Alumni & Families

Imagination, daring, and impossibly high ambition—these are the qualities that connect each successive generation of alumni.

The strength of our community emerges from our connection to one another, our connection to the College whether we are on campus or off. Bennington is more than the students, faculty, and staff that punctuate campus, it is fueled and energized by more than 13,000 Bennington alumni and 8,500 families. For Bennington to remain as vital as it is today, we need alumni and family engagement, support, and continued connection to each other and the world.

ECLVA winner Gay McDougal

24 Hour Play

President Mariko Silver and Bennington College alumni

Class of 2018 pint glass

Engage

The spirit of collaboration informs Bennington’s student experiences and that principle extends to our alumni with the launch of the Bennington Alumni Cooperative.

Support

Philanthropy enriches every aspect of Bennington, supporting priorities ranging from providing scholarship assistance, faculty support, and campus renewal, among many  other vital needs.

Connect

The office of alumni relations maintains several channels that celebrate Bennington’s history, that enable you to connect with each other, and that highlight alumni achievements and events. We hope you’ll join the conversation.

The Magazine  

Bennington is published twice a year and mailed to alumni, families and friends of the College. In between summer and winter issues, you may find new stories and breaking news on the new online magazine.

Volunteer

Alumni and parent volunteers provide dynamic support for the College. There are many ways to volunteer for Bennington and range from short- and long-term service to sharing of talents and time.

For Families

We welcome family engagement with the College from volunteering, to offering an FWT internship, and, of course, connecting to your child