Now at Bard LLI

2020 Intersession presentations will be on Wednesdays January 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.  Click here for the Intersession 2020 Catalog.

Donate your gently used kitchen items to Bard Residence Hall Community Kitchens. Link for more information.

What if it snows?

In the event of bad weather, LLI follows the decisions made by the Red Hook Central Schools District. When the District cancels classes, LLI will also cancel its classes. When the District delays the start of classes by two hours, LLI first-period classes will be cancelled; the second period will start, as usual, at 10:10 a.m.

  • For Intersession, morning and afternoon are both cancelled when the schools are closed, but begin at the usual 11:00 a.m. time when classes are delayed.
  • Members can check the Red Hook School District website redhookcentralschools.org or cancellations.com or call 845 758-2241 for information. 

Need tech help as an LLI member? Email techhelp@lli.bard.edu with your questions (including getting an LLL.bard.edu email address). Please do NOT contact the Bard help desk, which is only for Bard students and faculty.

Class locations are here plus a link to a comprehensive Bard Campus Map.

Bard’s Stevenson Library is open and available to all LLI members. Members can register with their Bard ID card at the Reference Desk on the main floor of the Stevenson Library and renew their registration each academic year.   A PDF brochure listing Stevenson’s hours, policies and contact information is here.

Disability parking on Henderson Circle for only for LLI members with disability access tags prominently displayed.

Link to campus maps showing designated parking lots at Bard.

News + Notes

Thank a Participating Member


How were your classes this fall? Most people gave high ratings to our program. And that is thanks to our many participating members.

As we prepare for Intersession and then for Spring, think about joining in. Look how many of us helped make it happen this fall!

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Bard Winter Songfest

Join the Bard College Community for Winter Songfest
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Sunday Afternoon on December 15, 2019

Every December in the Hudson Valley ushers in a variety of performances, holiday markets and other activities to launch the community into a festive mood.

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Safety of the Bard Network


When you need Internet access on the Bard campus, you can always connect through the Bard Unsecured Network, which does not require a password. In this age of reduced privacy and stories of hacking, is the unsecured network at Bard safe to use?

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Top 5 Reasons to be a Class Manager

It’s Fun

Class managers usually work in pairs and have very well-defined responsibilities.  Barbara Schoenberg, a veteran class manager says, “The most fun is getting to work with another person and getting to know them.”

“People are kind of afraid of it,” Maddy Watterson says.

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Producers and Presenters Celebrate Success


On the evening of November 15th, Bard LLI honored its producers and presenters plus guests, at a tribute reception at Blithewood mansion, the 19th century landmark on the Hudson that now houses the Levy Economics Institute. As Curriculum Chair Anne Sunners explained,

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Upcoming Events

Tue 10

Curriculum Committee Meeting

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 16

Council Meeting

December 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Jan 07

LLI Newsletter Published

January 7, 2020
Jan 08

Intersession Classes

January 8, 2020
Jan 14

Curriculum Committee Meeting

January 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jan 15

Intersession Classes

January 15, 2020

In case of emergency on campus

Should there be a serious emergency – medical, fire, etc. – call TWO numbers in the order below.

First call: 9-1-1

For Dutchess County Emergency Services. It is available 24/7.

Second call: (845) 758-7777 or from emergency call boxes: 7777

For Bard College Emergency Medical Services (a trained campus emergency response team).

Bard EMS is always to be called second. While the service provides the fastest response, it follows the college academic schedule and is therefore not always available.

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