Bard College Student Handbook

First-Year Experience

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



The Assistant Dean of Students and the Assistant Dean of Studies work with first-year students to help them acclimate socially and academically to the College. They oversee programmatic initiatives tailored to meet the varied needs of the first-year class, meet with students on an individual basis, and oversee orientation programming throughout the Language and Thinking program.  They are the primary contact for parents of first-year students, as well as faculty, staff, and students, who engage with first years.