Fall Transfer Students
Arrival Day for Fall Transfer Students:
Friday, August 25, 2023
Orientation: Monday, August 28 – Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Spring transfer students complete a three-day orientation in January.
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, please don't hesitate to contact Sharif Rosen by email at [email protected] or by phone at 845-758-7454.
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.
Meet the Dean of Transfer Students
A Message from Sharif Rosen, Associate Dean of Students
My name is Sharif Rosen, and I’m grateful to serve in the Dean of Student Affairs office. As a first point of support for students who transfer to Bard, I help with the initial transition to the College as well as the path to becoming engaged members of the campus community, positioned to benefit from myriad facets of the student experience. This includes everything from its opportunities for intellectual depth and enrichment; creative and artistic expression; service-minded volunteering; physical health and fitness or team athletics; to connecting with communities rooted in meaning making and contemplative practices.
As my own undergraduate journey took me through more than one institution, I know first hand that transfer students can often feel on the margins of campus life, and struggle to make meaningful connections in a new setting. Those experiences deeply inform my service to our transfer students, who, soon after their arrival, can expect to hear from me to set up a meeting. That will be a first chance to get to know one another and better understand one's goals, concerns, and aspirations as the basis for helping us cocreate a path for their success and thriving at Bard.
Meanwhile, if I can answer any questions related to life and studies at Bard, please reach out to me at [email protected]. I would be delighted to hear from you and assist however possible.
Questions? Contact Sharif by email at [email protected] 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.