First Year Move-In
- Welcome to the First Year Focus
- Your Room Assignment & Roommate(s)
- Move-In Instructions
- Additional Information
Congratulations on your decision to attend Barnard College! We would like to welcome you to our First-Year Focus program. The First Year Focus (FYF) Program at Barnard is an extended orientation program that continues throughout your first year, co-sponsored by Residential Life & Housing and the Dean of Studies Office.
It combines academic and co-curricular activities to (1) assist first-year students in making a successful academic and social transition to college life; (2) to offer a wide variety of programs that introduce first-year students to the College, Columbia University, and New York City; (3) to facilitate communication that allows students from diverse backgrounds to share experiences and learn from one another.
We hope to make your transition to college life and your time at Barnard as enjoyable as possible!
-- CJ Jones, Associate Director for the Quad
Students will be able to see their room & roommate(s) assignments starting Tuesday, August 6, 2019, on the Housing Portal (click my.HOUSING).
For information about getting along with your roommate(s), check out https://barnard.edu/reslife/new-students/roommates.
Note: the First Year Focus residence halls are full and unfortunately it is not possible to request any room changes. Later in the semester, students may look for Room Swaps.
Room & roommate assignments are subject to change both prior to and during the academic year as necessary. For example, in the event that a student's assigned roommate(s) vacate, the College reserves the right to either move the student to a different space and/or assign new roommate(s) in the interest of consolidation and ensuring rooms are fully occupied.
Note: the move-in instructions below apply only for Sunday, August 25. Students moving in for Pre-Orientation Programs (CUE, IPOP, TripleBPOP) will receive individual instructions from their programs.
FYF Move-In Instructions (PDF)
First Year students will move into the residence halls & start the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
Students may check-in based on the floor of their room assignment. As 600+ students will be moving in on the same day, we ask that students and families abide by the move-in times provided below. We are unable to accommodate any requests to move-in or drop off items in rooms earlier than the FYF Move-In day.
|Floor||Check In Time on Sunday, August 25, 2019|
|8th Floor||Arrive between 8am and 8:30am|
|7th Floor||Arrive between 8:30am and 9am|
|6th Floor||Arrive between 9am and 9:30am|
|5th Floor||Arrive between 9:30am and 10am|
|4th Floor||Arrive between 10am and 10:30am|
|3rd Floor||Arrive between 10:30am and 11am|
|2nd Floor||Arrive between 11am and 11:30am|
The Broadway southbound traffic lane closest to the main gate (117th & Broadway) will be blocked to regular traffic for move-in day. Cars will be permitted to unload on Broadway & Claremont Ave. during move-in but are not allowed to park there. You may be asked to wait in your car before unloading, so please be patient. If you are arriving by taxi, direct the driver to the front of the line (at 117th & Broadway) where representatives from the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) will be available to assist you.
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. After unloading, you will need to move your vehicle from the unloading zones. For a list of parking garages and rates, please visit http://barnard.edu/visit/parking.
Due to announced track work, the 1, 2, & 3 subway lines will not be running on Sunday, August 25. For more information on how this may impact your travel to campus (or within the city), please check out this Fact Sheet from the MTA.
Students are encouraged to bring their own hand truck, dolly, or cart if you have them to help your move-in (as the number of moving carts available from the Orientation Leaders will be limited). Personal carts should be labeled with your name and phone number to help prevent loss.
Plan for the weather! It will be hot, so please wear comfortable clothing and remember to drink lots of fluids. If rain is in the forecast, consider weather proofing items with trash bags and/or plastic containers since it is a certainty that items will be exposed to the elements before they are moved to your room.
For information about the following topics, check out the Resources for Moving In
- Campus Map & Directions
- Sending Packages to Campus & Picking Them Up on Move-In Day
- What should you bring to campus? And what items are prohibited on campus?
- Refrigerator Rentals
- Connecting your computer to the campus WiFi (Student Computing)
- Go Green! (Have an Environmentally-Friendly Move-In)
For additional questions, check out New Students.