Admission

The annual first-year student picnic.
The annual first-year student picnic.

First-Year Experience in Berlin

Bard College first-year students may apply to spend one or both semesters of 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 below to learn more and express interest in joining the program. A student may express interest at any time, but is not eligible to apply until he or she receives an offer of admission from Bard College.

Profiles

Faculty: Michèle D. Dominy

Michèle D. Dominy

Michèle D. Dominy, vice president and dean of the College and professor of anthropology, began teaching at Bard in February 1981. Professor Dominy's teaching interests include the anthropology of place, feminist anthropology, interpretive anthropology, the anthropology of religion, and the ethnography of communication. She has conducted long-term field research in the high country of New Zealand and Australia, and is the author of Calling the Station Home: Place and Identity in New Zealand’s High Country.
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Welcome Accepted Students!

A Letter from the President

"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, Saturday, April 25

Open House is for Accepted Students and their families! Enjoy a day at Bard exploring the campus, speaking with current students, meeting with faculty, and more! Registration is Required so Accepted Students Register Now. You will be signing in to the registration form using your Applicant Portal log in. (Accepted Students will also receive an invitation to Open House.)
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Save the Date! West Coast Open House for Accepted Students

Wednesday, April 8:
Los Angeles Area Accepted Students Open House with President Leon Botstein
          Thursday, April 9:
The Bay Area Accepted Students Open House with President Leon Botstein

Class Visits

There are certain perks for accepted students. You are welcome to visit classes! We will help you arrange your class visit with faculty. Please click on "view more" for step-by-step details.

NOTE: You must e-mail classplanner@bard.edu your choices one week in advance of your intended visit date. We are unable to accommodate overnight visits. Accepted Students can sit in on a maximum of two (2) classes from now until April 30.

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Join Us on the Official Bard Class of 2019 Facebook Group!

Click here to join the official Facebook group for the Bard Class of 2019!  VIEW MORE >>

Why I Chose Bard

Why choose Bard College? The unique and rigorous curriculum, stunning campus, and close relationships with faculty are a few of the reasons our students decided to make Bard their home. Here they talk about what drew them to the college in the beginning and the scholarly, creative community they've found on campus since.

Now That You Have Decided to Come to Bard, What's Next?

Welcome New Bardian!

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News & Notes