Undergraduate Admission

You love to learn. You've always asked the difficult questions.

Now you wonder where college can take you. If you're ready to refine your talents and find what inspires you, then you've come to the right place. Explore Bard's rich academic tradition and vibrant campus life. Think beyond what is known to seek what is possible.

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Summer at Bard

The campus is abuzz with summer activity! Many returning Bard students are working at SummerScape, in the Admission Office, and around campus. Visit Bard and go on a campus tour during the day, explore and dine in one of our local towns, and then enjoy a SummerScape event in the evening.
  • Bard SummerScape: July 1 – August 14.  Bard SummerScape is a seven-week festival of stellar events in opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret.
  • Campus Tours: Take a student-led tour and get to know our beautiful campus. Stay after the tour for a Q&A session with our admission counselors.
  • Language & Thinking Program (L&T): August 8–24. On Saturday, August 6, first-year students will arrive on campus. On Monday, August 8, they will begin their three-week L&T program. Arrival day for all returning students is Saturday, August 27.
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