Bard College Residence Life

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OUR CORE VALUES:                                                                                                   
Respect - In all that we do, respect is at the core of how we interact with students, parents, alumni, and campus colleagues. 
Support - Acknowledging that college students are continually faced with challenges both academic and non- academic, our office strives to lend added support, guidance and advice in order to assist in their overall success.
Kaizen - A Japanese word meaning "good change". A driving philosophy of continuous improvement within the OORLAH. Everyone is a participant in the success of the office, therefore everyone is responsible for improving processes and procedures. Good (and improving) processes bring good (and improving) results.
Empowerment - Providing an arena for growth through trust and support, allowing others to realize their leadership potential. To empower someone is challenge them to use the tools and resources they already have, but may not understand or realize. 
Transparency - Making our processes and expectations both clear and known. This does not mean breaching confidentiality in any way, rather we believe in providing all of the appropriate information for students to make informed choices and know their options. This also means that we are able to demonstrate where we have made processes and policies clear, in writing. Transparency also means that we wish to be our authentic, human selves in interacting with students.


We aspire to be leaders in creating vibrant and inclusive, student-driven communities that foster active engagement, personal development, and lifelong connections​.

    Intersession Housing Information & Applications
    Intersession Housing Information & Applications Intersession Housing begins on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Intersession Housing Application
    Becoming a Peer Counselor
    Becoming a Peer Counselor Every year we welcome 10-25 new student leaders to our team. To ensure a fair and equitable selection process, we have candidates present their experiences in a myriad of ways.
    Information sessions begin Monday, December 4, 2017. Follow the link to find our more.
    Important Housing Dates
    Important Housing Dates Important Housing Dates Friday, December 1, 2017
    Intersession Housing Applications Due

    Friday, December 22, 2017
    Last Day of Classes

    Saturday, December 23, 2017 at NOON
    through Monday, January 1, 2018 

    Residence Halls Closed for Winter Break

    Special Shuttle Schedules for Holiday Travel
    • Summer Storage Off Campus  Expand for Summer Storage Off Campus 
    Community Reporting
    Community Reporting Community Reporting Need to report an incident on campus?
    Important Informational Documents:
    Contact Us

    Office of Residence Life & Housing
    Location: Shea House
    1438 Annandale Road
    Phone: 845-758-7455
    Important Dates
    Download the latest schedule of breaks and residence hall closings below.