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Academic Calendar 2013-2014

  • May 30, 2013 Registration
  • May 31 Orientation
  • June 3 – 7 ED502: Schooling in the 21st Century
  • June 10 Summer Quarter classes begin July/August (TBD) Summer School Field Experience
  • July 15 – 19 Reading Week (Summer School Field Experience continues)
  • August 23 Summer Quarter classes end
  • August 30 NYC Student Orientation (ICHS, Bronx)
  • September 3 Apprenticeship I begins (Full days; M, T, W)
  • September 6 Final papers due
  • September 9 Fall Quarter classes begin
  • November 15 Fall Quarter classes end
  • November 20 Apprenticeship I ends
  • November 25 – 29 Thanksgiving recess
  • November 29 Final papers due
  • November 25 – December 20 ARP work cycle
  • December 21 – Jan. 5, 2014 Winter recess
  • January 6, 2014 Winter Quarter classes begin (ARP work continues)
  • January 27 Apprenticeship II begins (Full days; M, T, W)
  • February 17 – 21 Reading Week March 21 Winter Quarter classes end
  • March 24 – 28 Intersession break
  • March 28 Final papers due
  • March 31 Return to apprenticeships (Full days; M, T, W, Th, F)
  • May 21 CRP Presentations (NYC)
  • May 22 CRP Presentations (Hudson Valley)
  • May 23 ARP Presentations (all students)
  • May 24 Commencement

Current Students

Medical Records and
Health Insurance

All students are required to complete a health packet prior to arrival at Bard, which includes documentation of a recent physical examination and complete immunization records. New York State law requires that all students born after January 1, 1957, provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Additionally, students are provided information from Bard about meningococcal meningitis; they must either document having received the vaccine or sign a waiver declining it. Students who decline Bard’s insurance are required to show proof of health insurance coverage from another provider.

For information about immunization requirements and health insurance, contact:

Student Health Services

Accommodations and Meals

For Students in both New York programs (Hudson Valley and NYC): Students spend the summer months at the Bard College main campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Graduate housing is available on the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson. Housing and apartments at reasonable rents near the Bard College campus can also be found. New York City bound students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements from September through May, when they are in the city fulltime. The MAT Program will help students find suitable and reasonable housing near its campus at International Community High School in the Bronx. There is no meal plan for graduate students. Students can put money on their student ID which can be used in all on-campus dining facilities.
For Students in the California program: There is no dorm housing or meal plans for the California campuses and students are responsible for finding and securing their own housing during their time in the Program. The MAT program is happy to provide support for students seeking housing at either CA campus location.


Bard College’s Annandale-on-Hudson campus is rural. Students completing the Program at this campus must have their own vehicle to get to and from classes and student teaching placements. Students who will spend the summer only at Annandale (those bound for NYC) do not need a car. Students at the
California campuses must have their own transportation.