Bard College Student Handbook

Athletics and Recreation

Stevenson Athletic Center, front desk phone: 7527; office: 7531; pool: 7529; Athletic Training Room: 7694



The Department of Athletics and Recreation offers programs, classes, and events that are designed to meet students’ wide range of interests and to encourage lifetime fitness and wellness. The intercollegiate athletics program is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III, Liberty League, United Volleyball Conference, College Squash Association, and other national organizations. Varsity sports include men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, diving, lacrosse, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and men’s baseball. Intramural sponsorship ranges from basketball and indoor soccer to kickball, softball, squash, and golf. The department also offers club sports such as men’s and women’s rugby, equestrian, ultimate Frisbee, and fencing. Instructional courses range from yoga to martial arts to aerobics.

Indoor facilities include a six-lane swimming pool, main gymnasium, cardiovascular room, weight room, squash courts, locker rooms, instructional classrooms, spin class mezzanine, athletic training room, and staff offices. Outdoor venues include Honey Field, the Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer and Lacrosse Complex, Seth Goldfine Memorial Rugby practice field, lighted tennis courts, and cross-country trails. Information regarding the use of the facility and student employment is available on the department website and at the department office.