Bard College Residence Life

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The Bard College Office of Residence Life & Housing is committed to fostering a safe and secure environment

that enhances the personal, social and intellectual development of every student, enriching their liberal arts experience. We seek to empower and challenge students to become individuals, citizens, and leaders who understand their responsibility in creating effective and socially just communities at Bard and beyond. Together with the Dean of Student Affairs Office located at the Center for Student Life & Advising, we collaborate efforts to provide services and support to all Bard students.

Our Vision

We envision a residential community in which:

  • Students feel safe, respected, valued, comfortable and at home
  • Students are engaged in activities and dialogue which promote social justice, intellectual and artistic inquiry and challenge as well as faculty/staff engagement outside of the classroom/office
  • Students have ownership over their rights and responsibility for shared governance and community monitoring
  • Students are engaged in the Bard and local community
  • Students reside in a sustainable manner, not only environmentally but with regard to personal decision making around health and wellness
  • Students understand, respect and follow the principles and philosophies of community living, inclusive of active participation in development of community standards
  • The physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness of all is prioritized
  • The physical residential structures are safe, secure, clean and conducive to the life of the mind and personal wellness
Living Off-Campus

Living Off-Campus

Planning to move off campus?
Only juniors and seniors may live off-campus. Before you can move-off campus you must attend an information session and complete an Intent to Move Off-Campus Form. 
Important Housing Dates

Important Housing Dates

Saturday, January 7
10AM - 4PM
Citizen Science Check-In
Bertelsmann Campus Center
Tuesday, January 24 
10AM - 12 Noon
Transfer Student Check-In
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center (RKC)

Saturday, January 28
10AM - 5PM
Returning Student Check-In
Bertelsmann Campus Center Download for Important Housing Dates Download
Community Reporting

Community Reporting

Need to report an incident on campus?
Peer Counselor Information Sessions 

Peer Counselor Information Sessions 

Are you interested in becoming a Peer Counselor? You must attend an Information Session in order to receive an application. 

Contact Us

Office of Residence Life & Housing

Location: Shea House
1438 Annandale Road
Phone: 845-758-7455