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Area Resources

  • Red Hook  and the Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce websites
  • The Dutchess County Tourism website provides information historic landmarks, restaurants, festivals and natural scenic vistas.
  • Ulster County offers hiking in the Catskills, rock-climbing on the Shawangunk Ridge, and dining/shopping in Kingston, Woodstock and New Paltz
  • Hudson Valley Craigslist is also a great resource for finding housing in the area. There are also many local realtors that help renters. If you are interested in housing in the area, please visit our housing page.

2015-16 Program Catalog

Online Only!

In an effort to conserve resources, the Bard CEP Graduate Program catalogue is only available online. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the Bard CEP Graduate Program overview and degree brochures, please contact us.

Visit Us

Visit Us
Bard College is located in the scenic Hudson Valley 100 miles north of New York City. Situated on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, with majestic views of the Catskill Mountains, Bard College is an ideal location from which to explore the Hudson Valley.

Prospective graduate students often enjoy a to visit Bard's beautiful Annandale campus to meet CEP faculty and students and visit classes. If you are interested in scheduling a visit, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell (codonnel@bard.edu or 845-758-7073).

Options for Your Visit

  • Class Visit (view fall course schedule)
  • Campus tour (see tour schedule)
  • Lunch with current students (when available)
  • One-on-one faculty conversations (when available)
  • Reduced rate campus accommodations (when available)

Maps and Tours

  • Interactive Maps: Campus Map and Tour
  • GPS: Enter the following address: 51 Ravine Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571, which will take you to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Once on campus, go to the basement of the Hegeman Science Center. Refer to the map below.


Bard College is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Graduate students and overnight visitors enjoy lodging and dining in the Annandale-on-Hudson area.

  • Bard's Admission Page has a select list of accommodations and restaurants in the Annandale-on-Hudson area.

Getting to Bard College

By Automobile

  • From southern Connecticut, follow I-84 to the Taconic State Parkway, take the Taconic north to the Red Hook/Route 199 exit, drive west on Route 199 through the village of Red Hook to Route 9G, turn right onto Route 9G, and drive north 1.6 miles.
  • From northern Connecticut, take Route 44 to Route 199 at Millerton, drive west on Route 199, and proceed as from southern Connecticut.
  • From Massachusetts and northern New England, take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit B-2 (Taconic Parkway), take the Taconic south to the Red Hook/Route 199 exit, and proceed as from southern Connecticut.
  • From New York City, New Jersey, and points south, take the New York State Thruway (I-87) to Exit 19 (Kingston), take Route 209 (changes to Route 199 at the Hudson River) over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to Route 9G; at the second light, turn left onto Route 9G and drive north 3.5 miles.
  • From Albany, take the New York State Thruway to Exit 19 and proceed as from New York City.

By Train

Amtrak provides service from Penn Station, New York City, and from Albany to Rhinecliff, about 9 miles south of Annandale. Taxi service is available at the Rhinecliff station.

  • Amtrak: Rhinecliff station, 845-876-3364; reservations and schedule information, 800-872-7245 (800-USA-RAIL);
  • Metro-North: Poughkeepsie station, 800-638-7646

Taxi Service

  • Red Hook Taxi Service, 845-758-1478
  • Rhinebeck Taxi, 845-876-6600
  • A1 Transportation, 845-473-7600

By Air

Bard College is accessible from Kennedy and LaGuardia airports in New York City, and from the airports in Newark, New Jersey, and Albany and Newburgh, New York.