Bard College Student Handbook

2016-2017 Academic and Campus Life Calendar

Academic/Campus Life Calendar

2016 - 2017

 

 

Summer 2016

Saturday, August 6                         First-Year Students Arrive
                                                         Check-in & Financial Clearance (Bertelsmann
                                                             Campus Center
 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
                                                     
   First-Year Student Orientation


Monday, August 8                         Kline Commons opens at 7:30 a.m.


Monday, August 8 -                       Language and Thinking Program
Wednesday, August 24                
                                                     

Fall 2016

Wednesday, August 24                  Transfer Students Arrive
                                                         Check-in & Financial Clearance for Transfer
                                                             Students (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., RKC)


Wednesday, August 24 –               Academic Orientation  for Transfer Students                     
Thursday, August 25
                                
Thursday, August 25 -                    Advising and Registration for new First-Year and
Friday, August 26                                 Transfer Students
                                                            


Saturday, August 27                       Arrival Day for all Returning Students
                                                          Check-in & Financial Clearance for all Returning
                                                             Students (10:00 a.m. - 4
:00 p.m.,
                                                             MPR, Bertelsmann Campus Center)
                                                 
Monday, August 29                         First Day of Classes
                                                          Drop/Add period begins
                                                          Registration for students returning from Leave of
                                                              Absence (if not done previously on-line

Wednesday, September 7                Drop/Add period ends at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, September 12                  Fall Room Change Request Period Begins
                                                           
Wednesday, September 28              Late drop period ends
                                                           Pass/fail grading option deadline


Monday, October 10 -                     Fall Break
     Tuesday, October 11

Friday, October 21                           Mid-Term Grades and Criteria Sheets due
                                                           Moderation Papers due


Friday, October 28 -                        Family Weekend
     Sunday, October 30                    
 

Wednesday, November 16               Fall Room Change Request Period Ends

Friday, November 18                       Last Day to Withdraw from a Class

Wednesday, November 23
                Kline Commons closes at 3:00 p.m.


Wednesday, November 23 (5 pm)     Thanksgiving Recess 
     - Sunday, November 27              


Sunday, November 27                        Kline Commons reopens at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, December 5                         Senior Projects due by 5:00 p.m.


Wednesday, December 7                    Advising Day

Thursday, December 8                       Registration opens for Spring 2016 classes                    


Monday, December 12 -                    Completion Days
Friday, December 16


Friday, December 16                          Last Day of Classes
                                                          Kline Commons closes at 3:00 p.m. 
              

Saturday, December 17                      All students must vacate their residence halls by
                3:00 p.m.


Saturday, December 17 (3 p.m.)        Student housing not available
     - Sunday, January 1                    


                                                       Intersession

Saturday, December 17 -                Winter Intersession
    
Friday, January 27                       


Monday, January 2                         Final Grades and Criteria Sheets due


Monday, January 2                          Intersession housing begins

                                                       Citizen Science Program 2017

Saturday, January 7                          First-Year Students Return for Citizen Science
                                                                  Program


Sunday, January 8 -                           Citizen Science Program
     Wednesday, January 25

                                                           
                                                       Spring 2017

Wednesday, January 25                New First-Year and Transfer Students Arrive
                                                        Check-in and Financial Clearance
                                                        (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Reem Kayden Center)     


Thursday, January 26 -                   Academic Orientation, Advising and Registration
      Friday, January 27                           for New First-Year and Transfer Students

Saturday, January 28                       Arrival Day for all Returning Students
                                                           Check-in & Financial Clearance for all Returning
                                                                  Students (10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., MPR,
                                                                  Bertelsmann Campus Center)                                                        
                                                             Kline Commons opens at 4:30 p.m.               


Monday, January 30                          First Day of Classes
                                                         Drop/Add period begins


Wednesday, February 8                   Drop/Add period ends at 5:00 p.m.
                                                       
Monday, February 13                       Spring Room Change Request Period Begins

Wednesday, March 1                        Late drop period ends
                                                            Pass/fail grading option deadline

Friday, March 17                             Moderation Papers Due
                                                       Kline Commons closes at 3:00 p.m.


Saturday, March 18 -                      Spring Recess
     Sunday, March 26                   

Sunday, March 26                           Kline Commons reopens at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 27                          Mid-Term Grades and Criteria Sheets due

Monday, April 10                            
Spring Room Change Request Period Ends

TBA (Mid to Late April)                Room Draw: Night One

TBA (Mid to Late April)                Room Draw: Night Two
                                                       
Monday, May 1 -                             Advising Days
     Tuesday, May 2

Tuesday, May 2                               Last Day to Withdraw from a Class


Wednesday, May 3                          Senior Projects due  (by 5:00 p.m.)

Thursday, May 11                            Registration opens for Fall 2016 classes

Wednesday, May 17 -                       Completion Days
     Tuesday, May 23


Monday, May 22                              Senior Grades due in the Office of the Registrar


Tuesday, May 23                              Last Day of Classes
                                                           Kline Commons closes at 3:00 p.m.               

Wednesday, May 24                          All Non-Graduating Students must vacate their
                                                                 residence halls by 3:00 p.m.


Thursday, May 25                             Baccalaureate and Senior Dinner


Saturday, May 27                              Commencement


Sunday, May 28                                 All remaining students must vacate their residence
                                                                  halls by 3:00 p.m.


Monday, June 5                                  Final Grades and Criteria Sheets due in the Office
                                                                  of the Registrar