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Faculty: Teju Cole

Teju Cole

Teju Cole, distinguished writer in residence at Bard College, was born in the United States in 1975 to Nigerian parents; he was raised in Nigeria and currently lives in Brooklyn. Cole is an author, art historian, and street photographer. The New York Times selected his novel Open City as one of 100 Notable Books of 2011.
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Campus Tours

Visiting campus is the best way to discover more about Bard.

Campus tours are available most weekdays during the year. See the schedule below for specific tour times. Use the form below to request a tour.

Campus Tour Schedule

Student-led campus tours last approximately 90 minutes and depart from the Admission Office (Hopson Cottage). Stay after the tour for a Q&A session with our counselors. Due to our small class size, we do not allow visitors in classes. We open classes to accepted students in the spring.

Please use the form below to request a tour. Please be advised that tour times are subject to change during scheduled College breaks and holidays. Visit Bard's academic calendar for more information on College breaks and holidays, or call us at 845-758-7472 for details.

Large Group Tours

NOTICE: All Group Tour dates are now booked for the remainder of the 2015 spring semester. Please check back in the 2015 fall semester to schedule a group tour.

Group tours are offered by the Office of Admission by request and according to availability. Submit this form at least one month in advance to request a tour of the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, for groups of up to 40 individuals (this includes any accompanying chaperones). Tours are for high school juniors and seniors.


Please note that we do NOT offer group tours:
  • In January, April or October
  • From May to mid-September
  • During academic breaks (please click here for Bard's academic calendar)

Performing Arts Center Tours

The Dance Program and the Theater and Performance Program at Bard offer 15 minute tours of the architecturally stunning Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Summer Hours: These tours are available from noon - 1:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, departing from inside the entrance closest to the parking lot. Tours are open to visiting prospective students and their families. No reservations are required. Please contact the Admission Office for further details. 

You may also tour the Sosnoff Theater in the Fisher Center. This tour includes those parts of the building that are available for viewing at the time of the tour, Monday through Friday at 2:00 p.m., meeting at the main entrance. Visit the Fisher Center online for tour cost, availability, and more information. 

Self-Guided Tours

If, given your schedule, you are unable to attend one of our scheduled tours or information sessions, you may obtain a self-guided tour pamphlet in the Admission Office, or at the kiosk in front of the Admission Office.