Office of Family Engagement

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.

Family Engagement at Barnard

The Office of Family Engagement, staffed by Director Katelyn Dutton '14, supports Barnard students by helping their parents, guardians, and supporters navigate college life. We strive to educate family members 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 keeps you informed so that we can help you help your students thrive at college.


Family Weekend 2023

Save the date! Family Weekend 2023 will take place on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14. We warmly invite the parents, family members, and supporters of Barnard students in all class years to attend. 

For more information, visit the Family Weekend webpage. We look forward to having many of you join us! 

Reach out

What can I help with? Contact the Director of Family Engagement at or 212.854.8424