Senior Class 2022 gathered together outside

Office of Student Life

The conscious creation of community is the shared enterprise of everyone in our community.



  • Barn North


  • during term: M–F 9:00AM–5:00PM
  • summer/FWT: M–F 8:30AM–4:00PM

At Bennington College, learning happens everywhere and all the time in ways that are sometimes curated, often self-directed, deeply collaborative and interdependent. The conscious creation of community is the shared enterprise of everyone in our community and premised on the development of the whole student. The out-of-the-classroom experience engages students as architects in their own growth through transformative experiences emerging from academic and creative spaces, into the living learning experiment of the residential experience.

Student Life, Office of Student Engagement, Field Work Term and Career Development, Academic Services, Campus Safety and Student Health Center all work together, and in collaboration with faculty, to create an environment that promotes intellectual rigor, emotional and social grounding, and physical health and recreation. By joining Bennington College, you enter into this shared agreement and we are the better for it. As you find ways to share your unique self, as well as the voices of those who helped to bring you here, we look forward to your contribution. 

Who We Are

Dr. Li-Chen Chin new headshot
Dr. Li-Chen Chin
Dean of Student Life
Barn North
call call 802-440-4557
Christine Congelosi-Lulla new headshot
Christine Congelosi-Lulla
Interim Assistant Director for Housing Operations
UpCaf 202
call call 802-447-4220
Drew Hutchinson new headshot
Drew Hutchinson
Assistant Director of Student Engagement Clubs & Orgs.
UpCaf 201
call call 802-440-4334
Ali Tartaglia, DrPH new headshot
Ali Tartaglia, DrPH
Director of Student Health Promotion
Barn North
call call 802-440-4755
David Lobo new headshot
David Lobo
Assistant Director for Residential Life
UpCaf 203
call call 802-440-4332
Bailey Fox '21
Bailey Fox '21
Student Life Coordinator
Barn North
call call 802-440-4389