Move In (2015-16)

[Move In]

 

 

 

Check-In Dates, Times, and Locations

 

New First Year Students

Residence hall check-in for First Year Students is Sunday, August 30, 2015, in the Barnard Hall Lobby (regardless of which residence hall you are assigned to). Some international students who fit into specific categories may be invited to participate in a special pre-Orientation Program by the Office of International & Intercultural Student Programs.

Students should arrive to check-in based on the floor of their room assignment.  As we have over 600 students moving in at the same time, we ask that students and families abide by the move-in time provided.   We are unable to accommodate any requests to move-in or drop off items in rooms earlier than the FY Move-In day.

Floor Check In Time on Sunday, August 30
Floors 7 & 8 Arrive between 8am and 9am
Floors 5 & 6 Arrive between 9am and 10am
Floors 3 & 4 Arrive between 10am and 11am
Floor 2 Arrive between 11am and 12noon

For more information, please read the 2015 FYF Move-In Newsletter.

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 2015 Check-In is available 9am-12noon on Monday, August 31

All students will check-in in the Barnard Hall Lobby (regardless of which residence hall you are assigned to.
Spring 2016 Spring Visiting International Student Program (VISP) only: Check-In is TBA

Spring Transfer & Visiting Students only: Check-In is TBA

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/.

Please note that early check-ins are unfortunately not available.

 

Continuing & Readmitted Students

Fall 2015 Residence Hall Check-In for continuing students (including readmitted students, students returning from study abroad, etc.) will be 9am-5pm on Saturday & Sunday, September 5 & 6, 2015

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

The Columbia ID Center (Kent Hall) will be open 9am-5pm on Saturday, September 5, for students who have lost their IDs over the summer.
Spring 2016 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 16, 2016.  

Students will need to show their Student ID to their residence hall Front Desk in order to get their key packet.  Students will also need to sign their Housing Contract at the Residential Life & Housing office (110 Sulzberger) the following week (9am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, January 19-22, 2016).

If you will be moving into a Columbia residence hall, please see http://housingservices.columbia.edu/ for check-in information.  Columbia students living in Barnard residence halls are subject to the move-in dates above.

 

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, September 5 & 6, 2015).  

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.

Unfortunately, early check-ins for personal reasons are not available.

 

Late Check-Ins

The Residential Life & Housing office (110 Sulzberger) will be open for late check-ins from 10am-5pm on Monday, September 7, 2015 (Labor Day), and 9am-5pm on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  If you arrive on campus during those dates/hours, please go directly to the Res Life Office in Sulzberger (not your residence hall) to complete your check-in paperwork and sign for your room keys.  Please note that there may be a line in order to check in on these two days, as a limited number of staff will be on-hand to process these late check-ins.
 
If you arrive on campus after 5pm on Saturday/Sunday or after the Res Life Office closes Monday/Tuesday (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, September 8, 2015. 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 8, 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.

600 W 116th St residents:  Please note that the area in front of the entrance to 600 is currently occupied by a portable boiler trailer, which provides hot water to the building while the College is still waiting for natural gas service to be restored to the building.  The College hopes that this will be gone before check-in weekend (Sept 5 & 6); however, it may still be in place -- meaning that space to park & unload in front of the building may be limited.

 

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 27, 2015, or Wednesday, September 2 for returning students ).  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).

Columbia students living in Barnard residence halls must use their Lerner Hall Mailbox for mail and/or packages.

 

Summer Storage

If you stored items over the summer with SummerStorage.org, the company will probably be bringing boxes back to campus on TBA (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.