Bard First-Year Student Arrival and Orientation

Arrival day 2017 is Friday, August 11. 

The Language and Thinking Program runs from August 14 through August 31.

Arrival Day Schedule


9:00 AM – 1:00 PM*

Arrival and Check-In

Residence Halls and Bertelsmann Campus Center
Check-in is a two-step process: new students will check in at both the Bertelsmann Campus Center and their residence hall. Students whose last names begin with the letters A–L should proceed directly to the Campus Center when they arrive on campus. Students with last names beginning with M–Z should proceed directly to their residence hall.