Before You Arrive
Your journey begins! As you get started, this page will provide the resources for both preparing for your academic journey, as well as your physical journey to Bennington College!
Academic Life at Bennington
A how to guide to selecting your courses and the resources you have to do so.
Student Life and the Residential Experience
Get informed about housing and residential life so you can better plan for your arrival.
Covid-19 On Campus Policy
Stay up-to-date on our COVID-19 guidelines, FAQs, and our Commitment of Shared Responsibility.
Travel to Bennington
Plan your trip to Bennington, Vermont.
Journey to Bennington
Coming Soon! Monthly bulletins about Orientation for Families and Guardians.
Financial Aid Resources for Students, Families and Guardians
Academic Accommodations Video Series
Meet Katy Evans, Director of Academic Services, and learn more about academic accommodations at Bennington through a series of short pre-recorded videos:
Welcome to Accommodations at Bennington
Katy explains the philosophy behind disability accommodations at Bennington, highlighting the collaborative and student-centered process we use to ensure you have what you need to access your education and build self-advocacy. Watch the video >
Getting Started with Academic Accommodations
Katy will review the process for requesting academic accommodations at Bennington. If you feel you may be eligible for accommodations (especially if you had an IEP/504 Plan in high school or if you had approved accommodations at your previous college) but have not yet completed the Disability Accommodation Request Form, please view this informative video. Watch the video >
I Have My Letter—Now What? Communicating With Faculty
As a follow-up to the Getting Started with Accommodations video, Katy discusses how you will communicate your approved accommodations to your faculty and work with them to put your accommodations into practice. Watch the video >
Making Sure Your Needs Are Being Met
Katy shares helpful strategies for self-advocacy, communication, and collaboration. Watch the video >
Assistive Technology—A Brief Introduction
There are hundreds of online tools that can help students stay organized, take notes, write papers, and manage online distractions. In this video, Katy will highlight a few that Bennington students have found helpful. Watch the video >
Check out the Accommodations Resource page
Review our suggested readings on transitioning to (and succeeding in!) college for students with learning differences, find links for online resources/assistive technology tools that could be helpful to all students, and much more.
To get informed about important deadlines to keep over the winter, make sure to continually review the checklist.
If you need any additional information about the listed forms, contact Student Life.