Open House programs are for early and regular decision admitted students and their families. Meet your new classmates as well as faculty, staff, alumnae and administrators. Check out the neighborhood and learn more about your new home.
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Check-in, host match-up and select a class to attend Monday (students only)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Campus tour
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Explore the Neighborhood tour
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM Campus welcome
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Student panels (three locations)
5:10 PM – 6:00 PM (three options)
Celebration of Diversity Reception
OR Campus tour
OR Explore the Neighborhood tour
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Deans' Reception (for parents only)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner in the neighborhood (for students only)*
9:30 PM - Late Night Entertainment (for students only)
Unless marked as such, all parts of the program are for students and families.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Day student registration, luggage drop off (8-10) and breakfast for overnight students
10:00 AM – 10:55 AM Faculty panel or Alumnae panel (choose one)
11:00 AM – 11:55 AM Advising panel or Career panel (choose one)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on the lawn with current Barnard students
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Science Research fair
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Creative and Performing Arts fair
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Campus tour
(Class visit options are available throughout the day starting at 8:40 AM - 6:10 PM.)
*Options are provided for Kosher, Halal, Gluten Free or Vegetarian eaters when you RSVP. If you have another dietary restriction or other specific request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I come just for the day and not spend the night?
Yes, you are welcome to come just for the day on Sunday and/or Monday. Choose this option when you RSVP.
When do I need to register?
Registration deadlines are:
April 8 for the April 12-13 Open House
April 15 for the April 19-20 Open House
What if I missed the registration deadline and would like to attend?
If you missed the registration deadline and would like to attend the program during the DAY ONLY, you may arrive on campus and check in at our registration table. Indicate that you would like to attend the program for the day and we will take down your information. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate overnight visitors who have not registered in advance.
Can I visit other days instead?
If you are unable to make either Open House event, we encourage you to visit on a weekday when you can still visit a class or on the select weekend days where we are offering tours. Take a look at Visit Barnard for details.
How do I choose a class to attend?
When you check in with us in Barnard Hall on Sunday between 1 and 3 PM, you will have the opportunity to choose the class you would like to visit Monday. Tickets are generated by the spaces available in each class over each of the many time periods offered throughout the day. Classes may take place during other programming, so you will need to make your selections carefully.
One class ticket will be available (for students only) and they are made available on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee you will be able to visit a class in your planned major, but related course options may be available.
Students interested in visiting a theatre performance class must contact the department in advance.
Students interested in visiting a dance class during open house should note that visits are for observation only.
Should my parents join me at these events?
Yes, of course, parents and family members are invited to join you. We'd love to meet them and we know they're a big part of this decision. All are welcome to attend any of the events, but we can't accommodate parents for an overnight stay or for class visits.
We suggest you divide and conquer the events offered. Between panels and tours and classes, you'll need another set of eyes to experience it all!