There was at one point a club but as all things at Bennington it ebbs and flows based on who is here right now. Student Life usually has a few trips during term. But, if you want to go skiing then you could totally make it happen. Most of mountains around here offer some sort of student discount too. Additionally, if you are one who prefers cross country or snow shoeing you can rent all of the equipment needed for that at the Rec Barn on campus.
I will note that we are not here in January and February which are the prime months for skiing around here. That being said, do a FWT where you could be near (or on) a mountain where you could ski so you can make the most of the season. As someone who loves to snow shoe my FWTs are all about finding more winter. I have been in Vermont, Alaska, and Maine (which, contrary to popular belief didn’t have much snow). When my adviser suggested going to Alabama I smiled, said I would consider it, and then promptly kept looking for work in Alaska.
You do you.
I don’t know what Texas is like, but I’m assuming “one” is good because of my knowledge of “A Chorus Line”, which would mean Texas is bad. So in that case I would say its about a Louisiana. I have no idea what I am talking about I am just making things up.
Bring some bug-spray, you’ll survive. I would give you a bit more info, but its been different every year I’ve been here. This summer has been dreadful because of the rain, but the rain was an anomaly. Its buggier here than I was ready for, but it isn’t a big deal. Other natural phenomena…snow.
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.