Returning for Next Term

Ordering Course Materials for Spring Term

Course materials and textbooks for your spring courses will be posted in Populi. Once you have been registered for your courses, you will be able to click on the name of your course, go to the "Info" tab, and see the course materials you will need. Students are encouraged to review these pages, and to order all required course materials from a vendor of their choosing, well before the term begins. Although a limited number of books will be available for each class in the on-campus bookstore, these are primarily intended to facilitate the add/drop process. Required supplies are also listed on the course page in Populi. Course supplies will be in stock in the on-campus bookstore and available for purchase at the beginning of term.

Financial Aid Information

It’s time to apply for financial aid for next year. All financial aid applications are due by April 15, 2020. Please keep that in mind while on your FWT sojourn. Get signatures and required documents while you are home.Check your My Financial Aid page to ensure you have completed and submitted all documents before the deadline term begins so we can provide you with a financial aid award before you leave at the end of the spring term. If you have any questions, please contact us by email or phone (802-440-4325).


College housing will reopen for the spring term at noon on Sunday, February 16, 2020. If your on-campus employment requires that you arrive earlier than this date, you must secure permission in advance from the Office of Student Life. Any student who arrives prior to opening without advance permission will be issued a conduct violation and a fine of $200. Students who need housing accommodations prior to their arrival date due to extenuating circumstances should fill out an Early Arrival Application, which can also be found on the Residential Life page under Housing Forms. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Storage Information

All items stored in the Bingham basement and in Barnes storage areas must be removed by 9:00 am on Monday, February 24, 2020. Items not removed by this time will be considered abandoned property and will be donated or disposed of accordingly. Storage and cart availability will be posted in Digital Coffee Hour before the beginning of spring term.

Important Dates for Spring 2020

  • Sunday, February 16: New and transfer students arrive, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 16: Houses open for returning students at noon
  • Monday, February 17: Advising for new and transfer students, 1:30-2:00 pm
  • Monday, February 17: Advising and Registration for all students, 2:00-4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 18: Classes begin at 8:30 am
  • Saturday, February 22: MCLA Student Leadership Conference. Email Anya Piotrowski or visit UpCaf 201 for more information and to sign-up.
  • Saturday, February 22: First trip of the term for Williamstown and MASS MoCA. Van departs the flagpole at 10:30 am and returns by 4:00 pm. Transportation is provided by Campus Safety. Students can visit MASS MoCA for free with student ID.
  • Sunday, February 23: First trip of the term for Second Chance Animal Shelter volunteer departs at 11:30 am and returns by 2:00 pm. For more information or to sign-up, email
  • Tuesday, February 25: Spring Student Engagement Fair in Lower Student Center from 7:00-8:30 pm to learn about over 40 clubs and organizations.
  • Saturday, March 7: Bennington College Student Day at the Bennington Farmers’ Market from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Shuttle transportation provided from the flagpole. Market is located at 601 Main Street in downtown Bennington.
  • Saturday, March 14: First Office for Student Engagement (OSE) day trip of the term to New York City. Please sign-up to attend. 
  • Refer to the Academic Calendar for other important dates.

Albany to Bennington Transportation

Please refer to the extended shuttle schedule for beginning of term.


The Presidential Primary will take place in Vermont on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.  Some states hold this as early as February 3, 2020. Please remember to request an absentee ballot for your home state or register to vote in Vermont.    

To register to vote in your home state, check your registration and request an absentee ballot. 

Don’t let stamps and envelopes be a barrier, stop by UpCaf 201 or email Anya ( in the Office for Student Engagement as the OSE is providing both for any student who needs the stamps and envelopes to vote.