Other Study Opportunities

Hudson Valley Studies

In 1978 The Bard Center established the Hudson Valley Studies program to assist students, faculty, historical agencies, and community members in studying the Hudson Valley. The regionís towns and countryside, libraries and museums, commerce and transportation, and natural environment provide an enormous cultural and scientific laboratory for analysis of its past and present. Acquisition and preservation of relevant documents are the main tasks of the Hudson Valley Studies Archives, which has a rich collection of printed material, including census data, from the regionís economic and social past.

The program makes the vast resources of the Hudson Valley region accessible to a variety of scholars. An art history major might choose to study a local artist or a type of artistic work characteristic of the valley, or an economics major the impact of industrial transformations on small towns along the Hudson River. Student research projects are organized around a broad regional perspective, with findings related to a wider frame of reference.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Monday, October 13, 2014 – Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Break

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.