Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

Bard College Catalogue 2017-18


Bard College Catalogue 2017-18

Academic Calendar

Summer 2017

August 11, Saturday
Arrival date, financial clearance, and orientation for first-year students

August 14, Monday — August 30, Wednesday
Language and Thinking Program for first-year students

 

Fall Semester, 2017

August 29, Tuesday
Arrival date and financial clearance for transfer students

August 29, Tuesday – August 30, Wednesday
Orientation for transfer students

August 31, Thursday – September 1, Friday
Advising and registration for new students

September 2, Saturday
Arrival date and financial clearance for all returning students

September 4, Monday
First day of classes

September 13, Wednesday
Drop/add period ends 

October 9, Monday – October 10, Tuesday
Fall break

October 20, Friday – October 22, Sunday
Family Weekend

October 27, Friday
Moderation papers due
 
November 23, Thursday – November 26, Sunday
Thanksgiving recess

December 1, Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course

December 11, Monday
Senior Projects due for students finishing in December

December 13, Wednesday
Advising day
 
December 14, Thursday
Course registration opens for spring 2018 semester
 
December 18, Monday – December 22, Friday
Completion days

December 22, Friday
Last day of classes


Intersession

December 23, 2017, Saturday — January 27, 2018, Saturday
Winter intersession (no classes for sophomores, juniors, seniors)

January 6, Saturday
First-year students return for Citizen Science Program

January 7, Sunday – January 24, Wednesday
Citizen Science Program
 

Spring Semester, 2018

January 23, Tuesday
Arrival date and financial clearance for new first-year and transfer students

January 24 Wednesday – January 26, Friday
Academic orientation, advising, and registration for new first-year and transfer students

January 27, Saturday
Arrival date and financial clearance for all returning students

January 29, Monday
First day of classes 

February 7, Wednesday
Drop/add period ends 

March 16, Friday
Moderation papers due 

March 17, Saturday – March 25, Sunday
Spring recess

April 30, Monday – May 1, Tuesday
Advising days

May 1, Tuesday
Last day to withdraw from a course

May 2, Wednesday
Senior Projects due for students graduating in May 

May 10, Thursday
Course registration opens for fall 2018 semester

May 16, Wednesday – May 22, Tuesday
Completion days

May 22, Tuesday
Last day of classes

May 24, Thursday
Baccalaureate service and Senior Dinner 

May 26, Saturday
Commencement