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									bard college parents handbook
                    2009–2010
Contents

3    Letter from the Dean of the College
4    Parents Network
5    Academic Calendar 2009–2010
7    Contact Information
9    Frequently Asked Questions
14   Learning at Bard
18   Academic Requirements and Regulations
22   Educational Rights
23   Release of Student Information Form
24   Money Matters
26   Travel to Bard
27   Transportation Off and Off Campus
28   Local Businesses
letter from the dean of the college

Dear Bard Parents:
   I am pleased to introduce the 2009–10 Parents Handbook. The staff of the Office of Development
and Alumni/ae Affairs has designed the handbook as a practical reference guide for first-year parents.
It begins with the academic calendar on page 5,highlighting term dates, vacations, and special events,
such as Family Weekend on October 16–18. We hope you will join faculty, staff, and students on that
weekend for a variety of events: classes, building tours, student and faculty panels, performances, and
a glimpse into your daughter or son’s undergraduate life.
   The 2009–10 academic calendar reflects several recent changes. During two Matriculation Days in
August, first-year students will get to know their academic advisers and register for classes. Advising
Days in mid-November and mid-April allow time for all students to consult with their advisers about
course selections for the following term. The calendar also includes extended registration periods and
Completion Days at the end of each semester when classes w ill be held but no new w ork will be
assigned. These additions t o the calendar enhanc e the ad vising system and allow students t o focus
more fully on their final papers, assignments, and performances at the end of each term.
   We outline the bachelor’s degree academic requirements and explain our evaluation and grading
system on page 18. You may want to consult the Academics section of our website for details regard-
ing the Language and Thinking P rogram and the First-Year Seminar (FYS). The fall c ourse list and
details about special academic programs are all available on the Inside Bard: Academics section of the
website. You might even want to join the class of 2013 in r eading Darwin’s On Natural Selection or
Kafka’s The Metamorphosis for the Language and Thinking Program! We recommend that you check
the website regularly to keep up-to-date on the professional accomplishments of our faculty and to stay
abreast of featured events on campus.
   Should you need to talk to the academic deans, you can find names and contact information on
my section of the website—Inside Bard: Dean of the College. Please call my office, 845-758-7421, if
you have concerns or questions, and more important, do encourage your child to meet w ith us for
guidance on his or her c ourse of study and ideas for the C ollege. David Shein, dean of studies, and
Bethany Nohlgren, associate dean of students and director of the first-year experience, oversee a full-
year orientation program called Bard 101. You can reach both David and Bethany at the Dean of
Students Office (845-758-7454).
   On page 23, you will find a grade-release form and an explanation of the Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the protections it offers college students. Parents often have questions
about FERPA. I suggest that y ou discuss the matter with your son or daug hter. In order to for us to
                                               mance, your child must sign this form at the beginning
release details about his or her academic perfor
of every semester. The faculty provide students with written midterm and end-of-semester commen-
taries on a criteria sheet for each class; you may want to encourage your child to share these with you.
   It is always my pleasure to welcome you to campus and to tell you about our faculty and curricu-
lum. I look forward to getting to know you.


Yours truly,
Michèle D. Dominy
Dean of the College and Professor of Anthropology



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parents network

The Parents Network is designed to support the students and families that mak e up the Bar d com-
munity. Its primary focus is to enhance the undergraduate college experience. The Parents Network
also provides regional programs and networking opportunities that bring together students and their
families with Bard faculty and administrators.

Membership is o pen to all parents, grandparents, and guardians. The network’s annual meeting is
held each fall during Family Weekend. Through the network, parents of current and former students
give their time and resources to projects such as regional events, career coun-
seling, professional introductions, calling parents of prospective students, and
fund-raising on behalf of the College. We welcome your ideas and, especially,
your involvement.



Regional Programs
To help bring Bard to communities both near and far from campus, parents
organize and host events all over the country. This past year, events were held
in Chicago, Santa Fe, New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles with spe-
cial guests President Leon Botstein, Dean of the College Michèle Dominy, and
Dean of International Studies Jonathan Becker. No event idea is t oo big or
too small—please share your thoughts with us.



Parents Fund
The Parents Fund is a v ital component of Bard’s financial life. It provides
scholarship dollars to 65 percent of students as w ell as access to the lat est
books, technology, and online r esources for the entir e student bod y. The
Parents Fund also sustains facult y development, student life, and campus
upkeep. Tuition and fees c over only about 60 per cent of the cost of a Bard
education. Your participation in the C ollege’s fund-raising efforts is needed
and greatly appreciated. To join the Parents Network or to make a gift to Bard,
please call Matt Soper, director of development, at 845-758-7505 or e-mail
him at soper@bard.edu.



Parents Online Community
In the fall of 2009, Bar d launc hes an online c ommunity for par ents and
guardians of current students. This interactive database allows parents, on an
opt-out basis, to view and enhance profiles and to post photos, links, and blogs
as well as search for other families of current students for discussion, regional
activities, mentorship, and networking. Visit ANNANDALEONLINE.ORG
today.




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academic calendar 2009–10

First-year Student Arrival 2009
Saturday, August 8                           First-year students arrive
Sunday, August 9                             Orientation for first-year students
                                             First-year student survey
Sunday, August 9 – Wednesday, August 26      Workshop in Language and Thinking



Fall Semester 2009
Wednesday, August 26                         Transfer students arrive
Wednesday, August 26 – Thursday, August 27   Academic orientation and writing
                                             workshop for transfer students
Thursday, August 27                          Matriculation ceremony
Thursday, August 27 – Friday, August 28      Matriculation Days
Friday, August 28                            Advising and registration for first-year
                                             and transfer students
Saturday, August 29                          Arrival day for all returning students
Monday, August 31                            First day of classes
                                             Drop/add period begins
Wednesday, September 2                       First faculty meeting of the semester
Wednesday, September 16                      Drop/add period ends (5 p.m.)
Monday, October 12 – Tuesday, October 13     Fall break
Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18      Family Weekend
                                             Parents Network annual meeting
Friday, October 23                           Mid-term grades and criteria sheets due
Friday, October 30                           Moderation papers due
Friday, November 6                           Last day to withdraw from a class
Wednesday, November 18                       Advising Day




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Tuesday, November 24 (4 p.m.) –
  Sunday, November 29                          Thanksgiving recess
Monday, November 30                            Senior Projects due in the office of the
                                               Dean of the College (5 p.m.)
                                               Registration period for Spring 2010
                                               begins
Saturday, December 12 – Friday, December 18    Completion Days
Friday, December 18                            Last day of classes



Intersession
Saturday, December 19 – Friday, January 22     Winter intersession
Monday, January 4                              Final grades and criteria sheets due



Spring Semester 2010
Wednesday, January 20                           New first-year and transfer students arrive
Wednesday, January 20 – Thursday, January 21    Academic orientation and writing workshop for
                                                new first-year and transfer students
Thursday, January 21                            Advising and registration for new first-year and
                                                transfer students
Saturday, January 23                            Arrival day for all returning students
Monday, January 25                              First day of classes
                                                Drop/add period begins
Wednesday, February 10                          Drop/add period ends (5 p.m.)
Saturday, March 20                              Moderation papers due
Saturday, March 20 – Sunday, March 28           Spring recess
Monday, March 29                                Mid-term grades and criteria sheets due
Friday, April 2                                 Last day to withdraw from a class
Monday, April 26 – Tuesday April 27             Advising Days
Wednesday, April 28                             Senior Projects due in the office of the Dean of
                                                the College (5 p.m.)
Friday, April 30                                Registration period for Fall 2010 begins
Thursday, May 13 – Tuesday, May 18              Completion Days
Monday, May 17                                  Senior grades due in the Office of the Registrar
Tuesday, May 18                                 Last day of classes
Thursday, May 20                                Baccalaureate and Senior Dinner
Saturday, May 22                                Commencement
Tuesday, June 1                                 Final grades and criteria sheets due in the Office
                                                of the Registrar




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contact information

The Bard College operator is reached at 845-758-6822. For other numbers at Bard, dial 845-758- and
the four-digit extension. If the infor mation you need is not list ed here, call the First-Year Students
Hotline at 845-758-7058. Directory information and e-mail addresses are also available on the College’s
website; we encourage you to browse through Bard’s website to learn more about the wealth of serv-
ices and programs provided by the College.



       Academic                                        7378   Bard Globalization and
7045   David Shein, Dean of Studies                           International Affairs Program
7239   Arts                                                   Jonathan Becker, Dean of International
7282   Languages and Literature                               Studies
7362   Natural Sciences and Mathematics
                                                       7388   Bard in China
7280   Social Studies
                                                              Katherine Gould-Martin, Managing
7811   Academic Resources Center                              Director
       Jan Rizzuti, Director
                                                       7097   Bertelsmann Campus Center
7472   Admission
                                                       7005   Bookstore
       Mary Backlund, Vice President for
                                                              Merry Meyer, Manager
       Student Affairs, Director of Admission
                                                       7557   BRAVE (Bard Response to Rape and
7406   Alumni/ae Affairs
                                                              Associated Violence Education)
       Jane Brien ’89, Director
                                                              Rebecca Stacy, Director
7528   Athletics and Recreation
                                                       7177   Career Development
       Kristen Hall, Director
                                                              April Kinser, Director
7073   Bard Center for Environmental Policy
                                                       7335   Chaplain of the College
       Eban Goodstein, Director
                                                              Bruce Chilton ’71




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7056   Community Service and Social Action       7427   Levy Economics Institute
       Paul Marienthal, Director, Trustee               Deborah Treadway, Assistant to the
       Leader Scholar Program                           Executive Vice President

7421   Dean of the College                       7047   Multicultural Affairs
       Michèle D. Dominy, Dean and                      Annie Seaton, Director
       Professor of Anthropology
                                                 7438   Muslim Chaplain
7454   Dean of Students                                 Salahuddin M. Muhammad
       Erin Cannan
                                                 7492   Opportunity Programs
7405   Development                                      Ariana Stokas, Director
       Debra Pemstein, Vice President for
                                                 7505   Parents Network and Fund
       Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
                                                        Matt Soper, Director of Development
4309   Ecumenical Chaplain
                                                 7537   Post Office
       Ginger Grab
                                                 7401   President
7426   Executive Vice President
                                                        Leon Botstein
       Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
                                                 7457   Registrar
7526   Financial Aid Office
                                                        Peter Gadsby, Associate Vice President of
       Denise Ann Ackerman, Director
                                                        Enrollment
7292   First-Year Experience
                                                 7455   Residence Life
       Bethany Nohlgren, Associate Dean of
                                                        Gretchen Perry, Director
       Students
                                                 7460   Safety and Security
7900   Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
                                                        Ken Cooper, Director
       Box Office
                                                 7454   Sophomore-Year Experience
7433   Health Services
                                                        Lora Seery, Assistant Dean of Students
       Marsha Davis, Director
                                                 7528   Stevenson Gymnasium
7500   Henderson Computer Resources
                                                        Kristen Hall, Director of Athletics
       Center
       Joe DeFranco, Desktop Technical Support   7501   Stevenson Library
                                                        Jeff Katz, Director, Bard College
7082   Institute for International Liberal
                                                        Libraries and Dean of Information
       Education
                                                        Services
       Susan Gillespie, Vice President for
       Global Initiatives                        7520   Student Accounts
                                                        Viki Papadimitriou, Bursar
7432   Institute for Writing and Thinking
       Teresa Vilardi, Director                  7007   Transportation and Shuttle
                                                        Ed Schmidt, Director
7328   International Student Services Office
       Manishkamala Kalupahana, Adviser

7544   Jewish Chaplain
       David Nelson




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frequently asked questions

Does a Bard student need a car?
A car is not necessary for students at Bard. As is true with most residential colleges, social, academic,
and athletic events take place on campus within walking distance of residence halls. Bard encourages
biking and alt ernative methods of transportation on campus as par t of the C ollege’s commitment
to the environment. For those students who d o bring cars, parking on campus is fr ee in designated
areas. Students must register their cars with the Bard Security Office.

Bard runs a shuttle ser vice around campus and int o the local c ommunity; the shuttle also mak es
scheduled runs to local t rain stations and air ports. Bard has a student-r un foot and bicy cle patrol
service to escort students walking at night. The campus’s walking paths are well maintained, and the
beautiful scenery makes walking and biking a pleasure. Main paths are well lighted and feature yellow
security telephones at r egular intervals. Bard security officers patrol the campus and can t ransport
students who need help getting around.



Must a Bard student own a computer?
Computers ar e impor tant t ools for all c ollege students, but w ith mor e than 250 public-ac cess
computers at Bard, it is possible to survive without owning one. Bard’s Henderson Computer Resource
Center supports several multiplatform computer laboratories, including one that is o pen 24 hours,
seven days a w eek. For those students who br ing a computer to Bard, the Henderson staff recom-
mends the following minimum capabilities:

Apple Macintosh                                  PC
Power Macintosh                                  Pentium 3.1 GHz
Macintosh Operating System X 10.1                Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/98
500MB hard drive                                 20GB hard drive
64MB RAM                                         256MB RAM
CD-ROM CD-R                                             OM
Ethernet network capabilities                    Ethernet network capabilities
Microsoft Word / Microsoft Office                Microsoft Office


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What services does Bard offer in the event of an emergency?
If a community-wide or national emergency occurs, students and parents can contact the Bard Security
Office or the Dean of Students Office for information. Bard students are encouraged to register for a
campus-wide emergency communication system that will notify them in the event of a campus emer-
gency through text messages and e-mail.

Bard’s Emergency Medical Service (BEMS), a student-run organization of trained and state-certified,
first-response volunteers, responds to individual health emergencies on campus. All services are con-
fidential and are provided free of charge. The Dean of Students Office and Residence Life staff share
a 24-hour, on-call rotation to respond to any situation in which assistance is needed; a staff of pro-
fessional counselors and health-care workers supplements this service.



What health services does Bard provide to students?
With a mission of providing optimum physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being to all stu-
dents through education, prevention, and pr imary care, the Bard College Student Health Service is
staffed by four family nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, and a college physician. The majority of
medical and mental health problems can be handled on-site but at times it is necessary to refer a stu-
dent to off-campus facilities for specialty medical services or diagnostic testing.

All students are covered by a mandatory Blanket Accident and Sickness Insurance Program, which is
limited in scope. Ideally, it should be used in c onjunction with other medical insur ance coverage.
Medication costs are not covered by Bard’s insurance plan; any medications dispensed will be charged
directly to the student’s account.

Bard staff is ethically and legally r equired to maintain the pr ivacy of protected health infor mation.
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) no one—including family
members, faculty, coaches, and employers—may be g iven any protected health infor mation unless
the student gives written permission to do so.



What work opportunities are available for Bard students?
Many work opportunities are available on campus. Students interested in campus jobs are encouraged
to explore options listed on Bard’s website. The Financial Aid Office keeps an up-to-date list of job
openings on and off campus. The Federal Work-Study Program runs throughout the academic year
and typically pays students for 8 to 10 hours of work per week.

The Career Development Office helps Bard students with career planning throughout their education
at the College. Students are encouraged to visit this office for advice on preparing a résumé, search-
ing for a summer job or int ernship, and identify ing car eer goals. An online job boar d at www .
collegecentral.com/bard lists volunteer opportunities, internships, seasonal jobs, and part- and full-
time positions. Volunteer work and int ernships are a pr actical way to gain e xperience for futur e
employment; Bard supports students in their efforts to secure these valuable opportunities.




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What volunteer and community-involvement opportunities exist for students?
Bard has a strong tradition of community service, both to encourage students to explore and develop
leadership abilities and to help them gain experience in career-oriented internships. The Trustee Leader
Scholar (TLS) Program provides support for students’ efforts and always welcomes new students and
fresh ideas. TLS students design and implement service projects based on their own compelling inter-
ests. For example, more than 400 Bard students have participated in the recovery of New Orleans, in
efforts entirely initiated and directed by students. TLS offers GED-tutoring programs in area prisons;
mentoring programs for at-risk youth in nearby Hudson, New York; and gardening and theater pro-
grams at a residential school for children who have been removed from abusive households. In January
2009, several students traveled to Vietnam, where they offered workshops on how to prevent tuber-
culosis. These effor ts are financed by grants written by the students themsel ves and ar e open to all
Bard community members: students, faculty, and staff.



What athletic and recreation programs are available?
Bard sponsors intercollegiate programs in men’s and women’s basketball, lacrosse, cross-country, soc-
cer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball, and men’s squash. The College is a member of the NCAA
Division III and the Skyline C onference. Intramural and club spor ts include floor hock ey, bowling,
badminton, basketball, cycling, equestrian, indoor soccer, softball, tennis, rugby, and more. Classes
range from aerobics to yoga to tai chi and karate. The Stevenson Gymnasium and facilities include bas-
ketball, volleyball, and badminton courts; a swimming pool; cardiovascular center and weight rooms;
squash courts; lighted tennis courts; and playing fields.




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What study-abroad opportunities are available?
Through Bard’s study-abroad programs, students attend classes within foreign universities, rather than
take courses designed exclusively for Americans. Bard’s unique offerings include the Bard Globalization
and International Affairs Program, which provides an opportunity to study and intern with interna-
tional affairs organizations in N ew York City; Central European University, Hungary, at which Bard
students can take accredited courses in the social sciences and humanities; International Human Rights
Exchange, a summer program initiated by Bard among six universities in South Africa and Zimbabwe
and six American liberal arts colleges; and Smolny College, Russia’s first liberal arts college, a joint pro-
gram of Bard and Saint P etersburg State University. Many other programs are available in Europe,
Africa, China, and elsewhere, some of which offer intensive and immersion foreign-language study.



What is the Alumni/ae Association?
All students who att end Bard for at least one y ear are automatically part of the Bard–St. Stephen’s
Alumni/ae Association. The association’s mission is to help alumni/ae connect with each other and
maintain a r elationship w ith the C ollege. I n c onjunction w ith the C areer De velopment Offic e,
the association facilitat es mentoring relationships between current students, recent graduates, and
seasoned alumni/ae working in their fields. The Offic e of Alumni/ae Affairs generates the Bardian,
the College magazine, and it maintains a d ynamic social and pr ofessional networking community,
ANNANDALEONLINE, which contains information on all national and international special events
for alumni/ae, contacts for classmates, and other alumni/ae and reunion information.



What religious services are available?
The Chaplaincy at Bard has several chaplains on staff, including an Episcopal priest, an imam, a rabbi, and
an Anglican priest. The clergy offer study on a for mal and informal basis with members of the College
community who are interested in learning more about faith traditions, their own or those of others.

The Chaplaincy supports and advises the Jewish Student Organization, Muslim Students Organization,
Christian Students Fellowship, Buddhist Meditation Group, and Catholic community, in order to help
students organize and celebrate regular holy observances and to develop programming for the cam-
pus. In addition, the clergy offer regular weekly worship:

Sunday, 10:00 a.m.           St. John the Evangelist (Episcopal), Barrytown
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.           Catholic Mass, Bard Chapel
Sunday, 7:00 p.m.            Evensong, Bard Chapel
Monday, 7:00 p.m.            Buddhist Meditation, Sacred Space, Basement of Village Dorm A
Wednesday, 12 noon           Healing Service, St. John the Evangelist, Barrytown
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.         Tafseer of Qur’an, Beit Shalom-Salaam, Sacred Space,
                             Basement of Village Dorm A
Wednesday, 6:45 p.m.         Meditation Circle, Sacred Space, Basement of Village Dorm A
Thursday, 5:00 p.m.          Buddhist Meditation, Sacred Space, Basement of Village Dorm A
Thursday, 7:00 p.m.          Bae Challah, Kitchen, Basement of Village Dorm A
Friday, 6:30 p.m.            Shabbat Services, Beit Shalom-Salaam, Sacred Space,
                             Basement of Village Dorm A
Saturday, 5:30 p.m.          Christian Students Fellowship, Bard Chapel



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Whom should I contact if I have a concern about my son or daughter?
Office of Student Affairs
Erin Cannan, dean of students (cannan@bard.edu, 845-758-7454) is a resource for information on
all types of nonacademic matters and for addressing any community or private concerns. To ensure
that all students are successful in their adjustment to college life, her office does its best to accommo-
date individual students’ circumstances. To this end, the dean of students oversees the programmatic
plans of the student ser vices staff, which reinforces the aim of Bard’s academic philosophy. Offices
reporting to the dean of students incl ude Athletics and Recreation, B.R.A.V.E. (Bard’s Response to
Rape and Associated Violence Education), Bertelsmann Campus Center, Counseling Services, Office
of First-Year Experience, Health Services, Multicultural Affairs, Residence Life, and Student Activities.

Bethany Nohlgren, associate dean of students and director of the first-year experience (nohlgren
@bard.edu, 845-758-7292), is the pr imary contact for first-year students and their par ents and for
faculty and staff who have concerns specific to the first y ear at Bard, such as social and adjust ment
issues that may be having an effect on academic success, College regulations and requirements, and
issues regarding campus safety and security.

Lora Seery, assistant dean of students and director of the sophomore-year experience (seery
@bard.edu, 845-758-7454), is the pr imary contact for second-year students and their par ents and a
resource for faculty and staff with concerns specific to the second year at Bard. She oversees the tran-
sition between students’ first and second year of college and facilitates cocurricular activities designed
to support students through the Moderation process.


Office of the Dean of the College
David Shein, dean of studies (shein@bard.edu, 845-758-7045), is the dean for student academic affairs:
the primary contact for students, faculty, and parents who have questions about advising, course selec-
tion, academic support, Moderation, and other academic issues. He advises students who have ques-
tions about their programs of study and collaborates with the dean of students and the dean of the
college to develop extra-curricular programs and activities that supplement classroom work.


Office of Residence Life
Gretchen Perry, assistant dean of students and director of residence life (reslife@bard.edu, 845-758-7455),
and the Residence Life Office staff work closely with the Office of Student Affairs. The Residence Life
staff includes five professional Area Coordinators (AC), who live on campus and supervise 54 student
Peer Counselors (PC). The student PCs develop community-building programs and partner with res-
idents to create an environment that supports the academic mission of the College. The professional
ACs provide support resources to individual students as needed. The ACs coordinate with the Safety
and Security and Buildings and Grounds offices to foster a safe and healthy campus community.


Office of Multicultural Affairs
Annie Seaton, associate dean of students and director of multicultural affairs (aseaton@bard.edu,
845-758-7047) and her staff are resources for students belonging to affinity groups (for example, stu-
dents who ar e Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Black, LGBT, Latino, or Asian, as w ell as other g roups). The
office assists any and all students w ith interests in or questions about identit y, broadly considered,
and also organizes speakers and conferences, in collaboration with students, faculty, and departments.




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learning at bard

Since its founding in 1860, Bard College has maintained a strong commitment to liberal arts and sci-
ences education along with a readiness to innovate that has enhanced the undergraduate experience
with compatible intellectual and artistic ventures at its Hudson Valley campus and at affiliated insti-
tutions around the world. Bard seeks to provide a challenging academic program; a supporting envi-
ronment that fosters a collaborative interchange of ideas in the classroom, studio, and laboratory as
well as the ambition to achieve excellence; and access to world-class scholarship and research.

Choice, flexibility, and rigor are the hallmarks of the Bard education, which is a transformative syn-
thesis of the liberal arts and progressive education traditions. Bard students are expected to shape the
subject matter of their education by the exercise of imagination and intellectual engagement. The lib-
eral arts tradition at Bard is evident in the First-Year Seminar and in general courses that ground stu-
dents in the essentials of inquiry and analysis and present a serious encounter with the world of ideas.
The progressive tradition is r eflected in Bar d’s tutorial system and int erdisciplinary cur riculum,
emphasizing independent and creative thought and the skills required to express those thoughts with
power and effect.

Bard’s evolving curriculum—recent changes include a greater emphasis on laboratory science for the
nonscientist—and its affiliated institutes and graduate programs expand the opportunities for under-
graduate students to work with leading scholars and artists. For example, in New York City, Bard stu-
dents d o specializ ed stud y w ith leading e xperts in for eign policy at Bar d’s Globalization and
International Affairs Program, and the Bar d-Rockefeller Semester in Scienc e offers underg raduates
the opportunity to do graduate school–level research in the internationally distinguished laboratories
of The Rockefeller University. Bard’s innovative, entrepreneurial satellite model is unique in the field
of higher education and equips students to play active, engaged roles not only for the sake of personal
goals, but also in order to address the larger issues that face humanity in our time.




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Structure of the First Year
All first-year students participate in a common curriculum—the Language and Thinking Program at
Bard College, First-Year Seminar, and first-year advising—and also take elective courses.

The Language and Thinking Program at Bard College is a three-week writing course that begins in early
August. Students read extensively in se veral genres, work on different writing projects, and meet in
small groups to discuss their r eading and w riting. They learn to read and listen more thoughtfully,
articulate ideas, and r eview their o wn work cr itically. Satisfactory completion of the pr ogram is
required for matriculation into the College. Students who fail to meet this requirement are asked to
take a one-year academic leave.

The First-Year Seminar int roduces important intellectual, artistic, and cultur al ideas that ser ve as
a basis for the liberal arts education. These ideas are presented in the context of historic tradition and
on as broad a scale as feasible within a framework that emphasizes precise, analytical thinking through
class discussions and fr equent writing assignments. The hear t of the yearlong course is a ser ies of
texts that focus on the theme, “Quaestio me hi factus sum: Self and Society in the Liberal Arts.” Core
texts for the spr ing semester include works by Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Kafka,
W. E. B. DuBois, Virginia Woolf, Chinua Achebe, and Primo Levi. Guest lectures, panel presentations,
and films supplement readings and discussions.

All first-year students are assigned an academic adviser, with whom they meet at strategic points dur-
ing each semester: two weeks into the semester, when course selection is final; shortly before midterm;
two weeks after midterm; and just prior to registration for the next semester. The advising system is
intended to help students beg in the process of selecting a program in whic h to major, meeting the
requirements of that program, preparing for professional study or other activities outside of or after
college, and satisfying other interests.

First-year elec tives allo w students t o e xplore fields that int erest them and t o e xperiment w ith
unfamiliar areas of study. Students select three elective courses in each semester of the first year (the
fourth course is the First-Year Seminar).



The Program Approach
Students at Bard major in a program—a course of study designed by faculty (and sometimes by students
in conjunction with faculty)—to focus on a par ticular area of knowledge or a particular approach to
an area. With a curriculum based on programs rather than more traditionally defined departments, the
faculty rethink boundaries between divisions and disciplines and examine the content of their courses
in terms of how the courses interact with one another. This more flexible framework allows students
to create individual plans of study that integrate the content and methods of more than one field.

Courses are listed in traditional categories—for example, history is in the Division of Social Studies,
and photography is in the Division of the Arts—but majors are not limited to these categories. Many
programs, such as American studies and h uman r ights, are interdivisional. Each program, then,
can take advantage of the facult y and the offer ings of the entire College. For example, the Classical
Studies Program requires language courses (Division of Languages and Literature), art history courses
(the Arts), and civilization courses (which might include a philosophy course in Social Studies). Each
program establishes requirements for Moderation, course work, and the Senior Project. All students are
required to declare a major in a program in order to moderate from the Lower College to the Upper
College and become a candidate for the bachelor of arts degree.
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Moderation
Moderation is under taken in the sec ond semester of the so phomore year. Through this pr ocess
students make the transition from the Lower College to the Upper College and establish their major
in a program. (Transfer students ent ering with the equi valent of two full y ears of credit, should, if
possible, moderate during the first semester of residence, but not later than the second.)

                                                                              riculum, performance,
Each student prepares two Moderation papers, the first assessing his or her cur
and experience in the first two years, and the second identifying his or her goals and proposed study
plan for the last two years. The student also submits a sample of work he or she has done in the pro-
gram, for example, a long paper written for a course. The papers are reviewed by a board of three fac-
ulty members, who also evaluate the student’s past performance commitment, and preparedness in the
field; make suggestions for the transition from the Lower to the Upper College; and approve, deny, or
defer promotion of the student to the Upper College.



Distribution Requirements
The distribution requirements at Bard are a for mal statement of the C ollege’s desire to achieve an
equilibrium between breadth and depth, between communication across disciplinary boundaries and
rigor within a mode of thought. In order to introduce the student to a variety of intellectual and artis-
tic experiences and to foster encounters with faculty members trained in a broad range of disciplines,
each student is required to take one course in each of the nine categories listed below. No more than
two r equirements ma y be fulfilled w ithin a sing le disciplinar y pr ogram. H igh sc hool Advanced
Placement and I nternational Baccalaureate courses may not be used t o satisfy the r equirements.
Non-native speakers of English are exempted from the Foreign Language, Literature, and Culture
requirement.

•   Analysis of Arts: a course in the analysis of nonverbal art
•   Foreign Language, Literature, and Culture: a course focused on language ac quisition and/or the
    analysis of literature or culture via an engagement with a non-English language
•   History: a course focused on historical analysis
•   Humanities: a course focused on the analysis of primary texts in philoso phy, religion, or social
    thought
•   Laboratory Science: a laboratory course in the physical or life sciences
•   Literature in English: a course focused on the literary analysis and explication of texts in English,
    in either the original or translation
•   Mathematics and Computing: a course in mathematics, computing, statistics or logic; all courses
    require passing the Q-test, a mathematical skills evaluation exam
•   Practicing Arts: a studio course in the visual or performing arts, or creative writing
•   Social Science: a course in the empirical social sciences other than history

In addition, all students must fulfill a Rethinking Difference requirement. Courses with this designa-
tion focus on the study of difference in the context of larger social dynamics; they may consider the
context of globalization, nationalism, and social justic e, as w ell as differ ences of race, religion, eth-
nicity, class, gender, and/or sexuality. A single course may simultaneously fulfill both the Rethinking
Difference requirement and another distribution requirement.




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Senior Project
The Senior Project is an original, individual, focused project growing out of the student’s cumulative
academic experiences. Students have great flexibility in choosing the form of their project. For exam-
ple, a social studies project might be a research project, a close textual analysis, a report of findings from
fieldwork, or a photographic essay; while a science project might be a report on original experiments,
an analysis of published research findings, or a contribution to theory.

Preparation for the Senior Project begins in the junior year. Students consult with advisers, and pur-
sue course work, tutorials, and seminars directed toward selecting a topic, choosing the form of the
project, and becoming competent in the analy tical and research methods required by the topic and
form. Students in some programs design a Major Conference during their junior year, which may take
the form of a seminar, tutorial, studio work, or field or laboratory work.

One course each semester of the student’s final year is devoted to completing the Senior Project. The
student submits the completed project to a committee of three professors and participates with them
in a Senior P roject Review. Written projects are filed in the libr ary’s archives; samples of each arts
project appear with a statement by the student in Word and Image, an online publication.

The complete Bard College catalogue can be found at www.bard.edu/catalogue.




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academic requirements and regulations

Requirements for the bachelor of arts degree
Candidates for a bachelor of arts degree from Bard College must meet the following requirements.

1. Completion, by entering first-year students, of the two-semester First-Year Seminar. A student
   who enters in the second semester of the first year must complete that semester of the seminar. A
   student who transfers into the College after the second semester of the first year is exempt from
   the seminar.
2. Promotion to the Upper College through Moderation
3. Completion of the requirements of the program into which the student moderates
4. Completion of the courses necessary to satisfy the distribution requirements
5. Accumulation of 124 semester hours of academic credit. At least 64 credits must be earned at the
   Annandale-on-Hudson campus of Bard College or at a pr ogram run directly by Bard College. At
   least 40 must be outside the major division; First-Year Seminar counts for 8 of the 40 credits.
                                                        o
6. Enrollment as full-time students for not less than tw years at the Annandale-on-Hudson campus
   of Bard College or at a program run directly by Bard College
7. Completion of an acceptable Senior Project

A student who fulfills the above Bard College requirements also fulfills the requirements of the Regents
of the University of the State of New York and of the New York State Education Department.



Evaluation and Grades
Every student receives a cr iteria sheet in every course. The criteria sheets contain midterm and final
grades and comments by the instructor about the student’s performance.


Grading System
The Divisions of Languages and Literature; Sciences, Mathematics and Computing; and Social Studies;
and the Conservatory of Music regularly use a letter grading system, although, in some instances, a
pass/fail option may be requested. Students m ust submit a request before the end of the drop/add



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period to take a course pass/fail. Professors may accommodate requests at their own discretion. The
Division of the Arts and creative writing workshops sometimes uses honors/pass/fail or pass/fail in
addition to letter grades. An honors grade (H) in the Arts Division is the equivalent of an A. Unless
the instructor of a course specifies other wise, letter grades (and their g rade point equi valents) are
defined as follows. (The grades A+, D+, and D– are not used at Bard.)


A, A– (4.0, 3.7)               Excellent work
B+, B, B– (3.3, 3.0, 2.7)      Work that is more than satisfactory
C+, C, (2.3, 2.0)              Competent work
C–, D (1.7, 1.0)               Performance that is poor, but deserving of credit
F                              Failure to reach the standard required in the course for credit


Incomplete (I) Status
All work for a course must be submitted no later than the date of the last class of the semester, except in
extenuating medical or personal circumstances beyond a student’s control. In such situations, and only
in such situations, a desig nation of Incomplete (I) may be g ranted by the professor at the end of the
semester to allow a student e xtra time to complete the work of the course. It is recommended that an
incomplete status not be maintained for more than one semester, but a professor may specify any date
for the completion of the work. In the absence of specification, the registrar will assume that the dead-
line is the end of the semester after the one in which the course was taken. At the end of the time assigned,
the (I) will be changed to a grade of F unless another default grade has been specified. Requests for grade
changes at later dates may be submitted to the Faculty Executive Committee.


Withdrawal (W) from Courses
After the drop/add deadline, a student ma y withdraw from a class w ith the w ritten consent of the
instructor (using the proper form, available in the Office of the Registrar). Ordinarily, permission to
withdraw is not given in the final three weeks of a semester. In all cases of withdrawal, the course will
appear on the student’s criteria sheet and grade transcript with the designation of (W).


Registration (R) Credit
Students who wish to explore an area of interest may register for an (R) course (in addition to their
regular credit courses), which will be entered on their record but does not earn credits toward grad-
uation. To receive the (R) credit, a student’s attendance must meet the requirements of the instructor.


Academic Deficiencies
The Faculty Executive Committee determines the status of students with academic deficiencies, with
attention to the following guidelines.

• A warning letter may be sent to students whose academic work is deficient but does not merit probation.
• A first-semester student who receives a C- and a D or worse will be placed on academic probation.
• Students other than first-semester students who receive two grades of C- or worse will be placed on
    probation.
• A student who has failed to make satisfactory progress toward the degree may be required to take a
    mandatory leave of absence. Factors taken into account include grades, failure to moderate in the
    second year, and the accumulation of incompletes and withdrawals. A student on mandatory leave




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  of absence may return to the College only after having complied with conditions stated by the Faculty
  Executive Committee.
• To be removed from probation, a student must successfully complete at least three courses (12 cred-
  its) with no grade lower than a C during the next semester, and fulfill any other stipulations man-
  dated by the Faculty Executive Committee.
• A student who is on probation for two successive semesters may be dismissed from the College.
• A student who receives three Fs or two Fs and two Ds may be dismissed from the College.


Decisions about a student’s status are made at the discretion of the Faculty Executive Committee, tak-
ing into consideration the student ’s entire record and an y recommendations from the student ’s
instructors and advisers and relevant members of the administration. Academic dismissal appears on
a student’s transcript.



Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty
To plagiarize is to “steal and pass off as one’s own the ideas, words, or w ritings of another.” This dic-
tionary definition is quite straightforward, but it is possible for students to plagiarize inadvertently if
they do not car efully distinguish betw een their own ideas or paper t opics and those of others. The
Bard faculty regards acts of plagiarism very seriously. Listed below are guidelines to help students
avoid committing plagiarism.

• All work submitted must be the author’s. Authors should be able t o trace all of their sources and
  defend the or iginality of the final argument pr esented in the w ork. When taking not es, students
  should record full bibliographical material pertaining to the source and should record the page ref-
  erence for all notes, not just quotations.
• All phrases, sentences, and excerpts that are not the author’s must be identified with quotation marks
  or indentation.
• Footnotes, endnotes, and parenthetical documentation (called in-noting) must identify the source
  from which the phrases, sentences, and excerpts have been taken.
• All ideas and data that are not the author’s also must be attributed to a particular source, either in
  a footnote, endnote, or in-note (see above).
• Bibliographies must list all sources used in a paper. Students who have doubts as to whether they are
  providing adequate documentation of their sources should seek guidanc e from their inst ructor
  before preparing a final draft of the assignment.


Penalties for Plagiarism:
• Failure in the course in which plagiarism occurs
• Denial of the degree, in cases involving a Senior Project
• Expulsion from the College for a second offense

The following penalties may be imposed on a student who writes a paper or part of a paper for another
student (even if this is done during a formal tutoring session):

• Loss of all credit for that semester and suspension for the remainder of that semester
• Expulsion for a second offense




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Any student ac cused of plag iarism or of w riting for another’ s use ma y request a hear ing before
the Faculty Executive Committee supplemented by two representatives of the Student Educational
Policies Committee. The student must request this hearing within 24 hours of receiving written noti-
fication of the charge. The findings of this body are final.

Students may not submit the same work, in whole or in part, for more than one course without first
consulting with and receiving consent from all professors involved.



Withdrawal from the College and Rematriculation
Students in good academic standing who find it nec essary to withdraw from the College may apply
for rematriculation. They must submit an application for r ematriculation to the dean of students,
stating the reasons for withdrawal and the activities engaged in while away from Bard. A student who
leaves Bard for medical r easons must also submit a ph ysician’s statement that he or she is r eady to
resume a full-time academic program.

Students in good academic standing who wish to withdraw for a stated period of time (one semester
or one academic year) may maintain their status as candidates for the B.A. degree by filing in advance
a leave of absence form approved by the dean of students. Such students may rematriculate simply by
notifying the dean of students of their int ention to return by the end of the semest er immediately
preceding the semester for which they intend to return.

A student dismissed for academic r easons may apply for r eadmission after one year’s absence from
Bard by writing to the dean of the college. The student’s record at Bard and application for readmis-
sion are carefully reviewed; the student must ha ve fulfilled requirements specified by the Faculty
Executive Committee at the time of dismissal




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educational rights

Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Bard College complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
This act assures students att ending a postsecondary educational institution that the y will have the
right to inspect and review certain aspects of their educational records and, by following the guide-
lines provided by the College, to correct inaccurate or misleading data thr ough informal or for mal
hearings. It also protects students’ right to privacy by limiting transfer of these records without their
consent, except in specific circumstances. Students have the right to file complaints with the Family
Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. College policy relating to
the maintenance of student records is available upon request from the Office of the Registrar, phone
845-758-7458 or e-mail gadsby@bard.edu.


Notice of Nondiscrimination
Bard College does not discriminate in education, employment, admission, or services on the basis of
sex, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national or igin, or handicapping c onditions. This
policy is c onsistent with state mandates and w ith governmental statutes and r egulations, including
those pursuant to Title IX of the Federal Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Federal
Rehabilitations Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans With Disabilities
Act of 1990. Questions regarding compliance with the above requirements and requests for assistance
should be directed to: Vice President for Administration, Bard College, PO Box 5000, Annandale-on-
Hudson, NY 12504-5000.


Anti-hazing
Any action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health or involves
forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organ-
ization of Bard College is expressly prohibited. In the event that any organization at Bard College shall
authorize such conduct, permission for that organization t o operate on campus pr operty shall be
rescinded. Such rescission shall be in addition to any penalty pursuant to the criminal law or any other
law of the State of New York. This statement has been adopted by the Board of Trustees of Bard College.


Accreditation
Bard College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association
of Colleges and Schools. The courses of study leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of music, and
bachelor of science degrees at Bard are registered by the New York State Education Department. The
programs of study leading to the master of arts, master of arts in teaching, master of fine arts, master
of music, and master of science in environmental policy degrees and the doctor of philosophy degree
in the history of the decorative arts, design, and culture at Bard are registered by the New York State
Education Department, Office of Higher Education.

Bard is a member of the Association of American Colleges, College Entrance Examination Board,
American Council on Education, Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities, Associated
Colleges of the Mid-Hudson Area, and Educational Records Bureau.




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release of student information

Parents, please note:
In compliance with the F amily Educational Rig hts and Privacy Act of 1974, Bard College does not
release information about a student’s academic records to anyone other than the student unless:

(i) the student has signed a consent form, allowing his/her records to be released to the individual(s)
     named in the release; or
(ii) the student is claimed as a dependent for tax purposes by either of his/her parents, in which case
     information about the student’s record may be released to either parent (regardless of which is the
     custodial parent).

If you would like to receive information about your son or daughter’s academic record, please complete
the bottom half of this for m and return it to: Office of the Registrar, Bard College, PO Box 5000,
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Information will be sent at the discretion of the Dean of the College and upon request.


To the Registrar:
(i) I,                                              , a student at Bard College, hereby waive my right of
     exclusive access to my academic record and authorize the Office of the Registrar to release infor-
     mation about it to the person(s) named below.


Signed:                                                                          Dated:
                                        (student)




(ii) I,                                             , a student at Bard College, was claimed last year as
     a dependent for tax purposes by one or both of my parents. A signed copy of my parent(s)’s most
     recent federal tax return, showing the list of exemptions on the first page, is:

Check one: ■ enclosed
              ■ on file with the Bard College Office of Financial Aid

Signed:                                                                          Dated:
                                        (parent/guardian)




Please send information to:




This waiver applies only to the academic year in which it is sig ned. A new form must be filed at the
start of each academic year. Please note that criteria sheets (narrative evaluations) are released only to
students.




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money matters

Billing and Payment of Tuition and Fees
Account statements, covering tuition and fees for the term, are mailed about 20 days before each sched-
uled payment date. The cost of tuition and fees is distributed over four payments, with an initial pay-
ment of deposit at an earlier date. Payment dates are as follows:

May 1, 2009 (annual nonrefundable deposit)
June 30, 2009
July 31, 2009
November 30, 2009
December 31, 2009

The College also offers the Bar d Budget Plan, an alt ernative payment system that allo ws student
accounts to be paid in 10 equal installments fr om June through the following March. An application
form may be obtained from the Office of Student Accounts. A four-year tuition prepayment plan is
also available to incoming first-year students who d o not receive financial aid t oward tuition. For
those electing this option, the tuition cost for each year is stabilized at the first-year amount; if a stu-
dent withdraws from the College, the excess credit balance is refundable.

All enrolled students must attend the financial clearance session scheduled at the start of each semes-
ter in order to confirm their enrollment and have their identification cards validated. Students who
anticipate arriving after that date should contact the Bursar’s Office in advance. Students who do not
attend to the enrollment confirmation requirement are assumed not t o be enrolled and their r egis-
trations and campus housing w ill be cancelled. Payment of a $100 fee must accompany requests for
re-enrollment. Students and par ents or guardians are responsible for keeping the Office of Student
Accounts informed, in writing, of their correct billing address.




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Financial Aid
                                                                          ents need to consider the
As an incoming student makes academic plans, the student and his or her par
issue of financing that education. A student and famil y together are considered to be the pr imary
sources of financial suppor t, and both ar e expected to make e very effor t w ithin reason to meet
educational expenses. We know that you want the very best for your son or daughter, and we will pro-
vide any information you need in order to plan together sensibly. A summary of tuition and fees for
2009–10, as w ell as alt ernative payment options offered by Bard, is available through the Office of
Student Accounts, phone 845-758-7520.

Through the administ ration of its financial aid pr ogram, supported by the College’s endowment,
scholarship programs, and parent and alumni/ae contributions, Bard assists approximately two-thirds
of its students. Many students also arrange for financial aid from other sources. However, Bard depends
on students’ tuition and fees to continue to provide the highest quality liberal arts education available.

Generally speaking, there are three forms of financial assistance for students: grants, loans, and federal
work-study funds. Financial aid is awarded by Bard on the basis of need, academic achievement, and
promise. The College is committed to helping as many qualified candidates as its funds will allow. In
recent years approximately two-thirds of all students have received some financial aid.

Need is determined annually by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Scholarship Service
of the College Board, and Bard College. In order to qualify for financial aid, students must submit the
appropriate forms annually; it is important to meet application deadlines. More detailed information on
specific financial aid pr ograms and application dat es is a vailable on the Bar d College website at:
http://www.bard.edu/ financialaid/.



Purchasing Books and Supplies
The bookstore, located in the Bertelsmann Campus Center, stocks all books and supplies required for
course w ork (including man y used books) and a w ide selec tion of gener al books and supplies.
Bookstore staff are able to special-order any book in print. Students may purchase required textbooks
following registration, once their class schedules are finalized.

Most students use credit cards to purchase books; the bookstore also accepts cash, money orders, trav-
elers’ checks, and bank c hecks made out t o Bard College. The student identification car d may also
serve as a debit card, provided an account is established with the Office of Student Accounts. For more
information, contact the Office of Student Accounts.

On average, books and supplies for undergraduate programs cost between $500 and $600 per semes-
ter (less for used books). Textbooks are ordered from requisitions submitted by the faculty. Shelf cards
indicate how many books are required for the course and whether a book is optional. Students should
always check the instructor’s syllabus as well as the shelf-card course and section number to be sure
that they purchase the right books. While the bookstore’s refund policy protects students in the event
of a schedule change, students should not purchase books for any course they might drop. Please note:
the course instructor determines which books are required for a course; the publisher determines the
price of the books.




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travel to bard

Bard College is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, on the east bank of the Hudson River,
about 90 miles north of New York City, 60 miles south of Albany, New York, 100 miles west of Hartford,
Connecticut, and 220 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts.



By Automobile
From southern Connecticut, follow I-84 to the Taconic State Parkway, take the Taconic north to the Red
Hook/Route 199 exit, drive west on Route 199 through the Village of Red Hook to Route 9G, turn right
onto Route 9G, and drive north 1.6 miles. At flashing light, turn left into the Bard campus.

From northern Connecticut, take Route 44 to Route 199 at Millerton, New York, drive west on Route
199, and proceed as from southern Connecticut.

From Massachusetts and northern New England, take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit B-2 (Taconic
Parkway), take the Taconic south to the Red Hook/Route 199 exit, and proceed as from southern
Connecticut.

From New York City, New Jersey, and points south, take the N ew York State Thruway to Exit 19
(Kingston), take Route 209 nor th (changes to Route 199 at the H udson River) over the Rhinecliff
Bridge to Route 9G at the second light, turn left onto Route 9G, and drive north 3.5 miles. At flashing
light, turn left into the Bard campus.

From Albany and points north and west, take the New York State Thruway to Exit 19 and proceed as
from New York City.



By Air
Bard is accessible from Kennedy and LaGuardia airports in New York City; and from the air ports
in Newark, New Jersey, and Albany and Newburgh, New York. When students are leaving campus for
holidays and r ecesses, Bar d r uns a shuttle t o the K ennedy, LaG uardia, and Albany air ports.
The schedule is on the I nside Bard website (inside.bard.edu); it is subjec t to change and should be
verified prior to making arrangements. Students should travel from New York City airports to Penn
Station via public t ransportation, such as taxi, coach bus, or t rain. Proceed from Penn Station as
directed in the Transportation On and Off Campus section of this handbook.



By Rail
Amtrak provides service from Penn Station, New York City, and from Albany to Rhinecliff, about nine
miles south of Bard. Metro North provides service from Grand Central Terminal, New York City, to
Poughkeepsie, New York, about 25 miles south of Bard. Taxi service is available at both local stations.




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transportation on and off campus

Physical Plant Office: 758-7007 or trans@bard.edu

When school is in session, a free shuttle bus is a vailable from campus to Red Hook and to Tivoli,
from early morning through late evening, seven days a week. Shuttles are also available to the Hudson
Valley Mall. On weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) transportation is available to and from
the Poughkeepsie (MetroNorth) and Rhinecliff (Amtrak) railroad stations. Special t rain shuttles
are available for the o pening of school, Thanksgiving break, winter intersession, spring break, and
school closing. In addition, Bard also offers shuttles to the Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Albany airports
at the beg inning of the afor ementioned br eaks. Unless other wise specified, all t rips lea ve fr om
the Kline Commons parking lot. Schedule information is available for all of the above shuttles at
inside.bard.edu/community/transport/. Updated transportation information is sent via e-mail to all
students one month prior to school breaks.



Schedule Information
Amtrak: Train service to and from Rhinecliff, New York, and Penn Station, New York City
800-USARAIL      | www.amtrak.com

Trailways: Bus service to and from Kingston, New York, and Port Authority, New York City
845-331-0744     | www.trailways.com

MetroNorth: Train service to and from Poughkeepsie, New York, and Grand Central Terminal,
New York City
800-METROINFO        | www.mta.info/mnr

Loop Bus: Bus service to and from Tivoli, New York, and Poughkeepsie, New York
845-485-4690     | www.co.dutchess.ny.us/quicklinks/transportation/htm
“Loop at a Glance” available at http://inside.bard.edu




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local businesses

The following local businesses donated gift certificates, coupons, and merchandise to help Bard with
its fund-raising efforts. We are grateful for their gener osity and suppor t and encourage you to visit
them during your next trip to Bard.



Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill              J B Peel Inc.                               Salvatore’s Pizza
1171 Ulster Avenue, Kingston               7582 North Broadway, Red Hook               7588 North Broadway, Red Hook
336-4509                                   758-1814                                    758-6552
www.applebees.com                          www.jbpeel.coffee.com
                                                                                       Santa Fe
Basic French Online                        Luna 61                                     52 Broadway, Tivoli
www.basicfrenchonline.com                  55 Broadway, Tivoli                         757-4100
                                           758-0061                                    www.santafetivoli.com
Bead Spring
                                           www.luna61.com                              Moderately priced Southwestern cuisine
7 West Market Street, Red Hook
                                           Eclectic, organic vegetarian
758-9037                                                                               Taste Budds
www.beadspring.net                         Merritt Books                               40 West Market Street, Red Hook
Beading and jewelry-making supplies        7496 South Broadway, Red Hook               758-6500
                                           758-2665                                    www.tastebudds.com
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
                                           www.merrittbooks.com                        Alternative foods, confections, gifts, and
181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount
                                           Inviting local bookstore                    gourmet beverages
254-5600
www.belleayre.com                          Osaka Japanese Restaurant                   Terrapin Restaurant
                                           74 Broadway, Tivoli                         6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck
CJ’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
                                           757-5055                                    876-3330
353 Old Post Road, Rhinebeck
                                           www.osakasushi.net                          www.terrapinrestaurant.com
876-7711
                                                                                       Creative and modern cuisine
www.cjsrhinebeck.com                       Pumpkin Patch Music and Gifts
                                           7508 North Broadway, Red Hook               Village Pizza III
Culinary Institute of America
                                           758-2266                                    7514 North Broadway, Red Hook
1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park
                                           www.pumpkinpatchmusicandgifts.com           758-5808
471-6608
                                                                                       Moderately priced Italian cuisine
www.ciachef.edu                            Red Hook Natural Foods
Four restaurants, reservations required    7484 South Broadway, Red Hook               Windham Mountain Ski Area
                                           758-9230                                    33 Clarence D Lane Road, Windham
Golden Wok
                                                                                       800-754-9463
7479 South Broadway, Red Hook              Red Hook Curry House
                                                                                       www.windhammountain.com
758-6868                                   28 East Market Street, Red Hook
Inexpensive Chinese take-out               758-2666
                                           www.redhookcurryhouse.com
Hana Sushi
7270 South Broadway, Red Hook              Ro-lin Lanes
758-4333                                   3974 Route 9G, Red Hook
www.hana-sushi.com                         876-6300
Moderately priced Japanese cuisine         www.rolinlanes.com



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