Parent & Family Resources

At Barnard, we believe parents and guardians are our partners as we work together to empower students to make the most of their college careers and chart their own paths.

Office of Family Engagement

Led by Director of Family Engagement & Special Assistant to the President Katelyn Dutton '14, the Office of Family Engagement supports Barnard students by helping Barnard parents and guardians navigate college life. Barnard strives to educate parents and families about Barnard, Columbia, and life at university in general. Whether you are curious about resources on and off campus, policies, academics, or upcoming events,  The Office of Family Engagement strives to keep families informed so that we can help you help your students thrive at college.

Family Weekend Online 2020

It was wonderful to see Barnard families virtually at Family Weekend Online, October 22–24, 2020!

Recordings of live events held via Zoom will be shared with Barnard families the week of October 26th.

Any questions can be emailed to Thank you once again for joining us!

Reach out

What can we help with? Email the Office of Family Engagement at