Welcome, Transfer Students
The contents of these webpages are intended to help you familiarize yourself with Bard prior to your arrival on campus. If you have any remaining questions, don’t hesitate to call Timand Bates at 845-758-7454, or email email@example.com.
Transfer students have ample time to complete their Moderation. (Watch this video for more on the Moderation process.) You will work closely with your faculty adviser to create a program of study that makes sense for you.
Fall 2019 Arrival and Check-in
Please reserve your time from Tuesday, August 27, to Friday, August 30, for academic advising, course registration, and other mandatory orientation events.
Please arrive as early as possible if you plan to move into a residence hall.
Arrival Day begins with check-in at the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation (RKC). You will receive a packet that contains an orientation schedule, a copy of the current course list, information about your post office box, and brochures on campus offices and services. If you plan to reside on campus, you’ll also receive keys to your residence hall and room. Representatives from Health Services, the Office of Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Office of Residence Life, Safety and Security, and Office of Student Affairs will be on hand to welcome you. We offer families a campus tour that begins at noon.
Meet the Dean of Transfer Students
Timand, an alumnus of 2002, works with sophomores, juniors, and seniors (last names Q–Z), offering social and academic support for students who may be struggling, are unsure about their program of study, want help with course selection, or have questions about how to improve their academic skills and time-management strategies. He coordinates programming and support for incoming transfer students and students who live off campus. Timand is also a field supervisor for the Bard MAT program, where he works with graduate students who are in pre–service training to become public school English teachers. When Timand is not supporting Bardians, his preferred use of time is exploring deep in the Catskills with his two fierce daughters, Alice and Hazel, and wife, Monica, who is also an educator. Despite Timand’s lifelong commitment to literature and literacy, he is quite proud that his family’s first initials spell MATH—an homage to the logic of love!
Questions? Contact Timand by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 845-758-7454. Or come by Sottery Hall and visit the Center for Student Life and Advising.
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.
The Bard Mobile 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.
The full L&T schedule will be available on the Bard app in late summer.