 until it reopens on Thursday, January 2 for FWT. All sports and recreation equipment checked out for student use must be returned by Wednesday, December 11. Students will be billed for any lost or damaged equipment after this point, and equipment not returned by the deadline will be considered lost.
  • DownCaf closes for the winter break on Saturday, December 14, at midnight.

Crossett Library

  • Friday, November 29: Last day to request ILL books and films
  • Friday, December 6: Last day to request Williams College form
  • Monday, December 9: Williams College and ILL items are due
  • Tuesday, December 10: Last day to order articles through ILL
  • Friday, December 13: Closing at 10:00 pm—please make sure that all library materials are properly returned by this date.

Jennings Music Library

  • Friday, December 13: All borrowed materials must be returned by 4:00 pm. Students wishing to check out materials over FWT must speak with Susan Reiss (x4512) to make arrangements.

Health and Psychological Services

  • Health and Psychological Services will be open regular term hours through Friday, December 13 until 5:00 pm. Students with end-of-term health needs, including prescription refills, should schedule an appointment before this date. The last day for a Pap and any other laboratory tests will be Friday, December 6.
  • If you have student health insurance through IFS (Insurance for Students), please be aware that it provides coverage wherever you are with the exception of your home country. If you need healthcare over FWT, you can search for a nearby “preferred” provider by logging onto My Account to verify benefits, find preferred providers, obtain a copy of your insurance ID card, and more.  
  • Prescription refills: As a reminder, prescription refills may not be sent through the mail. Because the Student Health Center is closed over FWT, all students should make sure to have their medication refills approved by their prescribing providers before the end of the term. Please be sure to have refills on prescriptions to cover you through FWT.
  • The staff of the Student Health Center will not be on campus or on call for emergency situations during the FWT. However, messages regarding non-urgent matters can be left for Health and Psychological Services by calling (802)-440-4426 or via email. Messages and emails will be checked and responded to on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


  • With the end of the year fast approaching, please take a moment to review the information displayed on your paycheck. The College will mail your final check and W-2 tax form to the address in ADP. Your W-2 form will also be made available in ADP in late January 2020. Please be sure to update your information online. You can also set up direct deposit and opt for electronic pay statements. If you do not yet have access to ADP, contact

Technology Services

  • Computer Center: Over FWT, IT@Bennington will be performing routine maintenance including, but not limited to, the reinstallation of operating systems, software, and/or the complete replacement of hardware in the lab and public computer learning spaces. Any files not previously backed up will be lost during this process. Please reach out to the Help Desk (x4476) with any questions on how to properly save information when working on a public computer. 
  • Telephone service will be disconnected and voicemail accounts will be deleted on Sunday, December 15. For those with phone service, please be aware that if the telephone in your room is missing or damaged in any way, a fee will be assessed and your student bill will be charged.
  • VAPA SHARES: The public workspace area will be erased after the end of term. Please be sure to back up any work before then. If you have any questions, please email the Help Desk (x4476).