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
Intersession Housing Information & Applications

Intersession Housing Information & Applications

Intesession Housing begins on Monday, June 5

Intersession Housing Application
BSRI Intersession Housing Application
Important Housing Dates

Important Housing Dates

Monday, June 5, 2017  
Intersession Housing Begins

Friday, August 11, 2017
First Year Students Arrive
for Language & Thinking

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 
Transfer Students Arrive 

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Arrival Day for All Returning Students 

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  • Summer Storage Off Campus  Expand for Summer Storage Off Campus 
Community Reporting

Community Reporting

Need to report an incident on 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.

Important Informational Documents:

Contact Us


Office of Residence Life & Housing

Location: Shea House
1438 Annandale Road
Phone: 845-758-7455
Email: reslife@bard.edu