College Week and Coffee-Hour Minutes

  • To submit an announcement: Email your announcement information to College Week by Thursday at noon to be printed in College Week for the following week.
  • To submit an event: Use the online submission form. Events submitted by Tuesday morning each week will be posted to the website calendar within two days and considered for College Week for the following week.
  • To announce in Coffee-Hour Minutes: If you would like to submit information, please send to by Thursday at 9:00 pm. Please make sure submissions are brief and ready to print. All events will be formatted to fit into a calendar (date, time, location) and submissions are subject to editing.

Events and programs
are added all the time to the online events calendar—share them, add them to your calendar, enjoy them! To have your event/program added to the calendar, please use the online submission form.


    • The period for ROOM CHANGES will be happening between the second and fourth week of the fall term. Please look forward to signing up at this Sunday's Coffee Hour to receive the room change application.
    • LONGMEADOW APPLICATIONS. Longmeadow House is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 term. For consideration, please submit a Longmeadow application- available in the Student Life-by Friday, September 12 at noon. If you have any questions, concerns, or impressions about housing, you may confidentially direct them to Jenna Goldstein or come by Barn 113


    • FACULTY ADVISOR APPROVAL PROCESS: Check your email! On Friday, September 5, all students were emailed their FWT Proposal forms. Completed forms are due on September 30. Remember to schedule a meeting with your faculty advisor to discuss your proposal and secure initial approval before Long Weekend. This timing gives students almost six weeks to complete the faculty advisor approval process. Read more via the Faculty Advisor Approval Process link on the Student Resources Page of the College website.
    • FWT ADVISING: In addition to small group advising, the FWT Staff offers one-onone sessions with Holly McCormack, Erica Walsh, and Lauren MacPherson. Get your quick questions answered, dive deep into FWT history and archives, or engage in an exploratory conversation about ideas, sites, and intentions. Make your appointment now. ( > Student Resources > FWT & Career Development > Make an Appointment).

      BAD Announcements

    • SOCCER! BENNINGTON COLLEGE VS. MARLBORO COLLEGE. The Bennington College Pioneers will take on Marlboro College on Sunday, September 14, at 2:00 pm at the Soccer Field. Come cheer on your friends!
    • BASKETBALL will take place Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm at the North Bennington Graded School. Meet at the flagpole to carpool over. Questions, please contact Charlotte Uden.
    • FREE YOGA! “Meditation in Motion” is a yoga class that develops body awareness through breath and mindfulness. The class includes a brief meditation and a study of different asanas (poses) each week. The class is KRIPALU inspired and offers a VINYASA style, which helps the body release tension and calm the mind chatter. Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the upstairs Dance Studio in the Meyer Rec Barn.

    Weekly Announcements

  • MEET/GREET/EAT/TWEET/REPEAT WITH YOUR ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR. New first-year and transfer students are invited to Commons Lounge to pick up a souvenir Bennington button and say hello to their admissions counselor. Remember us? We’re the ones who admitted you. We’d love to hear how your first week on campus is going! Come say hi to Nick, Libby, Ashley, Evan, Sarah, Liam, Sebastian, Chrissy, and Lauren. Monday, September 8, from noon-1:30 pm.
  • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will begin hosting weekly meetings starting on Monday, September 8, at 7:00 pm in Dickinson 209.
  • BOOZE ON THE BRAIN WITH BETSY SHERMAN: A mother and biologist discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly. No wives’ tales, just evidence and persistent questions. Tuesday, September 9, at 7:00 pm in the CAPA Symposium.
  • MEMBERS OF THE BENNINGTON COLLEGE MUSIC FACULTY will perform songs and an eclectic repertoire including classical compositions, jazz, improvisation, and original music. Tuesday, September 9, at 8:00 pm in the Deane Carriage Barn and on Wednesday, September 10, at 8:00 pm at Oldcastle Theatre on Main Street, Bennington.
  • Join us for the FIRST LITERATURE EVENING OF THE TERM, a reading by Amity Gaige, author of the novel, “Schroder.” Wednesday, September 10, at 7:00 pm in the Franklin Living Room.
  • THE ARGUMENT AND STEIN’S PLAYS. An evening of two short works performed by award-winning actor/playwright David Greenspan. Friday, September 12, at 7:00 pm in the Martha Hill Dance Studio.
  • MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER (a film by Greg Vander Veer) tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of a woman whose life was defined by her love for dance. Martha Hill emerges as dance’s secret weapon, someone who fought against great odds to establish dance as a legitimate art form in America. Thursday, September 11, at 7:00 pm in the Martha Hill Dance Studio.
  • The ADD/DROP period ends Friday, September 12 for Adds; and Wednesday, September 17 for Drops. The last day to withdraw from classes is Sunday, October 12. Forms are available in the Dean’s Office.
  • CHECK CASHING IN THE BOOKSTORE. Students may cash personal checks at the Bookstore up to a maximum of $200 during posted hours. All students must present their COLLEGE ID when cashing a check. The Business Office reserves the right to revoke check-cashing privileges for anyone whose check is returned for insufficient funds.
  • This year, we will be consolidating where coffee is made available to students across campus. Freshly-brewed Vermont Coffee Company coffee will be available in the Office of Student Life (as well as in dining halls). We no longer will provide free K-cup coffee pods in other spaces on campus; however, they will be available for purchase in the Bookstore and Student Center at cost (50 cents per cup-bring your own cup).
  • Students are required to show a valid Bennington College ID to enter the Dining Hall. Students will need to purchase a new ID in the Office of Student Life if a card is lost.
  • The NEW YORK TIMES digital-only subscription is offered to students at the educational rate of $1.88 PER WEEK. If you are interested, visit Paper copies of the New York Times are available for purchase daily in the Bookstore.