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Faculty Recommendations

Students requesting letters of recommendation from a faculty member should fill out the form below. Please give faculty at least two weeks notice, if possible.

Holiday Schedule

Bard College will be closed on the following national holidays:

Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
Holiday Break (December 26 - December 31)
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day

For Current Students

For Current Students
Below is information relevant to current students including schedules, links, and more!

This information is updated as often as possible, but please double check with us as dates and times are subject to change.

Academic Calendar: 2015 | 2016

August 21-23, 2015

Orientation, Math & Science Refreshers

August 24 - 28, 2015


August 31, 2015

Fall Semester Classes Begin

October 12-13, 2015

Fall Break

November 23-27, 2015

Fall Reading Week

December 14-18, 2015




December 19, 2015 – February 1, 2016

Winter Recess



January 19 – 22, 2016

1st Week of J-Term

January 26 – 29, 2016

2nd Week of J-Term

February 1, 2016

Spring Semester Classes Begin

March 21 - 25, 2016

Spring Break

May 23-25, 2016


May 25-27, 2016

Master's Presentations

May 28, 2016

Commencement 2016

Campus Resources

Campus resources include important links, student resources, facilities, transportation, housing, and emergency information. 

Inside Bard is your one-stop website for all things Bard.
Bard webmail
Bard webmail tools - Need to change your webmail password, set a vacation message, or forward to another email account?
Stevenson Library, Bard - You can log in from off campus using the number on the back of your Bard ID under the bar code
Moodle - Access course information, readings, and assignments
BIP: Bard Information Portal
 - Access your grades through the student menu. Your PIN is your birthday: MMDDYY

Bard Events Calendar - See what's happening around campus
Classifieds - Have anything to sell? Looking to buy something?

Bard Gym Facilities & Hours
Bard Gym Instructional Classes Schedules - 
Including Yoga, Zumba, Spin, Step Aerobics and more!

Sign up for the Bard Environmental and Urban Studies Program mailing list -
Good resource for local enviro happenings
Bard College Office of Sustainability

Bard College Field Station: Located on Bard College Campus on the Hudson River at Tivoli South Bay. The research station is a collaboration between Hudsonia Ltd., Bard Biology Program, and the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve


Campus Shuttles

Bard College has a shuttle the runs from campus to Red Hook and Tivoli Villages and Hannaford. Check out the schedule here, http://blogs.bard.edu/transportation/.

Emergency Notifications
Sign up for text messages from the Bard Emergency Notifications System. You will receive text messages when there are dangerous road conditions, Bard Shuttle cancellations, and other warnings.
Log in and sign up here.