Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus. Numerous institutes for special study are available on and off campus, connecting Bard students to the greater community.
The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life.
Sands is a converted farmhouse with space for 24 Upper College students. Sands has a wellness theme, which means that students abide by house standards, including a prohibition on substance use. It is particularly homey, comfortable, and peaceful.