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First-Year Arrival and Orientation Schedules
Visit the COVID-19 Response page for comprehensive information about arrival on campus and the fall semester.
Language and Thinking Program 2020
First-Year Student Arrival: Tuesday, August 4 – Friday, August 7
L&T Program: Monday, August 10 – Wednesday, August 26
Information for Your First Year
Language and Thinking 2020
Your first year at Bard begins with the Language and Thinking Program—a three-week intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences with a focus on writing. It is attended by all incoming students and is required for matriculation into the College. Watch this video to discover how first-year students spend their first three weeks on campus.