Spring 2023 Move In
New residents will be emailed instructions for selecting Check-In Time Slots in late December.
|Jan 10, 2023, 10am - 5pm||Residence Hall Check-In for Spring 2023 VISP Students & Spring 2023 Transfers who are international students|
|Wed, Jan 11, 2023, 9:30am - 12noon||Residence Hall Check-In for Spring 2023 Transfers & Domestic Exchange Students (including Spelman)|
|Sat, Jan 14, 2023||Residence Halls reopen for Fall residents to return to campus housing.|
|Residence Halls Check-In for other new Spring residents (students returning from leave, Fall study abroad, etc.)
-- Saturday, January 14, 2023 (9:30am-4:30pm)
-- Sunday, January 15, 2023 (9:30am-4:30pm)
-- Monday, January 16, 2023 (9:30am-4:30pm)
Check-In Time Slots & Location
To help the College coordinate and ensure a smooth process, all students will need to select a Check-In Time Slot for their planned arrival to campus.
- Log into the Housing Portal and click TIME SLOT
The time slot is for when students should arrive to campus to start the check-in process. After checking in and receiving their room keys, students may move into their residence hall on their own schedule.
Student will check in at the Barnard Res Life office (1st floor of Sulzberger Hall). For a campus map, please see below.
Public Health Response Team (PHRT) Spring Arrival Expectations
For information about the College's expectations regarding Covid-19 vaccination and testing, etc. please visit the link below.
Students may sign in a guest to help them move-in. Please see guest policies & limits.
Note: Guests must be 18 years old or older. Minors (17 or younger) are not currently permitted to be signed in as guests
Guest must complete an online form upon arrival (using their own mobile device) linked from a QR code at the Front Desk. Guests will need to confirm via the form that they are both vaccinated and boostered for COVID-19 and not feeling any symptoms on the day of their visit (the form cannot be submitted in advance of the visit day).
NSOP Orientation (New Students)
The Student Experience & Engagement (SEE) office will email new enrolling students about NSOP (the New Student Orientation Program) closer to the start of the semester. Information will also be available at barnard.edu/studentlife/orientation.
Campus Map & Directions
* All measurements on residence hall floor plans are approximate. We encourage students to refrain from purchasing and/or cutting carpets, curtains, etc. until you move into your room and take exact measurements.
Parking, Unloading, & Carts
The area in front of each residence hall is reserved for short-term unloading only.
Please do not leave your car unattended. Do not double-park cars as this blocks the unloading zone. Double-parked cars may be ticketed or towed by NYPD.
After unloading items, cars will need to relocate to provide access for others. Metered street parking elsewhere in the neighborhood will be extremely limited, so please check out this list of list of Parking Garages in the area.
A limited number of carts will be available for use from the front desk of each residence hall. Students are encouraged to bring their own cart, hand truck, dolly, etc. to help them move their belongings into the residence halls.
Student IDs (& replacements for lost IDs)
New enrolling students must submit a photo online ASAP (if you haven’t already done so) so that your Student ID will be included in you check-in envelope.
Returning students who may have lost their Student ID should fill out the CARES ID Replacement Form for assistance in obtaining a replacement ID card.
Students must carry their Student IDs at all times for swipe access to their residence hall and other buildings on campus.
Recommended / Prohibited Items in the Residence Halls
Please consult this list for recommended and prohibited items. Save yourself room in your car, suitcase, etc, by leaving things behind that are not permitted in the residence halls!
Because space is tight, we encourage students to bring only the essentials. It's easier to purchase needed items after you move in than bringing too many belongings with you and not having room to store them. Additionally, we encourage you to refrain from purchasing and/or cutting carpets, curtains, etc. until you move into your room and take exact measurements.
Mail & Packages
For the hours of the Student Mail Room in Altschul Hall, please visit Mail Services.
All mail & packages must be addressed to students' mailboxes in the Student Mail Room. Any mail/packages addressed to a student's residence hall would be "returned to sender."
The Student Mail Room will accept mail & packages for students up to 3 days before their scheduled move-in date. If you're sending packages before moving in, please ask the shipper to hold delivery until that time.
For information about how to find your Mailing Address and receiving mail in the Student Mailroom, please visit Student Mail Information.
Go Green! (Have an Environmentally-Friendly Move-In)
The College and Residential Life & Housing are committed to sustainable practices and climate action. Help us meet those goals by planning a "Green" move-in!
- Get rid of stuff before you move it! You will have a limited amount of space in your room, so bring only the essentials to make your move lighter and more energy-efficient.
- Instead of buying brand new cardboard boxes, ask your local grocery, hardware, liquor, or dry goods store for boxes. Or, use reusable plastic tubs.
- Instead of packing your boxes with newspaper or bubble wrap, use your towels or bed linens.
- After moving in, break down your boxes and put them in the recycle bin (in the Quad, take them to the basement); or better yet, flatten them and save them or send them home for a future move!
For more information about the College's sustainability and climate action, please visit barnard.edu/sustainability-climate-action.
Local Hotels for Families
For a list of area hotels, please visit barnard.edu/accommodations.