College News

Photo of Puloma Ghosh Puloma Ghosh Selected as Bennington Writing Seminars Residential Teaching Fellow

Puloma Ghosh, a rising fourth-term MFA candidate in fiction, has been selected as the fourth Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars, working in the classroom for a full term beginning in Spring 2020

VAPA Alarm Testing Monday, October 21 at 3:00 pm

The College will be testing the external alarm on the VAPA roof on Monday, October 21 at 3:00 pm.

Photo of Commons exterior Restoring the Heart of Campus

Commons has been the flagship building of Bennington College’s campus since the College opened in 1932. In Fall 2019, the building reopened upon the completion of the first significant renovation in its 87-year history.

Photo of mountains and floating lantern Welcome Back

From September 27 - 29, 2019, 350 alumni and their guests joined 145 families for All-Class Reunion and Fall Weekend, featuring concerts, film screenings, awards, College updates, and more.

Photo of SVMC campus Announcing Population Health Fellowship with SVMC

This winter, Bennington College and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) will offer six students fully-paid, health-related internship opportunities as part of the inaugural Population Health Fellowship. Population health transforms the healthcare model— in thinking about healthcare from seeing patients only when they are sick, to partnering with people to address their social, environmental, and economic issues before they become sick. 

Emerging Voices logo PEN America Interviews Bennington Writing Seminars Emerging Voices Fellows

PEN America interviewed Davin Malasarn MFA '20 and Monica Carter MFA '20, both past recipients of the Bennington/PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship, for The PEN Ten weekly interview series.

Photo of students throwing caps at graduation High School Students Earn Bennington College Scholarships Through RaiseMe

Through Bennington College’s partnership with RaiseMe, current high school students can begin earning incremental “micro-scholarships” for their achievements throughout high school, both in and outside the classroom.

Bennington College campus Art for Access Receives Significant Art Donations

Bennington College announced that it has received gifts of 122 works of art in the past year to benefit Art for Access, an innovative new program launched last year to support scholarships and provide educational opportunities for students by inviting new donations of art to the College. Art for Access celebrates the College’s pioneering legacy in the visual arts while advancing its commitment to equity, diversity, and access.

Convocation 2019 Convocation Welcomes Class of 2023

On September 3, 2019, the Bennington community gathered to celebrate the start of the academic year and welcome over 180 new students to the College. 

Convocation 2019 Kindness is a Gift

Rage Hezekiah, First-year and International Student Counselor, was the staff speaker at Convocation 2019. She shared her perspective as a relative newcomer to Vermont and the inspiration she finds in her daily work with students. She also urged the community to "be gentle with each other." 

"I trust our collective ability to have hard conversations, and find common ground," said Hezekiah. "This doesn’t mean we always have to agree, but that we can treat each other with tenderness, trusting that we are committed to sharing this space, and making this place our collective home."