Life at Bard
Bard’s 540-acre parklike setting is situated on the east shore of the Hudson River in New York State. Students stroll or bike to class among stately trees and admire spectacular sunsets over the Catskill Mountains. They study, work, and relax in campus buildings as varied as the flora, from the venerable buildings on Stone Row to cutting-edge contemporary architecture. Bard’s Annandale campus is a center from which students explore the rich natural and cultural life of the Hudson Valley, and also have easy access by car or train to New York City, about 90 miles to the south. Students enjoy world-class performing arts venues on campus, and can choose from more than a hundred active student clubs, ranging in subject from astronomy to tango.
The Dean of Student Affairs
The Dean of Student Affairs Office promotes a campus atmosphere where students can explore intellectual, artistic, and ethical interests, serving as an information portal for nonacademic matters and helping students adjust successfully to college life.
Weather at Bard
Students at Bard experience four distinct and beautiful seasons. There is a wide variety of weather throughout the year, from hot and sunny afternoons to cold and snowy winter days.