Bard College Residence Life

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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​.

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Residence Halls Close - non-graduating students must check out by 3:00pm

    Sunday, May 27, 2018 Final residence hall check out for graduating Seniors by 3:00pm

    Summer Storage

    Summer Storage

    Looking for an easy way to store your stuff over the summer? Meet our official storage partner, Dorm Room Movers. They will send you boxes and tape to pack. Their professional, and insured movers will pick up your items, store them for the summer and deliver back when you return. They can also help you ship boxes to and from campus. Dorm Room Movers has moved over 40,000 students over the past 10 years and are BBB A+ accredited. 
    Intersession Housing Information & Applications

    Intersession Housing Information & Applications

    Intersession Housing begins on
    Monday, June 4, 2018

    Students must be approved to be in residence during intersession periods, otherwise a $200 per day fine may be imposed.
    The College reserves the right to assign conference attendees, faculty and/or intersession residents to residence halls when classes are not in session.
    Important Housing Dates

    Important Housing Dates

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Last Day of Classes

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Non-graduating student residence halls
    check out by 3:00pm

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    Sunday, May 27, 2018
    Final residence hall check out for
    graduating Seniors by 3:00pm
    Special Shuttle Schedules 

    Dorm Room Movers Summer Storage 

    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.