Bard Parents

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Janet Stetson
Senior Associate Director of Admission; Coordinator of Faculty/Parent/Alumni/ae Relations
stetson@bard.edu
845-758-7472

First-Year Experience in Berlin

Learn more about how students can spend one or both semesters of their first year at Bard's newest global campus at Bard College Berlin!

Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Parents

What would you like to know about Bard College? Here we've gathered our most frequently asked questions from prospective parents. Don't see your question? Please feel welcome to be in touch with us!
  • Can my son or daughter meet with a faculty member from a particular program or division during a visit to Bard?
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  • During a campus visit, is it possible to meet with a Bard student who is studying in a particular discipline?
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  • Can my son or daughter sit in on a class if we visit the campus?
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  • Is there much to do on Bard's campus and in the Hudson Valley region? How do Bard students have fun outside of class, especially on weekends?
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  • Does the College help students secure internships and jobs?
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  • What is campus dining like?
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  • Is it possible to set up a bookstore account so my son or daughter can buy books and sundries without going off campus?
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  • Are parents welcome to visit and are students permitted to have overnight guests?
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  • What security services are available at the College?
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  • What type of computer would my son or daughter bring to Bard? Are there computers on campus if he/she does not bring one?
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  • I understand that first-year students return to campus for Citizen Science in January. In subsequent years, may students remain on campus during intersession?
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  • I have heard that college students sometimes take out a renters' insurance policy. Is this a good idea?
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  • What is the easiest way to get to Bard?
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  • My son or daughter may want to take a car to college. Is this possible at Bard?
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  • What are Bard Bucks and how do they work?
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  • If we have to send large boxes from home, how are they handled once they arrive?
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  • What sorts of on-campus services does Bard offer?
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