Housing for New Students

The Bard campus offers more than 40 student residences that embrace a wide range of architectural characteristics, social styles, and sizes. All have Internet access, social rooms, kitchens, and laundry facilities. Many boast beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains to the west. Most residence halls are coed, with first-year students assigned to double and triple occupancy rooms. All first-year and sophomore students are guaranteed housing.
First-Year Housing

First-Year Housing

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. 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.  
FAQs for First-Years

FAQs for First-Years

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Intersession Housing

Intersession Housing

When classes are not in session, residence halls are closed. There is an exception to that for first-eyar students during the period sof Language & Thinking in August and Citizen Science in January. Only first-year students, approved students and faculty are in residence. Faculty teaching these programs reside in upper college student rooms and residence halls.
Read more about Intersession Housing and policies.

+ Housing for Transfer Students

+ Graduate Student Housing

Contact Us


Office of Residence Life & Housing

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