Dear Barnard community,

We hope that you enjoyed your Winter Break and are looking forward to this Spring semester. While you were away, we were hard at work on preparatory work for the new Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well Being in Barnard Hall. We know that construction on campus can be disruptive and inconvenient at times. We will be doing our best to minimize this disruption and keep you informed as the project moves along this winter and spring.

As with all construction projects, the dates below are subject to change. We will continue to update you throughout the project and contact you immediately should any major impacts or changes arise during the coming months. Please remember to observe signage and avoid limited access or restricted access areas. Current updates include:

  • Demolition has begun in areas of the first floor, mezzanine and lower levels of Barnard Hall. We expect the noisiest of this work to occur at the end of January and in February.
  • Steel installation and general construction activities will continue throughout the construction site.
  • Several parking spaces on the east side of Claremont Avenue have been designated for construction activities and will be unavailable during the duration of the project. Vehicles that are parked in posted areas will be towed.
  • There may be a higher frequency of material deliveries that result in partial lane and sidewalk closures along Claremont.

In addition, several College offices/departments moved to other locations during break to help make way for these construction activities, and additional moves will occur over the coming weeks. Please note these new locations and the schedule for additional moves throughout the rest of the month:

  • The Payroll office moved from Milbank Hall to the 13th floor of the Interchurch Center located at 61 Claremont.
  • The Pre-College Programs office moved from the Vagelos Alumnae and Admissions Center to the 13th floor of the Interchurch Center.
  • The Financial Aid office moved from Milbank Hall to the Quad/Vagelos Alumnae and Admissions Center.
  • BCIT will move from the third floor of the Diana Center to the lower level of Milbank Hall during the week of January 23. The new Service Desk location will be in Milbank 011.
  • The CARDS testing center will move from Barnard Hall to Diana 307 at the end of January/early February. The CARDS offices and testing center in Altschul Hall are not moving at this time.

For additional information on the Barnard Hall construction project, visit Barnard Builds website and/or email for questions or concerns. Thank you!

Barnard Builds