No!! We’ve never had an official snow day. Vermont winters are notorious so the whole town of Bennington tends to be well prepared for any type of snow situation. On the OTHER hand when I got back from FWT my sophomore year the snow was so heavy that some of my professors couldn’t make it to campus for class. But at the same time Jess still had class because her professor lived on campus…. So I’d keep an eye on the weather report but chances are Bennington professors will make it to class come hail or high water.
Hello! I am the house chair of Bingham, so I can answer this question. Any student who has been at Bennington for at least a year can apply to be a house chair. Most people apply in the house in which they live because they feel attached or want to work for that community specifically, but some people do in fact apply for other houses.
There is an application with about five or six questions that you fill out. The questions ask things like “Why do you want to be a house chair?” and “What challenges do you see arising?”, etc. After the initial application is done, there is an in house vote and you give a small speech to the house. And after that, there the interview with staff of the Student Life office and current house chairs. You usually are interviewed by three people at a time.
Once all of that is done, it’s just time to wait and see what happens! Being a house chair is an awesome job if you are interested in helping to foster a community in your house and be there as support for the residents, but also if you want to be involved with larger, school wide community building.
-India K, ‘12
P.S. This is my favorite photo of Second Street covered in snow! I took it my junior year. Check out McCullough to the right and Welling at the end. Kilpat is nearly invisible!
Winter is great and all but this morning on my way back from the dining hall a tree decided to drop its heavy, snowy burden on my head. Ehm. Walk carefully.