Your Team, Your College, Your Home
"Athletics helped me find my place at Bard right away. The team was my support group, beginning with the Language and Thinking Program. As soon as one season is finished I look forward to the next. We all come from different majors, and we’re all unique. I never would have met my teammates any other way."
The College sponsors intercollegiate programs for men and women in soccer, cross-country, volleyball, swimming, squash, tennis, lacrosse, track and field, and basketball. Men also compete in baseball. Athletic teams compete under the auspices of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division III). Bard is also a member of various athletic conferences, including the Liberty League, United Volleyball Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference, and College Squash Association.
Club Sports and Intramurals
The Stevenson Athletic Center and outdoor venues provide the setting for many intramural and recreational offerings. Intramural programs include soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, kickball, badminton, and squash. At the club level Bard offers rugby, fencing, equestrian, and Ultimate Frisbee.
Facilities and Local Area
Classes are offered in lifetime pursuits ranging from advanced fitness to yoga. Aerobics classes include Zumba, Combat Cardio metafit, and
TRX training. Certification courses in CPR/AED, Water Safety Instructor training, and lifeguarding are also available. In addition, the College’s rural setting makes it easy to engage in outdoor activities such as running, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, and ice skating. Facilities for golf, bowling, and horseback riding are nearby.