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, December 20, 2014 – Friday, January 23, 2015

Winter Intersession

Friday, January 2, 2015

Final Grades and Criteria Sheets Due

Sunday, January 4, 2015

First-Year Students Return for Citizen Science Program

Sunday, January 4, 2015 – Thursday, January 22, 2015

Citizen Science Program