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Your First Year

Your First Year at Bennington College

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

First-Year Forum

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 Resources

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 field work term (FWT) resources. 

Academic Services

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

Student Life 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.

Upcoming Events


Coming to Bennington for Families & Students - Fall 2024

Virtual Event

First-Year Forum (FYF) Summer Reading Roundtable 2024

Virtual Event

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