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Forms and Deadlines

To get informed about important deadlines, make sure to continually review the New Student forms checklist


Arrival Information: Fall 2023

Tuesday, August 29

  • International Student Arrival

Wednesday, August 30

  • International Student Orientation

Thursday, August 31

  • New Student Arrival 10 am - 1:00 pm
    • 10 - 11:30 am Surname A-L
    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Surname M-Z
  • Lunch 11:30 am- 2 pm Commons Dining Hall
  • New Student Orientation Opening/Welcome 2:30 pm Please note that students are required to attend all orientation sessions. 
  • Parents/Family Orientation 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4

  • New Student Orientation

Tuesday, September 5

  • New Student Orientation ends at 11:00 am
  • 11 am Convocation
  • 2:10 pm Classes start

Check out the full Orientation Schedule here.


Before you arrive

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Stay up-to-date on your Transition to Bennington, the Important Events and Deadlines, and the Summer Reading

Arrival & Orientation

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Learn more about your Arrival and Move-In information, International Student Orientation, and New Student Orientation

Your first year

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Get in the know the information you need as you start your first year at Bennington College!



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Donnie Redd
Director of Residence Life and Community Standards
UpCaf 201
call donnieredd@bennington.edu call 802-440-4333
Christine Congelosi Lulla
Christine Congelosi-Lulla
Assistant Director for Housing Operations
Barn North
call ccongelosi-lulla@bennington.edu call 802-447-4220
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Jack de Loos '22
Assistant Director for Student Engagement
Barn North
call jackdeloos@bennington.edu call 802-440-4334
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Kate Child
Associate Dean for Academic Services
Barn North 113C
call kchlld@bennington.edu call 802-753-2491
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Noelle Murphy
Associate Dean of the College
Barn 123
call nmurphy@bennington.edu call 802-440-4664
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Barbara Alfano
Director of First Year Forum
call balfano@bennington.edu

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