Skip Stop Commuter Organization
Barnard College’s student organization for commuters was named after the now-defunct # 9 train (a.k.a. skip stop) which used to stop at 116th Street and Broadway. This group provides services to support commuter life at Barnard. Skip Stop hosts breakfasts, lunches, and snack breaks periodically in the Commuter Lounge. Please feel free to stop by the Skip Stop Lounge, 103 Diana Center. Skip Stop Officers are elected on a yearly basis, each spring semester. The Officer Board is responsible for planning and implementing programs for the commuter community and oversees the use of the Commuter Lounge.
The advisor to Skip Stop is Rebecca Lesperance, who can be found in the Student Experience & Engagement (SEE) Office, 301 Diana Center. She is available to discuss, support, and implement programs for commuter students and put forward initiatives to support commuter students at Barnard.
Commuter students may enter Barnard residence halls. Students must have a "C" sticker (available from the CARES Team) and current semester sticker (available from the ID Center, 204 Kent Hall) on their student ID card and present it to the Front Desk Access Attendant. The CARES Office is located in Elliott Hall, at 49 Claremont Ave. CARES is nearest to the corner of W 119th and Claremont Ave. "The 'C' Sticker can be picked up at the CARES Office between 9 AM - 11 PM."
Please note: Commuter students may not sign in non-student guests into the residence halls. If you have questions about the residence halls, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lockers are located in the tunnels under Barnard Hall. Commuter students can obtain a locker by following these simple steps:
Pay $3 at the Bursar’s Office in Lower Level Milbank Hall (15 Milbank).
Bring the receipt to the Facilities Office in the Mezzanine of Barnard Hall (105 Barnard).
A locker, along with its combination, will be assigned to you.
Do not forget to renew your locker registration at the end of the school year, or else you will lose your deposit.
The main computer lab, located in 307 Diana Center, houses PCs, Macintoshes, two scanners and printers. Full-time and part-time student staff are available in this lab to help students with questions, problems, and general support. Four smaller labs, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the academic year, are located in the residence halls:
Sulzberger - two labs in the basement
Plimpton - off the Main Lounge
616 W. 116th Street - off the lobby.
All computers in the labs provide access to BCIT-supported software applications and to the Internet. All of the labs have printers.
Dining Options On Campus
All non-residential students are enrolled by default in the Convenience Points Plan (and may upgrade to a more comprehensive meal plan via the Meal Plan Change Form before each semester). For more information, please check out https://barnard.edu/
Students are able to use the Barnard Meal Plan via their Student ID card in locations across campus, including Liz's Place, Peet's Coffee, the Diana Cafe, and the Hewitt Cafeteria. Upgraded meal plans with meal swipes can also be used in Columbia cafeterias as part of the dining exchange. For information about the Barnard Dining options, please check out https://dineoncampus.com/
Options for Off-Campus Housing
For links to help you navigate looking for off-campus housing, please check out http://barnard.edu/
The Barnard Fitness Center is located in the lower level of Barnard Hall and includes cardio and strength equipment. You must present your Barnard ID for admittance. Fitbear Group Fitness classes are free to Barnard students. Locker rooms are available at no charge. The schedule for both the Fitness Center and Fitbear are on the Physical Education website: pe.barnard.edu
Barnard students may also use Dodge Fitness Center on the Columbia campus. There are Club Sports and Intramural Leagues open to all. Check out their website: perec.columbia.edu
All commuter students are entitled to the services provided by Primary Care Health Service, located in Lower Level Brooks Hall. These services are covered by the comprehensive fee.
Other health service programs that commuter students are entitled to include:
- Denise LeFrak Foundation Alcohol and Substance Awareness Program (ASAP )
- Disability Services
- Furman Counseling Center
- Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center
- Well-Woman Health Promotion Program
Community Safety Desk
104 Barnard Hall
In the event you forget your ID at home, you can receive a Temporary ID from the Public Safety Desk located in the Lobby of Barnard Hall.