There are two options available for graduate students to live on campus, and a limited number of rooms available each semester. Students are required to fill out the "Graduate Housing Profile Form" to be eligible.
Briggs House: A small house on the outskirts of campus with 6 individual bedrooms, a small kitchen/common room, two bathrooms, and an onsite laundry facility.
Village E: A suite building, each suite has three individual bedrooms, a shared kitchen and common room. The building shares a laundry room and a total of twelve residents live in the building.
All buildings have thermostats for heat and AC, and Ethernet (wireless and RJ-45 jacks). Each room is furnished with a bed with a two or three-drawer dresser, a desk with a carrel, and a desk chair.
The cost of on-campus housing is $6742 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Dormitory housing for orientation / workshop week carried an additional cost of $24/day from August 24 through August 31, 2012.
For those students who prefer to live off campus, a variety of houses and apartments at reasonable rents can be found near the Bard College campus. A free shuttle bus travels several times per day from campus to the Villages of Red Hook and Tivoli. A car is recommended for students living off campus or outside of these two villages where no public transportation is available.
Off-Campus housing information and resources are mailed to students in late-April or early-May to incoming students. Many CEP students choose to share a rental, and we encourage this option because it can be less expensive than the dorms, and there is an added bonus of sharing expenses and carpooling to class. Students interested in this option should fill out the "Off-Campus Graduate Housing Survey" (available to accepted students each May) to indicate roommate preferences, and these preferences are then emailed to all those who participated in the survey along with contact information.
Housing opportunities are listed on the Bard CEP Portal, but most students find apartments on the Hudson Valley Craigslist website. In addition, once their Bard email account is setup, students may use the housing board on Bard's Classified Page.
Josephine French, Bard CEP: 845-758-7085, firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighboring Towns include:
Tivoli ~5 miles / shuttle stops in village center
Red Hook ~5 miles / shuttle stops in village center
Rhinebeck ~10 miles
Rhinecliff ~10 miles
Clermont ~15 miles
Germantown ~15 miles
Hyde Park ~20 miles
Neighboring Cities include:
Kingston ~15 - 20 miles
Hudson ~20 miles
Poughkeepsie ~30 miles