Bard College Student Handbook

2018-2019 Academic and Campus Life Calendar

Academic/Campus Life Calendar

2018 - 2019

 

 

Summer 2018

Friday, August 10                          First-Year Students Arrive
                                                             Check-in & Financial Clearance (Reem Kayden Center 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
                                                     
   First-Year Student Orientation

Monday, August 13                        Kline Commons opens at 7:30 a.m.

Monday, August 13 -                      Language and Thinking Program
Wednesday, August 29
                                                     

Fall 2018

Tuesday, August 28                        Transfer Students Arrive
                                                              Check-in & Financial Clearance for Transfer Students (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.,          
                                                              Reem Kayden Center)

Tuesday, August 28 –                      Academic Orientation  for Transfer Students                     
Wednesday, August 29
                                
Thursday, August 30 -                    Matriculation Days

Friday, August 31                           Advising and Registration for new First-Year and Transfer Students
                                                            

Saturday, September 1                  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, September 3                     First Day of Classes
                                                          Drop/Add period begins
                                                          Registration for students returning from Leave of Absence (if not done
                                                          previously on-line)

Wednesday, September 12             Drop/Add period ends at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, September 17                  Fall Room Change Request Period Begins
                                                           
Wednesday, October 3                   Late drop period ends
                                                         Pass/D/Fail grading option deadline


Monday, October 8 -                      Fall Break
     Tuesday, October 9                    
 

Friday, October 26                         Mid-Term Grades and Criteria Sheets due
                                                         Moderation Papers due

Friday, October 26 -                       Family Weekend
     Sunday, October 28

Wednesday, November 14             Fall Room Change Request Period Ends

Wednesday, November 21
             Kline Commons closes at 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21 (5 pm)     Thanksgiving Recess 
     - Sunday, November 25              

Sunday, November 25                     Kline Commons reopens at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, November 30                       Last Day to Withdraw from a Class

Wednesday, December 5                  Advising Day

Monday, December 10                     Senior Projects due by 5:00 p.m.


Thursday, December 13                  Registration for Spring 2019 classes opens 8:00 a.m.                    

Monday, December 17 -                  Completion Days (Regular classes and Final Exams)
Friday, December 21                       All students and faculty remain on campus

Friday, December 21                        Last Day of Classes
                                                      Kline Commons closes at 3:00 p.m. 
              

Saturday, December 22                    All students must vacate their residence halls by 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 22 (3 p.m.)      Student housing not available
     - Tuesday, January 1          


                                                       Intersession

Saturday, December 22 -                   Winter Intersession
    
Friday, January 25                       

Wednesday, January 2                      Final Grades and Criteria Sheets due

Wednesday, January 2                      Intersession housing begins

                                                       Citizen Science Program 2019

Friday, January 11                               Citizen Science Program arrival day 1
                                                             
 (Students arriving via airline or returning to campus from a distance greater
                                                                than 350 miles) 

                                                               Check-in 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 12                          Citizen Science Program arrival day 2

                                                               (Students returning to campus from a distance less than 350 miles) 
                                                               Check-in 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 Sunday, January 13 –                         Citizen Science Program 
     Friday, January 25
                                                 

                                                       Spring 2019

Tuesday, January 22                            New First-Year and Transfer Students Arrive
                                                              Check-in and Financial Clearance
                                                               (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Reem Kayden Center)     

Tuesday, January 22 -                         Academic Orientation, Advising and Registration
      Friday, January 25                              for New First-Year and Transfer Students

Saturday, January 26                          Arrival Day for all Returning Students                                                        
                                                               Kline Commons opens at 4:30 p.m.               

Monday, January 28                            First Day of Classes
                                                         Drop/Add period begins

Wednesday, February 6                       Drop/Add period ends at 5:00 p.m.
                                                       
Monday, February 11                          Spring Room Change Request Period Begins

Wednesday, February 27                     Late drop period ends
                                                                Pass/D/Fail grading option deadline


Friday, March 15                                  Moderation Papers Due
                                                          Kline Commons closes at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 16 -                            Spring Recess
     Sunday, March 24                   

Sunday, March 24                                Kline Commons reopens at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 25                               Mid-Term Grades and Criteria Sheets due

Monday, April 8                                   
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, April 29 -                               Advising Days
     Tuesday, April 30

Tuesday, April 30                                 Last Day to Withdraw from a Class

Wednesday, May 1                              Senior Projects due by 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 9                                 Registration for Fall 2019 classes opens 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 15 -                          Completion Days (Regular classes and Final Exams)
     Tuesday, May 21                            All students and faculty remain on campus

Monday, May 20                                  Senior Grades due in the Office of the Registrar

Tuesday, May 21                                  Last Day of Classes
                                                         Kline Commons closes at 3:00 p.m.               

Wednesday, May 22                             All Non-Graduating Students must vacate their residence halls by 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 23                                Baccalaureate and Senior Dinner

Saturday, May 25                                 Commencement

Sunday, May 26                                    All remaining students must vacate their residence halls by 3:00 p.m.

Monday, June 3                                          Final Grades and Criteria Sheets due in the Office of the Registrar