Welcome, International Students
The Office of International Students 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.
2021 Required Summer Reading
First-year students taking L&T (includes BHSEC students and transfers with fewer than 28 transferable credits):
An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, by Daniel Mendelsohn
Transfer/RCP students completing the orientation and two-week workshop (does not include Bard Baccalaureate students):
What the Eyes Don't See, by Mona Hanna-Attisha. Students should read chapters 1–8, 17–26, and the Epilogue.
Your House Librarian
Stevenson Library has partnered with the Bard Houses Faculty in Residence Program to provide a liaison librarian for each of the four houses. House librarians will be available to first-year and transfer 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.
Bard's COVID-19 Response
Visit the COVID-19 Response website for comprehensive information about arrival on campus and the fall semester.