Open House programs are for early and regular decision admitted students and their families. Meet your new classmates as well as faculty, staff, alumnae, and administrators. Check out the neighborhood, and learn more about your new home.
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Check-in and overnight hosting match-up
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Activities fair
2:00 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 Join Morningside Heights tour
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 Night Entertainment (for students only)
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 for Kosher, Halal, Gluten Free or Vegetarian eaters when you RSVP. If you have another dietary restriction, please let us know at email@example.com.
(If you would like to join us for the remaining open house event, we are able to accommodate walk ins for the day portions of the program only. Sorry, we can't accommodate late overnight requests.)
Yes, you are welcome to come just for the day on Sunday and Monday. Choose this option when you RSVP.
Registration deadlines are:
April 10 for the April 14-15 Open House
April 16 for the April 21-22 Open House
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.
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.
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!
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.
If you are staying overnight in one of our residence halls, the Overnight Liability Waiver and Visitation Policy Statements must be reviewed and signed by 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.
Also, do not forget to bring a picture ID.
Please call the Office of Admissions at 212-854-2014.