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, 2018–19


Bard College Catalogue, 2018–19

Academic Calendar

Summer 2018

August 10, Friday
Arrival date, financial clearance, and orientation for first-year students

August 13, Monday — August 29, Wednesday
Language and Thinking Program for first-year students

 

Fall Semester, 2018

August 28, Tuesday
Arrival date and financial clearance for transfer students

August 28, Tuesday – August 29, Wednesday
Orientation for transfer students

August 30, Thursday – August 31, Friday
Matriculation days; advising and registration for new first-year and transfer students

September 1, Saturday
Arrival date and financial clearance for returning students

September 3, Monday
First day of classes

September 12, Wednesday
Drop/add period ends 

October 3, Wednesday
Late drop period ends; pass/fail deadline

October 8, Monday – October 9, Tuesday
Fall break

October 26, Friday
Moderation papers due

October 26, Friday – October 28, Sunday
Family Weekend

November 22, Thursday – November 25, Sunday
Thanksgiving recess

November 30, Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course

December 5, Wednesday
Advising day

December 10, Monday
Senior Projects due for students finishing in December
 
December 13, Thursday
Course registration opens for spring 2019 semester
 
December 17, Monday – December 21, Friday
Completion days

December 21, Friday
Last day of classes


Intersession

December 22, 2018, Saturday — January 26, 2019, Saturday
Winter intersession (no classes for sophomores, juniors, seniors)

January 11, Friday — January 12, Saturday
First-year students return for Citizen Science Program

January 13, Sunday – January 24, Thursday
Citizen Science Program
 

Spring Semester, 2019

January 22, Tuesday
Arrival date and financial clearance for new first-year and transfer students

January 23, Wednesday – January 25, Friday
Academic orientation, advising, and registration for new first-year and transfer students

January 26, Saturday
Arrival date and financial clearance for returning students

January 28, Monday
First day of classes 

February 6, Wednesday
Drop/add period ends 

February 27, Wednesday
Late drop period ends; pass/fail deadline

March 15, Friday
Moderation papers due 

March 16, Saturday – March 24, Sunday
Spring recess

April 29, Monday – April 30, Tuesday
Advising days

April 30, Tuesday
Last day to withdraw from a course

May 1, Wednesday
Senior Projects due for students graduating in May 

May 9, Thursday
Course registration opens for fall 2019 semester

May 15, Wednesday – May 21, Tuesday
Completion days

May 21, Tuesday
Last day of classes

May 23, Thursday
Baccalaureate service and Senior Dinner 

May 25, Saturday
Commencement