The Bard community flourishes if all members act in harmony to protect the rights of others and promote the College’s academic focus. When conflicts arise, it is the right and responsibility of the group, whether it’s the residence hall, club, or committee, to work out a solution that is fair to all. This chapter will outline residence hall regulations. All students, whether on or off campus residents, and their guests are subject to the terms and conditions of the Facilities Use Agreement . In the rare case that a student was not available to sign the agreement at move-in or Room Draw they are still bound to the agreement upon entering on-campus housing.
The College reserves the right to limit the use of its facilities or to terminate residential privileges if a student does not remain in good standing as defined in the College regulations, jeopardizes the well-being of others, or fails to comply with the terms of the Facilities Use Agreement. The Director of Housing has the right to reassign rooms or cancel housing privileges whenever such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the student or the College.
Housing Profile and Facility Use Agreement
This housing agreement is a commitment to live on-campus for the entire academic year. In the case of returning students, once you have completed Room Draw and selected your room, you have until May 31, 2015 at 5:00pm to notify both the Student Accounts Office and the Office of Residence Life & Housing via email if you have decided to live off-campus. Please remember, unmoderated students requesting to live off-campus must receive approval to do so (see Planning to Live Off-Campus
Pet Request Form
All pets must first be approved by the Office of Residence Life & Housing and with your current or future roommate(s). The College does not permit students to have dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits or birds. All pets must live in a cage or aquarium and must be in good health. If you are interested in bringing a pet to campus, please contact our office to start this process. (firstname.lastname@example.org
Roommate Agreement Form
The Office of Residence Life & Housing strongly believes in the importance of having a roommate and learning to live with them. The experiences gained from living with another person are valuable life skills. However, we are aware that sometimes disagreements can arise. To help avoid these conflicts, we ask all first-year roommates to complete a Roommate Agreement form at the beginning of the year. The purpose of this form is to help the students define their individual needs in their space and understand how their needs can be affected by another person.
Students should feel free to seek the help of their Peer Counselor or Area Coordinator in the event of a conflict between roommates or to just help complete this form. If you would like to download the form before your Peer Counselor provides you with one, please download it below.