Advising at Bard
Faculty Adviser: All students are assigned a faculty academic adviser, with whom they meet at strategic points during each semester. The faculty academic adviser helps the student design a plan of study that is suited to his/her academic interests, select classes, and find opportunities outside of the curriculum to explore his or her interests. The faculty advising relationship is an integral part of student and faculty life at the College, and is essential for students' academic success and persistence to graduation. The faculty adviser helps the student adjust to the demands of college work and college life. As a mentor to the student, the adviser engages the student in substantive conversation about his or her academic work on a regular basis.
Through the Faculty in Residence Program, all first-year students are assigned to one of four houses. These communities of students are led by a house professor whose role is to nurture intellectual and social connections within and across communities.