Bennington Bound: Admitted Student Class of 2028 - Virtual Event
We are pleased to invite you to attend our Virtual Bennington Bound event for Class of 2028 students. The program will include opportunities to meet your future peers and connect with current faculty, students, and staff about the exciting work being done on campus, your academic opportunities, and an insider's look at life as a Bennington student.
This event will be held on our virtual events platform, Airmeet.
(requires login on your Applicant Status Page)
|Schedule of Events:
|12:00 - 12:30 pm
|Welcome Remarks & First Year Experience Panel
|12:30 - 1:15 pm
|Cultures and Languages at Bennington: Queer French: This session will look at the way cultural studies and languages are taught at Bennington in general before focusing on different ways queer studies permeates the French curriculum. We’ll talk about inclusive language, translating queerness, 18th-century queer culture in Paris and digital humanities, and end with a look at drag king and ballroom culture. Presented by Stephen Shapiro, French faculty member.
|Re-living History: This workshop is an opportunity to explore how people in the past perceived and interacted with their surroundings through the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. This interdisciplinary approach, known as "sensory history," helps us build fact-based narratives with a holistic understanding of past events and daily life. The most compelling fact-based sensory narratives reveal what unites--and divides--humanity across times, places, cultures, and circumstances. Presented by Eileen Scully, History faculty member.
|Dramaturgy as Function, Mindset and Verb: This interactive presentation explores the question of 'What is dramaturgy?,' and looks at the multifaceted meanings of this fascinating and vital theatrical discipline. Framing dramaturgy as an active process, and as both mindset and skillset (in the words of dramaturg Theresa Lang), this session will allow students to inquire about how the study of dramaturgy might apply to their future studies at Bennington. Presented by Maya Cantu, Drama faculty member.
|1:15 - 1:30 pm
|1:30 - 2:00 pm
|Student Work Share Space
|Current Bennington students will share works in progress, past Field Work Terms, or exciting community building projects. This is the perfect chance to get a window into the opportunities Bennington students have, in both academics and activities.
|1:00 - 3:00 pm
|Campus Tour: Take a Walk With Us
|Bennington College Admissions Interns will take you on a video tour of campus. At the end of the tour, the interns will host a Q&A to address all of your questions about life at Bennington.
Current students, financial aid officers, admissions counselors, and other college community members will be available throughout the event as well if you have questions.