Other Study Opportunities

January Intersession

The January intersession begins at the end of the winter holiday vacation and extends through the month of January. Students can gain academic or work experience or earn academic credit during this period in the following ways:
  • Independent study project A reading, research, or creative project for academic credit. The project must be planned with a faculty member and approved by the Executive Committee by the end of the fall semester.
  • Work project or internship Paid or volunteer employment or an internship at a newspaper or in a hospital, law office, theater, museum, or other institution. Although work, on or off campus, does not usually carry academic credit, students who think a particular work experience or internship is worthy of academic credit may apply for it or for transcript recognition.
  • Enrollment in a midyear course at another college or university Many colleges and universities with a one-month January intersession offer courses for credit that are open to students from other institutions.

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.