Barnard’s unique charm is in its contradictions: small and large, college and university, campus and city, all women and coeducational. The best way to figure out if we are the college for you is to visit. To help you learn more, we invite you to join us for one of two on-campus programs this fall to hear from current students, faculty, administrators and staff. These programs are a wonderful opportunity to envision what life would be like on our campus.
Tentative Open House Program Schedule
9:00-10:30 AM Check-in (on-going). Diana Center: Lobby
Campus Tours will be available at 9:30 for those arriving early.
Students may also select a class ticket at this time.
Program formally begins
10:30 – 11:00 AM Welcome from the Dean of Enrollment and First-Year Class Dean Diana Center: Event Oval
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Many Voices of Barnard Student Panel Diana Center: Event Oval
12:00 – 12:45 PM Lunch with Students, Deans, Staff, and Administrators Lehman Lawn
1:00 – 2:00 PM Academic Life at Barnard Panel Diana Center: Event Oval
2:15 – 3:30 PM A Candid Talk with Admissions and Financial Aid Diana Center: Event Oval
3:30 – 4:30 PM Campus Tour Departs from Diana Center: Event Oval
Please note: Because of the volume of students who will be on campus for Open House, we ask that you limit your class visit selection to one option. If you end up making another visit to the Barnard campus at another time, we welcome you to visit another class at that time. Class visits are open to prospective students only.
Check back with us in early fall for RSVP dates and deadlines.
Unfortunately, we have reached capacity for our Open House event on Monday, October 14th. If you did not register for Open House in advance, we may be able to accommodate your interest in attending as a walk in, space permitting.
If we are unable to accommodate you as a walk-in, we invite you to join our regular 10:30am or 2:30pm tours which will still be running and require no advance reservation. Students will also still be able to sit in on a class.
Of course, they are! We are happy to see parents, guardians, even sibilings join you in your visit to campus. We must, however, restrict class visits to students only.
Campus tours are available during check in at 9:30 AM and at 3:30 PM at the end of the formal program.
Please call The Office of Admissions at Barnard College at 212-854-2014 during regular office hours (9-5, Monday-Friday).
If you have not done so already, please join our mailing list.
We regret that we are unable to officially accommodate an overnight visit during the fall, but we do offer the opportunity for admitted students to stay overnight during our spring on-campus admitted student programs.
(Contact a Barnard friend if you would like to unofficially stay overnight.)
When you check in with us in the Diana Center Lobby between 9 and 10:30 AM, you will have the opportunity to choose the class you would like to visit. Tickets are generated by the spaces available in each class over each of the many time periods throughout the day.
Classes may take place during other programming, so you will need to make your selections carefully.
One class ticket will be available (for students only) and they are made available on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee you will be able to visit a class in your planned major, but related course options may be available.
The availability of tickets match spaces available in classes and they are limited, so we must limit students to only one class visit during their Open House visit. You will pick your "ticket" upon check in.
For information on visiting the Barnard campus, please use our Visit Barnard page.
Here you will find directions to campus and suggestions for accommodations, local parking garages, and a campus map.