Conservatory BasicsHelpful information for familiarizing yourself with life at Bard.
Traveling to Bard College and the Surrounding Area
Getting to Bard
For information on the most convenient methods of traveling to Bard, please click here.
Bard and the Surrounding Area
The campus is not within walking distance of most residential areas. However, there are various shuttle and bus options for accessing the surrounding area, as well as Amtrak and Metro North for traveling longer distances (New York City, Albany, etc.). For more information on these services, please click here and scroll down to “Local Transportation Options.”
Please click here for a map of the Bard College campus. A self-guided tour during the first week of classes is a great way to familiarize yourself with the beautiful campus. During orientation, you will also receive a guided tour of the buildings most often utilized by Conservatory students.
Security and Emergency Notification System
Bard College is committed to maintaining a safe learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff. For more information on the safety and security services utilized on campus, please click here.
Emergency Notification System
Once you have received your Bard email address you may opt-in to the Bard Emergency Notification System following the steps below. You can sign up for campus security alerts as well as transportation notifications:
- Visit https://bard.regroup.com
- Log-in to Bard’s Authentication Services (Using your Bard email and password)
- Confirm your Email & Text and Voice Preferences
- Click the “Join a group” Tab
All students at Bard have access to the Stevenson Library on-campus and to its online resources. To use these resources, student may need to visit the library's help desk to have their card activated. One of the most frequently used on-line library resource is Interlibrary Loan services.
The Stevenson Athletic Center is available for use by all students carrying a Bard student ID. All fitness classes and activities are offered free of charge to all students. For more information, please click here.