The College affords a wide range of activities and opportunities for students to engage in challenging and rewarding ways with peers, faculty, alumni/ae, local neighborhoods, and the world at large. It also provides a support system of advisers, tutors, counselors, and related programs to help students successfully negotiate their undergraduate experience.
The Center for Student Life and Advising
The Center for Student Life and Advising (CSLA) provides academic and personal support as well as mentorship to students throughout their time at the College. CSLA comprises three offices at Bard:
Residence Peer Counselors
Peer counselors are student leaders who live in the residence halls and provide assistance and support to new and returning students.
Health and Wellness
Bard Counseling offers individual counseling as well as talks, workshops, therapy and support groups, walk-in counseling, and 24/7 crisis services.
The College maintains an on-campus outpatient health center staffed by four nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, and a part-time physician.
The Bard Health and Wellness Education Office provides opportunities for students to succeed, improve their health, and achieve a balanced life in college and beyond.
The College chaplaincy offers spiritual support to all students and members of the Bard community, and values the varied ways students can explore faith academically.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Office of the Dean of Inclusive Excellence strives to create a learning environment that meaningfully includes the voices, works, and ideas of historically marginalized communities and cultures.
The Office of Title IX and Nondiscrimination provides educational and preventative programming for employees and students.
The Office of Disability Access Services works to create an accessible and welcoming campus community for all students with disabilities.
Bard College student Jahari, a major in global and international studies, explores the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library.
The Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library's mission is to be an active partner in the intellectual work of Bard's students, faculty, and staff; to develop collections and services that help all users become more resourceful, independent, and original scholars; and to take a campus leadership role in thoughtfully applying emerging media to the task of turning information into knowledge.
The Learning Commons
Help in writing a paper—or with any academic subject—is found at the Learning Commons. Commons staff provide tutoring and academic skills workshops to all Bard students, in more than 40 subjects.
Computing at Bard
Bard computing resources and facilities are available to all faculty, staff, and students on campus. Although many students provide their own computer, it is not required. Computers are available in computing labs and classrooms throughout the campus. Wireless networking is available in the campus center, libraries, and many residence halls.
Photo by Karl Rabe
From finalizing your Senior Project to applying for postgrad fellowships to planning your move to a new city following graduation, we have the resources you need to navigate your final year at Bard.
BardWorks helps rising juniors and seniors apply their liberal arts education to the workforce they are about to enter. Drawing on the College’s extensive alumni/ae and family networks, we pair students with a mentor in their field of interest, and help them develop interview, resume, and networking skills.
Career Development Office
The Bard Career Development Office (CDO) helpsstudents translate their liberal arts education to the workplace through a variety of programs and resources.
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