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.
Warden's hall comprises three buildings: Fairbairn, Hopson, and Seymour. Fairbairn and Hopson contain faculty offices and residences; Seymour houses the Bard Music Festival offices.
Warden's Hall was the first post-World War I dormitory. Built in 1923, the entrances bore the names "Seymour," the first warden; "Fairbairn," the "Great Warden"; and "Hopson," who was Fairbairn's deputy and served several times as an interim warden.