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.
The Anna Margaret Jones Meditation Garden, built in memory of student Anna Margaret Jones, was dedicated at Bard on May 17, 2001. The garden is located between the Chapel of the Holy Innocents and the Fisher Studio Arts Building. It is designed as a special place on campus where members of the Bard community can gather for meditation and contemplation.