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
E-mail: firstyear@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7454

First-Year Events

Thursday, January 29, 2015 – Thursday, May 14, 2015

First-Year Dean Open Office Hours, 3:00–5:00 pm Thursdays


Monday, March 2, 2015

First-Year Seminar Student Symposium I


Monday, March 30, 2015

First-Year Seminar Plenary Session 2


Monday, April 13, 2015

First-Year Seminar Student Symposium II


Monday, April 20, 2015

First-Year Seminar Plenary Session 3


Welcome, First-Year Students!

Questions? E-mail Mary Ann Krisa (firstyear@bard.edu), Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the First-Year Experience.

Spring 2015 Office Hours

Assistant Dean of Students Mary Ann Krisa hosts open office hours each Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Center for Student Life & Advising, located in Sottery Hall.  

Students are always welcome to schedule an appointment outside of office hours by calling the Center for Student Life & Advising at 845-758-7454.

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

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:

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