What to Bring to Bard

Shipping Packages to Bard

Shipping Packages to Bard

Each student will receive a unique mailbox number, which will be emailed to their Bard email account. Student mail should be addressed as follows:
     Student Name
     Bard College
     PO Box 5000 - MSC (insert box number here)
     Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

However, you can still ship your possessions to Bard at the address below prior to your arrival. Packages received before the arrival date will be stored in the shipping department and will be available for pickup on Friday, August 10. Please note that the Shipping and Receiving office is open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please mail packages so that they arrive no earlier than July 23
     Student Name (as it would appear on ID card)
     Bard College
     30 Campus Road
     Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

The following items are suggested to bring with you to Bard:

  • bedspread
  • blankets
  • sheets (size twin extra-long)
  • mattress pad
  • towels
  • toiletries
  • shower shoes
  • pillows
  • flashlight
  • clothes hangers
  • laundry detergent
  • laundry basket
  • first aid kit
  • insect repellent
  • wattage adapter
    (for international students)
  • personal computer
  • surge protectors
  • wastebasket
  • recycling basket
  • desk lamp*
  • radio
  • bicycle
  • bicycle lock.
If you plan to bring a laptop computer, we suggest you also bring a laptop desk lock.

The following items MAY be used in residence hall rooms:

  • alarm clock,
  • electric fan,
  • hair dryer,
  • computer
  • radio,
  • television (rooms do not have cable access)
  • study lamp
  • small refrigerator (no more than 3 cubic feet)
The College works with a refrigerator rental company that will deliver and pick up for you. For more information, visit nestudentservices.com. The code for Bard is 2341. 

The following items may ONLY be used in the designated kitchen areas:

  • coffeemaker
  • clothes iron
  • popcorn maker
  • toaster oven
  • hot pot.
Only UL-approved appliances may be used.

The following items are NOT allowed in any residence hall:

  • candles/incense
  • exposed coil heaters of any kind
  • heating pads
  • microwave ovens
  • halogen lamps**
  • portable heaters
  • subwoofers
**Aside from being a fire hazard, halogen lamps use five times more energy than fluorescent lamps.