Other Study Opportunities

Trustee Leader Scholar Program

Students in the Trustee Leader Scholar Program (TLS) design and implement their own civic engagement projects based on their own interests; accepted projects receive stipends and other support. Nearly 20 percent of Bard students participate in TLS, and most TLS students remain active in the program throughout their time at Bard. TLS Projects include Astor Home for Children Theater Group, Bard Biodiesel Cooperative, Bard Leprosy Relief, Bard Music Mentoring Program, Germantown Tutoring Program, Grace Smith House (family shelter), International Tuberculosis Relief Project, and Red Hook English as a Second Language Center. TLS projects may run for multiple years; several have grown into full-time, College-sponsored, nationally recognized initiatives that welcome undergraduate volunteers, such as the Bard Prison Initiative, La Voz, and the New Orleans Initiative.

Every Bard student is eligible to apply for TLS status. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and acceptance is based primarily on the student’s willingness and capacity to direct a large-scale project. TLS students meet one-on-one with the program director and assistant; take part in skill-building workshops; and write formal project proposals, budgets, and evaluations. They are offered hands-on opportunities to acquire skills in grant writing, lesson planning, and group facilitation.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates

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.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Last Day to Withdraw from a Class

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