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.

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 keeps families informed so that we can help you help your students thrive at college.

Family Weekend 2021

We look forward to welcoming you to Family Weekend 2021 on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2021!

In adherence with the College’s pandemic response measures, this will be a hybrid event combining virtual and in-person programs. All programs will be accessible virtually from wherever you are. 

Please view the Family Weekend 2021 website for more information, including the schedule of events and FAQs. If you are planning to attend in-person events, please carefully review the requirements for vaccination, testing, health attestation, and masking.  

Reach out

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