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Faculty: Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly is Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature and codirector of the Written Arts Program at Bard College. He has been on the Bard faculty since 1961, founding the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts writing program in 1980. He is the author of more than 50 books of poetry, and his numerous grants and awards include recognition from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
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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.

Saturday Tours:

  • April 5 – 11:00 and 1:00
  • April 19 – 11:00 and 1:00
  • April 26 – 11:00 and 1:00

* Weekday Tours:

  • March 19 – March 28 (spring break): Call for tour times
  • March 31 – May 9: Tours at 9:00,10:00, 2:00 and 3:00


* 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

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.