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Housing

Spring term housing confirmations will be sent to your Bennington email address in early February. If you have any questions about your housing assignment or believe that there is an error, please contact housing@bennington.edu. If you are in a colonial, and wish to change your housing assignment, you are encouraged to participate in the room change process at the start of term.

Dining

The Dining Halls will be open starting with brunch on February 16. The Snack Bar and the Snack Bar Express will be open starting with lunch on February 17.

Additionally, in response to overwhelming student interest and through close work with Aramark and the student dining and wellness committees this past term, Bennington College will implement a new dinner schedule this spring. We hope this change will help to more fully accommodate the lifestyles and schedules of our students.

New dinner hours are as follows:

  • Sundays–Thursdays: 5:30–7:00 pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 6:00–7:30 pm

Storage

Basic Information

  • Senior retreat participants: Storage in Bingham will be open on February 15, noon–5:00 pm, for those students returning early for Senior Retreat. 
  • In-house storage (Barnes Houses): If you stored your belongings in the basement area of a Barnes House, please see your house chairs for access to those storage spaces.
  • Unclaimed stored items: After February 22, all items still remaining in storage will be donated or disposed of at the College's discretion.

Moving truck availability

  • Saturday, February 15: noon–5:00 pm (Senior Retreat participants only)
  • Sunday, February 16: noon–11:00 pm
  • Monday, February 17: 3:00–11:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 18: 4:00–7:00 pm

Open hours for retrieving storage from Bingham

  • Saturday, February 15: noon–5:00 pm (Senior Retreat participants only)
  • Sunday, February 16: noon–11:00 pm
  • Monday, February 17: 10:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 18: 4:00–7:00 pm

Post Office

The Post Office will be open for package pickup only on February 15, 11:00 am–3:00 pm; February 16, noon–4:00 pm; and February 17, 11:00 am–3:00 pm. Regular hours resume on February 18.

Student Involvement Fair

Interested in getting more involved on campus? Come to the Student Involvement Information Fair on February 20, 7:00–9:00 pm, in the Student Center. Representatives from all current student organizations will be there to talk about their groups and registration forms will be available for students interested in starting something new. Hope to see you there!

Fitness and Recreation Update

  • BAD will once again be organizing a dodgeball league for the Bennington community. Get together with housemates, organizations, and friends to form your team of six or more.
  • Brand new cross-country skis and snowshoes are available for rent this winter. Stop by Student Life for more information.
  • Be sure to check out all the new fitness equipment in the rec barn. This winter, we've updated our treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes.
  • House challenge! This term all houses will be competing for most rec barn use. Standings will be tallied and posted each week. The winning house will receive customized house swag, including sporty shirts and headbands.

If you have any questions, please email Michiel Considine.

International Students

SEVIS requires that all international students are registered (through SEVIS) for the upcoming term. In order to comply with this, all returning international students must stop in at Academic Services and fill out a short SEVIS registration form. Students who do not complete this process will not be registered and, as a result, will jeopardize their status. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Child in Academic Services.

Computer Anti-Virus Software

Information Technology would like to remind you to update your anti-virus software before reconnecting to the campus network, as you are responsible for keeping your computer virus-free while connected to the network. If you need an Anti-Virus Program and prefer not to purchase one, AVG-Free is one possible solution. Another free solution for Windows users is Microsoft Security Essentials.

Campus Safety and Parking

  • Validation stickers: All students will need to obtain a Spring 2014 validation sticker. The sticker is affixed to the front of the College ID card and validates the use of the CABS/GMX shuttle service. Students will not be permitted access to the shuttle without the sticker. The sticker is free and can be picked up at any time in the Office of Student Life or at the Campus Safety Office.
  • Parking decals: Students who have a vehicle on campus and have not yet registered it with Campus Safety must obtain a parking decal immediately. The cost for a decal is $120 for the year. To get your decal, you will need to provide a current license, valid registration, and proof of insurance. If you had a vehicle on campus last term but will not this term, you must let the Office of Campus Safety know in writing to Emily McGann, Associate Director of Campus Safety, so that your student account can be credited $60.
  • Campus Safety staff: The Office of Campus Safety and the Campus Safety Staff are responsible for the general safety and welfare of all students while on campus.