Your journey to Bennington continues here! We want to start to get to know you—your academic interests, your living preferences, who we should contact in case of emergency, and so on. Use the checklist below as your guide for what to do when.

Right away, before you do anything else, register for your Bennington account. You’ll be asked for your first and last names and your student ID number, which you can find in your “Welcome” email that linked you to these pages.

At Bennington, email is our primary mode of communication. Students typically check and respond to email twice a day. Bring good habits to Bennington by checking your email frequently. It’s how we will contact you if we have questions about your course preferences or roommate information and housing assignment, and how we will send you information on accessing student employment opportunities on campus.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. And if you have any issues registering your Bennington account or logging into a form, please email


Forms Deadlines and Important Dates


January 23

February 1

  • Payment due |  Single-payment plan
  • First payment due |  Two-payment plan
  • Transportation Reservation | Due (if applicable)
  • Review and order course materials and texts in Populi—just click on the name of the course in your schedule and the "Info" tab. Students are encouraged to order all required texts from a vendor of their choosing before the term begins. Most course supplies and kits are available in the Campus Bookstore.
  • Proof of Health Insurance due (required) | All Bennington College students are required to have health insurance and to provide policy information to the College. International students will receive separate information about a required health insurance plan.
  • Students who have been awarded work allotments for the Spring 2023 term (domestic students granted Federal Work Study and international students who have work as part of their financial aid package) will be contacted directly regarding work. Students who wish to work on campus this term please email directly. Please feel free to contact (802-440-4321) with any questions.

February 14

February 18

  • New students arrive | 10:00 am-1:00 pm

February 18-20

  • New student orientation - schedule to follow.

February 21

  • Classes begin at 8:30 am.

April 1

Questions? Ask Us.