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Information for Your First Year
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Language and Thinking 2021
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 typically spend their first three weeks on campus.