Bard Athletics

The Office of Athletics and Recreation

offers a wide range of programs to meet the needs of a variety of active lifestyles and sporting interests, from traditional inter­collegiate competition to intramural sports and fitness.


Varsity Athletics

Varsity Athletics
The College sponsors intercollegiate programs for men and women in soccer, cross country, volley­ball, swimming, tennis, lacrosse, track and field, and basketball. Men also compete in baseball and squash. Athletic teams compete under the auspices of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division III). Bard is also a member of various athletic conferences, including the Liberty League, United Volleyball Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference, and College Squash Association.

Club Sports and Intramurals

Club Sports and Intramurals
The Stevenson Athletic Center and outdoor venues provide the setting for a range of intramural and recreational offerings. Intramural programs include soccer, basketball, floor hockey, tennis, volleyball, softball, kickball, badminton, and squash. At the club level Bard offers rugby, fencing, equestrianism, and Ultimate Frisbee.

Facilities and Local Area

Classes are offered in lifetime pursuits ranging from advanced fitness to yoga. Aerobics classes include step, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, low impact, and Tae Bo. Certification courses in CPR/AED, Water Safety Instructor training, and lifeguarding are also available. In addition, the College’s rural setting makes it easy to engage in many outdoor activities, such as running, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, and ice skating. Facilities for golf, bowling, and horseback riding are nearby.