Welcome home! Back@Barnard is a series of events and experiences throughout the first week of classes, September 4th until September 14th, designed to encourage students to explore campus life and resources, meet new people, have fun, and attend traditional programs like the Activities Fair, the Block Party, and Convocation. It's our way of introducing and welcoming incoming students to their new home and campus life and our way of welcoming back our returning students. We hope to see you at some of the exciting events during Back@Barnard!

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List of programs:

Making the Most of the Opportunities Fair (Tues. Sep 4th, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM, Beyond Barnard Library)
Come to Beyond Barnard to learn about the Opportunities Fair! We will talk about what to expect, dress code and how to effectively interface with employers from all industries. 

Neuroscience and Behavior Program (Tues. Sep 4th, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM, 530 Altschul)
Learn how to plan your coursework as a Neuroscience and Behavior major.

Beyond Barnard Student Employment 101 (Tues. Sep 4th, 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM, Barnard Hall, James Room)
Beyond Barnard Student Employment 101 will help you locate and acquire campus employment. With new policies and protocols for student workers, we encourage student workers to attend this event to learn more about student employment at Barnard College!

BLOCK PARTY (Tues. Sep 4th, 5:00 PM- 7:30 PM, LAWN)
Join Barnard students from all four classes and members of the faculty and administration at this annual tradition! We will celebrate the first day of classes and the start of a new academic year at our annual Block Party! Enjoy free BBQ and a special gift from the Student Life team. We hope to see you there!There will be BBQ & cake in the Quad and live entertainment and giveaways on the Lawn!

Residential Life Welcome Back! (Wed. Sep 5th)
Join Res Life Staff and Fellow Residents on the Quad for an enjoyable Welcome Back.

NYPL Sign Ups (Wed. Sep 5th, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Milstein Center Lobby)
Come sign up for a New York Public Library card on Wednesday, September 5th! We'll be helping students, staff, faculty, and alums sign up for NYPL cards for free! We will be in the lobby of the Milstein Teaching & Learning Center. Bring your BC/CUID, fill out a quick form, and you'll get a shiny new library card on the spot!

Activities Fair (Wed. Sep 5th, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Diana Center Event Oval)
Come learn about the different clubs and organizations here at Barnard! Whether you're interested in performance, outdoor adventures, cultural identity, or anything else, you're sure to find a student club here!

Barnard Center for Research On Women Open House (Wed. Sep 5th, 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM, Milstein Center 6th Floor)
The Barnard Center for Research on Women brings together scholars and activists through working groups, public events, publications, and multimedia projects that build inter-sectional social justice feminist analyses and generate concrete steps toward social transformation. Come to our open house to learn more about our upcoming programs, events, and projects, and ways to get involved. 

Beyond Barnard: Curating a Life Beyond the Gates (Wed. Sep 5th, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Altschul, Lehman Hall 202)
Beyond Barnard is here to support your goals from your first year on campus through your lifetime as an Alumna. We provide support with internships, externships, part-time student employment, full-time career opportunities, civic engagement, Alumnae support, fellowships and professional schools applications, as well as serve as a resource for funding opportunities for unpaid internships, part-time jobs, professional conferences, and more. Come on over to learn more about how we can help you imagine and achieve your future goals!

Barnard Bares: Your Sex Ed and Relationship Questions Answered (Wed. Sep 5th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Sexuality, identity, relationships - they can ALL feel confusing sometimes. Have you ever had a question about them but you just didn't know who to ask? You're in luck because Barnard has expert staff who can answer all the questions you've ever wanted to ask (and probably some you haven't thought of!) Join staff from Being Barnard, Well Woman, and SVR for an evening of discussion, discovery, and fun. Snacks, drinks, and sexual health goodie bags will be provided!

Opportunities Fair Open House (Sep 6th, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Beyond Barnard Library)
Students will be able to meet Beyond Barnard staff and have their resume edited before the Opportunities Fair on Friday.

Silent Disco/Trash Bag Bash (Sep 6th, 7:00PM - 10:00PM, LL1 Lobby, GMT, and GMT Lobby Enter at Diana Main Entrance)
What better way to reconnect with friends and get back into the groove of things than a party? Come celebrate the start of the new Academic Year at the Trash Bag Ball! However, in order to enter the party one must wear an article of clothing made out of a trash bag, or come dressed wearing anything but store-bought clothing in their store-bought forms! Flex those creative muscles! Music will be via a silent Discglow headphones system! Mocktail beverages will be provided by the Alcohol & Substance Awareness Program. Featuring a live DJ and also a playlist channel curated by Student Life's very own Ana Angeles and Brianna Johnson! We will be taking lots of pictures outside of the GMT!

English New Student Orientation (Sep 7th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Barnard Hall, Room 409)
Welcome to the English Department Fall Semester Orientation! Come by at 10am in 409 Barnard to meet the faculty, talk to prospective and current English majors, and learn about classes being offered this semester. Insomnia Cookies will be served.

Library Adventure (Sep 7th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Milstein Center [by exhibit in the lobby])
Students will meet staff from the many divisions of BLAIS: the Archives, Collection Services, Design Lab, Digital Humanities Center, Empirical Reasoning Center, Instructional Media and Technology Services (IMATS), Media Lab, Movement Lab, Personal Librarian Program and the Zine Library on this sporty, self-guided choose your own adventure. There will be edible & stickable treats along the way and the whole thing will culminate with a something cool we haven't yet determined (last year it was a Millie the Library Bear phone wallet). P.S. You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter Barnard College Library

Beyond Barnard Opportunities Fair (Sep 7th, 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM, Beyond Barnard Library)
The Fall 2018 Beyond Barnard Opportunities Fair highlights organizations and companies from various industries and sectors including media, marketing, consulting, advertising, finance, non-profits, and more. Also available at the Fair is the opportunity for students to connect with part-time campus job opportunities, as well as with civic engagement partners for internship and volunteer opportunities.

Environmental Science Open House (Sep. 10th, 12:00 PM -1:30 PM, Altshul 403)
Come meet the Environmental Science Department! Join faculty, staff, and current students to learn about our majors (Environmental Science, Environmental Biology, and Environmental Sustainability) and our minor. Information on our course offerings, research opportunities, and upcoming trips will be available. Lunch provided.

GMT Workshop (Sep. 11th, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, GMT)
The GMT Workshop will be a time for performance groups or anyone interested in performing within that space to meet with Allie and Jess (the Head Coordinators of the GMT), learn about the fundamental guidelines of the space, and pose questions about upcoming productions and how to maximize effectivity.

Beyond Barnard Student Employment 101 (Sep. 12th, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor)
Beyond Barnard Student Employment 101 will provide information for students on how to locate and acquire campus jobs. We are here to help students get hired!

Anti-Violence: History, Resources, and Engagement at Barnard/Columbia (Sep. 13th, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Altschul 805)
Facilitators will describe the history of SVR and the services available at SVR. Participants will engage in discussion about accessing services and supporting a friend. Facilitators will encourage students to think about how they can make a difference in the Barnard Community. Participants will hear from a current SVR volunteer and learn ways to get involved.

Convocation (Sep 13th, 3:45 PM, Riverside Church) 
Join President Beilock and the Barnard community for our College-wide Convocation as we welcome the new members of the student body to Barnard's rich academic tradition. Keynote address by Maria Hinojosa ’84, Executive Producer, Latino USA.

Consent in the Performing Arts (Sep 13, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, GMT)
In the fall of 2017, the #MeToo movement cracked open the code of silence that had permeated Hollywood and the arts communities for decades - giving a voice to survivors of violence and starting a much needed dialogue about community and accountability. But where are we as artists and a movement nearly 1 year later? Join Being Barnard as we consider our roles as student artist and leaders and develop ways of creating a safer and more accountable community. 

4+1 Combined Programs (Sep 14th, 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM, Beyond Barnard Library)
Are you interested in the 4+1 Combined Programs offered by the college? Come learn about earning a graduate degree in 4+1! We will discuss programs at SIPA, SEAS, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. It's never too early!

Navigating the Pre-Health Process at Barnard, Beyond Barnard Library (Sep 14th, 1:00 PM, Beyond Barnard Library)
Interested in the Health Professions? Come learn more about pre-health advising, resources, and ask questions! 

Well-come to Barnard (Sep 14th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Reid 119)
Well-come to Barnard! Join Well-Woman and Being Barnard for an open house where you can: learn more about our programs, explore the office, meet the peer educators and staff, get the scoop on our wellness resources and events, grab a poster, make a button, and learn our top tips for starting the semester off *well*

Africana Studies Panel Discussion, (Sep 14th, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM , Event Oval)
The annual Lewis-Ezekoye lecture celebrates the collaborative, life-long friendship formed by two Barnard Alumni who graduated in 1966, Denise Jackson Lewis and Adeaze Otue Ezekoye. This year's inter-generational conversation between Ntozake Shange (BC '70) and artist-activist Sydnie Moseley (BC '07) on movement, art and activism shows how the Barnard College "experience" extends for years past graduation. It also highlights the Ntozake Shange Collection at Barnard College as a resource for students and faculty.