Bard College Residence Life

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OUR CORE VALUES:

Respect - In all that we do, respect is at the core of how we interact with students, parents, alumni, and campus colleagues. 
 
Support - Acknowledging that college students are continually faced with challenges both academic and non- academic, our office strives to lend added support, guidance and advice in order to assist in their overall success.
 
Kaizen - A Japanese word meaning "good change". A driving philosophy of continuous improvement within the OORLAH. Everyone is a participant in the success of the office, therefore everyone is responsible for improving processes and procedures. Good (and improving) processes bring good (and improving) results.
 
Empowerment - Providing an arena for growth through trust and support, allowing others to realize their leadership potential. To empower someone is challenge them to use the tools and resources they already have, but may not understand or realize. 
 
Transparency - Making our processes and expectations both clear and known. This does not mean breaching confidentiality in any way, rather we believe in providing all of the appropriate information for students to make informed choices and know their options. This also means that we are able to demonstrate where we have made processes and policies clear, in writing. Transparency also means that we wish to be our authentic, human selves in interacting with students.
 

OUR VISION:
 


We aspire to be leaders in creating vibrant and inclusive, student-driven communities that foster active engagement, personal development, and lifelong connections​.
 

    Becoming a Peer Counselor

    Becoming a Peer Counselor

    Every year we welcome 10-25 new student leaders to our team. To ensure a fair and equitable selection process, we have candidates present their experiences in a myriad of ways.

    Information sessions begin Monday, December 4, 2017. Follow the link to find our more.

     
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    Important Housing Dates

    Important Housing Dates


    Sunday, January 7, 2018
    Citizen Science Begins

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    Transfer Student & PIE Student Check-In
    Reem-Kayden Center 

    Special Shuttle Schedules 

     
    • Summer Storage Off Campus  Expand for Summer Storage Off Campus 
    Community Reporting

    Community Reporting


    Need to report an incident on campus?


     

    Important Informational Documents:

    Contact Us


    Office of Residence Life & Housing
    Location: Shea House
    1438 Annandale Road
    Phone: 845-758-7455
    Email: reslife@bard.edu

    Important Dates

    Download the latest schedule of breaks and residence hall closings below.