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


Thursday, November 27, 2014 – Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Recess

Recess Begins at 5:00 p.m. on November 26 Monday, December 1, 2014

Senior Projects Due

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Advising Day

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Registration for Spring Classes Opens