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​.

    Important Housing Dates

    Important Housing Dates

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 
    Transfer Students Arrive 

    Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017
    Arrival Day for Returning Students 
    Check-In at the Campus Center
    10AM - 5PM in the MPR

    *Non Resident Students 
    Please complete the on-line
    Off-Campus Address Request form
      Download for Important Housing Dates Download
    • 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