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 for more information.
2014 Summer Timeline
End of June
You will be mailed information about your e-mail address, the required summer readings for the Language and Thinking Program
, and the mathematics diagnostic. For international students: This will come via e-mail to the e-mail address you gave us when applying to Bard. At the end of June, please check that e-mail address for an electronic packet from Mary Ann Krisa, assistant dean of students/director of the first-year experience.
You will receive an e-mail from Bard (at your new @bard.edu address) with your housing and roommate information.
You will receive an e-mail through your @bard.edu e-mail with detailed information about the check-in process on your arrival date of August 9, 2014.
If you wish to mail boxes of personal items to campus prior to your arrival you are welcome to do so.
August 9, 2014, you arrive at Bard!
All first-year students are expected to arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Early arrival for international students is after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014.
August 11–27, 2014
you will participate in the Language and Thinking Program
. This is a pass/fail program and is required for matriculation into the College. You are expected to attend all class sessions, complete all assignments, and participate fully in class.
Students will meet with an academic adviser and register for courses during Matriculation Days, which take place during the last week of the Language and Thinking Program.