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Dear Accepted Students,

Congratulations on your acceptance to Bard Graduate Center! I look forward to meeting you on Accepted Students Day, Monday, March 20. I’ll be around all day (when I’m not in class).

I am finishing my Qualifying Paper on nineteenth-century vision aids in women’s material culture, and I wanted to share a couple of other aspects of student life here at BGC—the library and Bard Hall.

The library at BGC encompasses all floors of our building and features thousands of periodicals, monographs, and rare books. Ranging across multiple disciplines, you can find almost anything you would need inside the library. However, if you were struggling to find a source, the wonderful library team will stop at nothing to help you get exactly what you need, when you need it. The library also sponsors events such as an annual book giveaway and crafternoons! It is a great place to work on campus and is in fact where I have been working for the past two years. 

Bard Hall is an important part of the BGC community, and I knew when I was admitted that I wanted to live there. Located in Columbus Circle, the apartment building is centrally located to a lot of city attractions, such as Central Park. This makes it a great introduction to both the BGC community and New York in general. When you live in Bard Hall, you feel welcome and part of the community. There are student get-togethers, mending afternoons, and even clothing swaps. These events are a great way to talk to people who you may not see everyday in class, and of course people who choose to not live in Bard Hall are always invited and welcome to join!

If you have any questions about BGC, please reach out to me at I encourage you to attend Accepted Students Day, which includes a tour of the academic building and Bard Hall, to see all that BGC has to offer! 

I hope to see you all there!

Emily Harvey
Admissions Ambassador
MA ’23