Campus Life

The Anna Jones Memorial Garden, built in memory of student Anna Margaret Jones, is located between the Chapel of the Holy Innocents and the Fisher Studio Arts Building.
The Anna Jones Memorial Garden, built in memory of student Anna Margaret Jones, is located between the Chapel of the Holy Innocents and the Fisher Studio Arts Building.

Student Services & Resources

Bard Student Services, overseen by the Dean of Student Affairs Office (DOSA), is concerned with the quality of College life. Through these services Bard seeks to enhance the value of the undergraduate experience by encouraging students to participate actively in their community and support the development and pursuits of the student body.

Student Health & Counseling Services

Counseling Services and Health Services attend to individual student needs by providing private, confidential assistance, while Bard's Response to Rape and Associated Violence Education Program (BRAVE) provides peer counseling and educational programs for the community.

Religious Life

Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism are not only studied but also practiced at Bard. Clergy members offer study on a formal and informal basis, develop programming for the campus at large, and support student organizations. Weekly worship in different traditions, and services and celebrations for holy days, are held throughout the year. Visit the Bard Chaplaincy for more information.

The Learning Commons

Help in writing a paper—or with any academic subject—is found at the Learning Commons. Commons staff provides tutoring and academic skills workshops to all Bard students, with assistance in more than 40 subjects. The commons offers a credit-bearing course in writing, as well as one-on-one tutorials.

Career Development

The CDO offers career counseling, helps students find internships and jobs, and coaches them through the application process. Informal talks, career-specific panels, and formal symposia take place throughout the academic year, connecting students with various professions, alumni/ae, and employers.

Computers

Bard computing resources and facilities are available to all faculty, staff, and students on campus. Although many students provide their own computer, it is not required. Computers are available in computing labs and classrooms throughout campus. Wireless networking is available in the campus center, libraries, and many residence halls.