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Contact: Cat Stines, 802-440-4396

September 26–28, 2014

We hope you will join us at this year's Family Weekend. One of Bennington's great resources is its tight-knit, yet seemingly endlessly expansive community. For an institution its size, Bennington College has had a disproportionate impact on the world's cultural and intellectual stage. As parents and grandparents and siblings and friends of Bennington students, you are now part of this remarkable legacy and contribute to the College's vibrant network.

Over Family Weekend we invite you to immerse yourself in this vibrant community—sitting in on faculty workshops and discussions, hearing from recent alumni about their work in the world, and talking with Bennington's new president about our vision for the future. Open houses, campus tours, cultural events, and our annual Family Weekend soccer match round out the weekend. Most importantly, you will have a chance to see life at the College through your Bennington student's eyes.

For the full schedule of events, click here.

Hotels tend to fill up quickly during Vermont’s beautiful foliage season, so we recommend making your reservations early. For information about local lodging, check the region's chamber of commerce websites.


  • The $25 per-person registration fee (children under 12 and Bennington students are free) covers all programs and performances for parents and guests. Families can also attend our Harvest Dinner, which takes place on Friday, September 26, 5:30–7:30 pm, for $15. All other meals can be purchased separately on campus.
  • Friday, September 26 | Registration/Check-in | Noon–5:00 pm (under welcome tent)
  • Saturday, September 27 | Registration/Check-in | 7:30–11:00 am (under welcome tent)