Bard College Student Handbook

Student Handbook


This handbook provides some basic information about academic requirements and regulations; a guide to resources and facilities; College policies and regulations; and a statement as to students’ responsibilities and rights regarding their behavior on campus and their use of facilities. The handbook should be used in conjunction with the Bard College Catalogue. Read both publications carefully; you are responsible for knowing and understanding their contents.

The provisions of this handbook are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and Bard College or its officers and faculty. The College reserves the right to make changes affecting admission procedures, tuition, fees, courses of instruction, programs of study, faculty listings, academic grading policies, and general regulations. The information in this handbook is current as of August 2018, but is subject to change without notice.

Bard College does not discriminate in education, employment, admission, or services on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or handicapping conditions. This policy is consistent with state mandates and with governmental statutes and regulations, including those pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Federal Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions regarding compliance with Titles VI and IX should be directed to the Vice President for Administration. Questions regarding compliance with Section 504 and the ADA Act should be directed to the Dean of Studies. All queries and requests should be sent c/o Bard College, PO Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504-5000.