Campus Access Policy
To keep our community safe and comply with city and state guidelines, campus access is restricted to those participating in relevant enhanced health and safety guidelines. Please review details and protocols on Barnard's pandemic response site.
During 2021, Campus access is primarily through the main gate at Broadway and 117th Street, for Barnard and Columbia affiliates with current BC/CU ID and showing a 'green screen'. Vendors and approved visitors will adhere to enhanced health and safety guidelines and complete a health check form. Buildings on campus that have card readers will require card swipe for access. Individuals who are seeking updates to their card swipe access or to provide authorization for an ID Holder to be provided access can complete this online form.
Hours of buildings are reduced, though an individual holding a valid BC/CU ID and green screen may enter campus, there may be limited available space accessible for use. Refer to Library and Events Management Student Reservations options for more information.
Between 11pm-6am, the card reader at the main gate will only show approved access for Barnard ID holders, access in the overnight hours is for those living or working on the main campus.
After Hours Campus Access Policy
**This policy is suspended until further notice given enhanced restrictions described above**
Enacted April 2013; available annually in the Barnard College Annual Security Report.
Access to the Barnard College main campus will be restricted during late-night hours to individuals holding valid Barnard College or Columbia University identification credentials. The main campus is bounded by Broadway, Claremont Avenue, 116th Street, and 120th Street.
Reason for the Policy
In order to protect the safety and security of the college community, and in consideration of the very limited number of college-sponsored classes or events during late-night hours, campus access will be monitored and controlled.
Who is Responsible for this Policy
Barnard College Community Safety.
Who Is Affected by this Policy
All persons seeking access to the campus between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
On a daily basis, beginning at 11:00 p.m., access will be restricted to the main gate at 117th and Broadway and the link gate at 119th and Claremont. All persons entering the campus must pass through those gates. Access will be permitted only to those presenting a valid Barnard College or Columbia University identification badge. Guests without such credentials are permitted with an escort; escorts must hold a valid Barnard College or Columbia University identification badge.
- At 11:00 p.m., Community Safety will close all gates and access to the campus, with the exception of the main gate at 117th and Broadway and the link gate at 119th and Claremont. At the main gate, one leaf of the gate will be closed.
- Any person seeking to enter the campus after 11:00 p.m. will be requested to present valid Barnard College or Columbia University I.D. Upon validation of the I.D., the person will be permitted to enter the campus.
- If a person does not have a valid I.D., they will not be permitted access. However, if they are accompanied by a person with a valid I.D., they may enter as a guest.
- At 6:00 a.m., all gates will reopen and the campus will return to normal open access.
Barnard College Annual Security Report
Barnard College Community Safety 212-854-6666
CARES non-emergency assistance 212-854-3362