Bard College Residence Life & Housing

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Respect - In all that we do, respect is at the core of how we interact with students, parents, alumni, and campus colleagues. 
Support - Acknowledging that college students are continually faced with challenges both academic and non- academic, our office strives to lend added support, guidance and advice in order to assist in their overall success.
Kaizen - A Japanese word meaning "good change". A driving philosophy of continuous improvement within the OORLAH. Everyone is a participant in the success of the office, therefore everyone is responsible for improving processes and procedures. Good (and improving) processes bring good (and improving) results.
Empowerment - Providing an arena for growth through trust and support, allowing others to realize their leadership potential. To empower someone is challenge them to use the tools and resources they already have, but may not understand or realize. 
Transparency - Making our processes and expectations both clear and known. This does not mean breaching confidentiality in any way, rather we believe in providing all of the appropriate information for students to make informed choices and know their options. This also means that we are able to demonstrate where we have made processes and policies clear, in writing. Transparency also means that we wish to be our authentic, human selves in interacting with students.


We aspire to be leaders in creating vibrant and inclusive, student-driven communities that foster active engagement, personal development, and lifelong connections​.

    Meet the Office of Residence Life & Housing Team

    Meet the Office of Residence Life & Housing Team

    Darnell Pierce, Dir. ResLife
    Nancy Smith, Dir. Housing
    Cicily Wilson, Assist. Dir.
    Paola Castillo, AC North Campus
    Patrick Clarkson, AC South Campus
    Hannah Jaegers, AC Central Campus
    Riley Page, AC Cruger Village


    Visit our office located at Shea House,
    1438 Annandale Road,
    Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.
    Contact us at or at 845-758-7455.
    Important Housing Dates

    Important Housing Dates

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Transfer students arrive 10am-2pm
    Reem-Kayden Center for Science and Computation (RKC)

    Saturday, September 1, 2018
    Arrival Day for all returning students
    Check In 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
    Reem-Kayden Center for Science and Computation (RKC)

    Special Shuttle Schedules 

    Community Reporting

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    Contact Us

    Office of Residence Life & Housing
    Location: Shea House
    1438 Annandale Road
    Phone: 845-758-7455

    Important Dates

    Download the latest schedule of breaks and residence hall closings below.