Special services for Bard seniors are outlined below. We also offer one-on-one individualized research help for seniors writing their projects.
Senior Carrels are assigned by a lottery held every year in the beginning of the Fall semester. Seniors receive e-mails with the details in August, and information is posted on the library's website. To participate in the lottery, a senior should be working on a text-based, research project, and his/her library record should have no outstanding overdue or missing books or fines. Contact Betsy Cawley with questions.
During the lottery, interested seniors will be directed to a website where they will fill out a simple form. These will be submitted to a random drawing. Those seniors whose names have been chosen will be notified by e-mail and they will be given certain times during which they may pick out a carrel.
The senior loan period for borrowing books is two semesters. Books borrowed from the circulating stacks (not the Browsing Collections) of our library will be checked out to seniors for the entire academic year. Please note that ConnectNY books always have a loan period of 42 days with one renewal. If you still need ConnectNY books when the due date is up, please return them and reorder. Books from our Browsing Collections have a 28 day borrowing period, with one renewal.
Please feel free to contact a librarian for help with your senior project research. We would be happy to set up an appointment for a reference session. You can also look in our library's own Senior Project Collection for further examples and reference.
The Dean of Student Affairs Office can provide you with all the information you need for formatting your Senior Project.
The Form of the Senior Project
The final version of your senior project should be carefully proofread for typographical errors, correct grammar, and proper citation. Rely on Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and The MLA Handbook or The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed. for all editorial questions.
Sample Title Page:
Indonesian Vernacular Architecture:
Of Home, the Body, and the Universe
Senior Project submitted to
The Division of Social Studies
of Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Download a Title Page Template
You should submit your completed senior project or artist's statement (Arts Division majors) on the date that your senior project is due.
It can be submitted in WORD or PDF format. Other file types should be submitted as additional or supplemental files.
You can register early and submit information about your senior project ahead of time. Choose one of the following links and click Submit Research on the lower right hand side of the page. Set up your user account and enter information about your project and click submit.
Spring 2016: http://digitalcommons.bard.edu/senproj_s2016/
Instructions for Submitting your Project Online
For your digital submission please note the following…
The Abstract/Artist’s Statement is the place to put a project abstract or artist’s statement IF your program requires one.
The Distribution Option indicates how accessible you’d like your digital senior project to be to the public. Please note Bard’s policy: online access to most projects will be on-campus only. Some projects, after consultation with project advisors, will be proposed for wider accessibility.
The Creative Commons Licensing is where you indicate your preference regarding the protection of your intellectual property. Choose among the listed options. To learn more about CC licensing. You set and retain rights to your project.
There are no set file size limits, but text based PDFs should be less than 3mb to make download easier.