- Applying for Summer Housing
- Housing for Summer Block A & B
- Spring Interim
- Fall Interim
- Cancellation Fees
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Monday, March 15, 2021
- 11:59pm EST Monday, March 29, 2021
Students will be informed if they will receive summer housing or not by April 7.
Available space will be limited. Please see below for information about application priority.
The amount of space available for summer housing is limited. While we hope to provide housing to as many applicants as possible, if demand for housing exceeds availability requests will be prioritized in the following order:
- Students enrolled in 3 or more credits in Barnard or Columbia courses, and for the applicable Summer term
- Students participating in the Summer Research Institute (SRI)
- Students working an on-campus or local job or internship
We recognize that a small number of students may have extenuating circumstances that may necessitate living on campus for the Summer term. Students who apply and and do not receive a summer assignment will be contacted to further discuss their circumstances.
Students involved in campus summer programs not listed above should be in touch with their Program Managers for information about residency requirements and/or options for this summer.
|Block(s)||Cost||Move In Date(s)||Move Out Deadline|
|Summer A only||$2700||Sat or Sun, May 1 or 2||12noon Friday, June 18*|
|Summer B only||$2700||Sun, June 27||Saturday, Aug 14 - 12noon Mon, Aug 16*|
|Both Summer A + B||$5400||Sat or Sun, May 1 or 2||Saturday, Aug 14 - 12noon Mon, Aug 16*|
* Students are expected to move out within 24 hours of their last scheduled exam.
Late check-ins are not available. Move out extensions are not available.
Students not already living in Spring housing will be required to select a Check-In Time Slot. Students will be required to complete an arrival quarantine period upon moving in. More information will be shared with students who receive summer housing when available.
- Students currently living in Spring housing may request Spring Interim Housing to stay on campus between the end of Spring and start of Summer Block A.
- Students will all be expected to vacate housing completely after the end of Summer B. Very limited exceptions will be available for some students to stay on campus for Fall Interim Housing (between the end of Block B and start of Fall).
Students who received financial aid during the 2020 Fall and 2021 Spring semesters can receive financial assistance for on-campus summer housing if they will be enrolled in 3 or more credits for each summer block in which they are seeking housing. The Off-Campus Housing Grant is not available for the summer.
The chart below shows how much assistance they would receive based on their annual family contribution for the 2020-2021. If you have questions about how much aid you might receive, please check your paperwork from the Financial Aid office and/or email email@example.com.
|Less than $5,000||will receive a credit of $2700 per block they live on campus|
|Between $5,000-$20,000||will receive a $2430 credit per block they live on campus|
|Between $20,001-$50,000||will receive a $1620 credit per block they live on campus|
|Above $50,001||will receive a $1080 credit per block they live on campus|
Students who are participating in the Summer Research Institute (SRI) and are not receiving financial assistance as outlined above will be billed at the $2700 rate per Summer Block and receive a credit of $675.
Students will be assigned to individual bedrooms in suites with other students. For students assigned to a double room by themselves, the second set of furniture may not be removed from the room.
All buildings will feature air-conditioning and access to a kitchen. The specific buildings that will be used are still to be determined.
Students will be informed if they receive summer housing or not by April 7. Specific room assignments for the summer will be communicated to students by April 16. Note: summer assignments may be adjusted as needed.
Students currently living in Spring Housing may be required to move to a different building or to consolidate to a different suite within their current building.
Students will be assigned where space is available and specific residence halls cannot be requested or ranked. Students may create a Suitemate Requests Group on their Application; however, placement together cannot be guaranteed as space will be extremely limited. Students in a Request Group must be requesting the same Block(s) for the summer in order for the request to be considered.
Students who received a housing accommodation for Spring 2021 or already requested one for the 2021-22 academic year do not need to submit new requests for the Summer (unless they are requesting a new accommodation).
The priority deadline to submit a new accommodation request for the summer is March 22. For more information, please visit barnard.edu/disability-services/housing-accommodations.
Students living in Spring housing who request housing for Summer A or Both Blocks may also request to stay on campus for Spring Interim (i.e. housing between the end of Spring and start of Summer A). There is no additional charge for Spring Interim housing for eligible students.
Spring Interim is available to provide a place for students to live between the Spring & Summer semester. It is not to provide storage for students' belongings so they can leave campus and travel. Students in Spring Interim must remain on campus in case it is necessary for them to move temporarily and/or to a new summer assignment when required in order to facilitate cleaning of the residence halls. Students found to have left campus would be subject to fines and/or loss of summer housing.
Summer residents who do not request Spring Interim housing may not leave any items on campus after moving out at the end of the Spring semester. They must fully vacate with their belongings before moving back into summer housing on the required date(s).
It is the expectation that all students will vacate the residence halls at the end of Summer B (12noon, August 14). Very few exceptions will be made. Students who may need Fall Interim housing (i.e. between end of Summer B and start of Fall semester) may qualify if they meet the following criteria:
- Live in summer housing for entire Block B
- Have a confirmed room assignment (or are on the Guaranteed List) for 2021-2022
- Have a permanent address that is more than 500 miles from campus
The price for Fall Interim housing is $1050.
Summer residents who do not request Fall Interim or are not eligible may not leave any items on campus after moving out at the end of Summer B. They must fully vacate with their belongings. Students with Fall housing would then move back in at the start of the Fall semester.
Fall Interim Housing is available to provide a place for students to live between the Summer & Fall semester. It is not to provide storage for students' belongings so they can leave campus and travel. To facilitate the preparation of residence halls for the Fall semester, students in Fall Interim housing must remain on campus throughout the interim period in order to move to temporary housing and/or their Fall assignment when requested.
Students who wish to terminate their Summer Housing Application or room assignment will not be considered cancelled until they complete all applicable steps below:
- the Summer Housing Cancellation Form is submitted
- the student has vacated their room assignment
- the student has properly checked out of housing (including submitting a check-out envelope with their room keys)
Students will be liable for the full charge for summer housing until all steps above have been completed.
The cancellation fee schedule will be posted when the application opens on March 15.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Until further notice, the current guest restrictions for the Spring will continue for the summer.
- Summer Housing may only enter the residence hall they are assigned to (and not enter other residence halls).
- Students living off-campus may not enter any residence halls.
- Residents may not sign in any guests (including family members). This includes while moving in/out.
Residents are encouraged to limit social gatherings in their room with suitemates / hallmates and are expected to comply with College & public health guidance when gathering. This includes maintaining 6 feet of physical distance and wearing a face covering at all times.
Students are encouraged to socialize outdoors while practicing physical distancing or by using technological tools.
No. Students who receive housing must move in at the start of the Block. Late move-ins are not available. Students who receive housing will select a Check-In Time Slot closer to the start of summer housing.
- Block A: Saturday or Sunday, May 1 or 2, 2021
- Block B: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Students will have the opportunity to sign up for a summer meal plan if they wish. More information will be available from Barnard Dining at a later date. All students will be placed in locations where they have access to a kitchen to cook for themselves.
Students who need meals during quarantine or isolation will be billed for those meals on their Student Account.
No. The off-campus housing grant is not available for the summer.
The specific residence halls that will be used is still to be determined. Students will be assigned to buildings with Air-Conditioning and Kitchen access, in individual bedrooms in suites with other students.
Note: while students may form Mate Request Groups on their application, students will not be able to request or rank specific residence halls. Students who receive summer housing will be assigned where space is available.
Maybe. Students currently living in Spring housing may need to move to a different suite or building if they receive summer housing
- Students living in 616 or 620 would definitely need to move because those residence halls do not have air-conditioning.
- Students living in other residence halls may need consolidate to a different suite or building in order to facilitate cleaning of the residence halls for the summer and/or grouping students staying for the same block(s).