Tuesday, November 30, 2021

  CEP Plan-a-Thon, Thursday 12/2 from 1-3PM in Milstein 126: 

Come create your study schedule for final projects & exams! Explore and design planning tools that work best for you. Materials like paper and stickers as well as templates for daily, weekly, and monthly planning will be provided. You will also be entered into a raffle for a special planning-related prize if you attend! No RSVP needed–simply stop by Milstein 126 anytime between 1-3PM on Thursday 12/2 to participate!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

FAQ: I fulfilled a Foundations requirement with a past class so ....

Why is it now showing in my Degree Audit as "pending completion" with a spring 2022 class?

First and foremost, if this is happening to you, don't worry!

Second, the Degree Audit is programmed to pull the most recent course that fulfills a requirement.  In addition, in response to student requests, the Audit is now also configured to show registered-but-not-started courses in the degree audit so students can more efficiently plan and review course selections.

OK great, but what if I drop a class that the Degree Audit thinks I'm going to use to fulfill a Foundations requirement?

If a previous course was approved for this requirement, the past course will go back to where it was and the requirement will be fulfilled once more.  It's a good idea to check after dropping a class to make sure this happens.  If it doesn't, use this form to request an update to your audit: https://slate.barnard.edu/register/degree_audit_changes. Not sure if a past course was approved: check the searchable list of all courses ever approved to fulfill Foundations requirements (this new comprehensive list replaces the old "Snowbird" site).

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Be Kind to Your Mind

Need some extra support? Consider attending an upcoming


Hosted by Furman Counseling Center on Wednesdays at 12pm 

It's drop-in! Come to one, come to all of them -- your choice! 


Please email counseling@barnard.edu for Zoom link 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Become a Peer Tutor!

Looking for a good campus job?

Want to help your peers?

Apply to Become a Tutor

The Barnard Dean of Studies Office  continually seeks current Barnard students to serve as tutors in our Peer Learning Program. Peer Tutors are paid $16.50/hour, for anywhere between one and two hours per week (depending on your availability and demand for tutors in your area), to meet in small groups of no more than three students or individually who have requested a tutor for support in a particular class. Tutors are also paid for approximately one hour per month of training/in-service.

Subjects where tutors are most in demand include: Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Foreign Languages, and Physics.  Other subjects may also be needed depending on student requests, so you are encouraged to apply even if the subject you want to tutor does not appear on this list.


  • A grade of B+ or above in the Barnard course(s) (or equivalent) for which you wish to tutor
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Empathy, patience, clarity, and kindness
  • Commitment to academic integrity
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing in the College
  • Senior, Junior, Sophomore, or second-semester First-Year status
  • Experience as a peer tutor preferred but not required

To apply to be a Peer-to-Peer Learning Tutor, please email peertopeer@barnard.edu.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Interested in Computer Science?

If you want to know more about the Computer Science Department, they will be holding a Welcome (Back) event on on Monday, September 20th from 12:30-1:30pm in the CSC Lounge (5th Floor Milstein).  

Current and prospective CS majors and minors, as well as students generally interested in learning more about CS, at Barnard are invited to attend to celebrate the start of the fall semester.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Convocation 2021

 President Sian Leah Beilock,

the Barnard College Board of Trustees,

and the Faculty of Barnard College

Invite you to



Barnard’s academic tradition celebrating the start of the academic year.


Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021

4:30 p.m.


This year we are especially eager to celebrate the start of the academic year with the annual Convocation ceremony, and we are balancing our plans for Convocation with the necessary health and safety measures to keep our community safe in light of the pandemic. To that end, the Convocation ceremony will be held at Riverside Church with limited in-person attendance, and the ceremony will also be live-streamed as a virtual event. First-year and sophomore students will be invited to attend the ceremony in-person at Riverside Church, while juniors and seniors will be invited to join the ceremony virtually at one of our outdoor locations on campus. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend the ceremony in-person or to view the livestream. Faculty are invited to don regalia and form the traditional line outside Riverside Church to greet the students as they exit the ceremony. All members of the Barnard community are invited to an outdoor celebration after the ceremony.


Please RSVP


Please visit Barnard College Convocation 2021 for updates.


Questions? Email convocation@barnard.edu

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Memory to Legacy: Living with the Tragedies of 9/11

The Media Center is hosting an event for the 20th anniversary of September 11th in collaboration with the Center for Engaged Pedagogy and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Cabinet titled "Memory to Legacy: Living with the Tragedies of 9/11." This special event will feature a screening and panel discussion from the HBO documentary In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11. 

This is the first event in a series that they will hold over the year that helps us think about 9/11—its antecedents and its legacies/consequences. Please sign up via Eventbrite Registration.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Interested in being a Computing Fellow?

The Vagelos Computational Science Center (CSC) at Barnard seeks a new cohort of Computing Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year.

Barnard Computing Fellows are undergraduate peer academic leaders who assist in the development and execution of CSC workshops and other projects. Fellows are “attached” to specific courses where they support the instructor and students in the course. Fellows can meet with students for one-on-one conferences as they embark on a computational project, hold general office hours, or lead interactive computing workshops for the students in or outside of class. Fellows participate in training and workshops, including activities to further develop their computational skills, pedagogy workshops, and topics around the interactions of computing and society.

Applicants should have an interest in peer teaching, some experience coding, and (equally important) a strong willingness to learn. Must be a currently enrolled student in good standing.

We particularly encourage applications from juniors and experienced sophomores, so that they might continue as a Computing Fellow in future years. To apply, please submit a single combined file containing a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your resume through Barnard Works by searching for Job ID 13545.

For more information: https://csc.barnard.edu/computing-fellows.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

News Alert: There's a New Barnard Portal!!

If you've been reading your email, or if you recently tried to log into myBarnard and got an error message, then you know that the College has transitioned to a new portal: this is a landing page that links to most of the systems that you need to register for classes, submit forms to the registrar, check your degree progress and more.  It also aggregates some essential updates, news, and resources.

Where do you find the things you need?

Course Registration
As in past semesters, you will register, add, and drop classes at your designated registration times on Student Planning, which you can get to from the link under "Tools & Apps" on the lower left-hand side of the portal, or by going directly to https://selfservice.barnard.edu.
Registration Times & Holds
To see all your upcoming times and (bonus!) any holds preventing your registration, log into the portal, hover your mouse over Academics, then hover over Planning Your Courses, then click Registration Appointment & Holds. Also, when you log into Student Planning, you'll see just your next registration time when you log into Student Planning (unless you log in during that reg time, in which case you will see no time listed). 
Degree Audit
You can track your progress in completing graduation requirements via the Degree Audit found in WebAdvisor.  Just click on WebAdvisor in the Tools & Apps menu. You'll need to log in again and will then be able to click on Degree Audit.
Pro Tip: don't use Safari! It won't work!

Declare your major, change your degree audit, drop a class after the registration deadline, etc:
The many student forms that used to be on paper or in a variety of different electronic locations and platforms are now almost all aggregated in Slate.   You can get to Slate from the portal by hovering your mouse over Academics in the upper left corner and then clicking on Academic Forms.  You can also get to it directly via the URL you'll see once you do that. Slateis also where you can log in to track the progress of any forms you have submitted (received, approved, processed, etc.).
Don't worry too much about which site you're on
Once you log into the portal, clicking on various links will take you seamlessly (ideally...) from one site to another to do all the things that can be done online with respect to your student record. As long as you're logged in and can find what you need, it doesn't matter if you're in the portal, WebAdvisor, Slate, or Student Planning.

Pro Tip: A lot of what you want will be found by hovering your mouse over Academics on the upper left and then hovering and/or clicking on the sub-menus that appear.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Still Need to FulFill your PE Credit?

Pre-Register for Fall PE (or Dance).   In addition to Body Sculpt, Yoga, Core Strength (Pilates) and Tai Chi, there are the following specialty courses:  

Health Coaching PHED BC 1105:  Want to learn how to set and achieve your own fitness and health goals in a seminar setting?  Then you want this course in individualized health coaching. 

Fitness Outside PHED BC 1550:  More than a walking course.... experience fitness activities (cardiovascular, core, muscular endurance) in green space and nature to boost mood and happiness. Designed for all levels.  Must be willing to workout in public spaces.

Advanced Running PHED BC 2512 and Advanced Fitness PHED BC 2518:  Do you RUN or WORKOUT regularly?  Can you do a 10-minute mile on a treadmill?    In these self paced, individualized classes, you complete your own workouts including cardio, weights and stretching.  Add it to your program . . .and PE will contact you about the pre-test which will be held in September.

Need more info?  Contact the individual instructor.  

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Ice Cream Thursday ~ May 27!!

Join us this Thursday for ice cream!

Ben & Jerry's will scoop treats from 12 pm - 2pm in the Quad.  Hope to see you all there!

Dean of the College's Ice Cream Thursday
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time:  12:00 PM - 2:00PM
Location:  The Quad