New International Students

Welcome, International Students!

Welcome, International Students!

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) helps international students and scholars achieve their academic and personal goals. The office advises students and scholars on all matters pertaining to maintaining their status in the United States and on cultural, social, educational, and personal concerns.

Bard students may contact International Student Adviser Manishka Kalupahana at, call 845-758-7328, or visit Gahagan House 101 in the Center for Student Life and Advising. International scholars and visiting students may contact Tamara Stafford, Program Officer for International Student and Scholar Services, at, call 845-758-7851, or visit Gahagan House 102.

Download the Bard App

Download the Bard mobile app to keep track of events and campus information directly from your phone. You will have access to schedules of special events like L&T and Citizen Science, as well as the campus calendar throughout your time at Bard. You can connect with fellow students and Bard staff and receive notifications about important deadlines and last-minute changes.

Your House Librarian

A Note from Bard's Stevenson Library Staff
Stevenson Library has partnered with the Bard Houses to provide a liaison librarian to each of the four Houses. The House librarians will be available to students who have questions about research, citing sources, and using library resources and services. They will hold office hours for drop-in questions—often with cookies—and partner with House faculty on other programs throughout the year. Expand for Your House Librarian The House librarians are: