here is a pic of me and my friend Army James in our respective winter and army wear back home (New Mexico) taken in the middle of february two years ago:
here is another pic of me in typical winter attire in vermont also taken in the middle of february this year:
we adapt. army strong.
Check in is from 9am to 1pm, parent send off is at 4pm and ends at 5. I think I had dinner in town with my parents after that but that send off is the *official* time for parents to say goodbye and pls leave.
In terms of orchestral stuff, a good go-to thing is Sage City Symphony, a local full-size symphony that students can participate in. Other than that, there’s usually a brass ensemble, jazz ensemble stuff, but it looks a little different every term. If you’re curious, check out the curriculum’s ensemble tag for fall and spring term courses.
As for radio, we don’t really have a station in the sense of something with a DJ that you’d tune into, but the Bennington Radio Project is a student group that’s focused on generating content in the form of NPR-esque podcasts. You can check them out here, here and here. Glennis is in charge of that. She’s lost in the woods right now but email her at email@example.com if you want to know more and if she finds her way back she’ll be able to fill you in.
So we’ve actually not had any students in recent memory who’ve participated in the AVIC program. So… sorry about that. If you want a more general idea of how that works here, though, I’d email Kendra Ericson, who’s in charge of Study Abroad and AVIC stuff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I had three at one point but I wised up real quick and left one of them. There’s a cap on how much you can earn each term (about $1200) so if you’re working more than one job and you hit the cap early, you can’t work anymore and it’s a pain for everyone.
so sayeth Architect Carlos ‘14.
As far as fashion design goes, some students choose to study that mainly through costume design. Courses on fashion design itself are pretty few and far between, but with a Plan that combines, say, costume design, art history, social science (because hey who doesn’t need that?) and maybe some independent work, fashion design is definitely manageable here.
I think it’s kind of ok for someone’s first FWT to be a bit out of left field, but it’s preferable to have FWT positions related to what you’re studying, since that’s how you get the more hands-on real world down n dirty of what you may have otherwise only been doing in a classroom setting.
That being said, even if a FWT position doesn’t seem directly related, it may still be a valuable experience; just because you’re a drama student doesn’t mean that you should do four FWTs with theatre companies. If you can prove that a position is what’s best for you, then go for it, just as long as you can show that you’re thinking about the connections between your education and your experience(s) in the real world.
*sometimes Verizon is just ok
You can defer up to one year while still keeping any financial aid/scholarship packages no problem (unless your financial situation changes, in which case the aid may change a bit). It’s just a box you check on your intent to enroll form.
If you’re thinking about a gap year, I strongly recommend getting in touch with Sarah, our counselor in charge of gap year stuff at email@example.com
Very basically, with the Plan you’re thinking and writing and talking about what exactly you want to do at Bennington. You may be studying physics and literature, but what about those things interests you? Are there any intersections between the two? Maybe you want to get educated in physics so that your science fiction writing can have really solid scientific backing (I don’t know.) Also, and sometimes more importantly, how do you plan on studying these things, through classes, FWTs, outside research, etc. That’s where building and justifying your own curriculum comes in, as well as potential FWTs, maybe even study abroad.
If you’re still curious, here’s a quick overview of the Plan Process year by year.
probably no more than one box
depends on how many outfits you want to have i guess?
I sincerely hope it isn’t frowned upon because I just hung up, like, three posters in my room using tacks…
You can get all that stuff here! Envelopes are at the bookstore and bigger boxes you may have to grab from, like, the recycling bin behind Commons, but it is entirely possible to ship something without even thinking about setting foot off campus.
there is some graffiti on the walls around vapa, but no graffiti wall. I imagine a graffiti wall may be something that a few students could work out with staff to start up, but as far as I know, if you do graffiti on any wall on campus right now, it’s CRIME. and we’re not big fans of CRIME
Lots of FWS questions. First off, I’ll say that job selection, what’s required, how jobs work, etc. will depend on the position and department. Requirements for working in the Usdan Gallery are different than requirements for working with IT or AV services, and each job will also be different. There’s really no overarching answer as to how getting a job on campus works other than to be proactive. If you haven’t heard back about a position you’ve applied for more than a week ago, I would definitely send an email! Don’t be rude, just remind them that you’re there.