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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: In advance of your visit to Bard College, we ask that you kindly monitor your current health. In the event you are not feeling well, we ask that you remain at home and reschedule your visit for another time. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 please remain home and reschedule your visit unless/until you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of medications and your symptoms are improving. Anyone who tests positive should continue to wear a high-quality mask and practice physical distancing, even if they are symptom free.

IMPORTANT GROUND TRANSPORTATION NOTICE: If you are taking the Amtrak train to Rhinecliff station, please note that ground transportation to and from the train station to Bard campus is very limited. Please consider scheduling a taxi to and from campus in advance of your arrival. Below are three options that Bard visitors use often. 
AmeriKen Car and Taxi Service    Nick's Rhinecliff Taxi and Car Service    Around the Corner Taxi

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When scheduling a campus tour of the college, there is an option to also indicate your interest in a tour of Bard's Conservatory of Music. Those students and families interested in a Conservatory tour would then be notified by a representative from the Conservatory confirming this tour as well. If you are unable to visit in the morning, please know that staff in the Office of Admission will be able to speak with you more generally about the Conservatory of Music. 
While our live virtual tours cover the central hub of Bard’s 1,000-acre campus they don’t encompass its outermost reaches, where you’ll find extraordinary facilities and stunning views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. These videos let you explore these areas, at your own pace. Meet the Tour Guides | More Videos
In the spirit of equity, it is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge that we are gathered on sacred homelands of the Munsee Muhheaconneok people, who are the original steward of this land. Today, due to the forced removal, the community resides in northeast Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We honor and pay respect to their ancestors past and present, as well as future generations and we recognize their continuing presence in their homelands. We understand that our acknowledgment requires those of us who are settlers to recognize our own place in and responsibilities towards addressing inequity and that this ongoing and challenging work requires that we commit to real engagement with the Munsee and Mohican communities to build an inclusive and equitable space for all.

The College also acknowledges that its origins are intertwined with slavery, which has shaped the United States and American institutions from the beginning of its history. Recognition and redress of this history are due. As students, teachers, researchers, administrators, staff, and community members, we acknowledge the pervasive legacy of slavery and commit ourselves to the pursuit of equity and restorative justice for the descendants of enslaved people within the Bard community.

This land acknowledgment, adopted in 2020, required establishing and maintaining long-term, and evolving, relationships with the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians. The Mellon Foundation's 2022 Humanities for All Times grant for “Rethinking Place: Bard-on-Mahicantuck” offers three years of support for developing a land acknowledgment–based curriculum, public-facing Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) programming, and efforts to support the work of emerging NAIS scholars and tribally enrolled artists at Bard.
Students and alumni/ae talk about their favorite spots on campus. Take a look at the best places to explore Annandale, from the historic Blithewood mansion to the iconic Frank Gehry–designed Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. These locations are not part of the campus tour, so we encourage you to explore them on your own.
Take a video tour of a selection of our residence halls. Bard has over 50 student residences featuring WiFi, social rooms, kitchens, and laundry facilities. Most of them are coed, and roughly one-third of the rooms are single occupancy. The residences are as eclectic as the College’s student population; rather than having a uniform architectural design, the halls have evolved as Bard has grown.
Meet with members of our admission team virtually or in a town near you! We regularly schedule visits with high schools and at college fairs around the country and the world. You can join us for in-person events near you or attend a virtual event from anywhere. Visit our Bard on the Road page for dates and details.
We encourage you to use the virtual map below to learn more about the buildings, amenities, and topography of the Bard College campus.


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