Early College Network Students

Welcome to Annandale

Please use this site to familiarize yourself with Bard prior to your arrival on campus. We want your transition to be as seamless as possible, so we recommend that you spend some time learning about both the academic and campus life here at Bard. Some early college students will be participating in Bard college Language and Thinking (L&T) Program, which will require an early arrival to campus. Please refer the arrival schedules below.

Bard Early College (BEC) Center Students

For Students from BEC New Orleans,
Harlem Children's Zone, and Hudson
BEC students  are required to take the L&T Program.
Your arrival schedule is as follows:
  • Arrive and Check-in*:
    August 10, 2018
  • L&T Program:
    August 13–29, 2018
*Check-in for L&T: New students will check in at both the Bertelsmann Campus Center and their residence hall. Students whose last names begin with the letters A–L should proceed directly to the Campus Center. Students with last names beginning with M–Z should proceed directly to their residence hall.

Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Students

For students from BHSEC Manhattan, Queens,
Newark, Cleveland, and Baltimore
BHSEC students are eligible to participate in the L&T Program.
Your schedule is as follows:
  • Arrive and Check-in* for L&T:
    August 10, 2018
  • L&T Program:
    August 13–29, 2018
For BHSEC students not participating in L&T, your schedule is as follows:
  • Arrival Day and Check-in:
    August 28, 2018
  • Academic Orientation:
    August 29–31, 2018

1. Complete the Pre-Arrival Checklist

We are excited to meet you when you arrive at Bard College.  Before you arrive, there are a few tasks you need to complete. Follow the link below to the Pre-Arrival Checklist.

 2. Submit Your Bard Card Photo

The Bard Card Tool is now open!
Submitting your Bard Card photo in advance is voluntary, however it will save you a lot of time on Arrival Day. If you do not submit in advance you will need to get your photo taken and have your card created before accessing your residence hall.


ECO Scholars
If you are an Early College Opportunity (ECO) scholar, click the link below for more information
or contact the BEOP Office at 845-758-7456 or beop@bard.edu