Bard Hall is the perfect place to make fulfilling connections and find your rhythm at Columbia University Medical Center. The 11-story building offers dormitory-style rooms with communal bathrooms, a green courtyard with benches, and a terrace with extraordinary views of the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge. You can take advantage of the athletic facility downstairs, the various student lounges, and the student meal plan served in the ballroom a few times a week.
Today, Bard Hall is minutes from CUMC's classrooms, library, and campus bookstore and café—a great way to stay connected yet feel at home.
- Average room size: 10'x12'
- Extra long twin bed
- Desk with overhead hutch and desk chair
- Five-drawer dresser
- Most rooms contain a pedestal sink, medicine cabinet, and towel bar.
- Overhead lighting provided
- Windows have shades
Building Features and Amenities
- Gender-specific floors: The fourth and ninth floors of Bard Hall are women-only; the seventh floor is men-only. All other floors and facilities are co-ed.
- Bathrooms: Communal toilets and showers on each floor.
- Kitchen: One communal kitchen on the eleventh floor equipped with stoves, refrigerators, sinks, microwaves, and a beverage vending machine.
- Elevator service
- Laundry: Card-operated washers and dryers are on the second floor.
- 24-hour security
- Mailboxes and Package Delivery: Packages can be picked up at the Bard Hall Mailroom, Room 109, open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Student Lounges: The main lounge on the first floor and the Hudson River view lounge are both available for students to study. The Hudson River view lounge is a quiet study room.
- Student Meal Plan: Meals are served in the Bard Hall Ballroom in the basement. Visit the Faculty Club for more information.
- Included in rent: Electricity, heat, hot/cold water. Wireless internet provided by CUMC IT.
- Not included: Phone and cable.
- Air Conditioning: The building does not have central air. We do not rent or provide air conditioners; students may bring their own, and they must be installed by the Office of Housing Services. Air conditioners should not exceed 5,000 BTUs and cannot be more than 15" high or 27" wide. There is a $25 installation charge and $20 removal charge. Air conditioner installation and/or removal forms are available at the Office of Housing Services.