Your campus email address is the primary way we communicate with you, so please check it often.


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.

The Dean’s Office is transitioning to a new information system to streamline access to all academic and student data. This new system will be live in mid-August and, until then, you may notice some inconsistencies or inaccuracies if you try to access your schedule or other data via Online Tools. We will notify you once your accounts in Populi have been activated, and will also provide you with a brief overview of its key features. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Zeke Bernstein in the Dean’s Office or Ted Martin in Information Technology.

For those of you who wish to add or drop classes, you may do so starting September 1 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 1. 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 12, and drop courses through September 17. September 17 is also the last day you may request a letter grade for one or more of your courses.

Course Materials and Bookstore

A list of materials for all courses, alphabetized by course code, is available online. Each item has a description, ISBN (in most cases), and a URL where the specific item is available for purchase. Any changes to course materials will be communicated directly to students who are registered for the course. If you add a course, we recommend you discuss course materials with the faculty to ensure you know what is required.

Be sure to order your books before the term begins. Although a limited amount of books will be available for each class in the on-campus bookstore, these are primarily intended to facilitate the add/drop process.

If you have any questions about materials for your courses, please direct them to the faculty teaching those courses.

Faculty Comings and Goings: 2014–2015

Fall 2014

  • New faculty: David Baron, sound design; Elena Demyanenko, dance. View bios.
  • Visiting faculty, new and returning: Crina Archer, political science; Josh Blackwell, painting; David Bond, CAPA; Colin Brant, painting; Akiko Busch, environment/literature; Yoon Sun Choi, voice; Warren Cockerham, video; Michael Cohen, conflict resolution; Alison Dennis, CAPA; Alex Dimitrov, literature; Chris Edwards, drama; Rico Gatson, sculpture; Luis Gonzalez-Barrios, Spanish; Camille Guthrie, literature; Erin Johnston, psychology; Jeff Larson, technology; Danny Michaelson, conflict resolution; Jacob Sacks, music; Jonathan Schwartz, video; Carol Stakenas, art history; John Walch, drama. View bios.
  • Returning from sabbatical or leave: Kitty Brazelton, Valerie Imbruce, Jon Isherwood, Dana Reitz, Tim Schroeder.
  • Going on sabbatical or leave: Barry Bartlett, Ron Cohen, Marguerite Feitlowitz, Sarah Harris, Kirk Jackson, Sherry Kramer, Ann Pibal, Rotimi Suberu, Bruce Williamson, Kerry Woods.

Spring 2015

  • Going on sabbatical or leave: Barbara Alfano, Nick Brooke, Sherry Kramer, Amie McClellan, Ann Pibal, Eileen Scully, Donald Sherefkin, Ikuko Yoshida.

Grants and Fellowships

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program: The deadline for applications is September 6, 10:00 am. Please see Assistant Director for Academic Services Noelle Everett Murphy with any questions.
  • Students seeking funding for study abroad in the Spring 2015 term, should begin researching scholarship options right away. Gilman Scholarship applications are due October 7; Public Action Grant for Study Abroad applications are due October 15.

Writing Tutors

  • Peer Writing Tutors will begin holding hours on Sunday, September 14. Any project at any stage of the writing process can be strengthened by working with a writing tutor. Sunday–Thursday, 8:00–10:00 pm, Crossett Library, second floor staff lounge.

Study Abroad

  • Students returning from study abroad: A study abroad re-entry meeting will be held on Friday, September 12, 12:15–1:45 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 2014: 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 thinking about studying abroad, please plan to attend the Study Abroad Information Session on Friday, September 19, 1:00–2:00 pm, Barn 124. If you are planning to go abroad for the Spring 2015 term, make an appointment with Kendra Ericson early in the term to begin the application process.

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