Your First Year at Bennington College

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Now you are here! Check out these resources, they will prove invaluable moving forward through your first year at Bennington College!

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FAQ for Students

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You've got questions, we've got answers

Academic Life at Bennington

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Learn more about your advisor and register your courses

Academic Structure: The Plan Process

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Engage in your education! Learn more about the Plan Process.

Academic Calendar

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Review the Academic Calendar for important dates during the term

Field Work Term

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Get a head start and check out our FWT resources

Academic Services

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Meet the people you can reach out to about academic resources.

Health and Wellness

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Access your Health and Wellness resources

Residential Life

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Learn more about the community you will live in.

Clubs & Organizations

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Get informed about activities beyond academics.



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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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