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​.

    Important Housing Dates

    Important Housing Dates

    Saturday, March 17 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
    Spring Break
    Residence Halls remain open

    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 

    • Summer Storage Off Campus  Expand for Summer Storage Off Campus 
    Room Draw Information Sessions

    Room Draw Information Sessions

    Attend any one of these sessions to get all your questions answered about the room selection process.
    • Tuesday, March 6 - 6:30pm              Tewksbury Lounge
    • Thursday, March 29 - 6:30pm             Faculty Dining Room, Kline
    • Monday, April 2 - 6:30pm                   Faculty Dining Room, Kline
    • Tuesday, April 3 - 6:30pm         Resnick Commons, Brown Hall Lounge

    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.