Bard Alumni/ae Center

Situated at the gateway to the College, the Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center welcomes alumni/ae and visitors to Bard.

Photo: Pete Mauney '93, MFA '00

The Bard Alumni/ae Center Campaign (as of April 22, 2013)
We had an amazing response to the campaign to support the Alumni/ae Center, with more than 375 names---of alumni/ae, faculty/staff, and friends of the College. The campaign is now closed, although naming opportunities still are available. For more information, please contact Mollie Meikle '03 at

Background on the Alumni/ae Center
In 2010, Bard purchased the building directly across the street from the College’s main entrance with the help of a small group of alumni/ae who had been advocating for an alumni/ae space. You may remember it as the Whaleback, Aldo’s, Cash’s, or Cappucino’s. It is now home to the Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center at Bard. 

This structure, which has had many incarnations, depending on your era: the Whaleback, Aldo’s, Cash’s, or Cappuccino’s—will now have a dual purpose. Local architect Peter Sweeney designed an innovative space using green materials and natural lighting to create a home at Bard for alumni/ae, space for the Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs, and the Two Boots Bard restaurant.

The new Bard Alumni/ae Center gives alumni/ae a place on campus to host small functions, gather informally, set up readings and exhibitions, and interact with faculty and current students.

Photo: Pete Mauney '93, MFA '00

Click HERE for a plan with naming opportunities

Click HERE for photos of the building

Click HERE for more information on green aspects of the Center