Used books: Any book can be brought to the Bookstore during the last week of the term. Books are run through an outside organization’s database to determine value. Books are bought by the outside organizations based on national buy back rates and demand. The store donates all books that do not have buy-back value to community organizations and groups.
Library items: Return or renew all Crossett and Jennings library material by Friday, December 6. Don’t forget, you are encouraged to borrow items over FWT.
Musical Instruments: Return instruments and keys to Jennings 113 by Friday, December 6 at 5:00 pm.
Telephone: If you have telephone service, it will be disconnected and your voicemail account will be deleted on Monday, December 9. Leave the telephone in your room in good condition.
Trash: All trash must be placed in plastic bags and disposed of in the provided dumpsters at the end of each street. Free piles are not permitted in any of the houses. If you leave items in common areas over the last week of term they will be considered trash, and will be removed to ensure that common areas remain clean. Houses will be charged for removal of excess trash.
Donations: Second Chance Animal Shelter in Shaftsbury, VT, accepts cleaning supplies, towels, and toys. The Goodwill is located on North Street in Bennington, and accepts donations at their back entrance. Students are responsible for transporting their own items.
Sports equipment: All sports and recreation equipment checked out for student use must be returned to Meyer Recreation Barn by Wednesday, December 4. Students will be billed for any lost or damaged equipment after this point, and equipment not returned by the deadline will be considered lost.
Dishes, silverware, etc.: Return all Dining Hall items to the Dining Hall. If you need assistance, contact Dining Services (x4436) by 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 4 to make an appointment.
How Do I Send Packages at the End of Term?
Packages weighing less than 30 pounds: If you wish to ship items weighing less than 30 pounds, tape them closed and address them to yourself or your parents at your home address, with your College address as the return address. Please note that the Campus Post Office can only accept cash or checks—there is no way for us to take a credit, debit, or Bennington Card for payment. Pre-labeled packages for UPS or FedEx may be dropped off at the Post Office as well.
Packages weighing more than 30 pounds: Students wishing to ship items weighing more than 30 pounds may do so by contacting the Shipping and Receiving Department (located in the Buildings & Grounds building) Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Students are responsible for obtaining and packing their own boxes. Boxes will be weighed and measured to determine the exact cost, and payment must be provided in full and paid in cash only before a request for pickup is made. Buildings & Grounds ships through UPS, which can only accept packages weighing less than 150 pounds and measuring less than 130 inches in total dimensions. For additional information, contact Buildings & Grounds (x4584).
Where Will My Mail Go During FWT?
Regular mail: Over FWT, all first-class mail sent to the College will be forwarded to students’ home addresses. Please be aware that the turnaround time for mail-forwarding may be up to a week; students should contact any organization that generates bills, and have time-sensitive materials forwarded to your home address directly.
Packages, magazines, and other mail of this nature: packages that are not First Class, Priority Express, or Priority will be weighed and an email will be sent letting you know the cost. Send a check made out to Bennington College Station. Once we receive the check, we will send out the package. Otherwise it will be held until you return. Any student staying on campus or locally during FWT should inform the Post Office before leaving in December in order to have a mailbox here and to stop your mail from being forwarded. If you have any questions, please call x4433.
College Paychecks: The last paychecks of the term will be sent on December 20, after most students have left campus. Paychecks and Pay Statements l will be sent to the address you have provided in ADP. Log into your ADP account to set up direct deposit and/or make address changes.