First-Year Students

Contact Us

Bard College
Dean of Student Affairs Office

Center for Student Life and Advising
PO Box 5000
(30 Campus Road)
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Mary Ann Krisa
Assistant Dean of Students,
Director of the First-Year Experience
Phone: 845-758-7454

First-Year Guide

First-Year Events

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

West African Drum & Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 6, 2016

First-Year Students Arrive

Check-in and Financial Clearance (Bertelsmann Campus Center). First-Year Student Orientation.

Monday, August 8, 2016 – Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Language and Thinking Program

Thursday, August 25, 2016 – Friday, August 26, 2016

Matriculation Days

Advising and Registration for New First-Year and Transfer Students

Saturday, January 7, 2017

First-Year Students Return for Citizen Science Program

Sunday, January 8, 2017 – Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Citizen Science Program

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New First-Year and Transfer Students Arrive

What We Do

Mary Ann Krisa, assistant dean of students and director of the first-year experience, works closely with new students to help them to take advantage of the many opportunities and resources that the College provides. Dean Krisa also oversees orientation programming during Language and Thinking, provides students with individual assistance throughout the academic year, and coordinates programmatic efforts that help to meet the diverse needs of the first-year class. Parents, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contact Dean Krisa with any questions regarding students of the first-year class.

First-year students also have the opportunity to begin their Bard College experience at Bard College Berlin. For more information and to apply, please contact Dean Krisa.

Shipping Packages to Campus

Packages can be sent to Bard before your arrival. All packages that are delivered before August 8 will be stored and available for pick-up from our shipping department once you arrive on campus. We strongly encourage you to select a shipment method that offers you the ability to track the delivery process of your package(s). Packages can be sent to the following address over the summer:

Student Name – “Incoming First-Year Student”
Bard College
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000