Monday, November 23, 2015

December Room Change Requests

DECEMBER ROOM CHANGE REQUEST FORMS are now available to download at

Completed forms are due to the Res Life office (110 Sulzberger) before 4pm on Monday, December 7, 2015.

If a vacancy opens up in your room / suite for the Spring, you may encourage a friend to request to move in by submitting a December Room Change Request form *OR* by specifying your room/suite on their housing application (i.e. students returning from abroad, readmitted to the College, commuters wanting to move on-campus).  You will also need to submit a ROOMMATE / SUITEMATE REQUEST FORM ( mutually requesting your friend, before 4pm on Monday, December 7, 2015.

NOTE:  It is *NOT* possible to request to "buy out" a double as a single.  If your current roommate is leaving housing or receives a room change, you will receive a new roommate as a result of the December Room Change Request process or through Spring room assignments.

70+ visiting international students are coming to Barnard this Spring from Australia, China, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela.  If you have a space opening up in your room / suite and would be interested in living with a visiting student, please email

For more information about the December Room Change Request process, please visit

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Winter Break / Applying for Early Winter Return

The residence halls will close for Winter Break at 9AM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2015.  For a list of important reminders & tasks re: closing up your room for the break, please visit

The residence halls reopen for students to return for the Spring semester at 9AM ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016.

Students with valid needs may apply for EARLY WINTER RETURN, i.e. to return to campus housing early starting at 9am on Sunday, January 10, 2016.

The Early Winter Return Application form is now available now to print out at  Students must additionally provide documentation with their application to support their request to return early to campus housing.

The deadline to submit the Early Winter Return application to the Residential Life & Housing office (110 Sulzberger) is 4PM, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 2015.

Please note that Early Winter Return is not guaranteed and approval should not be assumed.  Students should plan accordingly in case their request cannot be approved.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Apply to be an RA for the 2016-17 Academic Year! (mandatory info sessions)

What do Hillary Clinton, Katie Couric, & Kerry Washington all have in common?  They were all resident assistants (RAs) in college!

Do you want to make a difference in other students' lives at Barnard?  Being an RA is your chance to have an impact and be part of a team of hardworking, caring, and dynamic individuals.

To apply to be an RA for the 2016-17 academic year, you must attend one of the following information sessions:

Fri, Nov 132pmElliott, 1st Fl Conference Room
Sun, Nov 156pmSulz Tower, 17th Fl North
Mon, Nov 167:30pmSulz Tower, 17th Fl North
Tue, Nov 178pmSulz Tower, 17th Fl North

For more information (including application materials), please visit

We hope to see you at one of the upcoming Information Sessions!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Community Safety Inspections (October 1-31)

The Barnard RA Staff will be conducting Community Safety Inspections (CSIs) through the end of October.  Residential Life & Housing conducts CSIs three times per year to ensure the safety of our community. During these inspections, the RAs will enter student rooms to check for any potential dangers to the residential community. This commonly includes fire hazards (candles, extension cords, illegal appliances, etc.) and concerns that need to be addressed by Facilities staff (leaks, broken windows, etc.).

While inspecting rooms, RAs are obligated to address any violations that they observe. Each year, the majority of these violations are a result of students possessing items that are prohibited in the residence halls (i.e. microwaves, space heaters, candles, etc). We strongly encourage you to review the list of items that students may not possess in the residence halls.

If you happen to have items that are prohibited, please be sure to remove these items immediately, by either sending them home or donating them to a local charity. RAs are required to confiscate any prohibited items that they come across. Once an item has been confiscated, it cannot be returned to the student.

Any life safety equipment (smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, etc.) and/or window stoppers that have been tampered with, disabled, or removed will result in fines and disciplinary action.

We would like to thank you for working with us to make our community a safer place for everybody to live. Your cooperation and help with conducting the CSIs is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about CSIs, please feel free to reach out to your RA, Associate Director, or the Residential Life & Housing Office.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fall Room Change Requests (Due Thur, 9/17)

Fall Room Change Request forms are now available online and are due to the Residential Life & Housing office (110 Sulzberger) before 4pm on Thursday, September 17, 2015.

For full information about the Fall Room Change process, please visit

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Summer Storage Pick Up for Returning Students

If you used for your summer storage needs, their staff will be on campus on Sunday, September 6th from 10am - 2pm.

They will set up along Broadway between 116th and 118th streets, right in front of the Main gates. Boxes will be unloaded and stacked in alphabetical order so you will be able to retrieve your box(es) easily (bring your Student ID!)

The crew will have a small shuttle van to assist students who live at 110th St or Cathedral Gardens in getting their items home.

Should you have a conflict that will prevent you from being able to retrieve your belongings on Sunday, September 6, please contact directly at or 516-729-5169 to make alternate arrangements.

ID Center open during Returning Student Move-In (Sat, Sept 5, 9am-5pm)

Returning Students: If you lost your Student ID over the summer, the Columbia ID Center (in Kent Hall) will be open on Saturday, Sept 5, from 9am-5pm for replacements.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Music Practice Room Sign Up (starts 9/8)

Student may sign up for Music Practice rooms in the Quad starting on Tuesday, September 8.  Students who are declared music majors may schedule up to 10 practice hours per week and all other students may schedule up to 5 practice hours per week.  Hours are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The room reservations are renewed each semester, so if you had a reserved time for Spring 2015, that time is no longer valid, and you must reschedule your practice room time.

Registration for practice room space will take place:

  • Tuesday, September 8 -- 9am-1pm & 2-4pm
  • Wednesday, September 9 -- 9am-1pm & 2-4pm
  • Thursday, September 10 -- 9am-1pm & 2-4pm
  • Friday, September 11 -- 9am-1pm & 2-4pm

Registration takes place in the office of Residential Life & Housing located in 110 Sulzberger Hall.  If all of the times you were interested in choosing are taken when you arrive, you can sign up for a "non-scheduled user card."  With this card, you can go to the front desk of Sulzberger Hall 15 minutes into any hour (between 7am to 2am) and if no one has shown up for their scheduled practice time, you may use the remaining 45 minutes of that hour.

Students who live in the quad are the only students permitted to sign guests in to use or share their practice hours.  All guest policies apply.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Res Life at or at (212) 854-5561.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Give & Go Green (Sponsored by the Barnard Eco Reps)

The school year is finally coming to a close, and we know you're starting to think about move-out! We at Barnard EcoReps are thinking about it, too! At the end of every school year, Barnard students create a LOT of waste.

Give and Go Green is our initiative to reduce this waste by instead putting it to good use! Every year we throw out perfectly useful clothes, appliances, books, toiletries, and more because we simply can't keep them over the summer. Instead of giving all of that to the landfill, give it to someone in need! Barnard donates your stuff to a couple of great organizations that you can read about below!

WHEN: Collections will begin on Thursday, May 7th - the end of reading week. Collection sites will be set up in each location with signs to direct you where to put things.

(And the deadline in the Quad is 5pm on Friday, May 15!!!)


  • Bagged clothes & bedding in good condition
  • Shoes in wearable condition
  • WORKING appliances, such as fans and lamps
  • Unopened, non-perishable foodstuffs
  • Cleaning supplies (these may be open)
  • Hangers
  • Office supplies, books, pens, etc. 
  • Furniture, decorations, storage containers 
  • WORKING Mini-fridges

  • Anything broken or unusable for others
  • Your recycling... your old chemistry notes go in the paper bin in your suite!! 

Items in good condition can be donated at a few collection sites around campus through (through Wed, May 20 only, except the Quad):

  • Elliot: 3rd Floor TV Lounge
  • 600's: 616 Lounge
  • Plimpton: TV Lounge
  • Cathedral Gardens: 10th floor Lounge 
  • 110th Street: 12L3
  • Quad: Sulzburger Lobby
    (through 5pm on Fri, May 15 only! After this date, take items to the other locations above)


  • Project Grad Bag:
  • Rock and Wrap it Up:
  • Goodwill:

If you have any questions about GGG, please email the Barnard EcoReps at

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Summer Storage Options

As you wind down the academic year, we hope that you are able to find a bit of time to consider your possible summer storage needs.  As a reminder, there is no storage space available on the Barnard campus for students to leave their belongs over the summer.

Barnard has worked with a very reliable and responsible vendor for the last 18 years to provide summer storage services for returning Barnard students.  Once again this summer, Mr. Angelo Reda and the staff at will be here on campus to assist you with your packing and storage needs.

The team will be on campus from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday and Thursday and Friday May 13th, 14th and 15th.  Angelo and his staff will set up with supplies in one of two locations depending on the weather:

  • If it is NOT raining, you will be able to find him and his team just outside of Sulzberger Hall by the steps.
  • However, if it does rain on any one of these three days, he and his team will be set up inside Barnard Hall on the ground floor.

They will have boxes, tape, packing supplies and staff to assist you in moving very heavy items.  Further information can be found on their website,  If you have any questions regarding pricing or accommodations, please feel free to contact Mr. Reda directly via either email ( or on his cell phone at 516-729-5169.  He is very familiar with Barnard's campus, the needs of Barnard students and is a pleasure to work with; we know you will think so too!

In order to best serve each student's individual needs, you are encouraged to send an email to containing:

  • Your LAST Name
  • Your Mobile Phone #
  • The number of boxes you anticipate needing

By doing so, the boxes will be pre-labeled and ready for you when you arrive to pick them up!

Please note that there are other vendors and if you elect to choose one that comes to your room/suite to retrieve your items, you MUST be present to meet the person(s) at the front desk and must sign them in as a guest.  No vendors will be given permission to go to your room/suite without your presence.

Thanks & enjoy the rest of your day!