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 9, 2014

First-Year Students Arrive

Check-in and Financial Clearance, First-Year Student Orientation Monday, August 11, 2014 – Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Language and Thinking Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

Academic Orientation for Transfer Students

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Transfer Students Arrive

Check-in and Financial Clearance for Transfer Students