The Buildings & Grounds (B&G) office is located at the Physical Plant and is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. Our phone # is 845-758-7465.
If you have lost your room key or swipe, replacements are issued by B & G only after receiving a letter from Residence life. A fine of $10.00 will be issued for each key lost which will be paid at Student Accounts.
If you need something fixed or need to report a maintenance issue or other problem you must submit a service request to B & G. Follow the link below to submit a service request.
The Alumni Houses are a collection of 11 residence halls in the center of campus. The houses are commonly referred to as the "Toasters," and mostly house first-year students.
The first of the Alumni Houses were designed by James Polshek and Partners in 1987, and consist of five adjacent residence halls. The first four are named in honor of alumni Richard Rovere '37, William Rueger '40, The Reverend Frederick A. Shafer '37, and John H. Steinway '39. These four house 19 students each. The fifth, Honey House, has space for nine students.
The following pairs of buildings are connected to each other via a balcony: Shafer and Rovere; Reuger and Steinway.
In January of 2001, six additional student residence halls in this area–Bourne, Bluecher, Leonard, Obreshkove, Shelov, and Wolff–opened their doors. These buildings, sometimes referred to as "the Ravines," house between 19 and 21 students each.
The following pairs of buildings are connected to each other in the basement: Shelov and Bourne; Wolff and Obreshkov; Leonard and Bluecher.
Feitler House neighborhood is a student-run vegetarian cooperative, housing 10 Upper College students. Residents share responsibility for all cleaning and meal preparation, and make decisions by consensus. Admission to the co-op is by application from Upper College students only.
On the northern end of campus, Ward Manor is a magnificent and picturesque group of buildings, which includes Manor Annex, constructed during the Hudson Valley's 19th-century glory days. It houses about 70 Upper College students, some of whom have private bathrooms and balconies with a view of the Catskill Mountains.
Resnick Commons contains fourteen environmentally friendly student residence halls, designed with Bard student input. They include Resnick Commons A through Resnick Commons L, and the recently built McCausland and Brown.
Resnick Commons A,C,G, McCausland and Brown are corridor style buildings with a common area lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities. All other buildings are suite style, with self contained suites consisting of 3 bedrooms, common area, kitchen, and shared bathroom.
Sands is a converted farmhouse with space for 24 Upper College students. Sands has a wellness theme, which means that students abide by house standards, including 24-hour quiet and a prohibition on substance use. Some areas are fully carpeted, while others have the original pine plank floors. It is particularly homey, comfortable, and peaceful.
South Hall has a mixture of single- and double-occupancy rooms, housing Upper College students. South Hall was built in 1936 with a loan from Columbia University. This was the only building erected during the Columbia years.
Stone Row was built in the late 1800s as part of the original St. Stephen's College campus. It consists of four adjacent buildings: North Hoffman, South Hoffman, Potter, and McVickar. They are named after Bishop Potter and Dr. McVickar, who were instrumental in the founding of Bard, and Dr. Charles Frederick Hoffman, a trustee of the College beginning in 1881. Today, the buildings house mostly students in the Upper College.
North and South Hoffman are connected and consist of single occupancy rooms. McVickar and Potter are connected and consist of single and double occupancy rooms.
Tewksbury Hall was built in 1958 as a traditional, corridor-style residence hall. Centrally located, it houses nearly 100 first-year and Upper College students. The rooms feature wall-to-wall windows, and most doubles have an excellent sunset view.