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Move In (Fall 2014)

[Move In]

Check-In Dates, Times, and Locations

New First Year Students

Residence hall check-in for First Year Students is 8am-12noon on Sunday, August 24, 2014, in the Barnard Hall Lobby (regardless of which residence hall you are assigned to).

Welcome to First Year Focus Newsletter (PDF)

Information about and schedules for the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is available at http://barnard.edu/studentlife/activities/nsop. If you have questions about Orientation, please contact orientation@barnard.edu. For more new student housing information, visit http://barnard.edu/reslife/new-students/.

 

New Transfer & Visiting Students

Fall 2014

Check-In takes place 9am-12noon on Monday, August 25, 2014.

All students will check-in in the Barnard Hall Lobby (regardless of which residence hall you are assigned to.

Spring 2015
  • Visiting International Student Program (VISP) only:
    Check-In is 11am-6pm on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
     
  • Spring Transfer & Visiting Students:
    Check-In is 10am-1pm on Wednesday, January 14, 2005.
All students will check-in in the Barnard Hall Lobby (regardless of which residence hall you are assigned to.

Information about and schedules for the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is available at http://barnard.edu/studentlife/activities/nsop. If you have questions about Orientation, please contact orientation@barnard.edu. For more new student housing information, visit http://barnard.edu/reslife/new-students/.

 

Continuing & Readmitted Students

Fall 2014

Residence Hall Check-In for continuing students (including readmitted students, students returning from study abroad, etc.) will be 9am-5pm on Saturday, August 30, & Sunday, August 31, 2014

Check In will take place in the lobby of each residence hall.

Spring 2015

Continuing students (including readmitted students, students returning from study abroad, etc.) who are new to campus housing for the Spring will be be able to start moving in after 9am on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  

Students will need to show their Student ID to their residence hall Front Desk in order to get their key packet.

If you will be moving into a Columbia residence hall, please see http://housingservices.columbia.edu/ for check-in information.

 

Early Check-Ins

Only students officially involved in coordinating NSOP activities (ex. Orientation Leaders) will receive permission to check-in early prior to the Continuing & Readmitted Student Check-In Weekend (Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31).  Students who do receive permission to check-in early are not allowed to give access to campus housing to other students (or their belongings) who do not have early check-in permission.

 

Late Check-Ins

The Residential Life & Housing office (110 Sulzberger) will be open for late check-ins on Mon, Sept 1 (Labor Day) from 10am-5pm, and on Tuesday, Sept 2, from 9am-5pm.  If you arrive on campus during those dates/hours, please go directly to the Res Life office (not your residence hall) to complete your check-in paperwork and sign for your room keys.  Please note that there may be a short wait in order to check in on these two days, as a limited number of staff will be on-hand to process the check-ins.
 
If you arrive on campus after 5pm on Sat/Sun or after the Res Life office closes Mon/Tues (see above), please go directly to your residence hall front desk.  If you do not have a roommate or suitemate who is able to let you into your room, you are permitted the courtesy of a one-time entrance into your room/suite -- you will need to show your Student ID in order to check out the Emergency Lock Out key (for up to 15 minutes only) so that you may unlock your room.  You will then need to officially check-in the next day (see dates/times/locations above) in order to complete your paperwork / sign for your keys.
 
Please note that we cannot issue your room keys to anyone besides yourself (ex. friends or family).
 
In order to retain your room assignment, you are required to complete your check-in by 5pm on Tuesday, Sept. 2.  If a later check-in is necessary, this must be arranged prior to that date/time by contacting housing@barnard.edu to explain your requested late check-in.  If you fail to complete check-in or coordinate late check-in by September 2, you may forfeit your room assignment. 

 

Campus Map & Directions

* Measurements on residence hall floor plans are approximate. We encourage you to refrain from purchasing and/or cutting carpets, drapes. etc. until you move into your room and take exact measurements.

 

Unloading & Parking

The area in front of each residence hall is reserved for unloading only.

Please do not leave your car double parked without someone in it.  Unattended and/or double parked cars block others from accessing the buildings and may be ticketed or towed by NYPD.

For a list of parking garages and rates, please visit http://barnard.edu/visit/parking.

A limited number of carts will be available for use from the front desk of each residence hall. A $20 CASH deposit and a photo ID is required to borrow a cart for one hour.

 

Recommended / Prohibited Items in the Residence Halls

Please consult this list for recommended and prohibited items. Save yourself room in your car, suitcase, etc, by leaving things behind that are not allowed!

Because space is tight, we encourage students to bring only the essentials.  It's easier to purchase needed items after you move in  than bringing too many belongings with you and not having room to storage them.  Additionally, we encourage you to refrain from purchasing and/or cutting carpets, drapes. etc. until you move into your room and take exact measurements.

 

Sending Packages & Mail

All students receive their mail & packages* at Student Mail Services in Altschul (students keep their mailbox all 4 years).  Mail & packages must not be addressed to the student's building & room number (they will be returned to sender).

Please note that Student Mail Services will not accept any packages or mail for students until 3 days before a student's check-in day (ex. packages & mail for First Year students will be accepted starting Thursday, August 21, 2014).  If you are sending items via the mail, UPS, FedEx, etc; please instruct them not to deliver the packages until that date or later.

For more information about packages and mail (including how to find out your mailbox number and combination), please visit barnard.edu/reslife/services/mail-and-packages.

* Students in Cathedral Gardens ONLY may receive packages (not mail) at CG (more information).

 

Summer Storage

If you stored items over the summer with SummerStorage.org, the company will probably be bringing boxes back to campus on Sunday, August 31 (date & time will be provide to students by SummerStorage.org).  They will be lined up on Broadway near the main gate with boxes in alphabetical order.  

During the 4-hour window, students should retrieve their own boxes.  The College cannot store or hold on to anyone's boxes should they go unclaimed.  If you are not present to retrieve your boxes, please contact SummerStorage.org to coordinate appointing another student to claim your boxes.  

For more information or questions, please contact Mr. Angelo Reda at (516) 729-5169 or avreda@aol.com.  

 

Go Green! (Have an Environmentally-Friendly Move-In)

The College and Residential Life & Housing are committed adopting sustainable practices. Help us save the environment by planning a "Green" move-in!

  • Get rid of stuff before you move it! You will have a limited amount of space in your room, so bring only the essentials to make your move lighter and more energy efficient.
     
  • Instead of buying brand new cardboard boxes, ask your local liquor, grocery, hardware, or dry goods store for boxes. Or, use reusable plastic tubs.
     
  • Instead of packing your boxes with newspaper or bubblewrap, use your towels or bed linens.
     
  • After moving in, break down your boxes and put them in the recycle bin (in the Quad, take them to the basement); or better yet, flatten them and save them or send them home for a future move!

For more information about recycling and "being green" on-campus, visit http://barnardecoreps.com

 

Refrigerator Rentals (Quad & Elliott)

If you would like to rent a refrigerator for your room, check out Collegiate Storage & Rental. Renting a fridge instead buying one means you don't have to worry about finding a place to store it for the summer or taking it back home.

Elliott residents: please note that only the smaller cube refrigerator fits into the special fridge alcove in your room.  If you wish to rent a larger refrigerator, we encourage you to wait until after you move-in to see if you will have the floor space available for it.

 

Computers in the Residence Halls

Computer labs are provided in the Quad, 616, and Plimpton Halls and in academic buildings (Lab locations).

For information about connecting to the internet from your residence hall room, visit Student Computing.

 

Nearby Hotels for Parents / Families

For hotel information and reservation links, visit http://barnard.edu/visit/accommodations.