Staff: Paul Marienthal

Paul Marienthal

Paul Marienthal directs the College’s Trustee Leader Scholar Program (TLS), working with Bard students as they propose, design, and implement civic engagement projects based on their own interests. He also teaches classes in the fundamentals of interpersonal communication at a medium-security New York State prison. Paul arrived at Bard in 1997.
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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, or to reserve a tour immediately please contact the Office of Admission at 845-758-7472, Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year. 

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.

* Weekday Tours:

  • Tours at 9:00, 10:00, 2:00 and 3:00
    • October 13 is a special visit day which includes special campus tours times. Details to be posted mid September
    • November 7, 14, 21: Tours at 2:00 and 3:00

Saturday Tours:

  • October 11 and October 18: Tours at 11:00 and 12:00
  • November 8, 15, 22: Tours at 11:00 and 12:00 (No Q&A after these tours)

* 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.

Discovery Day, Monday, October 13, 2014

Register now for this special visit day which offers you a chance to explore Bard in interesting ways. Directions to Bard!

8:30 – 9:00 Check-In
Olin Auditorium/Atrium

9:00 – 10:00 Q&A with President Botstein
Olin Auditorium

10:30, 11:30, 12:30 Campus Tours (60-minute tours)
Leaving from outside of the Bookstore, Bertelsmann Campus Center    

10:30 – 1:00 Drop In Sessions:

Residence Halls
Meet at specific residence halls, (Alumni Houses and Tewksbury Hall)

Performing Arts
Information Desk, West Entrance, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Music Program/Conservatory
Gather in lobby of the Bitó Conservatory Building

Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Reem Kayden Center

TLS:  Student-Inspired Civic Engagement
Bertelsmann Campus Center, 2nd Floor

Bard College Berlin Information
Reem Kayden Center, Bito Auditorium

11:00 – 12:00 Discovery Day Panel: Admission, Financial Aid, Campus Life, Study Abroad (repeats at 1:00)
Multi-Purpose Room, Bertelsmann Campus Center

12:00 – 1:00 Stevenson Athletic Center Drop-in and Conversation with Varsity Coaches     
Gather at front desk, Stevenson Athletic Center

1:00 – 2:00 Discovery Day Panel: Admission, Financial Aid, Student Life, Study Abroad
Multi-Purpose Room, Bertelsmann Campus Center

Grab a snack or browse the bookstore in the Bertelsmann Campus Center!

      Down the Road Café hours: 8:00 – 5:00 (cash and credit)
      Campus Center Bookstore hours: 9:00 – 3:00
      Library hours: 9:00 – 5:00

Buffet lunch in Bard’s dining hall, Kline Commons, 11:30 – 2:30, $9.00 per person
(cash only).

Large Group Tours

Large groups wishing to tour Bard should use the group tour request form. We offer large group tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:00 for high school juniors and seniors.

Please note that we do NOT offer group tours:
  • In January, April or October
  • From mid-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. These tours are ongoing between noon and 1:00 p.m., Monday through 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.