Living at Bard

The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts

is housed in the summer on the 540-acre rural campus of Bard College, bordering the Hudson River. Dormitory rooms are available to students, or they may live off campus in rental apartments in nearby towns. Each student is assigned a dedicated studio for the summer session, and every effort is made to provide space appropriate for each artist's endeavor.

Accessibility: In service of its mission, Bard College is committed to being a fully accessible community in which all students, staff, faculty, alumni/ae, and visitors are valued, engaged, and empowered to participate. More information on Accessibilty at Bard College can be found here.

Campus Facilities

The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts is housed in the summer on the 540-acre rural campus of Bard College, bordering the Hudson River. Dormitory rooms are available to students, or they may live off campus in rental apartments in nearby towns. Each student is assigned a dedicated studio for the summer session, and every effort is made to provide space appropriate for each artist's endeavor.  Expand for more. Expand

Housing

Off-campus housing Students and faculty interested in living off-campus must make their own arrangements. Houses and apartments for rent can be found in the nearby towns of Tivoli, Red Hook, Germantown and Rhinebeck. Kingston, NY is another possibility, and is about a 20 minute drive from the Bard College campus.

On-campus housing is available during the summer session. We offer single rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms. Most dorms are within walking distance of on-campus studios.  All dorms are non-smoking. No pets are permitted in campus housing. Expand for more. Expand

Meals

The café located in the Bertelsmann Campus Center is open daily all summer for a la carte service (closed on July 4). Kline dining hall opens in mid-June and serves buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, weekdays and weekends.
  • Campus Center Café hours, summer:
    Mon-Thur: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Sat-Sun: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Kline Dining Hall hours, summer:
    Breakfast: 7:30am - 9:00am
    Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: 5pm - 7:30pm
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