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Faculty: Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College. Professor Buruma is an award-winning journalist and writer who spent much of his early career traveling and reporting from all over Asia. He now writes about a broad range of political and cultural subjects for major publications, including the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, and the New York Times.
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Pre-arrival Timeline

The following is a preview of what to expect leading up to your arrival.

Remember to complete the forms on our Forms and Resources webpage. Please note the deadlines.

First-Year Students

Please scroll down to find additional information for transfer and exchange students, and Visa processing information for international students.

Early June

You will be mailed information about your e-mail address, the required summer readings for the Language & Thinking Program, and the mathematics diagnostic. For International Students: This will come via e-mail to the e-mail address you gave us when applying to Bard. In early June, please check that e-mail address for an electronic packet from Mary Ann Krisa, Assistant Dean of Students/Director of the First Year Experience.

Early July

You will receive an e-mail from Bard (at your new @bard.edu address!) with your housing and roommate information.

Late July

You will receive an e-mail through your @bard.edu e-mail with detailed information about the check-in process on your arrival date of August 10, 2013.

If you wish to mail boxes of personal items to campus prior to your arrival you are welcome to do so. VIEW MORE >>

August

August 10, you arrive at Bard! All freshman students are expected to arrive on campus between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on August 10, 2013. Early arrival for international students is after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2013.

August 12–28 you will participate in the Language & Thinking Program. VIEW MORE >>

Transfer and Exchange Students

Late June

You will be mailed information about your e-mail address and the mathematics diagnostic. For exchange and P.I.E. students: This will come via e-mail to the e-mail address you have given us when applying to Bard. Your package will come directly from the program through which you are studying at Bard.

Late July

You will receive an e-mail through your @bard.edu e-mail with detailed information about the check-in process on your arrival date of August 28, 2013.

If you wish to mail boxes of personal items to campus prior to your arrival you are welcome to do so. VIEW MORE >>

August

August 28, you arrive at Bard! All transfer students (including International Transfer Students) are expected to check in on campus between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. VIEW MORE >>

Visa Information for International Students

For Incoming First-Year Students:
May: The international student advisor will contact all first-year students, who need a visa document processed by the College.
June: Visa documents will be processed and mailed.
July: Apply and receive your student visa at the U.S. consulate nearest to your home country or your country of legal residence.

For Incoming Transfer Students:
June: The international student advisor will contact all first-year students, who need a visa document processed by the College.
Visa documents will be processed and mailed.
July: Apply and receive your student visa at the U.S. consulate nearest to your home country or your country of legal residence.