Guide to Winter Break 2020–21
For students remaining on campus during the winter break, the following is a guide to the resources
that will be open and available to you.
What's Open and What's Not
|Services Available||Services Closed|
|Bard Security |
Bard Campus Shuttle
Bard Eats and Sustainability
Stevenson Athletic Center
Wellness Food Support Closet
|Bard Counseling Services |
Bard Health Services
Dean of Student Affairs Offices
Hudson Valley Mall Transportation
Health and Counseling Services
Bard Health Service will be unavailable between December 19, 2020 and January 3, 2021 for regular appointment.
Students will able to access a tele-nurse system for emergencies. Students wishing to contact a nurse for consultation should call Bard Security at 845-758-7460 to get connected to a nurse.
Mental Health Resources
Bard Counseling Service will be unavailable between December 19, 2020 and January 9, 2021 for regular counseling sessions, but is available for mental health emergencies for students who remain on campus or in the Bard area. Please call Bard Security at 845-758-7777 and ask to speak with the counselor on call.
If you live in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) you have access to the Bard-Montefiore Student Counseling Referral Program, a large network of mental health providers using your health insurance (including psychiatry). Call 1-800-401-4822 for more information.
If you have Bard insurance (CDPHP) you can find local mental health providers wherever you are. Please contact Maragaret Wallace if you need more info. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 914-922-9260, or visit mystudentmedical.com.
Other Resources for Everyone:
Dining and Food Services
Saturday, December 19 – Tuesday, January 12, 2021
All Dining Services Closed
Wellness Food Support Closet
Open in December and January. The following form is sent out weekly via a wellness email with instructions. Frozen meals will be available until supplies last. Delivery available for students in quarantine or for other health-related reasons.
Frozen Meals Provided by Bard EATS
Local Stores and Restaurants That Deliver
Delivery: Does deliver to the local area as well as curb-side pick-up and in-store.
Store Hours: Daily 7:00 am –10:00 pm
Christmas Eve: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
New Year’s Day: 7:00 am – 11:59 pm
Delivers to Red Hook and Tivoli Residences, does NOT deliver to campus. Offers same day delivery
Store Hours: Daily, 6:00 am – 12:00 midnight
Restaurants That Deliver
Ordering form: tastebudds.com/Cafe-Online-Ordering_c_30.html
Delivery: To Bard, Red Hook Area
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:00 am – 7 pm; Sunday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
WildFlower Cafe: wildflowercafeny.com
Delivery: Please share exact location via text with delivery staff
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit their Facebook page.
Delivery: To Bard starting at 4:00 pm
Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant & Pizza: salvatoresitalian.com
Hours: Saturday – Sunday 11am – 10pm
Delivery: To Bard Campus
“Bringing the farmers market to you! the freshest selection of local products, delightfully delivered”
Store Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Pharmacy Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Travel and Transportation Resources
Bard Transportation Schedules
Winter Break Campus Shuttle Schedule
Sunday, December 20, 2020 – Tuesday, January 11, 2021: Shuttle Operates 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
NO SERVICE: Thursday Dec 24, Friday December 25, Thursday December 31, or Friday January 01, 2021
Bard Travel Policy
Restricting travel is another core element of the College’s COVID safety protocols. The College prohibits non emergency travel for students outside of our local area (Dutchess, Ulster, Greene, and Columbia counties), and prohibits all work travel and nonemergency travel for our employees. Traveling to visit friends, shop, or even visit family on a nonemergency basis is considered higher-risk behavior, as are visits to campus by friends and family. Among the most common vectors for the spread of COVID-19 are pre- and non symptomatic individuals. Unnecessary travel and contact with people outside of the Bard community constitute an ongoing threat to campus safety. Any student who needs to undertake emergency travel should be in touch with the Dean of Students office to work out a travel plan.
Programming and Activities
Bard Eats and Office of Sustainability
Find programming here from December 19, 2020 – January 4, 2021
Meet with a staff member and your peers for a friendly check-in Monday to Friday starting December 21 through January 8, between 2:00 and 3:00 pm via Zoom. Find zoom links here.
The following services are available virtually by appointment by emailing email@example.com.
- 1:1 Self Care Planning Sessions
- Substance Use Harm Reduction Sessions
- Therapy Dog Sessions
The following services are available virtually by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fitness Forums on Thursdays at 3PM
- 1:1 Fitness Meetings
- Fitness Advice
Request a Buddy by completing this form.
Peer Health has compiled a list of off-campus sexual health resources for you.
Stevenson Athletic Center
Open December 19 – January 17, 12 pm – 1:40 pm.
Closed on December 25 and January 1.
Reservations required via bardathletics.com.
Activities to Try on or Off Campus
Find a new app on your phone to download
Popsugar Fitness- free youtube tutorials
Meditate: Headspace (App)
Self Help App
- Stick to an everyday routine
- Make a list of things you’re grateful for
- Journal/Write for yourself
- Take a break from social media
- Take a nap/get some sleep
- Make/Order Food—Remember to eat and drink water
- Take a hot bath/shower
- Make some tea
- Face mask/New skin care routine
- Give yourself time to unwind
- Paint your nails
- Reach out to friends, family and resources you trust whether on-campus or off-campus
- Write a letter/Make a card or postcard for a family member/friend/future self
- Write a story/play/song
- Try to see how your non-dominant hand does
- Write some Poetry
- Do some Origami
- Do a DIY project/Create something from things around your living area
- Go down a Pinterest or YouTube Rabbit Hole
- Make paper airplanes
- Make a vision board
- Duolingo (App)- Learn another language
- Listen to a TedTalk
- Listen to some stories: StoryCorps
- Solve a puzzle/riddles/codes
- Learn a new skill—There are many Youtube tutorials
- New Dance, New Hairstyle/Make-up routine, How to Braid, How to Sew/Knit/Crochet, Calligraphy, Card Trick, etc.
- Learn more about a subject/Take an online class
- Do some Trivia
Pass the Time:
- Watch a movie/TV show/Documentary
- Watch/Listen to an opera or concert
- Read a Book/Listen to an Audio Book/Podcast librivox.org
- Listen to some music/Sing out loud
- Take a digital museum tour
- Learn some new words/Learn something new
- Text, Message, Call a friend or family member
- Schedule Facetimes, Zoom Meetings, video calls with friends or family
- Have a Netflix watch party
- Play online games with friends or family playingcards.io
- Organize/Clean/Rearrange/Decorate room
- Tend to plants
- Unsubscribe to annoying emails/organize inbox
- Sort through pictures/files
- Create playlists
- Make a bucket list or wishlist
- Update your resume
- Create a to-read book list or a to-watch tv show/movie list
- Do something you’ve been putting off
Apple’s 2017 app of the year is a go-to for your meditation and sleep needs.
Pros: aesthetically pleasing, relaxing sounds and images on tap, free mediation sessions.
Cons: None we could find!
A great app for letting go of stress and improving your sleep.
Pros: teaches basic knowledge of breathing and visualization techniques, free 30 day Foundation pack for guided meditation, monitor your progress with daily stats.
Cons: Other packs can only be accessed with a subscription (12.99/month)
A way to go to yoga class … without leaving your dorm.
Pros: Varied session times (20, 40 and 60 minute options), instructors are easy to follow
Cons: May require internet connection.
A straightforward way to measure and record stress daily.
Pros: user friendly interface, the stress-measurement method is well-explained.
Cons: no real cons but this app doesn’t do more than measure and record.
SAM Anxiety App
Helps you understand and manage anxiety.
Pros: Details techniques to manage anxiety in straightforward, interactive ways.
Cons: Very basic daily tracking system.
A social colouring app for colouring enthusiasts.
Pros: Loads of designs, celebrity design options (e.g Donald Trump’s face)
Cons: The action of tapping colours on a screen doesn’t necessarily yield the same results as colouring with pencils and paper.