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Congratulations Class of 2022! 

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Admission Events (scroll down)

There are many ways to experience Bard as an Accepted Student. Browse our website, follow us on Instagram, join Bard's class of 2022 Facebook or come visit campus. You can also talk with a current student (call our office at 845-758-7472 or email your question). There are other ways to connect with us: 

On Campus Events/Visits for Accepted Students: 
  • Class Visits. There is no better way to learn about Bard than to sit in on one of our classes, and throughout the month of April, you're invited to do just that. Click here to learn how to sit in on a class. 
On the Road Events for Accepted Students: RSVP links below take you to your Bard Applicant Portal login. Once you login, you will have access to the RSVP form. 
  • Chicago-Area Accepted Students Reception with Bard's Executive Vice President Jonathan Becker on Wednesday, April 18. Click here to RSVP. 
  • Northern California-Area Accepted Students Reception with Bard's President Leon Botstein on Monday, April 23. Click here to RSVP. 
  • Southern California-Area Accepted Students Reception with Bard's President Leon Botstein on Tuesday, April 24. Click here to RSVP. 
  • Boston-Area Accepted Students Brunch with Bard's Executive Vice President on Sunday, April 22. Click here to RSVP. 

Our Position on the Current Student Walkouts 

Bard College has a long, proud history of civic engagement and activism.
Our approach to education, our mission, and our history as an institution are deeply rooted in change-making efforts related to education, health and safety, civil rights, social justice, and equality. Speaking and standing up in defense of one's beliefs is common practice on all Bard campuses, including those where individual freedoms are greatly restricted or at risk. Bard students, faculty, and staff seek to facilitate proactive change locally, nationally, and internationally. Disciplinary violations for exercising one's right to civil disobedience and peaceful protest will not jeopardize any applicant's admission to Bard.

Across the network of Bard High School Early Colleges (BHSEC) students have not only participated in walkouts (in solidarity with sensible gun control advocacy) but have also organized talks and dialogue at their campuses. BHSEC has consistently served as a home for civic thought and action. more>>