The first step in a successful academic year begins with your arrival on campus.
Southern Vermont College’s First Day’s New Student Orientation takes place September 3–5. Students can begin moving into the residence halls on Tuesday, September 3, at 9:00 am.
Our First Day's program is a chance for students to not only become a part of the SVC campus community, but to meet our neighbors in Bennington as well. Along with community volunteer opportunities, all students are invited downtown for a “Taste of Bennington” dinner where local restaurants and other businesses will open their doors for food, fun, and friendship.
All new, transfer, and commuter students should plan on attending the two-day First Day's event leading up to the first day of classes and Academic Convocation on Thursday, September 5.
• a welcome for all new students and their families from President Karen Gross;
• community service at a local equine therapeutic center, “Wings to Fly”;
• “Taste of Bennington” downtown welcome dinner event;
• hiking and exploring local campus trails;
• various campus life workshops;
• last-minute decorating and supplies shopping;
• Academic Convocation Address by SVC Board of Trustee member Dr. Anita Hill; and
• And more.
For a full First Day's Schedule, click here.
If you have any questions regarding First Days Orientation or anything else relating to the start of the academic year, give us a call at 802-447-4699 or email us at Orientation@svc.edu.
Tel: (802) 447.4699
New Student "To Do List"
If you are a NEW or FIRST TIME student - Your move in day is Tuesday, September 3rd at 9am. Pick up your keys in the tents located on the lower campus green near Campus Safety."
Gaby & Pierre's quick tour of SVC & beyond
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Dean of Students Anne Hopkins Gross