Visit Bennington College

Visit

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

See below for opportunities to visit in-person or virutally.

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!)

Limited, Self-Guided Campus Visits

The Admissions Office is offering limited, self-guided campus tours to prospective students and their families seven days a week between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. All admissions visitors will be required to fill out a health self-assessment and verify that they have reviewed the Vermont Department of Health’s COVID-19 travel and safety guidelines. Upon arrival, all visitors will be required to check in with Campus Safety, and masks will be mandated throughout the duration of campus visits. In accordance with policy set by the Vermont Department of Health, visitors arriving in their own vehicle directly from counties in the Northeast with fewer than 400 active cases per million will be allowed to conduct the self-guided tour on foot, but all other visitors will be required to remain in their vehicle throughout their campus visit. As an additional precaution, self-guided tours will be limited to external grounds; no campus visitor will be permitted to enter College buildings. Please register here or contact us at admissions@bennington.edu with any questions regarding visits to campus.

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 are excited to welcome visitors back 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.

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.