All students have access to health care and mental health care services. Attend a listening session or make an appointment - take advantage of our resources.
Life as a student in an intellectually and academically challenging environment is both invigorating and intense. So is life after Barnard. That’s why the education you get here is not just for your degree. It’s also an education in self-care, life skills, and exploring who you are.
Workouts boost energy and release tension. From yoga to kickboxing, there’s a friendly Fitbear group fitness class on campus nearly every day of the week.
Furman Counseling Center offers therapy, support groups, relaxation and biofeedback training, medications, and referrals into the community to help you stay balanced and motivated.
Barnard has a strong support system, giving you a net to land in when you’re overwhelmed. Everyone manages stress differently, but as long as you have a method, Barnard is here to help.
Free to Be
Workshops, dialogues, and community spaces on the Barnard campus reflect the College's ethos: You should feel safe to be yourself here, and to explore the experiences and identities that make you who are.
Being Barnard raises awareness around violence prevention, from relationship skills and healthy sexuality to the ways our identities intersect with power, privilege, and oppression.
Juggling new friendships, a giant metropolis, clubs and activities, the 24/7 news cycle, a job or internship, and your academic course load — it’s a challenge. Peer tutors and learning support staff have your back. They’ll teach you skills like how to manage new challenges and soothe worries in the process.
The peer-to-peer learning program worked with me to improve my time-management and class scores, so I’m less worried today. I am now a very sociable and confident freshman who is not scared of new challenges.
A Well Wallet
Money issues can seem daunting. Beyond Barnard advisors and mentors help support your financial well-being now and post-graduation.
Explore career opportunities, and get industry and grad school advice from a staff of advisors and Barnard's New York alumnae network.
The Barnard Bartending program can take you from amateur drink-maker to professional mixologist, earning upward of $20 an hour.
Get a job at Barnard or Columbia that fits your interests and skills, and also respects that you’re a student first.