Bard College Student Handbook

Bard Learning Commons

Basement of Stone Row, phone: 7812



The Learning Commons welcomes all Bard students and remains committed to providing peer tutoring in writing and across the disciplines, as well as academic workshops, staff consultations, and courses in writing, grammar, ESL, and public speaking. The Learning Commons is home to tutoring and support services in English as a Second Language and the offices of Quantitative Literacy, Disabilities Support Services, and pedagogical training programs. Our website features links to writers’ resources, professional writing resources, support for students with learning disabilities (see Services for Students with Disabilities below), and information about the Math Placement Diagnostic (see Office of Quantitative Literacy below).

The Learning Commons works with the Bard Educational Opportunities Program, the Institute for Writing and Thinking, the Career Development Office, the Dean of Student Affairs Office, and closely with faculty to insure the academic success of students at Bard. Students may request a peer tutor by stopping by the Learning Commons and filling out a tutor request form. Writing tutors are available for drop-in consultation every evening of the week. Drop-in hours and study rooms are also available for writing, math, physics, and chemistry. Students may meet with staff members for more focused assistance on their writing. Special programs on writing the Senior Project are offered as well.