Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Barnard's Computer Science Help Room is open for the Summer 2021 semester

Students in introductory and intermediate courses in computer science can receive one-on-one tutoring through Barnard’s Computer Science Help Room. Tutoring sessions will be facilitated online via Zoom. The "waiting room" function within Zoom will be used to ensure that students being helped are not interrupted by new students joining.  

Barnard's Computer Science Help Room Schedule
Tuesday: 5pm-7pm
Friday: 8am-10am, 3pm-5pm 

The above schedule is in Eastern Time.  You can access the Zoom Computer Science Help Room via the link below.

Free nighttime VIA ride share for summer students on or near campus

Barnard has joined Columbia University in offering the Via ride share service using an on-demand app-based system. This service is available to current Barnard students during the evening hours (4pm-4am). This point-to-point service is limited shared ride within a geo-fenced area of the Morningside and Manhattanville area and may be especially helpful for students living on or close to campus. In keeping with health and safety guidance, the service has transitioned to the shared ride model that was intended at its outset. A maximum of 3 passengers will be allowed in the 6-passenger vehicle at one time to make distancing possible. This image shows the mandatory seating allocation within the vehicle, allowing for empty seats between riders. All riders and drivers must continue to wear face coverings when in the vehicle, regardless of where you are seated.

Via drivers have the right to refuse service to a rider who is not wearing a face covering.

Using the Via app is the easiest and most effective way to coordinate a ride, but if you cannot use the Via app, you can also call for a ride. Whether you use the Via app or call, you will need to first get a promo code before you request your first ride. Service operates free of charge to students from 4pm-4am.  Outside of these evening hours, VIA offers a discount on private rides, using the same app.
Barnard Community Safety operates a vehicle between Barnard buildings for business purposes and for scheduled needs between Barnard buildings.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Women in Global Policy Virtual Conference

The Athena Center is sponsoring two students to attend the 2021 virtual Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) Seminar: Women in Global Policy taking place May 17-21, 2021.

PLEN offers participants insight into different areas of public policy as well as excellent networking opportunities with key players. This is an incredible opportunity for students to develop their skills, learn from changemakers, discuss global policy and advocacy issues, and be exposed to a variety of post-graduate and career options in the world of global policy.

This opportunity is open to ALL Barnard students, from all majors and disciplines, and we encourage all students to apply. The application is available here and the deadline to apply is Thursday, April 29th. 

Become a Peer Mentor!

Do you want to build strong relationships with your peers? Do you find that students come to you with questions? 

Access Barnard is looking for rising juniors that want to make an impact. The Peer Mentoring Program was designed to support the needs of first-year and transfer students as they transition to the Barnard community. 

To be a mentor you must: Be a rising junior Be in good academic and social standing Be enrolled at Barnard full-time Genuine desire to help your peers succeed If you are interested in being a mentor, please fill out the application by Friday, April 30th.

Monday, April 19, 2021

End of Year Information!!

As we come to the end of an extraordinarily challenging spring semester, the Office of the Dean of Studies wants to remind you of your resources and options if you are experiencing any issues that may impact your ability to complete work for your courses satisfactorily -- particularly personal, social, and/or economic challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current global crisis. One of the most important things to remember if you are experiencing difficulties is to reach out to your instructor and/or Class Dean.


As you complete your final assignments for this semester, you can contact Barnard Library’s research and instruction team (Personal Librarians) for any support needed in completing research-based assignments, including senior projects. Librarians are available for individual consultations about ways to access online research materials and meet citation requirements for your papers and projects. While not all resources are available online, librarians can assist in finding e-books, full-text articles, and open access sources. More information about how to contact Personal Librarians by subject area is available at: https://guides.library.barnard.edu/remote-library-services. The Columbia University Libraries online portal also provides access to digital versions of texts.




Most, if not all, final examinations for the Spring 2021 semester will be administered on-line. The final examination schedule for Barnard courses is published by the Registrar’s Office and is visible on the Barnard Registrar’s website.  


All instructors and students are expected to follow the official exam schedule. If you encounter hardship at the time of your final exams, you should be in touch with your instructor to make alternate arrangements for taking your exam on a different day. If you need assistance with communicating with the faculty, you may contact your Class Dean. You may now submit an exam conflict form online for verification by the Registrar’s Office through the Slate for Students system.


If you become ill during an examination, you should inform the faculty member and ask how to proceed. This may include deferring the final exam until September or arranging another date during the final exams period or the summer break to take the exam.




Incompletes may be given in cases of illness, personal emergency, or other compelling circumstances. If you need to request an Incomplete, and the instructor is amenable, you may submit the Application for Incomplete form. (Please note that incompletes apply only to coursework exclusive of the final examination.) For more information, visit the Registrar’s website. For Academic Year 2020-21, there will be no “early incomplete” deadlines. All students who submit their final coursework by the regular incomplete deadline (the first day of Fall 2021 classes) - or an earlier date as determined by the instructor - will have the ‘I’ replaced on their transcript by the final letter grade.  




Students who are registered with the Barnard Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS) and have accommodations should be in touch with CARDS as needed to ensure that their accommodations are aligned with remote end-of-term assignments. If a faculty member has specific questions about how to implement accommodations in their courses, CARDS is available for individual consultation at cards@barnard.edu.




Academic integrity in end-of-term assignments is of the utmost importance. Both students and faculty have communicated a desire to foreground the heightened significance of academic integrity in Spring 2021, emphasizing the values that bind us as an academic community. As you write papers or complete exams, keep the College's Honor Code in mind. If you need clarification on appropriate citations or collaboration, always consult your instructors.




Please be advised that if you are on academic probation or satisfactory academic progress warning, incompletes or deferrals may have an impact on your academic standing. To discuss your academic status, please contact your Class Dean.


We all wish you well as you complete this semester’s coursework.


University Life Forum: Racial Justice, the Chauvin Trial and Beyond

 Dear Students,

As the nation anticipates closing arguments in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, we invite you to join the University Life Forum: Racial Justice, the Chauvin Trial and Beyond this Tuesday, April 20 at 3:00 PM EST on Zoom. Please join this moderated discussion, featuring Columbia faculty from across the University, in this pivotal moment in the American racial justice movement. Register here.

This is a challenging time for many in our community. We do not typically create programming during this time in the term, but the issues this trial raises weigh heavily on many of us, even more so with the recent killing of Daunte Wright by law enforcement just this week.

Panelists include:

  • Carmela Alcántara, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Doctoral Education, Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Farah Jasmine Griffin, Chair, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies; William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies & Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • Bernard Harcourt, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
  • Josef Sorett (moderator), Professor and Chair, Department of Religion; Professor, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies

This event is hosted by University Life in partnership with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement; Dennis A. Mitchell, Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Professor of Dental Medicine at CUMC, will share opening remarks.

Your advance questions are welcome, and can be submitted with your registration. The event will also be livestreamed on University Life’s YouTube channel and website.

We know you are managing a lot with the end of the semester, and want to remind you of new and existing resources available to you to help navigate this period.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

SUMMER PE - Do you need to fulfill the PE requirement? 

This summer is the perfect time! 

Add a PE course to your program during your summer registration time. We look forward to meeting you on your fitness journey! 

6 week course. 
All classes on Zoom. 
No equipment needed (except a mat/towel). 
 Choose from: Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Core Sculpt (Pilates), Bodyweight Training and Health Coaching!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021


SGA Election Announcements and Information Session

SGA Elections for the 2021-2022 academic year have started!
Office hours and information sessions will be held throughout the next week for those interested in running for a position and learning more about the elections process or about which positions are available.
The link for the information session is: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/97261430458

Please email sgaelections@barnard.edu with any questions or concerns!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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 Apply to be a Senior Interviewer!

The Admissions Office is looking for students to assist with recruiting the Barnard College Class of 2026! We are hiring rising seniors to serve as Senior Interviewers during the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters. A job description and information on how to apply is available here. Applications are due March 24th, 2021 at 9am Eastern. If you have any questions, please email Jade Levine at jlevine@barnard.edu.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Interested in Becoming a Peer Educator?

Applications to apply to be a peer educator with 
Well-Woman are now open! 

For more information, please see the link below and make note of the two upcoming zoom info sessions (one happening tomorrow!).