Other Study Opportunities

Bard Prison Initiative

Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) is the largest degree-granting, college-in-prison program in the country. It brings higher education to five prison campuses in New York State. Close to 200 incarcerated students have received A.A. or B.A. degrees. Undergraduates join Bard faculty as volunteers in the prison programs; Bard also offers classes related to students’ experiences with BPI. Recent courses include Foundations of the Law and Anthropology of Mass Incarceration. The initiative was the brainchild of Max Kenner ’01, vice president for institutional initiatives and BPI’s executive director. The program has gained national attention, including a two-part PBS series and a profile on CBS’s 60 Minutes.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Friday, October 24, 2014

Mid-Term Grades and Criteria Sheets Due

Friday, October 24, 2014

Moderation Papers Due

Friday, October 24, 2014 – Sunday, October 26, 2014

Family Weekend

Visit Bard and beautiful Annandale for a variety of events, including What's New at Bard, the Ask the President forum, sample classes, performances by the American Symphony Orchestra, campus tours, and panel discussions. Click here for registration and the full schedule.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Last Day to Withdraw from a Class