Fall Open House
A Bennington visit is the beginning of your Bennington education: not only will you learn a lot about Bennington, but you will be asked to imagine your own Bennington experience and what you might contribute to our community.
This event will include a discussion of the Plan Process and Field Work Term, an informal Q&A with faculty and current students, a financial aid workshop, campus tours (including a tour of secret spots around campus), and a celebration of Bennington's community! Seniors and transfer students will also have a chance to interview one-on-one with an Admissions Counselor.
All campus visitors are required to wear masks during their visit regardless of vaccination status. Visitors who are eligible for vaccination must be fully vaccinated upon arrival. Additionally, fully vaccinated people will be required to submit proof of vaccination in our visit registration form, and carry it with them while visiting the campus. Safeguarding our community, including prospective students and their families, is a priority which is why visitors who are not eligible to be vaccinated must show proof of a negative COVID test within three days of visiting, and will not be permitted entrance into any college buildings.
Your day on Saturday, October 30, 2021
9:30-10am. Newman Court
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Welcome from Bennington’s Leadership
10-10:30am. Greenwall Auditorium
Bennington’s President, Vice President of Enrollment, and Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion welcome you to this exciting event.
Planning Your Path: Academic Structures at Bennington College
10:45-11:45am. Symposium at CAPA
An introduction to Bennington’s academic structure, the Plan process, and Bennington’s experiential learning component, Field Work Term. Current faculty, staff and students will discuss how the Plan and FWT work together to provide Bennington students with tools and abilities that allow them to design an individually tailored education.
Voices of Bennington: Conversations with Bennington Faculty Members
10:45-11:45am. Commons Atrium
Enjoy an informal mingling session with Bennington faculty members, representing the disciplines of biology, theater, photography, Italian, and literature, among others..
12-1:00pm. Greenwall Auditorium
Enjoy a brief break and discover why Bennington College students love eating here!
Campus and Secret Spots Tours
1-2pm. Tours start at Greenwall Auditorium
If you have never visited campus before, our student guides are excited to show you around. But if you are already familiar with Bennington’s 440 acres of surreal natural beauty, you can opt to learn about the ‘Secret Spots’ of Bennington College in a special tour experience.
Financing your Education
1-2pm. Symposium at CAPA
Learn more about all our financial aid resources and how you can access them.
Bennington students enjoy unparalleled flexibility in pursuit of their passions. Join us to discover the work current students have pursued, both in and out of the classroom, meet campus clubs & organizations, and finish your day with an authentically Bennington celebration of community.
Remember that all throughout the day, high school seniors will be able to interview with admissions counselors. Spots are limited, so make sure to save yours!