The hard work and dedication of our employees during these past months has been recognized by our Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, noting that it takes every person’s diligence and adaptability to operate in this ever-changing environment. Your commitment to Bard, our students, and each other is recognized and appreciated by all. Thank you.
Bard Instructional Classes
Did you know? Bard College offers instructional classes every week, including yoga and fitness. Classes are facilitated through the Stevenson Athletic Center and open to all faculty and staff. Class schedules are listed on the campus calendar and Daily Mail, and sent directly on class days from [email protected]. You can also enjoy some of our yoga classes in the playlist here.
Stevenson Athletic Center Open to Employees and Families
The Stevenson Athletic Center is open to students and employees, with hours posted on bardathletics.com. Visitors should present their Bard ID at the front desk when entering the building. Please visit the website for more information.
The Athletic Center is open to fully vaccinated spouses/partners and dependents over the age of 16 of benefit-eligible employees of the Annandale campus only. In order to obtain access, employees must submit their family member's proof of vaccination status using this link. Once the information is submitted, it will be reviewed and verified, and the employee will be notified when their family member card(s) are available for pick-up.
The gym is open to vaccinated and boosted spectators at sporting events. Any visitor wishing to attend an event at the gym must be prepared to show proof of vaccination and a booster before entering the facility. Until further notice, gym facilities remain off limits to visitors who wish to exercise; at this time visitor access is limited to observing sporting events.
Virtual Water Coolers
The Staff Mentor Program Committee hosts virtual water coolers to provide an opportunity for support and connection among staff who work remotely. Staff can casually drop in and out and enjoy the camaraderie that comes from sharing a space and purpose. We know that Zoom fatigue is real, so please feel free to join us and keep your camera off—no judgement! Water cooler talks are hosted by one of the staff mentoring committee members. Check the calendar above for upcoming events or just keep an eye on your email for announcements from HR. Hope you stop by!
Visit the Resource Groups page to learn more about the Staff Mentor Program, Professionals of Color, [email protected], and employee Google groups.
What We're Reading
Bard Chaplaincy provides a diverse staff of chaplains to meet the varied spiritual needs on campus in collaboration with a wide range of community partners. They are available for pastoral care and support for the entire Bard community. For more information, please contact Mary Grace Williams at 203-858-8800 or [email protected] or visit the Chaplaincy calendar for upcoming meetings and services.