"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."
Getting Ready to Come to Campus
As you look forward to packing your car or shipping your boxes, you may have lots of questions about how to prepare for life on campus. Visit the New Students Website as you get ready for your first semester at Bard. Always feel free to call us if you don't find what you're looking for. We're here to help!
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. There will be a link to a short application form for deposited students. 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.