Planning for the Semester
Pet Request Form
Students have the privilege of bringing a small pet, such as a fish or hamster, to the residences. Download this form and complete it for approval prior to bringing pets into the residence halls.
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- Welcome to Bard!
- Student Government Constitution of Bard College
- Academic and Campus Life Calendar, 2023-2024
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- Social Media Guidance
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- Bard College Student Government and Standing Committees
- Learning at Bard
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- Safety and Security
- Safety and Security Vehicles
- Lock Outs
- Lost and Found
- Driving Regulations and Violations
- Motor Vehicle Regulations
- Golf Carts
- Parking Regulations
- Derelict Vehicles
- NYS Traffic Laws
- Fire Safety Information and Policies
- Annual Campus Safety & Security and Fire Safety Reports
- Appendix I: Moderation
- Appendix II: Senior Project Preparation and Presentation
- COVID-19 Handbook Addendum
Motor Vehicle Regulations
The Office of Safety and Security is responsible for enforcing College regulations for vehicles on campus. All vehicles utilizing campus parking facilities on a continual basis must be registered with the Office of Safety and Security. To register a vehicle, community members should complete the Vehicle Registration Form online at https://tools.bard.edu/tools/webforms/view.php?id=50807. By completing this form, you agree to go to the Office of Safety and Security with a credit card, debit card, or check to pay your registration fee of $200, which is good for the entire academic year. The College does not accept cash for vehicle registration.
To register a vehicle, present the following at the Office of Safety and Security:
A valid driver’s license
Proof of registration
Current insurance from the state in which the vehicle is registered
Vehicle registration fee
Place the parking decal on the driver’s side rear window.
Authorization for handicap parking privileges must be obtained from the Town of Red Hook or NYS.
Vehicles not registered with the Office of Safety and Security may be towed off campus at the owner’s expense. The vehicle’s owner is responsible for the tow charge, whether or not the vehicle is towed. Once the tow truck is called, the operator must be paid, even if the vehicle is moved before the truck arrives. Bard College is not responsible for any vehicle parked illegally or unregistered on campus or vehicles damaged while being towed.
Bard College students, faculty, staff, and visitors park at their own risk. While the Office of Safety and Security maintains patrols throughout the year, the College will not be held liable for vehicle damage incurred from vandalism, collisions, break-ins, or other destructive circumstances, including weather-related problems.