Robbins, which consists of Robbins Original & Robbins Addition, houses upper college students. Parking and bike racks are available. Robbins House was built in 1932 by the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor as additional accommodations for the retirees and became a Bard student residence hall in the mid-1960s. In 2002, the 52,000 square foot Robbins Addition opened following the design by Andrade Architecture, expanding the residence by over 200%. This LEED-certified building features ample commons space and music practice rooms on its ground level, with various smaller common areas throughout.
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Robbins House Amenities
Located next to the elevator on the ground level of Robbins Addition, Robbins & Robbins Addition shares the largest laundry room on campus. This laundry room offers 6 washers and 6 dryers, a folding table, and 2 vending machines.
If you experience issues with any of the laundry machines, complete a service request at the link below. Great neighbors leave a note on any malfunctioning machines to aid in others avoiding the same issue. Our laundry machines are owned and serviced by an outside contractor, yet our Buildings and Grounds team manages the laundry room and relays any machine issues to the outside contractor.
B&G SERVICE REQUEST
All laundry rooms are equipped with both modern and high-efficient front load washers and dryers. Laundry is part of the room and board cost, so the machines do not require payment to cycle during the academic year. This coinless laundry feature allows residents to run as many loads as they need without overloading the machines or incurring more cost.
Detergent Choice + Sustainable Practices
Please note that our machines require the HE (high efficiency) laundry detergent. Detergent pods are recommended for their portability and lack of spills. We also recommend the use of a garment bag when washing delicates and small items such as socks.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING PRACTICES
Each room in Robbins Addition features a single HVAC unit with ability to control air conditioning and heat fan spreads when the geothermal supply is providing hot or cold abilities to the unit. Supplemental electric baseboard heaters are placed under windows in rooms with ample windows.
Robbins House is heated through hot water radiators below the windows. Some adjustment is available room to room, overall the temperature is zoned. Robbins House does not have air conditioning and we encourage students to bring fans for personal cooling. Note, we are not able to accommodate portable or window air conditioning units throughout due to the electrical load.
Located across from neighboring Robbins Hall, the Robbins lot provides ample parking for residents of both Manor and Robbins. Note, parking in the Robbins driveway and along Robbins Road is strictly prohibited.
Student Parking at Bard
Bard College maintains a pedestrian campus, yet all students have the ability to register 1 vehicle for on campus parking. All motor vehicles (including motorcycles) must be registered with the Department of Safety and Security. Upon registration, students parking sticker indicates the approved lot(s) for the registered vehicle. Learn more on the Department of Safety and Security’s website.
Guest Parking on Campus
Visitors and guests are expected to follow all parking regulations. All visitors and guests are required to display a Visitor Hang-Tag, available at the Department Safety and Security. Visitor and guest parking areas are so designated.
To enter the building:
You will utilize your Bard ID Card on the proximity sensor next to the front door. Robbins House and Addition are both equipped with door alarms designed in an effort prevent unauthorized access due to door propping. Please only allow people you know into the residence hall.
To enter your room:
Upon move-in you will be issued a brass key to your room door. Note, residents are not permitted to duplicate any keys issued by the college.
Note: Rooms 035, 036, 337, 339, 340, 342 feature proximity sensors on room doors and your Bard ID Card will be programed to open both the building and your room door. These rooms do not have brass keys.
If you are locked out, call security at 845.758.7460 for assistance 24/7. Please note, there is a fine associated with being locked out of your room. If you loose your brass key or ID card, Buildings & Grounds will cut you a new key or print a new ID card for you. There is a cost associated with this, connect with B&G for the most up to date costs.
BUIDLINGS & GROUNDS
Each floor in Robbins Addition features two large multi-user restrooms. The northern most multi-user restroom features 4-6 toilet stalls, 6-8 sinks, 4-6 shower stalls with changing stall attached and is analogous to 1 single-user restroom with shower stall and accessibility features. The southern most multi-user restroom features 3 toilet stalls, 4, sinks, and two shower stalls with changing stall attached. The lower level multi-user restroom lacks showers due to a mechanical closet. Additionally, a single-user half bath with toilet and sink neighbors the elevator on the third floor.
The First Floor has two single-user half baths with toilet and sink along the main corridor as well as one single-user full bath with toilet, sink, and tub. Several first floor rooms feature private or semi private full and half bathrooms.
On the second floor you will find four full bathrooms and 1 half bath. At the north end, there is one single-user full bath with toilet, sink, and bathtub. Along the corridor, there is three multi-user restrooms featuring 2 toilet stalls, 1 shower or tub, and 2 sinks. Finally, there is one single-user half bath with toilet and sink located near the south stairs.
Finally, the third floor features three full bathrooms. At the north hall shift, there is one single-user full bathroom with toiler, tub, and sink as well as one multi-user restroom with 1 toilet, 1 sink, and 2 shower stalls. Near the south stairs, the final multi-user restroom features 2 toilets, 2 sinks, and 2 shower stalls.
Respect for the facilities is assumed in the collegiate setting, this is especially important in communal bathrooms. These community bathrooms are cleaned by the Environmental Services team. Cleanliness issues can be reported to the email below. If an emergency occurs, 24/7 service is available by calling security at 845.758.7460.
If you should encounter plumbing or lighting issues in a bathroom, please report these to your Peer Counselor and/or complete a service request to have Buildings & Grounds address the issue. Your vigilance towards leaks can help us cut down on water waste throughout campus.
SERVICE REQUEST FORM
As seen in many commercial settings, Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT) is throughout Robbins. Robbins addition features an orange with red speckle tile. In Robbins House, colors vary but are typically a white/beige tile with blue speckle is featured. VCT flooring allows for simple cleaning by residents throughout the year, talk with your roommate about bringing a broom and/or sweepers such as Swiffers; these are especially helpful in the winter months due to ice melt & salt being tracked into rooms.
Note: Rooms 337, 339, 340, 342, and 262 are carpeted rooms.
Robbins Addition features drywall, lending a home-like feel to the rooms. In most cases, Robbins House features the original 1932 plaster walls. We discourage students from using pins to hang decor as many residents find success with products such as command strips. All bedrooms are painted a warm shade of white and residents are prohibited from painting their own rooms. When decorating your room, New York State fire code does not allow fabric to hang on walls over ones bed. Residents are also limited to covering only 25% of the walls in decoration to assure safe conditions.
RESIDENCE LIFE & FIRE SAFETY POLICIES
Whats inside a Robbins Room?
All residents have each of the following furnishings:
All furniture provided by the college must stay within the room throughout the year. We do not offer on-campus storage for these or any items. Creativity with how you layout the room is encouraged, with safety first of course.
- Oak Frame 2-Height Adjustable Bed
- 40” X 84” X 36” Frame
- Under-bed Clearance ranges from 10" - 18" based on settings
- Twin Extra Long Mattress
- 38” X 80” X 7” Mattress
- Oak Frame 2-Height Adjustable Bed
- Dresser Under Bed
- 3-Drawer Oak Wood (Laminate Top)
- Open Closet
- 1 Shelf above Hanging Bar
- Dresser Under Bed
- Oak Wood (Laminate Top) Desk
- 42” X 24” X 30” Overall
- 3 Drawers Stacked & 1 Pencil Drawer
- Oak Wood Chair
- Oak Wood (Laminate Top) Desk
Robbins Addition Floor Plans
Robbins House Floor Plans