Before You Arrive

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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!

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Academic Life at Bennington

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A how to guide to selecting your courses and the resources you have to do so. 

Student Life and the Residential Experience

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Get informed about housing and residential life so you can better plan for your arrival.

Covid-19 On Campus Policy

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Stay up-to-date on our COVID-19 guidelines, FAQs, and our Commitment of Shared Responsibility. 

Travel to Bennington

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Plan your trip to Bennington, Vermont.

Journey to Bennington

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Coming Soon! Monthly bulletins about Orientation for Families and Guardians. 

Financial Services

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Financial Aid Resources for Students, Families and Guardians


To get informed about important deadlines to keep over the summer, make sure to continually review the checklist

If you need any additional information about the listed forms, contact Student Life.



Find all the events happening over the summer here! 


  • May 10: Navigating the Curriculum | If you missed it, a recording is available of the Navigating the Curriculum Event
  • May 12: Student Accessibility: Academic Disability Accommodations and General Support Webinar | If you missed it, a recording is available.
  • May 17: Course Registration Q&A (Pop-in Modality) | 5:30 pm EST
  • May 18: Course Registration Q&A (Pop-in Modality) | 10:00 am EST
  • May 19: Course Registration Q&A (Pop-in Modality) | 1:30 pm EST
  • May 20: Housing and Dining Webinar | If you missed it, a recording is available
  • May 24: International Students Webinar | 1:00 pm EST




  • August 11: FLoW Collective Webinar | 6:00 pm EST
  • August 12: Arrival and Orientation Webinar | 12pm EST | If you missed it, a recording is available
  • August 29: International Students' Arrival | 9:00 am-1:00 pm EST
  • August 31 - September 1: International Students' Orientation | Time TBA


  • September 1-5: New Students' Arrival | 9:00 am-1:00 pm EST
  • September 1-5: New Students' Orientation | 1:00 pm EST onward
  • September 6: Convocation | Time TBA
  • September 6: Classes begin | 1:40 pm EST onward

Take a peak at our Summer Reading website and discover more about Lynda Barry’s Making Comics

Please note: No need to purchase. This book will be sent to the Class of 2026.

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Dr. Li-Chen Chin
Dean of Student Life
Barn North
call call 802-440-4557
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Drew Hutchinson
Assistant Director of Student Engagement Clubs & Orgs.
UpCaf 201
call call 802-440-4334
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Bailey Fox '21
Student Life Coordinator
Barn North
call call 802-440-4389
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Kate Child
Associate Dean for Academic Services
Barn North 113C
call call 802-753-2491
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Noelle Murphy
Associate Dean of the College
Barn 123
call call 802-440-4664
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Barbara Alfano
Director of First Year Forum

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