Bard College Student Handbook

First-Year Experience

Center for Student Life & Advising, Sottery Hall, phone: 7454



The Assistant Dean of Students, Director of the First-Year Experience works with first-year students to help them acclimate socially and academically to the College. The Assistant Dean oversees programmatic initiatives tailored to meet the varied needs of the first-year class, meets with students on an individual basis, and oversees orientation programming throughout the Language and Thinking program.  The Assistant Dean is the primary contact for parents of first-year students, as well as faculty, staff, and students, who engage with first years.