"Please accept my congratulations on your acceptance to Bard College," writes Bard president Leon Botstein. "I want to welcome you into a college community that cherishes the life of the mind but also seeks to link the spirit of inquiry to public service and engagement with life in society."
Open House for Accepted Students
Open House is for Accepted Students and their families. Enjoy a day at Bard exploring our beautiful Annandale-on-Hudson campus, speaking with current students, meeting one-on-one with faculty, learning about the first year program and beyond, taking a campus tour, touring dorms and facilities, and so much more! The day begins at 9:00 am with Check-In and ends at 4:00 pm after the Forum with the President. Lunch will be served. List of the day's events to be posted in March!
Accepted students can register now—login to the registration form using your Bard Applicant Portal username (email address) and password. Registration is required.
First-Year Student Experience in Berlin
Bard College deposited first-year students may apply to spend their first year at Bard College Berlin, joining a close-knit, international community in the heart of the intellectual and artistic hub of Europe. Click this link to a short application form for deposited students. You will need your Bard Applicant Portal login to access the form. Decision notifications will be released to all Begin in Berlin applicants by mid-May.
Residence Life at Bard
The Bard campus offers more than 40 student residences that embrace a wide range of architectural characteristics, social styles, and sizes. All have Internet access, social rooms, kitchens, and laundries, and many boast beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains to the west. Most residence halls are coed, and roughly one-third of the rooms are singles. All first-year and sophomore Bard students are guaranteed housing and required to live on campus. New transfers students are guaranteed on-campus housing.