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Welcome new students!

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  • Please review the checklist to see what important deadlines are upcoming. 
  • The incoming forms are accessible by logging into your enrolled student portal. You will now use your Bennington email to log in (watch your email for instructions on how to set up your access).

If you have any questions, please contact or 802-440-4312. If you have set up access to your Bennington email, but are having trouble, please contact the Help Desk at

Before You Arrive

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Stay up-to-date on your transition to Bennington, the important events and deadlines, and the summer reading. 

Arrival & Orientation

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Learn more about your arrival and move-in information, international student orientation, and new student orientation. 

Your First Year

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Find out the information you need as you start your first year at Bennington College!

Important Dates

  • Mid-July: Students will receive their Fall 2024 course schedule
  • Late-July: Students will receive their housing and roommate assignments
  • Aug 26: New International students arrive | International student orientation begins
  • Aug 29: New domestic students arrive, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Meal Plan starts | New student orientation begins
  • Sept 3: Classes begin I Convocation
  • Oct 4–Oct 6 | Fall Weekend
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Upcoming Events


FLoW Collective meeting for incoming Fall 2024 students

Virtual Event

First-Year Forum (FYF) Summer Reading Roundtable 2024

Virtual Event

FLoW Collective meeting for incoming Fall 2024 students

Virtual Event
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last updated: 05/16/2024