On-Campus Resources

Bard provides a wide range of services, activities and opportunities for students to engage in challenging and rewarding ways with peers, the community, and the world at large.

Campus Services

ID Card
You will need to have a Bard identification card during your stay at Bard College. The card will enable you to visit the Stevenson Gym, ride the Bard shuttle, access Dining Services, and borrow books from the Charles P. Stevenson Library. Your Bard ID card will be made during Orientation.

Your Bard email account will be created for you prior to your arrival.   Access to your account will be provided during Orientation.  For questions about your electronic mail account and other computer questions, contact the Help Desk  (x7500; helpdesk@bard.edu). 
Your e-mail account will be closed at the end of your year of service.  You will receive e-mail warnings alerting you to when it will be closed down.

Mail and Mailboxes
Foreign Language tutors are provided a mailbox for incoming mail at the U.S. Post Office, located in the Bertelsmann Campus Center. You should check the Post Office Box on a regular basis.  Outgoing mail can be sent through the Campus Center Post Office.

Telephone Services
Each room has a campus phone & separate number.   This phone allows for local and 800-number outgoing calls only. For your convenience, pre-paid calling cards are available in the Bard College Book Store, located in the Bertelsmann Campus Center. These cards will enable you to make domestic and international long distance calls from your residence hall room phone. This phone line can receive incoming calls.

Cell phone:
if you are interested in using a cell phone, and you do not have an international sim card that also works in the U.S., you can buy a contract on a monthly basis. Use your mailing address when you apply because most companies do not accept P.O. Box addresses. Cell phone carriers, such as AT & T and Verizon, have storefronts across the river in Kingston, NY.  There will be a trip to Kingston scheduled during Orientation for those interested in setting up a U.S. cell phone plan.

Room Reservations
To reserve a room for your tutorials or additional events, you need to make your own room reservations: Rooms in the Library, Kline Commons, and Bertelsmann Campus Center can be reserved by using Bard's Space Management System. Stephanie Kufner, kufner@bard.edu, x 7433, can be contacted for room reservations in the Center for Foreign Languages and Cultures.

Printing Services
With your Bard I.D, you will have access to black & white printing services on network printer across campus. For COLOR services, refer to the faculty computer lab in old Henderson (2nd floor)

Campus Offices

With your Bard ID you have unlimited access to the Bard Athletic Center.

Health Services
The Health and Counseling Offices are located at Robbins Annex.

Instead of an additional card, a bar code will be placed on your Bard ID card. You can get it either at the circulation desk, circulation office, or reference desk of the Stevenson Library.

For any audiovisual equipment, contact av@bard.edu. Please try to reserve 72 hours in advance. For equipment in the library, speak with someone at the Reserve Desk.