Now at Bard LLI
Registration for our Fall 2020 semester course list is open now! Click here to go to ProClass, our new course registration software, sign in, and sign up for the courses of your choice. You can view all of our courses in ProClass or search by class period or type of course. Courses will begin on Thursday, September 24th. If you want to view our Fall Catalog in the “old-fashioned” online format, click here.
To confirm your course registration(s), simply log in to ProClass with these quick instructions.
Looking Ahead: LLI is looking for volunteers in August to serve as Mentors for our incoming new LLI members and in the Fall to serve as Session Managers for our full slate of virtual classes. Click here for more information on being a Mentor and here to learn about being a Session Manager. We provide training and guarantee you will love the new friends you gain and the new skills you learn. Information on all current volunteer opportunities at LLI is here.
Life Goes On, Even When We Are All Staying Home: Our LLI members have put together a stupendous list of resources for LLI members and all of our friends and neighbors. Ways to stay connected, stay entertained, stay educated and to stay safe. Click here to read the whole list.
For more information, see the Bard College COVID-19 page. The page is updated frequently and includes the most recent information available. Bard has issued notice that the campus is closed to any person who does not live, work, or study at Bard, until further notice.
News + Notes
As an all-volunteer organization, it is sometimes difficult for LLI members to know whom to contact when they have questions. LLI uses group email addresses to handle questions (meaning, there is a dedicated team of volunteers here to help you).
Twenty years ago, four women, members of a Red Hook Library book group—Sylvia Erber, Sara Hardman, Carol Lee, and Josette Lee—agreed that the area needed affordable high-quality education for seniors. The Marist College Center for Life Time Study had a years-long waiting list.
Now that the fall course registration period is in full swing, most of you have experienced the improvements by using our new course registration system, ProClass. You can now:
- Recover your login credentials associated with your email address
- View a list of courses you are registered for
Register and drop or add courses online
- Put yourself on a wait list
This article discusses these advantages in more detail.
When Fall registration opens on September 1, we will begin using ProClass, software that is used by hundreds of LLIs around the country. ProClass keeps track of our member information as well as providing an easy-to-use registration process. Best of all,
Congratulations to Bard students Keyvious Avery and Aidan Galloway for winning one of 10 awards for Student Civic Engagement given to students throughout the world for their projects in response to the COVID pandemic. In addition to Keyvious and Aidan’s project in the United States,
Farming and academia can make a perfect marriage although they rarely form such a solid union as at Bard. Very few college campuses have a working farm that provides farm-to-table fare for students and community members. The following is a story of the people and efforts that ordained this particular marriage and allowed the Bard farm to thrive on the Bard campus for almost a decade now.
Hello, Session Managers
Those lessons learned this summer will also ease the process for new session managers. (More volunteer session managers are still needed. You can contact AMiller@lli.bard.edu or CGersbeck@lli.bard.edu if you are interested in joining the team this fall).
|Start Date||End Date||Event|
|July 1||New Council starts|
|July 1||Notify new applicants of admittance|
|July 1||July 10||New members payments|
|July 7||Newsletter published|
|July 14||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|July 20||New member welcome letter sent|
|July 20||Council Meeting|
|July 21||August 1||New members set selves up in ProClass|
|August 6||Social Zoom with Magic|
|August 7||Newsletter published|
|August 11||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|August 15||Catalog available (website and ProClass)|
|August 18||August 20||Zoom new member small groups orientation|
|August 17||Council Meeting|
|September 1||Registration for Fall classes|
|September 7||Newsletter published|
|September 8||Curriculum Committee Meeting|
|September 21||Council Meeting|
|September 24||November 6||Fall semester starts|
|October 7||Newsletter published|
|October 13||Curriculum Meeting|
|October 19||Council Meeting|
|November 6||Fall semester ends|
|November 7||Newsletter published|
|November 10||Curriculum meeting open house|
|November 16||Council Meeting|
|December 7||Newsletter published|
|No December Curriculum Meeting|
|December 21||Council Meeting|
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In case of emergency on campus
Should there be a serious emergency – medical, fire, etc. – call TWO numbers in the order below.
First call: 9-1-1
For Dutchess County Emergency Services. It is available 24/7.
Second call: (845) 758-7777 or from emergency call boxes: 7777
For Bard College Emergency Medical Services (a trained campus emergency response team).
Bard EMS is always to be called second. While the service provides the fastest response, it follows the college academic schedule and is therefore not always available.
Welcome to Bard LLI
This site will show you what is going on at Bard LLI. This site changes often, so we hope you will visit regularly.