The Bard Houses program assigns all first-year and transfer students to one of five “houses,” named after distinguished alumni/ae, faculty, and friends of the College.
A Faculty-in-Residence Program
The houses—not actual buildings but communities—are headed by house professors, who reside on campus, plan events, and provide a sense of identity and belonging as well as an important resource for students outside of the classroom.
The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity and resource for students—from the moment they arrive on campus for Language and Thinking—to engage with faculty members and their partners and/or families outside of the classroom. A growing body of research suggests that such interactions outside the classroom enhance learning, cognitive thinking, problem solving, student satisfaction, and academic achievement. Bard’s program builds on its existing strengths as a small, residential liberal arts community to enrich the educational experience of incoming students, in particular as they settle into their academic home in Annandale-on-Hudson.