Bard Graduate Center Graduates, 2017

Please join us for the 2018 Alumni Reunion, which will take place at 38 West 86th Street on Friday, May 25. Please note that the alumni reunion is for Bard Graduate Center alumni only, their family, and guests.

Bard Graduate Center Alumni Reunion

The Gallery and Reading Room are open to alumni and their guests all day from 11 am to 5 pm.

Enjoy a special 40% discount on non-sale items in the BGC Bookstore. (This discount is also available online. Use code ‘ALUMNI’ at check-out.)
3:30–5 pm Private guided tour of the current Focus Project exhibitions

5:30–6:30 pm Alumni Book Panel featuring Judith Gura (MA ‘99) and Ezra Shales (PhD ’07), moderated by Dean Peter N. Miller

6:30–8:30 pm Cocktail reception for alumni, faculty, and guests in the penthouse of 38 West 86th Street

Bard College Commencement

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Annandale-on-Hudson

Cheer on the newest BGC alumni at the annual commencement ceremony at Bard College.

2:30–5 pm Commencement Exercises with an address by Megan J. Smith, an award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist who served as the third Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2014–17). More information can be found here. No RSVP required.

Dine at Spring Natural Kitchen

Spring Natural Kitchen, one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, has offered our alumni, faculty, and guests a 15% discount off their entire check. To receive this discount, please reserve by phone (646.596.7434) or email (, and mention that you are with the Bard Graduate Center group. Spring is very popular, especially on Fridays, so be sure to make your reservation soon.

Free Admission to the Met

We are pleased to offer a limited number of free admission passes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Friday, May 25, courtesy of our colleagues in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts. Please note that the Met’s admission policy has recently changed, and is now only pay-what-you-wish only for residents of New York State and students from Connecticut and New Jersey. For those who would still benefit from the Met’s largesse, the free passes are available on a first come first served basis and may be reserved for yourself and a guest by emailing by May 21.