Bard Graduate Center is an international community of scholars and students from a variety of academic backgrounds united by their object-centered approaches to understanding the past. From the archaeology of ancient Greece to oral histories of contemporary craftspeople, BGC is home to a wide range of interdisciplinary historical inquiry. Learn more about the exciting work that goes on here in the faculty videos and student interviews below.

We have a number of events throughout the fall and spring where you can meet our faculty and students or visit our academic buildings on the Upper West Side. Please find below more information on the different events offered throughout the year.

Open Houses

BGC Open Houses give prospective students the opportunity to learn much more about our MA and PhD programs. You’ll have the chance to hear from our faculty about their research and teaching, meet students, and see our spaces. Our October and November open houses will be held at BGC and our December open house will be on Zoom. Learn more and register below.

Sunday, October 29
Sunday, November 19
Sunday December 3 (Zoom)

Campus Visits

BGC holds MA/PhD information sessions and attends graduate school fairs throughout the fall.

For more information, [email protected]

9/27/2023 University of Virginia
9/28/2023 VCU
9/29/2023 William & Mary
10/4/2023 Providence College
10/5/2023 Wellesley College
10/13/2023 California College of the Arts
10/14/2023 California Diversity Fair
10/18/2023 Mount Holyoke College
10/19/2023 Smith College
10/23/2023 Scripps College
10/24/2023 Occidental College
10/25/2023 USC, UCLA
10/26/2023 UCSB
11/1/2023 Macalester, Carlton, St Olaf
11/6/2023 McGill University
11/7/2023 Concordia University
11/9/2023 Virtual NC College Fair
11/15/2023 Purchase College, SUNY New Paltz

Tuesday Tours for Prospective Students

Join us in the spring semester for small group tours of our buildings led by our student admissions ambassador. You can also see our housing facility and our gallery space. Learn more here. Spring 2024 Tuesday Tour dates will be announced in the fall.