Admission

Admission

Learn More about Visiting Campus

Planning a visit to Bard? Click below to get directions and learn more about tours and accommodations.

Campus Events

Be sure to check our events calendar to see what else is happening at the College in April.

Campus Map

Click below to view and download the campus map (PDF).

Profiles

Faculty: Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson

Writer in Residence Mona Simpson is a former senior editor at the Paris Review and the author of five novels. Simpson has been awarded a Whiting Prize (1986), a Guggenheim (1988), a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Hodder Fellowship (1987), a Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Prize (1995), a Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize (2001). She is a Pen Faulkner finalist (2001) and most recently received a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2008).
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April Is Accepted Students Month!

Join Us for Campus Tours, Class Visits, and Special Events

More Ways to Experience Bard in April

  • Class visits (see below)
  • Saturday Tour
  • Online text chats with current Bard students through CollegeWeekLive (Monday–Friday) text chats 3–5 p.m. EDT
  • Video chat on April 24, 8–9 p.m.: You'll be able to see and hear current Bard students speak about Bard and answer your questions through CollegeWeekLive (details will be sent via e-mail).

Class Visits

Bard's small, discussion-based classes are an integral part of the curriculum. Our faculty and students create a rich intellectual life on campus and make the Bard classroom an exciting and transformative place to be. As an accepted student, we encourage you to experience Bard courses for yourself. We welcome you to visit classes during the month of April. Out of respect for current Bardians and the classroom chemistry that so often develops over the course of a semester, we ask that you abide by the following guidelines:
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Fisher Center Is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with a monthlong celebration in April. Visit the website for all the April events.

American Symphony Orchestra Concerts in New York City

Bard College president Leon Botstein, musical director of the American Symphony Orchestra (ASO), will be conducting the following upcoming concerts in New York City. (Click "view more" for information on discounts for accepted students!)

May 2 | Hungary Torn | Location: Carnegie Hall
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