Other Study Opportunities

Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists

Visiting writers, artists, and scholars take part in readings, discussions, and performances at the Achebe Center, which honors the legacy of Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor Emeritus of Languages and Literature, who taught at Bard from 1990 to 2009. The Achebe Center's director, Binyavanga Wainaina, is a Kenyan writer and journalist who received the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing. Undergraduate students at Bard participate in numerous Achebe Center projects, including facilitating events; helping with all aspects of book and chapbook editing and publication; and working with writer/artist residency projects and a new creative writing program.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Arrival Day for all Returning Students

Check-in and Financial Clearance for All Returning Students Monday, September 1, 2014

First Day of Classes

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First Faculty Meeting of the Semester

This meeting will be followed by the President's Open House and Reception
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Drop/Add Period Ends, Pass/Fail Grading Option Deadline