Bard Houses

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In fall 2017, Bard College launched a new Faculty in Residence Program.
All first-year and transfer students are assigned to one of four “houses”: these houses do not correspond to buildings but to communities. Intended to foster a sense of tradition and belonging, the houses are named after distinguished alumni/ae and friends of the College, reflecting the history of progressive education at Bard:
Emerald Rose McKenzie ’52, George Coulter ’51, Marie McWilliams, and Adam Yauch ’86.

Our Mission

The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity and resource for students—from the moment they arrive on campus for Language and Thinking—to engage with faculty members and their partners and/or families outside of the classroom. A growing body of research suggests that such interactions outside the classroom enhance “learning, cognitive thinking, problem solving, student satisfaction, and academic achievement” (Healea, et al, 2015). Bard’s program builds on its existing strengths as a small, residential liberal arts community to enrich the educational experience of incoming students, in particular as they settle into their academic home in Annandale-on-Hudson.