Office of First-Year Experience
Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Engagement
Location: Basement of Ludlow
What We Do
The Office of First-Year Experience has special responsibilities working with first-year students on transitional issues. The associate dean meets one-on-one with new students with concerns specific to the first year of college, as well as coordinates orientation programs for students and parents during the Language and Thinking Program and throughout the academic year. The associate dean is the primary contact for parents of first-year students and faculty, staff, and students with concerns specific to the first year at Bard, such as social and adjustment issues, academic concerns, College regulations and requirements, and issues of campus safety.
Language and Thinking Program
All first-year students begin their education at Bard with the August Language and Thinking Program (known on campus as simply L&T) . The goal is to develop practices of writing—in conversation with challenging texts—that are actively critical, analytic and imaginative. Click here for more information on L&T.
Looking for information on the First Year Seminar Series? Click here for information about the course, syllabus, and lecture series schedule.