Barnard's newest class arrives on campus. 

The Constellations Regroup at Barnard

Barnard welcomes its newest class to campus.

My main source of stress coming to college was the question of roommate compatibility. I was doubtful that filling out a one-page survey would actually convey enough about me for Steve Tolman, the Assistant Director of Residential Life, to pair me with a suitable roommate. Tolman works all summer to pair future roommates together by hand, rather than using a computerized system. “We get invested in students before they get here,” says Tolman, “We actually know about the 580 individuals before they ever set foot on campus.”

Watch a candid video about life in the Residence Halls. Residential Assistants and current First-Years offer advice about learning to live with and love your roommate and finding a balance between school, life and play.

Members of the class of 2014 finally arrived on Barnard's campus on August 30th, 2010.