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The MAT Program at Bard College has working partnerships with several public schools in upstate New York. Below are a few of our partner schools. We invite you to visit these schools at the websites below.
Students based in Annandale-on-Hudson have a number of housing opportunities, detailed below.
The new addition to Robbins House includes a wing for graduate students. The graduate rooms (about 110 square feet in size) are designed for single occupancy and equipped with private bathrooms, self-controlled thermostats for heat and air conditioning, and Ethernet hookups. Each room is fully furnished. Each floor has one handicapped-accessible room. Many rooms have spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains. The graduate wing has a private entrance (card access is required) that opens onto an atrium housing a graduate lounge with Internet access. Students based in New York City will be responsible for making their own housing arrangements for the period from September through May when they are in the City full time.
For those students who prefer to live off campus, a variety of houses and apartments at reasonable rents can be found near the Bard College campus. A free shuttle bus travels several times per day from campus to Red Hook and Tivoli. In general, the local area, while relatively close to several major cities, offers a high quality of life with a more affordable cost of living than many metropolitan and other college areas.
During the academic year, through Student Financial Services, graduate students may open a flex account, which allows them to put cash on their Bard ID cards to be used in Kline Commons servery, Down the Road Cafe, and Manor Cafe. Students using flex accounts are given a discount on their purchases.
Bard College is in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, on the east bank of the Hudson River, midway between New York City and Albany, and 220 miles southwest of Boston.
For directions and a map of campus, please go to Visiting Bard: http://www.bard.edu/admission/visiting/travel.shtml
Amtrak provides service from Penn Station, New York City, and from Albany to Rhinecliff, about 9 miles south of Annandale. Taxi service is available at the station.
In New York State, take the Taconic State Parkway to the Red Hook/Route 199 exit, drive west on Route 199 through the village of Red Hook to Route 9G, turn right onto Route 9G, and drive north 1.6 miles. Or take the New York State Thruway (I-87) to Exit 19 (Kingston), take Route 209 (changes to Route 199 at the Hudson River) over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to Route 9G, turn left onto Route 9G and drive north 3.5 miles.
Bard College is accessible from Kennedy and LaGuardia airports in New York City; and from the airports in Newark, New Jersey, and Albany and Newburgh, New York.
The Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce website includes additional information about local lodging, dining, shopping and attractions.