Welcome to Bennington

We are excited that you will be joining our community. Bennington is a place where every member of the community—student, faculty, and staff—has the ability to influence the nature and quality of our campus life. We invite you to participate in creating a campus environment where real engagement, collaboration, and mutual respect are valued and affirmed.

Please look through these pages for important information on preparing for the postbac year at Bennington.

Important Information and Timelines

Now that you’ve enrolled, there are several things you need to know—and do—to get ready to come to Bennington. 


These are important documents to fill out and return prior to your arrival. Please note that health forms are due by May 15. Health Services closes for the summer at the end of May and does not offer inoculations during the summer.

Your bennington.edu Email Address

Your campus email address is the primary way we will communicate with you. You can establish this now and set up forwarding to your personal email account if you wish. Here are the instructions:

  • Follow this link to our registration page.
  • Enter your first and last name, and your five-digit student ID number.
  • Once you sign up, you can use email to check your messages by logging in at https://sso.bennington.edu. If you have problems with setup or access send an email to HelpDesk.

Summer Term

  • Arrival | July 13, 2020 (College housing opens at 9:00 am)
  • Postbac Orientation | July 14, 2020 (time and details TBD)
  • Classes begin | June 11,  2020 (REMOTE), July 15, 2020 (on-campus)
  • Summer Classes end | August 17, 2019

For more information on academic terms, vacation dates, and events, see the Academic Calendar and the events calendar.

Refund Policy

In cases of withdrawal or dismissal, adjustments, if any, to charges will be made only in accordance with the College's refund policy.


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Sharon Gonzales
Director of Postbac Premed Program
Dickinson 103
call sharongonzales@bennington.edu