Commencement 2012

“These are the shiny, more important people.” –Peter Dinklage ’91

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Peter Dinklage '91 returned to campus on June 1, 2012, to deliver the year's Commencement address.

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May 30–31, 2014

Cap and Gown Order | Information for Graduates | Campus Map (PDF) | Ticket Order

Contact: Nancy Mitton, Communications Associate, 802-440-4347

We look forward to welcoming family and friends of the Bennington Class of 2014 to campus on May 30–31. Come enjoy a weekend of memorable activities celebrating the achievements of this year’s graduates!

Ticket sales for Commencement Dinner are now open. Please use the Ticket Order link on the upper right of this page.

NOTE: Students may order up to four tickets for the Commencement Dinner; the graduating student's ticket is provided automatically for a total of five. Do not order a ticket for the graduating student.

Please note that no tickets are required if you plan to attend ONLY the graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 31. Seats at the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday morning are first-come, first-served. We recommend arriving early.

Please check back regularly for additional information and updates. We look forward to seeing you on campus this May!

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 30

Senior Art Show will be on display in the Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery. The show will continue through Saturday.

  • 2:00 pm | Senior Dance Performance, Martha Hill Dance Theater
  • 3:30 pm | Graduation Concert, Greenwall Auditorium
  • 5:00 pm | Reception for students, families, and faculty, Commons Lawn
  • 6:00 pm | Dinner with classmates, families, and faculty, Commons Lawn—tickets required
  • 7:00 pm | Commencement Addresses: Maria Jacobson, Senior Class Speaker; Johnnetta Cole, Commencement Speaker
  • 9:00 pm | Senior Party, Student Center—all graduates and their families are welcome

Saturday, May 31

  • 10:00 am | Conferring of Degrees, Commons Lawn (rain location: under the tent)