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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.

Dining

The Dining Halls will be open starting with brunch on February 22. The Student Center Cafe will be open starting with lunch on February 23.

Storage

Basic Information

  • 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 March 1, all items still remaining in storage will be donated or disposed of at the College's discretion.

Moving truck availability

  • Sunday, February 22: noon–11:00 pm
  • Monday, February 23: 3:00–11:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 24: 4:00–7:00 pm

Open hours for retrieving storage from Bingham

  • Sunday, February 22: noon–11:00 pm
  • Monday, February 23: 10:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 24: 4:00–7:00 pm

Post Office

The Post Office will be open for package pickup only on Saturday and Sunday, February 21–22, 11:00 am–3:00 pm; regular hours resume on February 23.

Clubs and Organizations

All campus clubs and organizations will be tabling in the Dining Hall during lunch and dinner between February 23 and March 6. Be on the lookout for a full schedule in College Week.

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.
  • Cross-country skis and snowshoes are available for rent this winter. Stop by Student Life for more information.

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 2015 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, or $60 for just the Spring 2015 term. 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. Off-campus students are required to register their cars with Campus Safety, but there is no annual fee. Parking is available in all student lots. More information will be provided upon registration.
  • 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.