"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."
Bard College's Policy on COVID-19 Vaccinations
As the 2020-2021 academic year comes to a close and we look forward to the graduation of the Class of 2021, we are grateful to the Bard Community for keeping campus safe. Through adherence to the College's comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols, Bard has seen an extremely low number of COVID-19 cases throughout this academic year. With vaccines now widely available, the College has been working to help community members get vaccinated as quickly as possible, by organizing shuttle buses to local vaccination sites and offering an on-campus vaccination clinic. As a result, a large percentage of students and employees are already fully vaccinated.
Welcome Class of 2025!
Language and Thinking Program
The Language and Thinking Program is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences attended by all incoming Bard students for three weeks in August of their first year.
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