The following email was sent to Barnard students on July 2, 2019:
We are writing to share with you some exciting news. For a number of years, the College has been seeking to enhance our inventory of student housing. We are pleased to announce that the College has secured a new residence hall — 121st St. — located at 537 W. 121st St (at Broadway).
The majority of rooms in the building are singles, in apartment-style suites. The building will be priced at the same flat rate we charge for housing across campus and will feature free laundry, as will the other residence halls starting this fall.
Adding 121st St. to our housing inventory will enable us, over time, to better accommodate incoming transfer students and students returning from leaves of absence. It will also provide additional housing options for returning students.
While we worked to secure 121st St., the College also finalized its lease renewal at 601 W. 110th St. A smaller number of students will continue to live at 110th St. due to the reduction in number of studio singles and certain lines of suites.
In the next few weeks, the Residential Life & Housing office will provide more information about the building and the process for assigning rooms to continuing students on the Guaranteed List for the fall semester.
We hope all of you have a great summer, and we look forward to updating you on this exciting new addition to our campus in the next few weeks.
Rob Goldberg, COO
Alicia Lawrence, Co-Interim Dean of the College and Executive Director of Residential Life and Housing