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. 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.
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. The Box Office staff conducts drop-in tours of the Fisher Center's Sosnoff Theater Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 4:30 pm, for prospective students and their families. These are short tours of the Sosnoff lobby and may include the theater and backstage if rehearsals are not underway at the time of your visit. Or you can call the Box Office in advance at 845-758-7900 to schedule a full building tour which lasts about 30 minutes.
The Office of Admission offers group tours 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).
Group tours are for high school juniors and seniors
Group tours are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m from November to mid-December and again from February to mid-March
Group tours that arrive over 30 minutes late will have to administer a self-guided tour
Please note that we do NOT offer group tours:
From April to October
From mid-December to January
During academic breaks (please click here for Bard's academic calendar)
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, at the kiosk in front of the Admission Office, or you can download the attached file.