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.

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

October 25-26

We enjoyed having all of our families on campus for Family Weekend 2019! The weekend included classes to audit, open houses of academic departments and student services, a dance showcase, panel discussions with deans and directors, an address by President Sian Leah Beilock, and other opportunities to learn about life at Barnard.