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 2024

Family Weekend is an annual tradition at Barnard and provides the opportunity for parents, families and supporters of students in all class years to engage in the life of the College and gain a deeper understanding of the Barnard student experience. The dates for Family Weekend 2024 will be announced in late June.

Reach out

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