Dean of Student Affairs

Student Handbook

Contact Us

For further information, contact:

The Dean of Student Affairs Office
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Phone: 845-758-7454

Bard Learning Commons

Basement of Stone Row, phone: 7812



The Bard Learning Commons provides academic support for all students. Peer tutoring, staff consultations, and courses in writing, grammar, and math are offered each semester. The Bard Learning Commons website features extensive links to writers’ resources, including style guides, grammar help, foreign language dictionaries, resources 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).

In addition to credit-bearing courses in writing, grammar, and math, the Bard Learning Commons offers one-on-one peer tutoring in all academic subjects. Students may request a peer tutor by filling out the appointment form at or by going to the Bard Learning Commons and filling out a tutor request form. Writing tutors are available for drop-in consultation five evenings a week. Drop-in hours are also available in math, physics, and chemistry. Students may also meet with staff members for more focused assistance on writing, study skills, and time management. Special programs on writing the Senior Project are offered as part of the Senior Salon Series.