College News

Image of Senator Patrick Leahy A Lifetime of Public Service

On October 20, 2022, Bennington College and local community members gathered for a conversation with U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy. The conversation took place as the College named its Public Policy Forums after Senator Leahy in recognition of his service to the state of Vermont.

Image of Alfredo Medina Bennington Stories: Dr. Alfredo Medina, Jr.

Dr. Alfredo Medina, Jr. is Bennington College's Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Image of commons facade Bennington College Launches No-Loan Initiative for Vermont Residents

Bennington College announced today its new “No-Loan Initiative” for Vermont residents.

mary lum Announcing the Mary Lum Scholarship for Undergraduate Study

Bennington College announced today a new scholarship fund in honor of Faculty Emerita, Mary Lum. The Mary Lum Scholarship for Undergraduate Study will be awarded to incoming students matriculating in fall of 2023 with strong academic preparation and creative thinking within any discipline, and also demonstrate high financial need.

Allana Clarke art piece in progress 5 Can't-Miss Regional Arts Exhibitions Happening this Fall

Located just three hours from Boston and New York, Bennington College is not only surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains, but also by a vibrant arts scene. Whether you’re living on campus or visiting for a tour, if you feel like taking a short, scenic drive to one of the region’s vibrant art galleries, here’s a roundup to get you started.

Students in Commons Dining Bennington Ranks Among Top 5 Most Innovative Schools, Other High Marks by U.S. News and The Princeton Review

U.S. News and The Princeton Review released their rankings for the top colleges in America, with Bennington featured on lists for Most Innovative Schools, Green Colleges, Great Professors, Great Classroom Experiences, and more.

Image of STARS gold logo Bennington College Recognized for Achievement in Sustainability

Bennington College announced today that it has been recognized as a top performer in sustainability by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), ranked number three in energy on their 2022 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI). 

Image of Bennington books New Positions and Appointments at Bennington Writing Seminars

Bennington College is pleased to announce the following promotions and staffing at the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Class of 2026 Bennington College Welcomes the Class of 2026

Bennington College welcomed a robust and diverse class of 234 new first-year and transfer students this fall.

Image of Anne Burkhardt and Margret Burkhardt Bennington College Receives Funding to Honor the Burkhardt Family

The College is pleased to announce that Jane Burkhardt ’62 has made a gift to establish two endowed scholarships in Literature and Philosophy.