Graduate housing

BARD GRADUATE HOUSING INFORMATION

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

There is limited on campus housing available to graduate students for the 2017–2018 academic year.

Currently, there are approximately 18 graduate rooms available in three different housing options. These locations are subject to change based on occupancy needs of the college:

  • Briggs House – Small house on the outskirts of south campus. Briggs house offers five individual bedrooms, two on the 1st floor, three on the 2nd floor, kitchen/sitting area, 2 bathrooms (one on each floor) and a washer/dryer. Onsite parking.
  • Robbins Addition – Large corridor-style residence hall located on north campus. Coin operated laundry facility, common area shared kitchen and lounge shared by all students. Each air conditioned room has a full private bathroom. There are a total of eight graduate students assigned to this separate corridor among senior (undergraduates). Practice rooms on site.
  • Brook House – Small house located in a central campus location, close to the library, dining hall and gymnasium. Brook House offers five single occupancy bedrooms on one level which includes a kitchen, sitting area, bathroom and a washer/dryer.

Due to limited availability of on-campus housing, priority will be given to graduate students who have external restrictions to off-campus housing. For students seeking off campus housing, please refer to the following link: http://inside.bard.edu/dosa/offcampus/

All buildings have thermostats for heat control and Ethernet (wireless and RJ-45 jacks). Each room is furnished with a bed frame, twin mattress, dresser, a desk and chair.

Handicap accessible rooms are available for graduate student use. Any specific needs should be noted on the Graduate Housing Profile Form.

TO REQUEST GRADUATE HOUSING
Students requesting to reside on campus should complete the Graduate Housing Profile and submit it directly to the Office of Residence Life via mail (PO Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000) or fax (845-758-7827),  please refer to the following link: http://www.bard.edu/reslife/roomdraw/. Requests should be made no later than June 1, 2017.Students will be placed based upon preference, information from the Graduate Housing Profile and availability of space. Every effort will be made to match your preference, but no guarantees can be made.

CONFIRMATION OF GRADUATE HOUSING
Students who have submitted a Graduate Housing Profile form by June 1st will be notified of housing placement in early July. Graduate Students who request, but do not receive housing, will be placed on a wait list and if any spaces become available will be notified immediately.

PAYMENT
There is no special housing deposit required. Student Accounts will include the housing fee on the student’s tuition bill.

Once a student completes a Housing Profile and Facility Use Agreement form for a room on-campus, a commitment is made to live on-campus for the full academic school year. Thus, if a student decides to move off campus in the spring, there is still responsibility for the spring housing fees. Exceptions are made for students away on internships or other activities that are part of the structure of their program.

Check-In for Housing
Students MUST pick up keys in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Campus Center on Saturday, September 2, 2017, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Students must be financially clear with student accounts before keys can be issued. Students who have a conflict with check-in time, must notify the office of Residence Life  & Housing prior to check-in.

Any student needing to move in prior to September 2, due to flight itinerary or other extenuating circumstance, should contact the Office of Residence Life & Housing to make arrangements. If this arrangement is granted there is an additional fee ($25 per day). Programs with an academic calendar beginning prior to this date may arrive as arranged by the department.  However, students approved to move onto campus early, may have to move to a temporary location dependent on summer occupancy.

Students are required to move out of housing the day following commencement. (unless summer housing is paid for during he summer months — see the second paragraph of Intersession Housing below).

INTERSESSION HOUSING
Students wishing to keep their room over the Bard intersession between fall and spring semesters have the option to do so at no additional cost, although housing is formally closed to ALL students during the Winter Break.

Students enrolled in a graduate program for a second year will be given the option to pay for summer housing. Students should notify the Office of Residence Life and Student Accounts of this decision, no later than May 1, 2017. Please note, due to summer housing requirements, summer housing placement will be in a different room than your academic year placement.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE HOUSING
Any student wishing to be considered for Special Circumstance Housing (due to medical, physical, or psychological conditions), should contact the Office of Residence Life. Even if granted Special Circumstance Housing in the past, students are still required to discuss their housing needs with the office for the upcoming school year.

Housing Questions
Any housing questions should be directed to the Director of Housing.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Residence Life: 845-758-7455, reslife@bard.edu
Student Accounts: 845-758-7520, sao@bard.edu
Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies: 845-758-7895, dgs@bard.edu
Buildings and Grounds (B&G): 845-758-7465