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Fall 2015 Orientation Preview

August 28–31

Friday, August 28

  • Check-in at houses, 9:00 am–1:00 pm | New students and families will arrive on campus to check in and pick up Orientation materials, room key, Bennington Card, and other important information about the College. Optional student-led campus tours will be provided throughout the day.
  • Lunch, noon–1:30 pm
  • Parent program, 2:00–4:00 pm
  • Meet your orientation group leader, 2:00–4:00 pm | While the parent program is taking place, students will be getting to know their orientation leaders and other new incoming students for lawn games, campus tours, and an initial Q&A.

Saturday, August 29–Monday, August 31

  • A full schedule of faculty workshops, and student and faculty works performances, convocation, and much more—a complete schedule Orientation schedule will be available in your check-in packages and posted here near the end of August.

Tuesday, September 1

  • First day of classes | Classes begin at 8:00 am
  • Open hours with Academic Services Staff, 11:30 am–2:00 pm | Drop in for general settling-in and academic questions.