Dean of Student Affairs

Off-Campus Housing: Living in the Community

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

Community Living Guide

Find the best place for you. Get to know Annandale and everything there is to love about it!

Learn more about the nearby villages and towns:

Prioritize and Search

Finalize your priority checklist, and start searching for your place!
  • Familiarize yourself with the local area. The majority of off-campus students choose to live close to the College in Red Hook, Tivoli, or Rhinebeck. Students living in Germantown, Elizaville, Hudson, or Kingston should consider the potential academic and social impacts living farther from campus.
  • Create an apartment selection checklist. This checklist will assist you in evaluating your needs and whether the properties you are considering will meet them.

Additional Search Options


Sustainability in the Local Community

We recognize that students who move off campus need access to resources that allow them to engage in sustainable behaviors when not on campus.  While many on campus resources are only for on campus residents, there are many similar programs available to students who choose to live in the surrounding area.

It is Dutchess County law to recycle. 

Trash and Recycling

Recycling in Red Hook

All Town of Red Hook residents (includes Village of Tivoli & Red Hook) can access the Red Hook Recycle Center – you can dispose of garbage there for $3.50, and recycling is free. (Note: You must purchase a $15 permit at Town Hall to access the Recycle Center.)

Garbage Disposal in Red Hook

You can purchase garbage stickers at the Village Hall or Red Hook Natural Foods for your garbage pick-up. Large tags (30gal.) are $4.00 each and small tags (10gal.) are $2.00 each. Garbage pick-up is every Tuesday at 6:00 am, with the exception of holidays. All recycling is picked up on Tuesdays. Recycling is free with the purchase of our garbage stickers.


Broken or unwanted electronics and appliances can be recycled through Best Buy in Kingston for free.


Materials can be re-used through bartering or donations to the Salvation Army or Goodwill, Hudson Valley EcycleHudson Valley Craigslist, or through the Bard Bartering Community.

Bard College Bartering Community

This Facebook group, moderated by students, serves as an online forum for students to exchange unwanted or unused items with one another. Visit the Facebook page to learn more.

Salvation Army Family Store

884 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY 12401, Mon-Sat: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Sun: Closed, Website, Driving Directions


1306 Ulster Avenue Kingston, NY 12401, 845-336-3303 Services: Retail, Donations. Donation Guidelines