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Visit Barnard

Tour information

Is Barnard for you?

The best way to learn if Barnard is right for you is to visit. Take a guided tour and learn more about our programs from a current Barnard student. Explore our neighborhood and New York City (take the subway or hail a cab). Talk to faculty and students (sit in on a class and sample the wares). Meet with Columbia coaches (contact coaches in advance of your visit). Observe the flow between buildings, between classes, between campuses.  Most importantly, listen to your gut. See what it says when you step through the gates.

Tours and Information Sessions

Departing at 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM Monday through Friday from the Visitor Center in Sulzberger Annex, tours are offered weekdays year round.  They last about one hour and are immediately followed by an information session, led by an admissions counselor, at 11:30 AM. and 3:30 PM in Milbank Hall.  Tours cover academics, extracurricular experiences, community, and residential living. Information sessions, which follow the tour, are designed to complement tours, and focus primarily on admissions and financial aid.

Appointments are not necessary for tours, though we recommend checking our homepage for schedule changes (see announcements posted in the right column). Or, contact the Office of Admissions before planning your visit.

For regular weekday tours, we require no registration.

› Meet a Barnard Student Admissions Representative (BSAR), your tour guide.

› Looking for information on class visits or interviews?

Need an accessible tour?

No-step tours are available upon request.  Please notify us in advance at 212-854-2014 if you require ramp-accessible entry or the use of an elevator.  The bulk of the Barnard tour is quite accessible, but there are points where we may want to alter the route to include the use of an elevator or alternate path to make your visit more enjoyable.  Let us know if we can adjust our route to accommodate your visit.

Special Group Tours

To arrange a specialized or larger group visit to the Barnard campus, complete the form below and email to the attention of Valerie Tomici at vtomici@barnard.edu or fax it 212-854-6220 at least 3 weeks prior to the date of your intended visit. Note that the form is a word document -  you may fill it out, save it, and then email it back to us as an attachment. We will finalize our commitment to your visit when we are able to confirm a tourguide volunteer. We will also confirm the receipt of your request within 3 working days of receiving your form.

Group Visit Request Form