Six graduates reflect back, look forward, and celebrate the moment!
Hundreds of excited graduating seniors, family, and friends commemorated the big day at Radio City Music Hall, alongside leaders who have shaped fields in STEM, the arts, and athletics.
This year, Barnard awarded two exceptional students — Amanda Taylor ’22 and Makeen Zachery ’22 — for embodying the spirit of the late Professor Prettyman. #CountdownToCommencement
What’s it like to work at the College, within the Communications Department? Three graduating seniors share personal reports. #CountdowntoCommencement
With Commencement just around the corner, we’re celebrating our seniors with some of our favorite photos and videos from the graduation season.
Shetterly, who wrote Hidden Figures, will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2022 at the College’s 130th Commencement on May 18, 2022.
Keynote speaker Christiane Amanpour honors Barnard's graduating seniors, alongside the College, family, and friends.
The Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) student-researcher discussed all she has learned about historical research over the course of her three years working with BCRW.
In the absence of the Summer Research Institute 2020 session due to COVID-19, Courtney Jacobs ’21 SIPA ’22 and Fahmida Moni ’21 shared how their mentors continued to support them and their research.
Madison Murphy ’21, Saskia Ghosh ’21, and Mae Viccica ’21 helped to spread musical joy to NYC’s senior citizens over the 2020 winter holiday.
The president of Mujeres celebrated Latinx Heritage Month and Hispanic Heritage Month with a personal essay.
Alice Sardarian ’21 shares her passion for STEM, how she was inspired by her Barnard mentor, and whether the pandemic has shifted her research focus.
The neuroscience and behavior major shares how neuroscience combines her love for the humanities and the sciences.
Barnard formally designates the campus’ newest green space.
Barnard celebrates the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year.
The new president kicks off the academic year by welcoming the Class of 2021 and returning students to campus.
Barnard admits the most selective class in its 127-year history.
Three students have shared their Barnard journeys since they first arrived on campus four years ago. Here, the graduating seniors close out their college experience with one final look back.
Abby Wambach, the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history and advocate for pay equity and LGBTQ rights, will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2018 at Barnard College’s 126th Commencement May 16, 2018, at 4 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Barnard administrators and faculty offer advice to incoming and departing college students.
Frances Sadler ’72 Awarded 2017 Columbia Alumni Medal
For the first time in Barnard College’s 128-year history, a student, Midshipman Kelsey Lynch, will be commissioned as a U.S. Navy Officer May 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Low Memorial Library Rotunda at Columbia University.
Columbia University confers an alumni medal on Barnard’s Elaine Schlozman Chapnick '61.
Citation for Simi LInton, activist and consultant on disability and the arts.
Ambassador Samantha Power delivers keynote speech for Commencement 2015. Barnard Medal of Distinction also presented to disability activist Simi Linton, pioneering middle school principal Nadia Lopez, and record-breaking swimmer Diana Nyad.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards urges graduates to be activists, troublemakers, and agitators.
Champion of women’s rights to receive Barnard Medal of Distinction alongside Xerox CEO, social ethics scholar, and renowned singer-songwriter.
Barnard’s latest graduates reflect on their time at Barnard and celebrate their Commencement ceremony. Watch their reflections.
View media coverage of Barnard's Commencement ceremony and President Obama's speech from news organizations around the world.
In advance of Barnard's Commencement, President Spar notes the significance of President Obama speaking at a women's college.
Obama to Address Class of 2012 Graduates and Receive Barnard Medal of Distinction
Members of the Class of 2011 reflect on their time at Barnard as they celebrate their graduation with family, faculty members and Commencement speaker Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.
Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg delivered the keynote at Barnard College’s 119th Commencement ceremony.
The class of 2010 reflects on their time at Barnard and celebrates their graduation
On May 18, 2009, members of the Class of 2009 assembled on the South Lawn of Columbia University for Barnard College’s 117th Commencement. This speech was delivered by Sarah Besnoff, president of the Student Government Association.