Designed for students who have identified as students of color on their application, the Pre-Open House/Open House Program will immerse students in the diversity of Barnard, our warm and inviting alumnae network, and the surrounding New York City and Columbia communities. Please join us for the full program. RSVP deadlines are listed in your invitation.
12:00 Check in and luggage drop off
1:00 PM Lunch with current students
2:30 PM City Excursion
6:30 PM Dinner with alumnae of color
9:00 PM Culture Show with Columbia
11:00 PM Post show events
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Community Brunch
1:00 PM -- 3:00 PM Class ticket selection for Monday classes
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Activities fair
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Campus Tour
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM Campus welcome
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Student panels
5:10 PM – 6:00 PM Wander Campus or Explore the Neighborhood
5:10 PM – 6:00 PM Celebration of Diversity Reception
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Deans' Reception (for parents only)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner in the neighborhood (for students only)*
9:30 PM - Late PM Entertainment (for students only)
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Luggage drop off
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Day student registration or overnight students' breakfast
8:10 AM - 9:00 AM Campus tour
9:00 AM – 10:25 AM Faculty panel or Alumnae panel
10:30 AM – 11:55 AM Support panel or Career panel
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on the lawn*
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Arts and science exploration
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Explore the neighborhood
4:10-5:25 Campus tour
(Class options will be available throughout the day starting at 8:40 AM - 6:10 PM.)
*Options are provided when you RSVP for Kosher, Gluten free, Halal or Vegetarian eaters. If you have another dietary restriction, please let us know at email@example.com.
Please see your invitation for your RSVP deadline. Remember: CHOOSING THIS OPTION WHEN YOU RSVP MEANS YOU PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH PRE-OPEN HOUSE AND OPEN HOUSE! If you are unable to join us for the full program, contact Sugeni Pérez-Sadler, Associate Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, with any questions.
Yes, if you live locally and are unable to stay the night, you are welcome to come just for the day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, without an overnight stay. Choose this option when you RSVP.
Yes, of course, parents and family members are invited to join you. We'd love to meet them and we know they're a big part of this decision. All are welcome to attend any of the events, but we can't accommodate parents for an overnight stay or for class visits.
We suggest you divide and conquer the events offered. Between panels and tours and classes, you'll need another set of eyes to experience it all!
When you check in with us in Barnard Hall on Sunday between 1 and 3 PM, you will have the opportunity to choose the class you would like to visit Monday. 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.
Students interested in visiting a theatre performance class must contact the department in advance.
If you are unable to make either Open House event, we encourage you to visit on a weekday when you can still visit a class or on the select weekend days where we are offering tours.
Take a look at Visit Barnard for details.
If you stay overnight, you will be hosted by a current student. Be prepared: Bring your sleeping bag, a pillow, and your essentials. It's rare to have an extra bed in an active residence hall.
And, don't forget to bring your cell phone so that you will be able to stay in touch on campus and off and a picture ID to get into the residence halls.
1).The Biography Statement is required of every participant in the Pre-Open House for Students of Color Program. It will be shared with your fellow students, alumnae, and staff and will highlight your personal story. Enter yours here.
2.) Additionally the Overnight Liability Waiver and Visitation Policy Statements must be reviewed and signed for each overnight visitor. The form may be found here.
Please print the form, read the statements, provide your signature, and either bring the form with you or fax it to 212-854-6220.
Who should I contact with questions?
Sugeni Pérez-Sadler '01
Associate Director of Admissions
Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment