Bard in the World
Bard College offers numerous opportunities to engage with students and faculty from all over the world, both on the main campus in Annandale and through exchanges with our global partners.
Bard College held its 158th commencement
on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Award-winning entrepreneur and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan J. Smith gave the commencement address.
Transformation and Inspiration
Mary McCarthy called Bard a "mad, exciting place." This student-created video offers a glimpse of the transformative, interdisciplinary experiences that students have at Bard.
Ask the President: What is the purpose of the college years?
Bard College President Leon Botstein answered audience questions at a forum for accepted students on April 9, 2016. In this clip, President Botstein addresses the importance of learning during one's teens and twenties.
Arts at Bard
Bard offers the best of both worlds: a traditional liberal arts college with exceptional programs in the fine and performing arts. In small classes taught by notable faculty, students work closely with top professionals in their fields. Learn More
at Bard College is the heart of the campus community. With dormitories ranging in design, size, and social style, students find a home in Annandale.
Language & Thinking
The Language and Thinking Program
is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences attended by all incoming Bard students for three weeks in August of their first year.