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All first-year unmoderated students are required to live on campus and are assigned to live with at least one roommate. First-year students are assigned housing based on the timely submission of a Housing Profile and Facility Use Agreement form found on the Admissions Office website or here. Although it is often difficult to fulfill specific requests, every effort is made by the Office of Residence Life & Housing to do so. Students are typically notified of their placement by early July via their Bard email which is assigned in June. Students are housed for Language & Thinking and Citizen Science in their permanent room assignments.Exceptions are made for first-year students requesting to live off-campus who meet the following criteria:
When classes are not in session, residence halls are closed. Certain residence halls are designated to be used by students who have been approved by the Office of Residence Life & Housing to live on campus during intersession periods. Before the end of each term, the Office of Residence Life & Housing announces the residences that will remain open during the upcoming intersession period. These announcements include information regarding the application process for requesting housing during intersession periods.
During the period of Language & Thinking and Citizen Science, residences are closed. Only first-year students, approved students and faculty are in residence. Faculty teaching these programs reside in upper college student rooms and residence halls.Any student not approved to be in residence during intersession periods, will be fined $200 per day or any part of a day s/he stays. No student is permitted access to a closed residence hall during intersession breaks, inclusive of Language & Thinking and Citizen Science participants. Students who are not approved to be on campus during an intersession break are not permitted to access their room without prior approval from the Office of Residence Life & Housing.