First-Year Students

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

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar for 2015–2016 can be viewed online here.

Checklist for Incoming First-Year Students

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

Fill out and return the following forms:

Forms will be mailed to incoming students over the summer. You can also find them online. VIEW MORE >>

Log in and begin using your new Bard College e-mail account:

The College expects all students to check their Bard e-mail account regularly. All forthcoming correspondence regarding arrival, housing, and Language and Thinking will be sent to your Bard e-mail address. During the school year, official messages and notifications are often sent via e-mail. You may forward your Bard College e-mail to another host if you would like. Instructions can be found online.

Send us a postcard from home!

Every year, incoming students mail the College a postcard from home. It can be store-bought or homemade—get creative! On it, write a message to your fellow first-year students. Mail the card to: Bard College Dean of Student Affairs Office, PO Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000. If you are somewhere that you can’t mail internationally, e-mail a photo and message to us at, and we’ll make a postcard!