Thursday, March 23, 2017

Reminder: Use Browser OTHER THAN SAFARI for P/D/F selection (deadline TONIGHT 3/23, 11 p.m.)



Quick reminder for those who may be having technical difficulties when trying to elect the Pass/D/Fail option:

The Safari web browser is NOT compatible with webAdvisor (see previous blog post for screenshot and more directions).  If you are trying to select the p/d/f option, please use Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or another web browser.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE: Be a Barnard Peer Academic Leader (PAL) -- deadline 3/31/17

 Peer Academic Leader Application

The Office of the Dean of Studies is excited to announce the Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) program, a new mentoring initiative that will pair rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with first-year students. Selected students will be trained to offer advice and guidance to first-years (think: revealing the best study spaces in Butler, tips on how to find your niche in the campus community) and serve as role models, student leaders, and representatives of the College. For this inaugural year of the PALs program, the first-year mentees will be a small cohort of students who self-identify as First Generation and/or Low Income.

 PALs will be chosen after a selective application and interview process, and will be compensated for their time.  PALs must be, and remain, in good academic and disciplinary standing.  PALs are expected to commit to being on-campus for both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters, with no commitment to study abroad, and they will be required to attend ALL training sessions and individual and group meetings.  Once trained, PALs will be able to offer academic advising, refer on-campus resources, and share social and college life adjustment strategies to the younger students in their PAL group.

If you are someone who is discreet, respectful, professional, uses good judgment, maintains confidentiality, knows how to get a seat in the library during Reading Week, and wants to serve as a role model for fellow Barnard students to look up to, we encourage you to apply to be a PAL!

NOW AVAILABLE:  Link to Online Application

Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

After submission of the application, selected applicants will be contacted for an interview with the selection committee.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Perceptions of Undergraduate Life and Student Experience [PULSE] survey



Help us take the PULSE of the Barnard student body!
Take a break from studying and complete an engaging survey about your academic and co-curricular experiences at Barnard. The Dean’s Office will use your responses to better understand our students and enhance our services. Check your email for your personal link to the online survey in the “Request from Dean Friedman” sent on 3/14, or watch for another reminder from Dean Hinkson the week after break. 

Don't miss this chance to make your voice heard -- the survey will close soon!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Earning Credit for Summer Coursework

Thinking about summer?



If you're considering taking summer classes, here are some things to do:

Pass/D/Fail Deadline - Thursday, 3/23/17, 11 p.m. via myBarnard





If you want to declare the Pass/D/Fail option for a spring 2017 course, the deadline to declare  is Thursday, March 23, at 11:00 p.m. through WebAdvisor on myBarnard.

NOTE: WebAdvisor is not compatible with Safari. Be sure you're using Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or any other non-Safari browser.

FAQs:

What is P/D/F exactly?

  • This is a transaction between you, the computer, and the registrar.  You do not need to discuss it with your instructor, and it does not require permission.  If you elect this option, your professor will continue to grade your work like any other students and submit a final grade for you for the course.  The grade must be a “C-” or higher to earn a “P”  
  • If you earn a D, it will be a D.  If you earn an F, it will be an F.  
  • If you believe you are in danger of earning a D or an F, please see previous blog post regarding academic supports and/or meet with your instructor, TA, adviser, class dean, or all of the above!


Am I allowed to take a particular class P/D/F?
You can find the rules governing the pass/d/fail option, as well as instructions for utilizing it, here on the Registrar's website.

How do I elect to take a class P/D/F?
You do not need your adviser's approval to select the P/D/F option, but it would be a good idea to discuss the matter with your adviser or class dean to ensure that you have thought through the decision.  Go to myBarnard and follow the registrar's directions to elect the p/d/f option.

I tried to click on P/D/F Option online as directed, but nothing happened!
This is most likely because you are using Safari as your web browser.  Try Chrome or Firefox or something else.  If the problem persists, contact Student Computing.

What is this "uncovering" I keep hearing about, and how/when/why would I do that?
If you elect the P/D/F option by the deadline today, you will have the opportunity, at the beginning of next semester, to log into myBarnard, click on the "Pass/D/Fail Option" link in Web Adviser, and peek at what grade you would have earned had you taken the class for a letter grade.  If you like that grade, you may opt to "uncover" it and revert to letter-graded status.  If you do nothing, the grade will remain in P/D/F status.  The deadline to uncover a grade of P is the registration deadline at the beginning of the following semester.

Course Withdrawal Deadline -- requires form AND signature: 3/23/17, 4:30 p.m.



The deadline to withdraw from a course is Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m.  As a reminder, you need your adviser's signature on a withdrawal form in order to withdraw from a course.

To withdraw from a course:
  1. Make an appointment to meet with your adviser.
  2. Pick up a withdrawal form (same as the drop form) from the Registrar's office (107 Milbank), Complete the form, meet with your adviser to discuss and obtain their signature.
  3. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office before they close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. The course will remain on your transcript with a "W" next to the number of credits, indicating that you officially withdrew from the course midway through the semester.
Remember that all students are expected to complete at least 12 points of credit per semester; if you have extenuating circumstances and believe need to drop below 12 points of credit by withdrawing from a course, you must see the Office of Disability Services for special permission, which is given only under extraordinary circumstances.

Considering staying in a challenging course?  Don't forget to check out the helpful resources at http://barnardfirstyear.blogspot.com/2017/02/resource-help-rooms-to-support-your.html.

FAQ:  I tried to withdraw from a class by clicking "drop" on Student Planning, but nothing happened!
A:  See directions above -- you must meet with an adviser and submit an actual paper form (welcome to the 20th Century!) to the Registrar's office.

FAQ: I withdrew from a course following the proper procedures, but it is still on my schedule and timeline in Student Planning
A:  Don't worry!  A student will not see the W (which is a final grade) until grades are in for this semester.  But if the course is gone from Courseworks, you have successfully withdrawn from it.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Enjoy your Spring Break


It's hard to believe that you're almost 3/4 of the way through your first year in college.  The First-Year Blog wishes you a restful and restorative break -- whatever else you're doing, we hope you will also take some time to sleep!

If you're staying on campus, please note that there may be fewer services available to you than when class is in session -- double-check if you're planning on doing something that that thing is in fact happening.


Looking ahead to post-break:  please note two rapidly-approaching deadlines:
  • March 23, 2017 at 4:30 PM -- deadline to withdraw from a class with a W
  • March 23, 2017 -- deadline to elect P/D/F option (via myBarnard)


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Rest-of-Semester Roadmap Redux

Missed this week's Rest-of-Semester Roadmap?

We covered important info on:
  • Academic and other supportive resources on campus
  • Upcoming P/D/F and Withdrawal deadlines and procedures
  • Advising & registration for Fall 2017
  • Options for summer 2017
Catch up on what you missed by viewing this Prezi:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Opportunity: First-Year Resume and Cover Letter Workshop



Date: Wednesday, March 8th
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Milbank 405

Peer Career Advisors will be reviewing resume and cover letter formatting and will be providing important do's and don'ts that will assist with securing an internship.

If interested, please bring a hard copy of your resume and/or cover letter and a Peer Career Advisor will be available for individual career counseling following the presentation.

For questions, please feel free to reach out to Alexa Hammel at ahammel@barnard.edu

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Columbia Summer Course Registration for Barnard Students


Columbia Summer Registration Opens February 27

Registration for Barnard College students interested in taking classes at Columbia this summer opened Monday, February 27 on Student Services Online (SSOL). A guide to SSOL registration is available here.

Note:  some students have reported technical issues with SSOL.  If this happens to you, please email summersessions@columbia.edu for assistance.  

Current Barnard students are eligible to register for summer classes at Columbia without reapplying. Offered in two blocks starting May 22 and July 3, Summer Sessions are the perfect time for undergraduates to expand their knowledge in a topic, further their academic plan, or try something new by pursuing a University course from among those offered in over 50 subject areas. Plan now and beat the rush because courses fill up on a space-available basis.

For details, please visit http://sps.columbia.edu/summer/courses

Reminder:  all summer courses -- including those taken at Columbia -- are considered transfer credit, so be sure to read and follow the directions at http://barnard.edu/registrar/external-credit/summer-courses

Monday, February 27, 2017

Learn more about majors and departments at Program Planning / Open House meetings

Want to learn more about a possible major?
Curious about a field and not sure where to start?
Want to hear from faculty advisers and fellow students who share your interests?


Attend a Departmental Program Planning Meeting / Open House!


How do I know when and where a department has its meeting?
  1. First, log into myBarnard
  2. Then, click on this link to view a Google Spreadsheet of upcoming meetings (form requires myBarnard login).
  3. Department you're interested in not on the list?  They are being added all the time, so keep checking.  You can also contact a department chair directly to ask if they will be having a meeting and, if not, if they would have time to talk with you about your interest.

Reminder: Rest-of-Semester Roadmap: Spring 2017 edition



Don't forget!  This week is your chance to learn all about:
  • Upcoming Deadlines
    • Pass/D/Fail
    • Withdrawal
  • Planning for Summer 2017
  • Planning for Fall 2017
  • Welcoming the Class of 2021 (!)
  • Plenty of time for Q & A about academics and advising.
Yes, it's time for:
Rest-of-Semester Roadmap: Spring 2017 Edition
Please plan to attend one of the following:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
ALT 202 Lehman Auditorium

or

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
ALT 202 Lehman Auditorium

Friday, February 24, 2017

Workshop: Maximizing the Internship MONDAY 2/27


Could you be a future Rhodes Scholar? Find out how to prepare yourself to be a competitive candidate for this prestigious opportunity!


A message from Dean Runsdorf:

Dear First Years:

Do you have an interest in one day pursuing graduate study at Oxford University with the full financial support of a Rhodes Scholarship?  The great majority of you will become eligible to apply for this prestigious award when you become seniors, but we want you to begin thinking and planning ahead.   To learn more about the Rhodes Scholarship—what makes a good candidate, how to apply, the benefits offered to recipients—I strongly encourage you to attend a special information session that will be held from 5-6pm on Tuesday, March 7, in 202 Altschul.  

We are very fortunate that three former Rhodes Scholars, including Barnard’s own Professor Jim Basker, will be on hand to discuss their experiences at Oxford and to answer your questions.

If you are unable to attend but would like to know more about the Rhodes Scholarship, please feel free to schedule an appointment with me: https://barnard.edu/dos/about/meet

For additional information, http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

I look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

Dean Runsdorf

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

History Department Meeting for Prospective Majors -- WEDNESDAY 2/22/17

Thinking of majoring in History?

Want to learn more about it?

Now's your chance!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Opportunity: "Traditions": Meet Visiting International Students & learn about their cultures



Every year Barnard hosts a group of students from partner institutions abroad, visiting us for a semester. Come meet our visiting international students (VISP), learn more about their cultures, and sample traditional food from their countries!!! This year's theme is "Traditions."
VISP Culture Nights: 

Wednesday, 02/22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday, 02/24, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: James Room
We hope to see you there!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Save the Date: Rest-of-Semester Roadmap: Spring 2017 Edition



Mark your calendars!  

Rest-of-Semester Roadmap: Spring 2017 Edition
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Planning for Summer 2017
  • Planning for Fall 2017
  • Welcoming next year's class
  • Plenty of time for Q & A about academics and advising.

Please plan to attend one of the following:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
ALT 202 Lehman Auditorium

or

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
ALT 202 Lehman Auditorium

Education Program Open House


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Resource: Help Rooms to Support Your Academic Success


via GIPHY

Why study alone when Peer-Led Help Rooms are here for you?
Watch this space for updates!  Help Rooms currently available are below, with links to departmental websites if they have more info there.  


Biology 1500s Help Room

  • Sundays 7-8:30 p.m., 530 Altschul -- first meeting SUNDAY, 2/12/17
  • Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m., 530 Altschul -- first meeting THIS WEDNESDAY 2/15/17 please note that first meeting only will be in 1207 Altschul)

Barnard Computer Science Help Room

Attention all Barnard women enrolled in a computer science course - the Barnard CS help room is up and running for the semester! Meet other Barnard women that are also taking computer science, and get help from Junior and Senior CS majors. ALL OFFICE HOURS WILL BE HELD IN Milbank 333B.
Help Room Hours for Spring 2017:

  • Mondays 6-8 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 4:30-8:30 p.m..



Economics Help Room

The Economics department is happy to announce that the Economics Help Room (EHR) is opening for the semester Sunday, February 5th, 2017 .
The new EHR location is 117 Barnard Hall !! (you enter through the Barnard Library). The hours (all in the evening) are:
  • Sundays 7 to 9pm
  • Mondays 7 to 9pm
  • Tuesdays 7 to 9pm
  • Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm.

Tutoring will be available for Intro to Economic Reasoning, Math Methods, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Statistics, and Econometrics. The tutors are your peers, and the EHR is a judgment-free zone. There is no such thing as a stupid question in the EHR!
If you use the EHR, please keep the following in mind:
First and foremost, at the start of the semester, there will be an adjustment period, so not everything will go smoothly at first. We appreciate your patience as we “learn on the job.”  You should feel free, at any time, to send any comments via email to Professor Harrison (sharriso@barnard.edu) , or to stop by her office (244 LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall) to chat about your experiences.  All comments will be kept confidential.
Second, when asking for help with homework, please also bring your textbook and notes with you. The tutors might not have had the same professor as you do, and therefore might not have used the same textbook. Therefore, it will be helpful for them to see how you were taught the material.
Third, there will be sign-in sheets. Please sign in! It is important that we keep this record of use.
You can find updates about the EHR throughout the semester at:
 or just go to the Economics department home page, and find a link to this page.

Environmental Science Course Support

Students in Environmental Science courses organize study groups by course.  If you are interested in forming or being part of such a group and would like to use Room 401 contact Leslie Raucher, lraucher@barnard.edu.

Math Help Rooms

Click on the room number for the schedule for that room:
333 Milbank Hall for help with College Algebra, Calculus I, II, and III
406 Mathematics Building for all other courses.

Organic Chemistry I Help Room

  • Sundays, 4-6 p.m., Altschul 530 
  • Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., Altschul 806

Physics Study Room

For students in all levels of Physics classes. Bring your homework; bring your questions; bring your ideas; bring your friends.

  • Mondays 7-9 p.m., 514 Altschul 
  • Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., 514 Altschul 

Empirical Reasoning Center

The Empirical Reasoning Center provides: 

TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 
The ERC offers training for statistical analysis, textual analysis, and geographical information systems software. We support both Macs and PCs. 
INDIVIDUAL GUIDANCE
The ERC can help individuals through each step of the research process from basic research design and formulating a hypothesis to data analysis and visualization to interpreting and presenting results. 
CLASSROOM SUPPORT 
The ERC supports courses with supplementary training sessions focusing on using analysis softwares, finding appropriate datasets, and interpreting and understanding the narrative of quantative and qualitative data.  

Spanish Conversation Practice

CAFÉ Y CONVERSACIÓN

Para todos los estudiantes que quieran practicar su español
Casa Hispánica (Entrada 612 West 116th Street)
Todos los jueves – ¡Ven a conversar!

Statistics Help Room

The Department of Statistics offers a help-room service for students enrolled in STAT UN1001, UN1101, and UN1201.
The purpose of the help-room is to supplement the regular teaching assistant and faculty office hours with peer-to-peer tutoring, and to facilitate the formation of study groups.

Help Room Hours and Location – Spring 2017

Sunday:           12pm – 4:00pm Room 903 9th Floor School of Social Work Building
Monday:          4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
Tuesday:         4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
Wednesday:    4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
Thursday:        4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
The School of Social Work building is located at 1255 Amsterdam Avenue (between 121st and 122nd street).
Watson Hall is located at 612 West 115th Street (between Broadway and Riverside Drive).

DEADLINE: upcoming drop deadline -- Tues 2/21/17, 4:30 p.m.



Remember that the last day to drop a course is next Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 p.m.

This can not be done online and may take a little time, so now is the time to start working on this if you're considering it.

To drop a course from your current program, you must:

  1. Pick up an "Application to Drop a Course" (a.k.a. "drop form") from the Registrar's office (107 Milbank).
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Have your adviser sign the form.  Adviser unavailable?  Meet with your class dean.
  4. Then submit it to the Registrar's office. 

The course will then be removed completely from your Spring 2017 program and from your transcript.

If you are considering the idea of dropping a course, talk to your professor, your adviser and/or your class dean to make sure that you are taking into account all considerations.

Note: You may not drop a course that would leave you with fewer than 12 credits.  If you are trying to do this, please see previous blog post on 1-2-credit courses; you may be able to add a "short course" if it has not yet begun meeting.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Learn more about studying Psycholgy!

The Psychology Program Planning Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 3:00-4:00pm, in 323 Milbank.  Students will be able to meet the faculty, declare their major, and be assigned to an adviser.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Even More Columbia Summer Study Abroad Info Sessions


Columbia in Paris at Reid Hall (Semester/AY) Information Session

Date: Monday, February 13 
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Place: East Gallery, Maison Francaise (Buell Hall)

The Columbia in Paris program located at Reid Hall, Columbia’s Global Center in Europe, offers students an incredible opportunity to master French language skills by engaging in immersive academic coursework in a variety of majors while integrating into French culture. Included in the program's dynamic course offerings is the opportunity to take Art or Music Humanities at Reid Hall. The equivalent of at least two years of college-level French is required to participate in the program. Come learn more about how you can spend an academic year or semester in the City of Light while progressing on major requirements here at Columbia.

For more information
http://columbia.studioabroad.com/?go=ParisAY

Application deadline for Fall 2017 and Academic Year 2017-2018: March 15

Questions?
Interested but can’t attend? Schedule an appointment to meet with Lindsey Schram (ls2553@columbia.edu). 



Columbia in China Summer Programs Information Session

Attend this information session to learn more about Columbia's two Summer Chinese Language Programs in Beijing!

Summer Language Program: This nine-week program immerses students in one of the world's most dynamic cities and offers four levels of intensive Chinese language studies from beginner through fourth year. Students complete the equivalent of one year of Chinese at Columbia. Group excursions in and around Beijing, the program base at Peking University and a week-long travel break give students insight into Chinese society and lifestyle.

Summer Business Chinese Program: This nine-week program begins with intensive, personalized instruction in Chinese language classes that emphasize the specialized vocabulary, jargon, linguistic styles, and appropriate behaviors used in a professional setting. During the final weeks of the program, students participate in a field project and are placed with local or multinational companies, giving them an invaluable opportunity to apply their formal learning of business Chinese in context.


Date: Tuesday, Feb. 14th
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: 403 Kent Hall

For more information: 

Application deadline: March 1

Interested but can’t attend? Schedule an appointment to meet with Robin Leephaibul (Robin Leephaibul Advising Calendar) or email her at rl2705@columbia.edu.



Columbia University in London Fall 2017 Program Info Session

Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: 606 Kent Hall

Learn about this exciting program with the Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature! Columbia Professor Jean Howard will teach the program’s Fall 2017 Global Seminar, London Theatre 1590 to 2017, which will examine changes in London theater culture from the late Elizabethan to the contemporary moment. Other courses will be chosen from the local host university, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). QMUL, one of the UK’s most prestigious universities, offers programs across a broad range of disciplines, including physical and natural sciences, business and management, engineering, humanities, and social sciences.

All qualified students are welcome to apply for the program. Students do not need to major in English and Comparative Literature, but they should demonstrate the motivation to study the topic taught in the global seminar.

Application deadline: March 15

Questions? Schedule an appointment to meet with Jillian Burdziak at (Jillian Burdziak Advising Calendar) or email her at jmb2336@columbia.edu.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Planning to study abroad in 2017-2018? Fill out needed form by Feb. 15

Please submit your Intent to Study Abroad Form by February 15 to study abroad during the fall 2017 semester or 2017- 2018 academic year. The form is available via myBarnard and takes but a minute to complete.

Kindly note that the form is non-binding, however, you should have a strong interest in seeing the study abroad process through. Also, you should have some idea of where you would like to go, including the program and/or institution you would like to attend while abroad. Click on the link below for a list of Barnard approved programs by region.


If you do not see a program that matches your interests and/or would like to review the study abroad process in greater detail, please email studyabroad@barnard.edu for an appointment with Dean Garay.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Economics Help Room -- This Sunday and the rest of the semester!


The Economics department is happy to announce that the Economics Help Room (EHR) is opening for the semester on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

The EHR is located in 117 Barnard Hall.  Please note this is a different room than in past semesters!!

The hours (all in the evening) are:
Sundays 7 to 9pm
Mondays 7 to 9pm
Tuesdays 7 to 9pm
Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm.

Tutoring will be available for Intro to Economic Reasoning, Math Methods, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Statistics, and Econometrics. The tutors are your peers, and the EHR is a judgment-free zone. There is no such thing as a stupid question in the EHR!

If you use the EHR, please keep the following in mind:

First and foremost, at the start of the semester, there will be an adjustment period, so not everything will go smoothly at first. We appreciate your patience as we “learn on the job.”  You should feel free, at any time, to send any comments via email to Professor Harrison (sharriso@barnard.edu), or to stop by her office (244 LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall) to chat about your experiences.  All comments will be kept confidential.

Second, when asking for help with homework, please also bring your textbook and notes with you. The tutors might not have had the same professor as you do, and therefore might not have used the same textbook. Therefore, it will be helpful for them to see how you were taught the material.

Third, there will be a google sign-in sheet. Please sign in! It is important that we keep this record of use.

You can find updates about the EHR throughout the semester at:

http://economics.barnard.edu/economics-help-room

or just go to the Economics department home page, and find a link to this page.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

IMPORTANT from Registrar: Check your course registration and fix problems by FRIDAY, 2/3/17



The deadline to register for spring courses was Friday, January 27.  All courses you are currently taking should have been green in Student Planning as of 9:45 pm that day.

You must look at your spring 2017 courses on Student Planning.

You are registered for a class only if it is GREEN.  If it is yellow, or grey, or not there at all, you are not registered and must take immediate steps to add it.

If a class is yellow and you are not taking it, there is nothing you need to do.


How to add a class and make it turn green:

1. If it is a lab, discussion section, recitation section, PE course, dance technique course, Rehearsal & Performance, or a class that has not yet started, or if you are switching sections of a course:
Come to the Registrar's Office, 107 Milbank, for the appropriate form, have it signed, and return it to the office.


2.  If it is a full academic course and it is YELLOW on your schedule, you can add it by filing this form with the appropriate signatures: https://barnard.edu/sites/default/files/l_form_post_registration_student_planning_91916.pdf
The deadline to add such a course without a late fee is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 3.  After that, a progressive late fee will be in place.


3.  If it is a full academic course and it is either grey or non-existent on your schedule, you must petition to the Committee on Programs and Academic Standing to add it.  Consult your class dean, who can provide you with the link to the petition site.  There is a progressive fee for adding classes late.

Note that much of this information is posted on the Academics page of myBarnard, which is updated regularly and which students should consult carefully.

(Student Planning is your official registration.  What is on Courseworks/Canvas is not official.)

Thank you.

Office of the Registrar
107 Milbank
212-854-2011

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Resource: Physics Workshop Room



Taking Physics?  Got questions?  Want to talk with some friendly upperclass Barnard Physics majors who want to help you make sense of it all?

Look no further than the Physics Workshop Room!

Mondays and Wednesdays
7-9 p.m.
Altschul 514

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Upcoming Columbia Office of Global Programs Info Sessions



Columbia Summer in Rio de Janeiro Information Session

Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Place: 201 Casa Hispanica

This summer program, based at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC-Rio), offers intensive training in Portuguese for motivated undergraduate and graduate students. Courses are taught by the PUC-Rio language instructors and faculty from Columbia. All students participate in a Community Involvement Project which facilitates interactions with local people and provides an invaluable opportunity to strengthen language proficiency while gaining insight into Brazilian culture and society.

For more information: http://columbia.studioabroad.com/?go=rio

Interested but can't attend?  
Schedule an appointment to meet with Jillian Burdziak (Jillian Burdziak Advising Calendar) or email her at jmb2336@columbia.edu



Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) Information Session


Date: Friday, February 10
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: 606 Kent Hall (Office of Global Programs & Fellowships)


Studying abroad at the Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) offers an incredible opportunity to master German language skills by engaging in intensive academic coursework while integrating into German culture. Students enroll at the Freie Universität Berlin, which hosts a variety of departments including Biology, Economics, Political Science and much more. Students may also consider taking select courses at other universities in Berlin such as the Humboldt.  Berlin’s vibrant nightlife, art scene and fascinating history create an exciting environment to experience life in the new Europe.  The equivalent of at least two years of college- level German is required to apply to the program. Studying in Berlin for the full academic year opens the possibility of arranging full-time internships during the semester break in February and March.  Motivated students, with the help of the program, have arranged many interesting internships over the years in political foundations, government offices, hospitals, opera houses, public relations firms, and schools.

For more informationwww.bcgs.columbia.edu

Interested but can't attend?
Schedule an appointment to meet with Meg Booth (Meg Booth Advising Calender) or email her at mr2850@columbia.edu

Monday, January 30, 2017

Making registration changes after January 27



From the registrar:

January 27 was the deadline to make registration changes electronically.

​If you need to make a change to your Spring 2017 registration, you may still be able to -- see below for your specific situation:


1.  You can still add, without a late fee, one of the following if needed:
  • discussion section
  • lab
  • recitation
  • PE class
  • dance technique course, or 
  • a section of Theatre Rehearsal and Performance.  
--> Come to the Registrar's Office, 107 Milbank, for an add form, have it signed, and return it to the office.


2.  To change sections of a course, come to the Registrar's Office, 107 Milbank, for a section-change form, have it signed, and return it to the office.


3.  If you want to add a full academic course, you must petition to the Committee on Programs and Academic Standing.  See your class dean to find out the petition process.


4.  You can drop a course until February 21.  Come to the Registrar's Office, 107 Milbank, for a drop form, have it signed, and return it to the office.  (You cannot drop below 12 points.)