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.
Stone Row was built in the late 1800s as part of the original St. Stephen's College campus. It consists of four adjacent buildings: North Hoffman, South Hoffman, Potter, and McVickar. They are named after Bishop Potter and Dr. McVickar, who were instrumental in the founding of Bard, and Dr. Charles Frederick Hoffman, a trustee of the College beginning in 1881. Today, the buildings house mostly students in the Upper College.North and South Hoffman are connected and consist of single occupancy rooms.McVickar and Potter are connected and consist of single and double occupancy rooms.Stone Row also houses the Learning Commons and Bard Educational Opportunity Program (BEOP) offices.