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Curriculum and Registration

The newest version of the curriculum is available online. There are a few time and schedule changes noted under updates. Audition information for language, music, drama, and dance can be found online.

You may also review your course schedule for the fall term. Log in using your Bennington webmail username and password and then select “Student Schedule.” Make sure the courses listed are those you intend to take. Also, prior to the first day of classes on September 3, please check your classroom assignments again in case they have changed.

For those of you who wish to add or drop classes, you may do so starting September 2 during the afternoon advising and registration period in faculty offices from 2:00 to 4:00 pm; the relevant forms will be available in the Dean’s Office the morning of September 2. If you were placed on a waitlist for a class, please contact the instructor to inquire as to the status of the waitlist. You may add courses through September 13, and drop courses through September 18. September 18 is also the last day you may request a letter grade for one or more of your courses.

Course Materials and Bookstore

Fall 2013 books and course materials are available at the Virtual Bookstore site. Order all your books at the site and have them shipped directly to the campus Bookstore.

Virtual Bookstore site orders will be available for pick up at the campus Bookstore on August 27. The Bookstore will be open extra hours August 31 and September 1, 11:00 am–4:00 pm, and September 2, 9:00 am–5:00 pm (Labor Day).

Returns can be processed on the Virtual Bookstore site or in the campus Bookstore. The Bookstore will help ship your returns back for a full credit at no cost to you. Please bring a print copy of your return receipt. All returns need to occur by September 20, or within 21 days from the original shipping date—whichever is later.

Books and course materials should be ordered from the Virtual Bookstore site. Specific exceptions are listed on the site under your course information. It is the student’s responsibility to have necessary course materials the first day of class.

Also, the Business Office will issue vouchers for students who would like to purchase their course materials using funds from the Bennington Card, bookstore gift certificates, student refund checks, or personal check. Simply call the Business Office at 802-440-4458 (campus x4458) to start the process.

The Virtual Bookstore is secure, fast, easy, and available 24/7. If you have questions or need assistance with ordering, please call MBS Customer Service at 800-325-3252. For other questions, call the Bookstore directly at 802-440-4361 (campus x4361) or check the FAQs.

Faculty Comings and Goings: 2013–2014

  • Fall 2013
    • New faculty: Ben Anastas, literature; Robin Kemkes, public policy; Katie Montovan, mathematics; Kerry Ryer-Parke, voice; Noelle Rouxel-Cubberly, French; Liz White, photography. View bios.
    • Visiting faculty, new and returning: Souleymane Badolo, dance; David Bond, anthropology; Colin Brant, drawing; Warren Cockerham, video; Michael Cohen, conflict resolution; David De Simone, earth science; Elena Demyanenko, dance; Alison Dennis, CAPA; John Gould, literature; Camille Guthrie, literature; Danny Michaelson, conflict resolution; Jason Middlebrook, sculpture; Theresa Morris, philosophy; Guy Snover, technology; Anthony Titus, architecture; Jim Voorhies, art history; Monica Youn, literature. View bios.
    • Returning from sabbatical or leave: Thorsten Dennerline, Dina Janis, Andrew McIntyre, Carol Pal, Sue Rees, Andy Spence, Paul Voice.
    • Going on sabbatical or leave: Nick Brooke, Kate Dollenmayer, Karen Gover, Mirka Prazak, Tim Schroeder.
  • Spring 2014 | Going on sabbatical or leave: Kitty Brazelton, Kate Dollenmayer, Marguerite Feitlowitz, Jon Isherwood, Kirk Jackson, Dana Reitz, Tim Schroeder, Rotimi Suberu.

Grants and Fellowships

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program: The deadline for applications is September 16, 10:00 am. Please see Assistant Director for Academic Services Noelle Everett Murphy with any questions.
  • Workshops and Other Opportunities: Keep an eye out this term for workshops on writing personal statements, opportunities for graduate study, and funding to pursue independent work or research.
  • Sophomores and Juniors: It’s not too early to start thinking about graduate fellowships and other possibilities for further research, study, or action after graduation. Start researching graduate fellowship opportunities; think about what you might do this summer to expand your resume and better position you as a candidate; and, as always please to stop by the office (Barn 120A) to talk with Noelle Everett Murphy about your interests, goals, and the fellowship options that might be a good fit for you.

Study Abroad

  • Students returning from study abroad: A study abroad re-entry meeting will be held on September 13, noon–1:30 pm, Barn 124. We hope you can all attend! As you know, official transcripts were due on August 1. If you are uncertain about the status of your transcript and transfer credit, please contact Krista Raven. Transcripts should be sent to the attention of Krista Raven.
  • Students studying abroad Fall 2013: Once you have settled in and registered for classes abroad, you will need to send your contact information and course registration to Kendra Ericson. Please continue to check your Bennington email address for updates from the College.
  • Students planning to study abroad: If you are planning to go abroad for the Spring 2014 term, make an appointment with Kendra Ericson. If you are thinking about studying abroad for the Spring 2014 term, please plan to attend the Study Abroad Information Session on September 20, 1:00–2:00 pm, Barn 124.

Once the term begins, look for more updates and information in the Dean’s Office Academic Minute.