On Campus

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Life on Campus

The Barnard campus is home to a close-knit community of independently minded, adventurous students. As part of the community, you’ll be empowered to help steer campus life. You’ll find a culture and resources that encourage self-care and compassion for one another. And a constant stream of lectures, workshops, concerts, recitals, plays, films, and other events will keep you busy. 

Residential Life

Living on Campus

College is a big transition: It's normal to have questions. Our Res Life team is here to help. 


Out to Lunch

“Diana is my favorite place to go for one very simple reason: smoothies. Yes, they have sushi and pizza and french fries. But their smoothies.... And you can use swipes for them!”

— Cassandra Clifford ’21

Green In More Ways Than One

Barnard is leafy-green — and committed to being a higher education leader in climate action. Initiatives range from a clothing swap shop to a push for divestment from climate change-denying companies.

Giving Voice and Making Space

Barnard’s rich history of student activism means that diversity and inclusion are woven through coursework and are an essential part of everything that we do. While there’s always progress to be made, read about the strides the College has made to increase representation among both students and faculty.