Senior Class Gift

Getting Involved During Your Senior Year: The Senior Gift

As you begin to prepare for the transition to life after Bard, you have the opportunity to join in many traditions of Bard alumni/ae. One of these traditions is the Senior Class Gift.

The Senior Class Gift marks the transition from being an active student to an active alumnus. Participation is very important! Not only does it show to the College community how much you, as students and soon to be alumni/ae, appreciate and value your Bard education and experience, but alumni/ae giving is also included in rankings, such as U.S. News and World Report to show a much broader audience how much those closest to the College value it.

The Senior Class Gift is a great way to demonstrate your appreciation for the education you have received at Bard. It is also to show past and future classes the strong commitment you have to the success of our College.

Giving is simple, and there are many options:

  • You can give today on Bard's secure online giving form. Note in the comments section that the contribution is for the Senior Class Gift. Click here to make a gift to the senior class.
  • Mail in the pledge form you receive in the mail with your check made payable to Bard College. Write "Senior Class Gift" in the Memo area of your check.
  • Mail in the pledge form you receive in the mail with your credit card information filled in. You can make a pledge at any time, and you have until June 30, 2016 to fulfill it.

Contact Robert Laity, Assistant Director of the Bard College Fund, at (845) 758-7315 or

With your support, your Senior Class Gift campaign can be a great success!