Having trouble with that paper? Barnard offers resources to help you relax and focus, including yoga mats and chocolate.
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 care for one another. And a constant stream of lectures, workshops, concerts, recitals, plays, films, and other events will keep you busy.
Can I pick my roommate? What are the dorms like? Is there a curfew? (No curfew.) So many questions....
“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
Health & Wellness
Barnard’s mind-body approach provides resources and support for you to thrive — from counseling and clinical care to peer-led workshops on topics like safe sex, healthy relationships, and relaxation.
Barnard is leafy-green — and committed to being a higher education leader in climate action. Initiatives range from a swap shop for clothing to a push for divestment from climate change-denying companies.
Efforts to diversify go way back at Barnard, driven in part by the student community. The College has increased its representation of people of color and LGBTQIA, both among students and faculty. While there’s always progress to be made, the community is making strides that go beyond numbers: Diversity and inclusion are woven through coursework and are an essential part of everything that we do.