- Housing Applications
- First Year Students
- Transfer & Visiting Students
- Notification of Room & Roommate Assignment
Students are not required to live on campus; however, students are encouraged to live on campus for at least their first year in order to acclimate to the campus and to New York City. 98% of Barnard First-Year students live on campus and over 90% of students overall.
Any student with a diagnosed disability or chronic medical condition who may need an accommodation (air-conditioning, accessible housing, strobe fire alarm for a deaf student, etc) should contract Disability Services to complete a Disability Housing Accommodation Request (DHR). More information is available at http://barnard.edu/reslife/disability/.
All incoming First Year, Transfer, and Visiting Students are asked to fill out an online housing application to let the College know if they wish to live in campus-housing or not.
This housing application will be available in late May / early June. The link will be sent to new enrolling students once available.
Transfer & Visiting Students who start in the Spring who wish to live on campus will fill out a housing in December. A link will be provided via email.
Students who are part of the Visiting International Student Program (VISP) will submit their housing preferences to the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs in the Fall.
First Year students who wish to live on campus are assigned to double-, triple-, or quad-occupancy rooms in Brooks, Reid, or Sulzberger Halls. All First Years living in campus housing are required to participate in the Platinum Meal Plan (19 meals a week).
Note: there are no single rooms available in the First Year residence halls; however, students may be able to pick into singles for subsequent acedemic years through the Continuing Student Housing Lottery.
Enrolling First Year students are guaranteed campus housing if they submit their housing application by the deadline (the Fall 2017 deadline will be posted later this semester). Students who apply for housing after that date cannot be guaranteed assignment.
The First Year Focus (FYF) Program at Barnard is an extended orientation program for first-year students that continues throughout the year. It combines academic and co-curricular activities to assist first-year students in adjusting to college life, Barnard, and New York City. Entertaining and informative activities and workshops, ranging from informal weekly programs to larger formal events, are organized in the residence halls especially for first-year students.
While the College does its best best to provide housing to Transfer & Visiting students who wish to live on campus, we unfortunately cannot guarantee placement. Priority is determined by deposit date & distance from campus.
Students may apply to live in single- or multiple-occupancy rooms; however, the number of singles and/or rooms not requiring participation in the Quad Upperclass Meal Plan is typically limited.
First Year Students: room and roommate assignments are typically emailed to students by the end of the first week of August.
Transfer & Visiting Students: room and roommate/suitemate assignments will be sent via email (space permitting) by mid-August. Please note that while the College does its best to provide room assignments to all students who wish to live on campus, housing is not guaranteed for Transfer & Visiting students.
No information regarding room assignments and/or roommates will be available before the times noted above.