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We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the roommate/house assignment process. I stumbled across some rare footage of freshmen being placed into houses in case you’re interested. 

Kevin’13

P.S. Robes are provided before the ceremony. 


Fall 2013 Schedule

  • Comparative Animal Physiology - Betsy Sherman
  • Chemistry 1: Chemical Principles - Janet Foley
  • Linear Algebra, Networks, and Geometry - Andrew McIntyre
  • Building/Materials: Metalshop - John Umphlett

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My name is Evan, and I post content and answer questions on the Bennington Students blog. Above, I hope you are pleased to see a picture of me drawing a picture of me on a whiteboard.
At Bennington, I study behavioral ecology and animal conservation (i.e. conservation biology). I am one of the house chairs of Bingham, commonly regarded as the classiest and most sophisticated house on campus. My BFF India is the other house chair.
I hail from the farmlands surrounding Syracuse, NY, and I enjoy things like dogs, caffeine, trees, and other things. One time, I got to work with elephants over a FWT, and I liked it so much I did it again, but in 120-degree weather over the summer. I also liked that, perhaps somewhat masochistically. Feel free to ask me questions. View Larger

Hello tumblr.

My name is Evan, and I post content and answer questions on the Bennington Students blog. Above, I hope you are pleased to see a picture of me drawing a picture of me on a whiteboard.

At Bennington, I study behavioral ecology and animal conservation (i.e. conservation biology). I am one of the house chairs of Bingham, commonly regarded as the classiest and most sophisticated house on campus. My BFF India is the other house chair.

I hail from the farmlands surrounding Syracuse, NY, and I enjoy things like dogs, caffeine, trees, and other things. One time, I got to work with elephants over a FWT, and I liked it so much I did it again, but in 120-degree weather over the summer. I also liked that, perhaps somewhat masochistically. Feel free to ask me questions.


I see you're a transfer student to Bennington college, how did you find your shift? Did you make friends easily or was it hard to adjust? from fagistani

As a transfer, I never really had any major difficulties adjusting to life at Bennington, beyond those that any first-year student would encounter. Transfers enter Bennington at New Student Orientation, so they get to integrate with one another and freshmen for a few days before the rest of the campus arrives. After that, you’d be meeting other students in your house; in your classes; and anywhere else on campus. In particular, I think housing communities present a great opportunity for new students to feel at home right away, and you can read a little bit about them here: http://www.bennington.edu/CampusLife/Housing.aspx

When I transferred, I found the campus to be extraordinarily inclusive, and it’s been my experience that other transfer students are easily embraced by the community as well. I also want to mention, too, that I was really shy when I got here - it took me a year or so to come out of my own shell - so the openness of the campus isn’t something that just came about; because I wasn’t someone who was naturally extroverted. I think that, for me, Bennington just felt comfortable from the beginning. To specifically answer your question, I’d say that the process of transferring into Bennington is essentially the same as arriving as a freshman.