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Ordering Course Materials for Fall Term

Course materials and textbooks for your fall courses will be visible in Bennington College’s academic information system, Populi (if you can't log in now, don't worry! We'll activate your account later this summer). Once you’ve been registered for your courses, you’ll be able to see the course materials on each course’s “Info” page within Populi—just click on the name of the course in your schedule, and make sure you’re on the “Info” tab. Students are encouraged to review these pages, and to order all required course materials from a vendor of their choosing, well before the term begins. Although a limited number of books will be available for each class in the on-campus bookstore, these are primarily intended to facilitate the add/drop process.

Check-In

College housing will reopen for the fall term at noon on Sunday, August 30. If you are required (for on-campus employment) to arrive earlier you must secure advanced permission from Student Life. Any student who arrives prior to opening without advance permission from the Office of Student Life will be charged $100 per night. Students who need housing accommodations prior to their arrival date for extenuating circumstances should contact the Office of Student Life. If your request is granted, there is a charge per night for early arrivals. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Storage Information

All items stored in the Bingham basement and in Barnes storage areas must be removed by 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 3. Items not removed by this time will be considered abandoned property and will be donated or disposed of accordingly. Storage and van availability will be posted in Digital Coffee Hour before the beginning of spring term.

Important Dates for Fall 2015

  • Saturday-Monday, August 22-24: New international students arrive
  • Monday, August 24: Students attending Pre-Orientation arrive
  • Friday, August 28: New and transfer students arrive
  • Sunday, August 30: Houses open for returning students at noon
  • Monday, August 31: Registration
  • Monday, August 31: Convocation
  • Tuesday, September 1: Classes begin
  • Refer to the Academic Calendar for other important dates

Albany to Bennington Transportation

Please refer to the extended shuttle schedule for beginning of term.