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 Academic Calendar

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 have been mailed; you can also find them online. VIEW MORE >>

e2Campus registration:

All students are required to register for e2campus, Bard College’s emergency notification system, before their arrival on campus. 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.

Complete the Mathematics Placement Diagnostic:

As part of the quantitative requirements at Bard, all incoming students are required to complete Bard’s online Math Placement Diagnostic. This diagnostic helps us to assess which math and science courses would be most appropriate for you to take while at Bard. VIEW MORE >>

Complete the Bard College Sustainability Pledge:

Fill out our Sustainability Pledge.

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!