2022 Family and Alumni/ae Weekend Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates?
Family and Alumni/ae Weekend will be held Friday through Sunday, October 21–23, 2022.
Is Family and Alumni/ae Weekend only for families of first-year students?
All families of Bard students and alumni/ae are encouraged to attend.
How do I register?
You may register here. You will receive a detailed email confirmation with a link to adjust your registration, if needed.
When does online registration close?
Registration closes on Tuesday, October 11.
Do I need to register my student?
No, you do not need to register your student.
When should I get to campus?
We recommend families check with their student. Some families arrive on Friday; others arrive on Saturday. Alumni/ae, we hope you will consider coming for the weekend to enjoy the many events on campus.
Where will registration take place?
Registration will be held on Friday, October 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and Saturday, October 22 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation.
What name will my registration material be under?
Registration packets will be under the primary registrant’s name.
Are vaccinations required to be on campus?
The College expects all visitors to College facilities to be fully vaccinated and boosted, but is no longer centrally collecting and managing visitor information, approval, and access. (That central management process was established to meet a COVID reporting requirement to New York State, which has been lifted.) A visitor is anyone who goes inside any College facility for more than 15 minutes. The College grounds remain open without restrictions to anyone who wishes to enjoy the outdoors.
Any prospective visitor who experiences COVID symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, is asked not to come to campus. If you have recently tested positive for COVID, you may only come to campus if all of the following are true:
- It has been at least five days since you tested positive
- You are no longer experiencing symptoms
- If it has been more than five days but less than 10 days since your positive test, you must be masked throughout your time inside campus facilities or in any kind of group setting
What will there be to do?
View the weekend schedule online here.
How can I experience a class?
We offer many classes throughout the day on Saturday. You may sign up for classes at registration. Class sign-up is first come, first serve. We recommend you come early, as they fill up quickly.
How do I reserve tickets for the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra Concert at the Fisher Center?
You may purchase tickets online at fishercenter.bard.edu/events/family-weekend-22, by calling 845-758-7900, or in-person at the Box Office in the Sosnoff Theater lobby, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm and one hour prior to performance.
Will there be shuttle service between Bard’s campus and local hotels and train stations?
Please view the campus shuttle schedule here. The train shuttle schedule can be found here. Shuttles between campus and hotels will not be available.
Where can I find a list of accommodations near campus?
A comprehensive list of nearby hotels, inns, and B&Bs may be found here. We recommend booking your accommodations as soon as possible.
Dining on campus
Can I pay onsite for the meals at Kline?
If you plan to dine on campus, you can purchase a meal ticket either at registration or at the door at Kline. If you prefer to eat off campus, here’s a listing of local restaurants.
Feel free to email the Office of Special Events if you need further assistance.