Every August, incoming first-year students at Bard College participate in the Language and Thinking Program (L&T), an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences. Students get to know each other and the Bard campus ahead of the arrival of returning students. The Center for Civic Engagement offers a range of events during L&T to introduce new students to volunteer opportunities, student leadership projects, and much more.
- Hike Bike Walk Bard: Hike along Tivoli Bays, bike into Red Hook, or run along campus trails—you choose!
- Letter Writing and Phone Banking: Tell your elected officials what you think. No registration required.
- Red Hook Food Pantry Refurbishment: Come help paint a food pantry and connect with an important resource for local families.
- Bard Farm Work Day: Volunteer on Bard Farm for the day!
- Center for Civic Engagement BBQ: Mingle, meet community members and CCE staff, have a burger, and learn about opportunities. No registration required.
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*Some activites require sign up.