Accepted Students

Main Image for Welcome Accepted Students
A Letter from the President — 
"Please accept my congratulations on your acceptance to Bard College," writes Bard president Leon Botstein. "I want to welcome you into a college community that cherishes the life of the mind but also seeks to link the spirit of inquiry to public service and engagement with life in society."

Residence Life at Bard

The Bard campus offers more than 40 student residences that embrace a wide range of architectural characteristics, social styles, and sizes. All have Internet access, social rooms, kitchens, and laundries, and many boast beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains to the west. Most residence halls are coed, and roughly one-third of the rooms are singles. All first-year and sophomore Bard students are guaranteed housing and required to live on campus. New transfers students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Important Message from Bard 

In light of President Trump’s recent executive order, we write to assure you that Bard College will do everything in its power to support and protect students in all phases of their educational journeys without regard to immigration status.
  Expand for Important Message from Bard  Expand
Photo by Pete Mauney '93, MFA '00

Class Visits

There is no better way to learn about Bard than to sit in on one of our classes, and throughout the month of April, you're invited to do just that. Please note that while we encourage family and friends to join you on campus during your time at Bard, class visits are for accepted students only.

NOTE: Final day for class visits will be Friday, April 26. Monday 4/29 and Tuesday 4/30 are advising days and no classes will be held.

To sign up for a class visit, first consult this list of available classes. Next, send an email to telling us what day you're planning to come to campus and:
  1. The names of three classes, in order of preference, you'd like to visit. We'll of course try to get you into your first choice, but this is not always possible.
We typically recommend that students sign up for a First Year Seminar class, but you're more than welcome to select anything that interests you. If you're visiting on a Friday and are interested in FYSEM, make a note of that as well. While we don't have any regularly scheduled FYSEM classes this semester on Fridays, we will have faculty available on those days from 12pm-1pm to conduct a FYSEM-style class for accepted students.

We will respond within two business days of receiving your email. Please make sure your request is sent at least one week before the day you wish to visit. 

Click on "Expand" for more information. 
  Expand for Class Visits Expand

Saturday Tours

We have Saturday tours during the month of April. Click here to sign up! 


First-Year Student Experience in Berlin

Bard College deposited first-year students may apply to spend their first year at Bard College Berlin, joining a close-knit, international community in the heart of the intellectual and artistic hub of Europe. 

Deposited first-year students can express their interest in being considered for spending their first year in Berlin by filling out this short application form. We will also be emailing deposited students this link and more information. Decision notifications will be released to all Begin in Berlin applicants by mid-May. 

Class of 2023 Facebook Group

Join the official Class of 2023 Facebook Group! This group is run by Bard Admission and is for accepted students. We can answer your questions while also connecting you to your new classmates. 

Admission Instagram

Take a look at Bard Admission Instagram! 

Bard's Bookstore

10% off Spirit Wear Shop Bard's bookstore and get 10% off on one item. Use code WELCOME10 when ordering online.

Center for Student Life & Advising 

Career Development Office

Family Network

Icon for Twitter