You can get some brands on campus and beyond that there are a lot of pharmacies in the area. I personally recommend Hannaford because Ken, one of the pharmacists is fantastic. But there are also pharmacies at Price Chopper, CVS, and Rite-Aid.
I would imagine it depends on the teacher and the class. I’ve never seen anyone do it, but I’m sure it happens and I’m sure you could do it. I would ask each teacher beforehand.
What are you currently working on? I’m a huge knitter and trying to bust through my stash so I don’t have to keep moving it around every 3 months…
You’re in luck! If you come in when you are over 24 then you are allowed to live off-campus automatically. So, find an apartment near North Bennington that allows dogs and I can guarantee that having a dog will mean that you have lots of students who want to be your friend (myself included).
There are rules for alcohol in the housing. If you’re over 21 then you’re allowed to have and consume alcohol in your room as long as everyone else around you is of legal age.
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Do you have 14-16 credits?
If so, you will be plenty busy. Trust me.
If not, we will figure it out when you get here. If you still have questions get in contact with Kate Child from Academic Services.
In my experience, it’s not about how many hours you spend in class that makes your schedule challenging.
Solid advice from our correspondent in Chicago. I echo her sentiment.
Don’t pack much. Really. Truly. Please for everyone’s sake pack as few clothes as possible. I wouldn’t expect a vast influx of t-shirts, but please don’t overpack! On the sweaters and jackets, it really depends - maybe late September, maybe October, definitely by November. You will feel it when the time comes.
Do, however, bring lots of lamps! Most rooms don’t have an overhead light so lamps are essential. That being said, our local Home Depot, Goodwill, Sears, and Walmart (all located very close to campus) have an amazing selection of lamps that you can buy upon your arrival at Bennington.
Also, a friendly PSA from your local firefighter: Christmas lights are a fire hazard.
-Glennis & Emily
Nope! We just posted a post about this last week (actually, it’s still on the front page). We do have grades and most students choose to take them. I’ve taken them every term. In addition to grades we receive a narrative evaluation for each class.
I like grades because I’ve always had them and I have an exact measure of my performance. But, it’s not always all about measuring up to others which is why the evaluations are great. They are usually a paragraph or two of critical feedback of how I did in the class. I find the evaluations extremely helpful and often very on point as to where I struggled or what I could do to improve as well as where I did well.
Hope that clears the air.
There isn’t an ice rink in Bennington, there is one about a half hour away in Manchester, VT. However, when it gets cold Lake Paran in North Bennington freezes. No guarantee that there won’t be snow on the ice, but its there for you if you want it. My friend, and fellow intern, Selina is an amazing skater and she has skated outside before.
Also, not on ice, but requires related skills: Roller-rama, our super fun rollerskating event that happens each term. The school gets a ton of roller skates and we roll around Greenwall, one our our performance spaces, for a while. There is a disco ball, candy, and lots of other fun. Selina and the other figure skaters are always the stars of the night.
Hope that helps!
nope! Same price. Singles that are available are first given to juniors and seniors and then, if there are open spaces, there is a lottery for sophomores.
I’m so sorry if I’ve given you the wrong opinion - what I meant was that swimming as I do it isn’t something where other people come regularly. (To be totally honest, I like having the time to myself and it can get stressful to share it with people)
Sports are popular here. I mean, we aren’t the University of Michigan or anything, but we do have an intramural soccer team that is big and plays schools like Marlboro and Simon’s Rock among others. We also have an Ulitmate Frisbee team that plays in tournaments with Dartmouth and UVM to name a few schools.
Truly intramural sports, by which I mean happening within Bennington, are things like volleyball, basketball, and dodgeball (crazy competitive and very very popular). There are lots of people who go rock climbing both at the gym and on real rocks as well as a bunch of people who go biking most days. We live in a really beautiful place and a place that lends itself to being outdoors. Camping, canoeing, snowshoeing etc. (plus gear rental from the rec barn on campus)
Of course, not to be forgotten, not a specific sport but the annual house gym competition. Every time you go to the gym you get a point for the house you live in. The house with the most points at the end of the term wins something (I’m not sure what, my house hasn’t won).
P.S The Ultimate team is a great example of a couple of students who were interested in something and then started a team. It club is only 2 years old.
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The great thing about being at a college this size is that everything, and I mean everything, comes to the same address. If you mail something before the start of school just mark that you’re an incoming First Year so the post office knows who you are. (The mailboxes aren’t set up yet)
Yeah, totally. According to the student handbook TV’s (and other electronics) are allowed as long as they are under 1000 watts. 1000 watts is a lot of watts and I think after some googling that it’s safe to say that most TV’s won’t exceed that. Unless of course, you’re mom was thinking about buying you this.
Which may be a bit excessive. But who am I to judge?