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Computing Helpdesk

The Bard IT Helpdesk is the primary contact for all students, faculty, and staff for computing and technology issues.

Bard IT Helpdesk

Computing at Bard

Bard provides broadband Internet access and a multigigabit backbone to Bard's community, administrative, academic, and residential buildings. Wireless networking is available in many locations on campus. Wired Ethernet ports are also available in all dormitories and in many public areas. Support for academic computing includes a state-of-the-art learning and teaching environment, multimedia classrooms, and video teleconferencing. Many students bring computers to Bard, although they are not required to do so. Public computing labs are located around the campus, providing both Macintosh and Windows computers, as well as printers.

IT Services

At Bard Information Technology (Bard IT) our mission is to be an active partner in the intellectual work of Bard's students, faculty, and staff. We strive to develop collections, services, and partnerships that help all users become more resourceful, more independent, and more original scholars. We take a campus leadership role in thoughtfully applying emerging media to the task of turning information into knowledge.


The Henderson Computer Resources Center and the adjacent Henderson Technology Laboratories are the hub of academic computing at Bard, housing the largest concentration of computers on campus. The facilities include computer classrooms and public-user labs; specialized multimedia facilities; file, print, and Web servers; and an extensive software library. Around campus there are specialized computing labs and classrooms as well as public computing spaces.


The Helpdesk provides technical, hardware, and software support for all Bard-owned computers, including network and e-mail issues, password recovery, and printing assistance. Students seeking network support—as well as faculty and staff seeking any IT support with their Bard-owned computers or network access on campus—can contact us at 845-758-7500, by e-mail at, or by creating a service ticket online.