- Comparative Animal Physiology - Betsy Sherman
- Chemistry 1: Chemical Principles - Janet Foley
- Linear Algebra, Networks, and Geometry - Andrew McIntyre
- Building/Materials: Metalshop - John Umphlett
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 squid-and-whale
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.
aka, filling out my science education to better prepare for grad school:
AND being one of two House Chairs of Bingham; AND being a CO in the Admissions Office. Should be my best term yet.