Visit Bennington College

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One of the best ways to learn about Bennington is to visit.*

*From a safe distance (learn more below!)

Temporary Campus Closure

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in line with Vermont state guidance on public health, Bennington College is closed to visitors and most staff are working from home. We have made this decision with the top priority of the health and wellbeing of our campus community in mind. Learn more about Bennington’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak and review COVID-19 Admissions FAQs for admitted students and future applicants.

In the meantime, we look forward to connecting with you virtually while we all stay home and stay safe. To make sure you hear updates about campus re-opening to visitors, please be sure to join our mailing list

Explore Virtual Events

Schedule a Virtual Visit

Information sessions and student-led tours of the Bennington experience are taking place weekdays throughout the summer. Open houses are scheduled for select Saturdays and Sundays. 

ZeeMee Live Chats

Join Bennington students, admissions staff, and other campus leaders for themed Q&A chats on the ZeeMee app.

Virtual Fairs & Workshops

Find Bennington at global events including fairs, workshops, and small-group discussions with other universities. (Coming Soon!)

Follow Us

We already have some great ways to explore Bennington online (and more is coming soon!). Connect with other prospective students on ZeeMee; browse our YouTube playlists of student work, campus events, and faculty interviews; follow daily life with @atbennington and @benningtonstudents on Instagram. 

Get In Touch

We might not be on campus, but we're still here for you! Find your admissions counselor and get in touch with us - we'd love to hear from you. 

We can't wait to welcome visitors back to our campus as soon as we are able to do so. If you hope to visit in person in the future, here's some info to help you prepare:

Bennington College Student Center Bennington Campus Downtown Bennington

I spent a weekend in Bennington, Vermont, recently as my son is now a freshman at Bennington College. I expected it to be charming but it exceeded my expectations. Josiah Citrin, chef and owner of two-Michelin-star Mélisse in Venice, California "Where to Eat, Drink and Stay in Bennington, VT, According to Chef Josiah Citrin"

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Things you can see, but are best experienced.

A Top-Rated Campus

Bennington College is rated in the top 10 by The Princeton Review in these categories:

  • Best college dorms
  • Best classroom experience
  • Most beautiful campus
  • Best college theater

Bennington is also ranked one of the Top 10 Colleges with Best Architecture by Architectural Digest.

Prospective Students

When you visit, you’ll meet and talk with students. You’ll get a personalized, student-led tour of the campus. And if you visit during fall or spring term, you’ll get to sit in on a class that interests you.

Use our online calendar to select a day to visit and begin planning your day.

Exploring the Area

Located in one of the Northeast's most renowned cultural corridors, Bennington offers the best of both worlds: top-class cultural offerings amidst stunning natural surroundings.

The College borders New York’s capital district and the culture-rich Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. The town itself is home to the Bennington Museum, while MASS MoCA, The Clark Art Institute, and Williams College are just a short drive south. To the north, Manchester, Vermont, offers shopping opportunities and outdoor adventure along with restaurants and inns.

Bennington Campus

Visit the Campus

Bennington's campus features world-renowned architecture, award-winning student housing, and 360-degree views.

Downtown Bennington

See the Town of Bennington

Shops and restaurants line the main street of Bennington, a classic New England town nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Mass MoCa

Culture amidst Nature

Mass MOCA, the Clark Institute, Williams College, and many other cultural offerings are in the nearby Berkshires.

Hiking

Hit the Trail

Abundant hiking opportunities and spectacular views are available in all directions.

Manchester at Night

Tour the Shops

Nearby Manchester, Vermont, is a treasure trove of outlet stores and unique independent shops.

Skiing on Bromley Mountain

Downhill all the way

World famous skiing is nearby on Bromley Mountain, Stratton, and many other slopes.

Lake

Dive Right In

The hamlet of North Bennington is right next to campus and has a lovely pond, charming general store, and fine dining.