Over the first few weeks at Bard you will engage in new literature, participate in robust discussions within and outside of your Language and Thinking (L&T) groups, explore the Annandale campus, and laugh with new friends. Visit this website regularly to find the latest information about orientation. We look forward to seeing you!
Assistant Dean of Students
Information for Your First Year
Get to Know Your PC
Orientation at Bard ensures that you get to know the people who are here to support you. Your peer counselor (PC) is a great resource, and you will meet your PC on arrival day.
First-Year Quick Links
Sophomores at Bard College establish a major program and transition from the Lower College to the Upper College through a process called Moderation. In Moderation, students write papers identifying their academic progress and goals and submit a sample of work done in the program. Each student meets with a board of three faculty members who evaluate and advise the student as he or she moves forward into the Upper College.