Thursday, February 26, 2015

Deadline Approaching -- apply to be a Writing Fellow by this Friday, 2/27/15

Do you like writing? 
Do you like working with your peers? 

This is a reminder that applications are due Friday, 2/27, at 5PM outside Barnard Hall, 216 (office of the Writing Program Director, Pam Cobrin). Download the application and job description at Successful applicants will be notified of an interview the following week.

Watch this short clip about what it means to be a Writing Fellow:

Writing Fellows are specially selected and trained peer tutors who work with writers in all disciplines and at any stage in the writing process -- with a rough draft, notes toward a draft, a finished piece, or just the assignment. Writing Fellows staff the Writing Center and work with certain "attached" courses each semester. First-years and sophomores of all backgrounds and majors are eligible and strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions about the Writing Fellow position, application process, or Writing Program in general, please contact Thank you, and we hope you will apply!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Advising: planning the rest of the spring semester (and summer...and fall...)

To supplement the planning meetings held for all first-year students yesterday and today, here are some materials for reference to help you keep track of your planning for this semester, this summer, and next semester. Note: You need to be logged into your gBear account to access the materials.
  • a timeline of important dates during the rest of the Spring 2015 semester;
  • a checklist to keep track of your General Education Requirements (including the Nine Ways of Knowing); and
  • the blog posting below for the schedule of upcoming departmental program planning meetings, which will be updated regularly as we receive more information about scheduled meetings.
And as always, keep an eye on the FY Blog for reminders of upcoming dates and deadlines and for reminders of procedures!

Departmental Program Planning Meetings

Considering a particular major?
Interested in a subject and wondering what it would be like to study it further?
Not sure where to start?
Want to ask the experts?
Look no further!


Scheduled as of February 23, 2015

AFRICANA STUDIES: Tuesday, February 24; 205 Barnard Hall; 1:00-2:00pm

AMERICAN STUDIES: Thursday, April 9; Ella Weed-223 Milbank; 7:00pm

ANTHROPOLOGY: To be determined (TBD)

ARCHITECTURE: Monday, March 30; McCagg Gallery, Diana Center; 12:00pm-1:00pm

ART HISTORY & ART HISTORY with concentration in VISUAL ARTS: Thursday, April 2; Diana Center 6th Floor Atrium; 12:00pm

ASIAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES: The Department does not hold a Program Planning Meeting, due to the variations across tracks in the major. If you are interested in the major, please meet with the following persons, by world area:

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: Thursday, March 26; 903 Altschul; 12:00pm

CHEMISTRY: Friday, March 27; Sulzberger Parlor; 12:00pm-2:00pm




DANCE: Tuesday, March 31; 306 Barnard Hall; 12:00pm-1:00pm & Thursday, April 2; 306 Barnard Hall; 5:45pm-6:45pm

ECONOMICS: Wednesday, March 25; Sulzberger Parlor; 12:00pm

EDUCATION: Tuesday, February 17; Ella Weed-223 Milbank; 6:00pm

ENGLISH: Monday, March 23; James Room, Barnard Hall; 4:00pm-5:30pm

Prospective Majors Meeting: Thursday, February 26; 403 Altschul; 12:00pm-1:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm in 404 Altschul for those who cannot attend at 12:00pm.

Program Planning Meeting: Thursday, March 26; 403 Altschul; 12:00pm-1:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm in 404 Altschul for those who cannot attend at 12:00pm.

EUROPEAN STUDIES: Wednesday, March 4; Department of History, Lehman Building; 4:10pm

FILM STUDIES: Thursday, February 18; 403 Barnard; 6:00pm

FRENCH: Thursday, April 2; 302 Milbank; 12:00pm-1:00pm

GERMAN: Wednesday, April 15; 320 Milbank Hall; 11:00am-12:00pm

HISTORY: Wednesday, March 4; 214 Milbank Hall; 4:15pm- 5:15pm


ITALIAN: Thursday, March 12; 320 Milbank; 11:30am-12:30pm


MATHEMATICS: Wednesday, February 25; 508 Mathematics Building-Columbia Campus, 6:00pm

MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE STUDIES: Wednesday, February 25; 401A Barnard Hall; 10:30am-11:30am

MUSIC: Wednesday, February 25; 319 Milbank; 11:00am

NEUROSCIENCE AND BEHAVIOR: Thursday, April 2; 903 Altschul; 12:00pm

PHILOSOPHY: Tuesday, April 14; 326 Milbank; 12:00pm-1:00pm



PSYCHOLOGY: Tuesday, March 31; 302 Milbank; 12:00pm-1:00pm


SLAVIC: Thursday, February 26; 226 Milbank; 12:00pm

SOCIOLOGY: Monday, March 30; 332 Milbank; 12:00pm-1:00pm

SPANISH & LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES: Wednesday, February 25; Milbank Hall Rooms: 204, 205a, 208, 211, 212 and 213a; 2:30pm-3:30pm

STATISTICS: Please call or email Department Chair Dan Rabinowitz to make an appointment. 212-854-2141,

THEATRE: Wednesday, April 18; 229 Milbank; 5:00pm
Undeclared Sophomores only: Wednesday, February 25; 229 Milbank; 4:00pm

URBAN STUDIES: Monday, April 13; 203 Diana; 5:30pm


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Spring Open Session of Academic Curricular Review

I would like to encourage you to attend the first Spring 2015 Student Open Session of the Academic Curricular Review this Thursday, February 19 from 6:30-8:00pm in 328 Milbank Hall. Learn about the structure and timetable of the curricular review and meet with Provost Bell and faculty subcommittee chairs, who will seek student input on several key areas regarding improvements to the General Education Requirements and Global and International Programs and Centers.

This is an opportunity that occurs only every 15 years, so please be engaged in the process of re-envisioning the future of Barnard’s academic structure and policies.

Friday, February 13, 2015

DEADLINE: upcoming drop deadline

Remember that the deadline to drop a course is next Tuesday, February 24 at 4:30 p.m.

To drop a course from your current program, you must pick up an "Application to Drop a Course" (or "drop form") from the Registrar's office (107 Milbank), complete the form, have your adviser sign it, then submit it to the Registrar's office. The course will then be removed completely from your Spring 2015 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: If dropping a course would result in a spring program with fewer than 12 credits, you must see the First-Year Class Dean for special permission, which is given only under extraordinary circumstances.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Opportunity: Barnard Noyce Summer Internship Program

Apply at

The summer internship sponsored by the BNTSP will provide a $4,600 stipend ($4200 stipend + $400 housing allotment) for students to strengthen their knowledge/background in a STEM related field and apply such knowledge to Education.

The range of possibilities for summer internships include laboratory research, science or mathematics teaching, or other fieldwork.

Who can apply?
This internship opportunity is open to any First Year or Sophomore student at Barnard who has an interest in exploring a STEM field.

Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Evidence of strong academic performance, particularly in science and mathematics.
Evidence of strong character and academic references
Evidence of interest in STEM education as a career

Desired but not required:
Have volunteer or paid experience working with children.
Have volunteer or paid experience teaching or tutoring others.
Have completed Science in the City (EDUC BC 3050) or Math and the City

Noyce Scholars are also eligible to receive summer internship funding in the summer following their Junior or Senior year.

Recommendation Letters
Please request two letters of recommendations from faculty members, employers, or internship supervisors. The letters should discuss your academic ability, the nature of your internship, and your potential to complete the internship successfully.

Important Information: mark your calendars for Spring Program Planning Meetings

There will be spring program planning meetings for the First-Year Class on Monday, February 23, and Tuesday, February 24. Both sessions will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the James Room, Barnard Hall 418. Please plan to attend one of these meetings, and stay tuned for more information.

We'll go over:

  • administrative deadlines and procedures for the rest of this semester
  • thinking about summer internships
  • housing for next year
  • course selection for next year

Monday, February 9, 2015

Opportunity: become a Barnard Writing Fellow: Applications Due 2/27, Info Sessions on 2/13, 2/17, 2/23

 An announcement from the Barnard Writing Program:

Do you like writing? Do you like working with your peers? BECOME A WRITING FELLOW.

Writing Fellows are specially selected and trained peer tutors who work with writers in all disciplines and at any stage in the writing process -- with a rough draft, notes toward a draft, a finished piece, or just the assignment. Writing Fellows staff the Writing Center and work with certain "attached" courses each semester. Students of all backgrounds and majors are eligible and strongly encouraged to become Writing Fellows.

Applications are due Friday, 2/27, at 5PM outside Barnard Hall, 216 (office of the Writing Program Director, Pam Cobrin). Download the application and job description at

Successful applicants may be notified of an interview the following week.

Information Sessions:
Friday, 2/13, 12:30PM | meet Writing Fellows and the Writing Program administrators
Tuesday, 2/17, 7:00PM | meet Writing Fellows
Tuesday, 2/23, 7:00PM | meet Writing Fellows

All sessions are in 217 Barnard Hall. RSVP to

If you have any questions about the Writing Fellow position, application process, or Writing Program in general, please contact Thank you, and we hope that you will apply!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Even more Study Abroad Info Sessions

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Study Abroad General Information Session
237 MILBANK; 3 – 4 pm

Study Abroad General Information Session
325 MILBANK; 12 – 1 pm

Study Abroad General Information Session
302 Milbank, 12 - 1 pm

Study Abroad General Information Session
325 MILBANK; 12:00 – 1 pm

Study Abroad General Information Session
227 Milbank; 4 – 5 pm

Study Abroad General Information Session

Study Abroad Scholarships

Gilman Scholarship Information Session
(Pell Grant recipients eligible)
325 Milbank, 12:00 – 1 pm

Study Abroad Program representatives on campus

Arcadia University Study Abroad Programs
Tuesday February 17
Diana Entry Lobby, 11:30am – 2:00pm.

School for Field Studies
Thursday, February 19
Diana Entry Lobby, 11:30am – 2:00pm.

Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) Butler University
Tuesday Feb 24
Diana Entry Lobby, 11:30am – 2:00pm

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Resource: Writing and Speaking Centers Now Open

A message from the Writing and Speaking Centers:

Dear Barnard Students,

The Writing and Speaking Centers are now open. If you would like to meet with a Writing Fellow, please use our Writing Center online sign up system. To meet with a Speaking Fellow, please use our Speaking Center online sign up system

Detailed sign-up instructions and policies are found at for the Writing Center and for the Speaking Center.

Barnard Writing and Speaking Fellows, who staff the Writing and Speaking Centers, are trained peers who consult with you on your papers, presentations, and class participation in Barnard courses across the curriculum. Writers and Speakers of all backgrounds and levels use both Centers.

Unlike undergraduate TAs, Writing and Speaking Fellows do no grading, nor do they in any other way take the place of the course instructor. Writing and Speaking Fellows are your peers -- educated readers and speakers engaged in collaborative learning.

If you have any questions about the Writing and Speaking Programs, please contact or call 212.854.8941. For further information, visit and Thank you, and we hope to see you in the Writing and Speaking Centers!

All the best,

Rebecca Kelliher
Coordinator, Barnard College Writing and Speaking Programs
222 Barnard Hall | 3009 Broadway | New York, NY 10027 | 212-854-8941

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Monday, February 2, 2015

More Help Rooms: Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Organic Chemistry, Physics

Help/Study/Workshop Rooms are here for you if you are:
  • Studying
  • Doing homework
  • Not sure how to study or complete the homework
  • Feeling confused
  • Feeling okay but just like the support of being around other people in your class and peers who have taken the class before
  • Want to ask a friendly peer a question
  • Not sure what to ask but want to hear other people's questions answered
Please see below for all current help rooms at Barnard as of this week. Check for the most up-to-date information on Peer-to-Peer Learning resources on campus.

Barnard Computer Science Help Room
All hours will be held in Lehman Library Room 18.  First meeting Wednesday, February 4. Get excited for coding, cookies, and friends!!!!!  Stay up to date with the Barnard Computer Science Help Room on Facebook.  
Mondays: 6-8pm with Jen Li 
Wednesdays: 6-8pm with Alex Roth
Fridays: 6-8pm with Zeynep Ejder and Tim Waterman

Economics Help Room
The Economics department is happy to announce that the Economics Help Room (EHR) is opening for the semester on Tuesday, February 3. The EHR is located in Sulzberger Annex 102 (adjacent to Barnard Hall and Sulzberger Hall, and in the Admissions Office's Welcome Center). The hours are Monday through Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm.

We will keep track of use, and if demand is high we will open the EHR for more hours later in the semester.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.” We will be asking for feedback from you formally via a survey, which you’ll receive by email after you’ve visited the help room. You should also feel free, at any time, to send any comments via email to Professor Harrison ( , or to stop by her office 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: just go to the Economics department home page, and find a link to this page.

Math Help Room for College Algebra, Calculus I, II, and III
Milbank 333
Begins this Monday, February 2.  
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Math Help Room for Calculus IV, ODE, Linear Algebra, and all upper-level mathematics courses
406 Mathematics
Begins this Monday, February 2.
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Organic Chemistry I Help Room
First meeting:  Tuesday, February 3
Sundays 3-5 p.m., 805 Altschul
Tuesdays 8-10 p.m., 903 Altschul
Wednesdays 8-10 p.m., Diana LL104

Physics Study Room
First meeting: Wednesday, January 28
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., 514 Altschul

Statistics Help Room (new!)
For students in all 1000-level Statistics classes, as well as STAT 2025, 3026, and 3107.  Begins Tuesday, February 3.  

Sunday 5:00 to 7:00 1025 SSW Bldng
Sunday 7:00 to 9:00 East Campus Lounge
Monday 5:00 to 7:00 Schapiro Sky Lounge
Tuesday 4:00 - 6:00 1025 SSW Bldng
Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00 Milbank 324
Wednesday 5:15 to 7:15 Broadway 120
Wednesday 7:00 to 9:00 Milbank 214 (note new location)

Know of a resource that's not on this list?  Email
Looking for peer-to-peer support in a subject that's not on this list?  Or want more individualized peer support?  Click here to learn about individual/small-group tutoring.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Resource: Organic Chemistry I Help Room

Introducing the Spring 2015 Organic Chemistry Help Room

For all students in BC3230 Organic Chemistry I
Brought to you by Peer-to-Peer Learning & the Barnard Chemistry Department
Staffed by friendly and knowledgeable Barnard peers

Bring your homework
Bring your questions
Bring your friends
Come as often as you like

First meeting:  Tuesday, February 3, 8-10 p.m.

Days and times this semester:

Sundays 3-5 p.m.
805 Altschul

Tuesdays 8-10 p.m.
903 Altschul

Wednesdays 8-10 p.m.
Diana LL104

Friday, January 30, 2015

Your Spring Program: information about Psychology labs

If you are thinking of fulfilling the LAB requirement with Psychology, please note important policies of the Psychology Department with regard to PSYC BC1010 Introductory Laboratory in Psychology:

As you can read in this earlier blog post, PSYC BC1010 (lab) can be used in combination with PSYC BC 1001 Introduction to Psychology (lecture) in order to fulfill one semester of the two-semester LAB requirement, and PSYC BC1010 (lab) can be taken either concurrently with the lecture or in a subsequent semester.

Please note that students who wish to take PSYC BC1010 Introductory Laboratory to fulfill the LAB requirement should plan to take the introductory lab before taking other laboratory courses in the Psychology Department. Once a student has taken a more advanced Psychology laboratory course, she is no longer eligible to take PSYC BC1010.
  • Students who plan to take the Introductory Laboratory and who have not yet taken PSYC BC1001 Introduction to Psychology are encouraged to try to take them concurrently.
  • If students cannot take the introductory lecture and lab concurrently, they are encouraged to take the introductory laboratory as soon as possible after taking the lecture, preferably in the following semester. However, if it is not possible to take the introductory lab in the following semester, it is still possible to take it in a future semester (but see next point).
  • If a student takes PSYC BC1001 Introduction to Psychology and then takes an upper-level laboratory course (e.g., Social Psychology with lab, Cognitive Psychology with lab), she will no longer be eligible to take the introductory lab and will need to fulfill the LAB requirement with another upper-level lecture+lab course.
If you have questions, please contact the Psychology Department.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Opportunity: Athena Leadership Labs

From the Athena Center for Leadership Studies:

Does“Leadership” simply mean having followers? Can you only lead on a project or in your future career?

The Athena Leadership Labs help you define leadership for yourself internally (not just externally) and develop skills to boost your cause, career or community.

These one-time workshops, held during a five-week period each semester are FREE and open to all BC students - even first year students! Created with you in mind, they help you practice skills to apply today and tomorrow.

If, as some of our first year students have said you are “looking for guidance through a concrete source with the opportunity to learn something amazing” and want to learn from “powerful and intelligent women” at the top of their fields, register for a Leadership Lab workshop today!

Pace yourself. Try out a few different ones. Register for any four each semester. We’d like to be a part of your experience through graduation and beyond!

Don’t hesitate - register today.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Contact Tomika Rodriguez at with any questions.

Opportunity: Summer Research Institute info Session FRIDAY

Are you interested in doing science research with Barnard faculty members over the summer?

Learn about research and the upcoming 2015 Summer Research Institute.  We will also discuss how to locate a mentor and secure a summer internship.  Representatives from each department speak briefly about their selection procedures. Research posters from the 2014 Summer Research Institute poster session will be displayed, and student participants will be on hand to speak  about their experience in the SRI program.

Info Session
This Friday, January 30
James Room.  
Refreshments will be served.

Interested in the program but can't make this meeting?  Learn more at


Using an innovative, interdisciplinary approach that combines rigorous academic and experiential study, the Athena Scholars Program helps Barnard women prepare to assume positions of leadership at the highest levels of achievement. The program nurtures leaders in all fields of human endeavor.

Through a three-part program that connects leadership theory and action, scholars learn how to take an active role within their own lives and make informed and strategic decisions that reflect their personal and professional aspirations. A student who completes all three of the program components will receive recognition on her transcript indicating her standing as an Athena Leadership Scholar.

If you are interested in joining the Athena Scholars Program, we are offering informational sessions about the program's requirements and opportunities on:

1. Friday, January 30 at 11am, 502 Diana
2. Tuesday, February 10 at 7pm, 502 Diana
3. Wednesday, February 25 at 6pm, 501 Diana
4. Monday, March 9 at 7pm, 501 Diana

In order to join the Athena Scholars Program, you must attend an informational session.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Physics Study Room Starts This Wednesday

For students in all levels of Physics classes. 

7-9 p.m.
514 Altschul

  • Bring your homework
  • Bring your questions
  • Bring your ideas
  • Bring your friends

Monday, January 26, 2015

Weather-Related Closing

The following message was sent to the Barnard community this morning:

Dear Members of the Barnard Community,

Due to the snowstorm, Barnard College will be closing at 2:00 PM today, Monday, January 26, and remain closed on Tuesday, January 27. All classes and public events beginning after 2:00 PM today are canceled, and all non-essential offices will be closed. Non-essential personnel should check with their supervisors if they have questions or concerns. Essential personnel, including those in Facilities, Public Safety, and Residential Life, are expected to make every effort to report to work.

Hewitt Dining Hall will be open for regular operations on both Monday and Tuesday. The McIntosh Student Dining Room in The Diana Center will close after lunch on Monday and remain closed on Tuesday. Liz's Place in The Diana Center will close at 6:00 PM Monday evening and remain closed on Tuesday. The Diana Center and Barnard's library in Lehman Hall will be available to students on both days with regular hours, but library services including circulation will be closed. Please be advised that due to the snow, certain entrances, pathways, and staircases around campus may be closed. The main gate at 117th Street & Broadway will always remain open.

For further weather-related updates, please check, phone 212-854-1002 or tune in to the AM radio station CBS 880.


Rob Goldberg
Chief Operating Officer

Your Spring Program: DEADLINE to finalize your Spring 2014 program

The deadline to finalize your Spring 2015 academic program is this Friday, January 30.

That means...
  • The "List of Courses" under your Spring 2015 tab in myBarnard should reflect all courses that you are taking for credit this semester, including any P.E., dance technique, Varsity sport, or performance course for which you will earn credit this semester. If you are unable to add a course that you know that you are in, or if you are unable to drop a course from your program that you will not be taking, visit or contact the Registrar's office (107 Milbank,
    • As noted in several posts below, the credits for P.E. or dance technique courses will not appear until the third week of classes.
  • If you are enrolling in courses that require enrollment in discussion sections or labs that have separate course numbers and call numbers, those additional parts of your program should also appear in your "List of Courses," even though they will not carry additional credits.
  • Friday, January 30, is the last day on which you may officially add a course to your schedule. If you need to add a course to your schedule after that date, you will need to petition the Committee on Programs and Academic for permission to do so (you can obtain a petition and learn procedures at the Registrar's office), and a late add fee may be charged.
  • Friday, January 30, is also the deadline for your adviser to submit approval online for your fall program. Be sure that you have taken steps ahead of time to schedule a meeting with your adviser before the deadline.
  • Remember that, if your program is not finalized and approved by your adviser by the end of the day on Friday, you will be charged a late fee, which will become progressively higher for each day past the deadline.

FAQ: previous college credits

If you took college classes before matriculating at Barnard, remember that you may now request evaluation of those classes for possible Barnard credit, by completing this form and submitting it to the Registrar's office (107 Milbank).

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Opportunity: Summer Internships Available at Mohonk Nature Preserve

2015 Vince Schaefer Research Internship

Interns will work with Preserve Conservation Science staff, world-class scientists, and land managers on:
  • forest condition survey and habitat analysis
  • invasive species management
  • recreational impact assessment
  • detailed data collection & management
Be a part of an exciting research community working closely with researchers, educators and land management professionals.

Interns will develop an individualized research project, complete a written report, and present their findings in an oral presentation at the end of the summer.

Dates: June to mid-August (10 weeks)
Eligibility: College freshmen & sophomores
Stipend: $3,200
Other support: Housing is available on an as needed and space available basis

To apply: Assemble, package and submit the following information via US Mail:
  • a copy of your resume;
  • cover letter which clearly states your reasons for pursuing this internship and what you hope to gain as part of your career goals;
  • your transcripts;
  • and two letters of recommendation.
To: John Thompson, Director of Conservation Science, Mohonk Preserve Daniel Smiley Research Center, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561

Application Deadline: Only complete applications will be considered. All materials must be received by March 15, 2015

For additional details:

Friday, January 23, 2015

FAQ: joining a P.E. class after the lottery deadline

If the P.E. lottery does not result in a placement for you, or if you did not enter the lottery in time but now wish to join a P.E. class, you can do two things next week to try to secure a place in a course:
  1. Visit the P.E. Department (200 Barnard Annex) to see what classes still have space available after the lottery placements and/or
  2. Visit individual P.E. classes (meeting times and places are posted in the online Directory of Courses) to see if space is, or may become, available.
  3. One of the self-paced classes may be a good fit for you.  If interested, contact Laura Masone and George Padilla ASAP to see if you qualify (must have experience knowing how to exercise on your own).
Note: Any classes missed will count as absences, even if you join a class later in the week, and the number of allowable absences in a P.E. class is fixed and firm. So visit the department and/or classes as soon as possible to see where you can find a spot.

If you are unsuccessful in all attempts to add a PE class this semester and you didn't take one last semester, you may be able to defer your PE requirement to next year.  Such deferrals are granted only in person, and only on a case-by-case basis. If you need to explore this option, go to the PE office to schedule an appointment with Lisa Northrup, department chair, or another faculty member.  The PE Office will reopen on Wednesday, January 28.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Study Abroad General Information Sessions

A message from the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs:

The first Study Abroad General Information Sessions for Spring 2015 will be:

Tuesday January 27, 12 - 1 pm,  302 Milbank
Thursday January 29, 12 - 1 pm, 302 Milbank

We will schedule additional General Information Sessions scheduled during the semester. Check the Study Abroad Calendar on the Global Barnard website for future dates and times.

We ask all students who are considering study abroad during their time at Barnard to attend this general information session. Whether you are interested in language immersion, field studies, or a traditional classroom-based experience there is a program for you. Each year more than 200 Barnard students spend a semester or a year studying abroad in countries all over the world.

FAQ: deferred exam information

If you received permission for a deferred exam in a Fall 2014 class, be sure to check this page of the Registrar's website to confirm the time and place of the exam on Friday, January 23.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Spring 2015 Dance Class -- Hip Hop

Math, Statistics, & Computer Science Advising

Calling all Barnard students interested in majoring in math, statistics, or
computer science:

This semester we'll have two program planning meetings during the first
week of classes, one for math & stat, and the other for computer science.
There will be a panel of professors and students to answer questions about
your program for this semester, planning for coming semesters, research
opportunities, TA opportunities, and future possibilities. This is geared
towards all years, not just beginning students. There will also be sheets
available to list your name and email for quantitative classes you're
taking, so that you can more easily find friendly faces and people to work
with in your classes. Both meetings will take place in *Milbank 333*.

The math & stat meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan 21st at 6pm.
*Professors McDuff, Bayer, and Neumann are coming from the math department, and Professor Dan Rabinowitz is coming from the statistics department.

The computer science meeting will be on Thursday, Jan 22nd at 7pm
*Professor Bayer and Professor Cannon will attend.

You are more than welcome to attend both. In addition to the program
planning portion, there will be time to meet your peers and hear about some
other exciting things being planned.
Even if you are just considering these areas of study, we highly encourage
you to attend! Please email any questions to Emily Blady at
We look forward to seeing you there!

DEADLINE: registration for the spring semester

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 21, is the deadline to register through myBarnard.

If you have a hold on your registration for any reason, be sure to take care of it as soon as possible; you’ll need to see the relevant person, address the issue, and get a signed clearance form to take to the Registrar's Office (107 Milbank).

If you miss the deadline, you will be charged late fees, so register as soon as possible -- it will only take a few minutes.

Have a great first day of classes!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Important Information: registration for the Spring 2014 semester

Starting today, Friday, January 16, returning students will be able to register with the College through myBarnard, to confirm that they have returned to campus, that their accounts are up-to-date, and that they are ready to begin classes.

You will need to register from a computer on the Barnard or Columbia campuses (i.e., a campus computer or a personal computer accessing the campus network). For a review of registration procedures, visit this page of the Registrar's website.

The deadline for completing the registration process is Wednesday, January 21.

Remember that the process of registration is distinct from the process of program filing (enrolling in individual courses for credit, the deadline for which is Friday, January 30).

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Important Information: registering for the spring semester

Registration for the Spring 2015 semester begins tomorrow, Friday, January 16. Remember that registration is unrelated to program filing. Remember that you register through myBarnard (click on the Academics tab, and then the "Registration" link under myAcademic Record on the right-hand side), and if you get a blank screen, you may need to deactivate the pop-up blocker in your internet browser.

The deadline to register (to let the College know that you’re on campus and ready to go) is next Wednesday, January 21st. If you miss the deadline, you will be charged late fees, so register as soon as possible -- it will only take a few minutes.

If you have a hold on your registration for any reason, be sure to take care of it as soon as possible; you’ll need to see the relevant person, address the issue, and get a signed clearance form to take to the Registrar.