Bennington students graduate as Bachelors of the Arts… In other words, with a BA. Don’t worry, though, your concentrations and supporting areas of study will all be reflected in your transcript!
Just like most communities at Bennington, the queer community is apparent in various ways. We have a group called queer @ Bennington which can be a great resource. Bennington, like most any college, is a space for you to come in with a mainly-blank slate to really explore yourself as a person, questioner, and thinker. I think Bennington establishes a safer space for queer identified or questioning youth to do just that.
If you are looking to see if you will fit in here, no worries… you will find like-minded people and be a part of various communities. As a queer individual myself, I am personally not very involved in the queer @ Bennington group; however, I still feel a part of the queer community on campus. There are various ways to be involved as a queer person on campus. I took a bunch of people to the gender and queer conference at Hampshire this term and that was a wonderful way to spend part of my weekend! If you have any other questions or just want to chat about this more, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
I know I can only speak for myself, but I have felt very accepted here. I have enjoyed meaningful conversations with friends, events through SWAG (Sexual Wellness Awareness Group) that have opened my eyes to other conversations, and finding general acceptance of various identities on campus.
We have a beautiful printmaking studio (pictures by Selina) and some amazing student work which I don’t have a link to. As far as classes go, check out the curriculum (more will be added to Spring 2014). There are a lot of printmaking classes as well as drawing classes. You could also check out animation or architecture and other interests you have to expand your skills.
No worries! I think it’s a great idea to finish High School before launching into all things college. As long as you get your registration form in on time it’ll be entered into the lottery along with everybody else’s.
See you next year!
The pool’s in town, and there’s at least one student (Glennis H. ‘15) who goes almost daily.
The basketball court is next to the tennis courts and soccer field, on the west end of campus. There’s a group that plays at a local elementary school in the winter (not against elementary schoolers - they would crush us).
The only “squash court” we have is in the student garden. Summer squash is one of our biggest crops, and we get great squash-based dishes in the fall. D-lish.
- David ‘13
I asked my friend Sara Green to answer this one — she’s an expert.
Hey! It’s really neither. Instead what you have is sort of an awkwardness when questions or comments about race are brought up. My experience has been that people would rather not talk about race- students of color and white students alike. Alas, hope is alive! Recently, there has been a small group of students that is creating spaces to talk about race in academic and student-led spaces. I could talk forever about race at Bennington. Email me if you want to keep talking; there are a lot of intricacies in the conversation. (firstname.lastname@example.org)