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Moving In (Fall 2014)

Check-In Dates, Times, and Locations

First Year Students

Residence hall check-in for First Year Students is on Sunday, August 24, 2014, in the Barnard Hall Lobby (regardless of which residence hall you are assigned to).

Information about and schedules for the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is available at http://barnard.edu/studentlife/activities/nsop. If you have questions about Orientation, please contact orientation@barnard.edu. For more new student housing information, visit http://barnard.edu/reslife/new-students/.

Transfer & Visiting Students

Residence hall check-in for new Fall Transfer & Visiting students is on Monday, August 25, 2014, in the Barnard Hall Lobby (regardless of which residence hall you are assigned to).

Information about and schedules for the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is available at http://barnard.edu/studentlife/activities/nsop. If you have questions about Orientation, please contact orientation@barnard.edu. For more new student housing information, visit http://barnard.edu/reslife/new-students/.

Continuing & Readmitted Students

Residence Hall Check-In for continuing students (including readmitted students and students returning from study abroad) will be 9am-5pm on Saturday, August 30, & Sunday, August 31, 2014.  You will be required to show your Student ID to pick up your keys and to be permitted entry into your residence hall.

If you will be arriving late or after the day(s) of check-in, please email housing@barnard.edu with your 1) name, 2) room assignment, and 3) expected arrival date/time.  If you do not check in by the first day of classes or have not made arrangements to check in late, you may forfeit your room assignment.

Only students officially involved in coordinating NSOP activities (ex. Orientation Leaders) will receive permission to check-in early prior to the Continuing & Readmitted Check In Weekend (Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31).  Students who do receive permission to check-in early are not allowed to give access to campus housing to other students (or their belongings) who do not have early check-in permission.

 

Campus Map & Directions

* Measurements on residence hall floor plans are approximate. We encourage you to refrain from purchasing and/or cutting carpets, drapes. etc. until you move into your room and take exact measurements.

 

Unloading & Parking

The area in front of each residence hall is reserved for unloading only.

Please do not leave your car double parked without someone in it.  Unattended and/or double parked cars block others from accessing the buildings and may be ticketed or towed by NYPD.

For a list of parking garages and rates, please visit http://barnard.edu/visit/parking.

A limited number of carts will be available for use from the front desk of each residence hall. A $20 CASH deposit and a photo ID is required to borrow a cart for one hour.

 

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 allowed!

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 storage them.  Additionally, we encourage you to refrain from purchasing and/or cutting carpets, drapes. etc. until you move into your room and take exact measurements.

 

Sending Packages & Mail

All students receive their mail & packages* at Student Mail Services in Altschul (students keep their mailbox all 4 years).  Mail & packages must not be addressed to the student's building & room number (they will be returned to sender).

Please note that Student Mail Services will not accept any packages or mail for students until 3 days before a student's check-in day (ex. packages & mail for First Year students will be accepted starting Thursday, August 21, 2014).  If you are sending items via the mail, UPS, FedEx, etc; please instruct them not to deliver the packages until that date or later.

For more information about packages and mail (including how to find out your mailbox number and combination), please visit barnard.edu/reslife/services/mail-and-packages.

* Students in Cathedral Gardens ONLY may receive packages (not mail) at CG (more information).

 

Summer Storage

If you stored items over the summer with SummerStorage.org, the company will probably be bringing boxes back to campus on Sunday, August 31 (date & time will be provide to students by SummerStorage.org).  They will be lined up on Broadway near the main gate with boxes in alphabetical order.  

During the 4-hour window, students should retrieve their own boxes.  The College cannot store or hold on to anyone's boxes should they go unclaimed.  If you are not present to retrieve your boxes, please contact SummerStorage.org to coordinate appointing another student to claim your boxes.  

For more information or questions, please contact Mr. Angelo Reda at (516) 729-5169 or avreda@aol.com.  

 

Go Green! (Have an Environmentally-Friendly Move-In)

The College and Residential Life & Housing are committed adopting sustainable practices. Help us save the environment 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 liquor, grocery, hardware, or dry goods store for boxes. Or, use reusable plastic tubs.
     
  • Instead of packing your boxes with newspaper or bubblewrap, 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 recycling and "being green" on-campus, visit http://barnardecoreps.com

 

Refrigerator Rentals (Quad & Elliott)

If you would like to rent a refrigerator for your room, check out Collegiate Storage & Rental. Renting a fridge instead buying one means you don't have to worry about finding a place to store it for the summer or taking it back home.

Elliott residents: please note that only the smaller cube refrigerator fits into the special fridge alcove in your room.  If you wish to rent a larger refrigerator, we encourage you to wait until after you move-in to see if you will have the floor space available for it.

 

Computers in the Residence Halls

Computer labs are provided in the Quad, 616, and Plimpton Halls and in academic buildings (Lab locations).

For information about connecting to the internet from your residence hall room, visit Student Computing.

 

Nearby Hotels for Parents / Families

For hotel information and reservation links, visit http://barnard.edu/visit/accommodations.