Campus Life

The Bard College campus is situated on the east shore of the Hudson River in New York State.

With the addition of The Montgomery Place Campus in 2016, the College now comprises nearly 1,000 acres. 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. 


Get your hands dirty. We have 1,000 acres and a working farm.

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Student Stories

On Campus Life

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“Just look at our student clubs—we have so many for a small school,” he observes. “The challenge is learning how to agree or disagree with all your peers since there are so many different beliefs on this campus. That’s an essential life skill: to understand where someone’s coming from and to be able to express your views in a meaningful way.”
—Jonian '15
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