Join our student tour guides, who will take you on an academic walking tour of campus. An admission counselor will host an information session for families at the start of each tour and a Q&A session at the end. The virtual tour will last about 75 minutes. You can ask questions using the Chat feature or unmute your video and audio to speak to the counselor and tour guides directly. Register for a Tour
Campus Tour Videos
While our live virtual tours cover the central hub of Bard’s 1,000-acre campus they don’t encompass its outermost reaches, where you’ll find extraordinary facilities and stunning views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. These videos let you explore these areas, at your own pace.
Quick Campus Tour
In just under 10 minutes, enjoy a student-led tour of the Annandale campus highlighting our academic traditions and world-class facilities.
In-Depth Campus Tour
Produced by students, this video takes you on an extended 45-minute exploration of campus, offering a deeper dive into Bard’s programs and campus life.
Students and Alumni/ae Offer Snapshots of Bard
Bard College students and alumni/ae talk about their favorite spots on campus. Take a look at the best places to work and play in Annandale, from the historic Blithewood mansion to the iconic Frank Gehry–designed Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. These locations are not part of the campus tour, so we encourage you to explore them on your own.
Live Virtual Group Tours
Now through November (excluding holidays).
Since in-person group tours do not allow for social distancing and would exceed state limits on the size of social gatherings, we will only be hosting live virtual group tours via Zoom.
Tours consist of a 60-minute virtual academic tour followed by a 30-minute information session.
Groups must include at least 15 but no more than 50 high school juniors and seniors.
Tours are available on Tuesdays at noon throughout the months of October and November (excluding holidays). Submit your request for a group tour below and we will contact you to solidify a date and time as well as provide you with a Zoom link for the tour. Reach out to Josh Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Live Virtual Group Tours
Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Statement
We, in the Bard Admission Office take this time to acknowledge the original inhabitants of this land. The land upon which the campus stands is the ancestral home of Native peoples now identified as the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, Delaware Nation, and Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma. These grounds were expropriated from indigenous populations by European settlers through deceitful transactions and violence. Our work as educators and stewards of this beautiful land is grounded in an understanding of where we’ve come from and whose ground we walk on. With the Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma and other historically marginalized groups in mind, we embark on this campus tour and all of our Admission work, taking on the task of building intentional equity in our Admission processes and within our community, through access to education and support of positive and peaceful action, while inviting and supporting others to do so as well.
Photo by Chris Kayden
The Montgomery Place Campus
Montgomery Place, a 380-acre estate adjacent to the main Bard College campus and overlooking the Hudson River, is a designated National Historic Landmark set amid rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, against the spectacular backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Montgomery Place has a Federal-style mansion, a farm, and 20 smaller buildings. Exhibitions, concerts, performances, and conferences take place throughout the year, often integrated with Bard College courses.