After Room Selection
Signing a contract for housing is an academic year-long commitment.
If you pick or receive a room assignment (or sign up for the Guaranteed List) and then...
- get into a Study Abroad program for the Fall
- decide to move off-campus
- transfer to another school
- take a leave of absence, etc.
... you need to submit the Housing Cancellation Form to cancel your Housing Contact.
(If a senior picks with their group during the Columbia Suite Lottery, any backup room they picked at Barnard will be automatically cancelled)
Students must cancel by Thursday, April 22, 2021*, to avoid a cancellation fee. * Note: the cancellation deadline has been updated from the date posted prior to the start of Room Selection registration.
For the full 2021-2022 Cancellation Policies and cancellation fee calendar, please visit barnard.edu/reslife/cancellations (will be posted by the end of Spring Break).
If you are thinking about living off-campus, we strongly encourage you to discuss your individual circumstances with the Financial Aid office before finalizing your decision, as changing to commuter status may affect the amount of financial aid you may be eligible for and/or receive.
Students who move off-campus or take a leave of absence will not have a guarantee of campus housing if they later apply for campus housing.
All selections in Room Selection are FINAL. After a student picks a space, room changes (including within a suite) are not be available until the time periods covered below.
Information about applying for summer housing is available at barnard.edu/reslife/summer-housing.
Barnard's residence halls will close for Winter Break at 9am on Thursday, December 23, 2021, and reopen at 9am on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
With few exceptions, students may not be in campus housing over Winter Break. Plimpton Hall is the only residence hall that will be open for the limited number of students approved for Winter Break Housing.
Information about applying for Winter Break Housing will be shared with students during the Fall semester.