Visit Bennington College

Visit

One of the best ways to learn about Bennington is to visit! See below for opportunities to visit in-person and virtually.

Early Decision II and Regular Decision deadline is January 15th. Start your application today!

Virtual Visits

Unable to visit campus? No problem! Join admissions interns for a student-led virtual tour or connect with an Admissions Counselor for an information session or interview to learn more about a Bennington education. If you'd prefer to just talk with a current student, we've got you covered with student conversations. Each month we also offer night and/or weekend open houses as well. All questions welcome!

Times vary each week so use link below to register.

Campus Visits

Information sessions, campus tours, and interviews are available each week. Use the link below to register.

All campus visitors are required to wear masks during their visit regardless of vaccination status. Visitors who are eligible for vaccination must be fully vaccinated upon arrival. Fully vaccinated people will be required to submit proof of vaccination, and carry it with them while on campus. Safeguarding our community, including prospective students and their families, is a priority, therefore visitors who are not eligible to be vaccinated must show proof of a negative COVID test within three days of visiting, and will not be permitted entrance into any college buildings.

Self-Guided campus Visits

If arriving after-hours or on the weekend, you're welcome to take a self-guided tour. Use the link below to register.

All campus visitors are required to wear masks during their visit regardless of vaccination status. Visitors who are eligible for vaccination must be fully vaccinated upon arrival. Fully vaccinated people will be required to submit proof of vaccination, and carry it with them while on campus. Safeguarding our community, including prospective students and their families, is a priority, therefore visitors who are not eligible to be vaccinated must show proof of a negative COVID test within three days of visiting, and will not be permitted entrance into any college buildings.

Explore our Campus Virtually

Interested in exploring the campus on your own from the comfort of your home? Feel free to explore Bennington through our virtual tour.

Upcoming Events

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

Find your admissions counselor and get in touch with us — we'd love to hear from you!

Coming to campus? Here's some info to help you prepare for your upcoming visit:

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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 has been 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.

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.