Regarding Housing: as your new Dean of Students, I am going through the housing-placement
process at Bennington for the first time, observing just how fraught it is for students, and hoping
to learn as much as possible to make for less housing-placement-related stress in the future.
It’s important to note that while there are many student voices who wish for nothing to change,
there are students who meet with me quietly to implore me to create a more equitable system in
which their living situation is not dependent on the good will of a system they do not recognize
as impartial. As with all things, our mission is to be in balance in responding to the needs across
the student body. To do that, we will benefit from your good feedback about housing and housing
placement, and some houses have already had structured coffee-hour conversations in the
past weeks, and we will have more in the Fall term. In the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding a specific circumstance of yours, and if you wish
to write feedback on residential life in general, we will appreciate your thoughtful contribution.