Finding your way
With the endless opportunities that Barnard, Columbia University, and New York City offer, it’s hard to know just where to start. That’s why Barnard offers an intensive weeklong orientation for incoming students that covers everything from academic strategies to tips on taking the subway. About 300 current students serve as guides for your first days on campus. Orientation activities continue throughout the first semester, with optional community service projects and outings throughout the city—not to mention free tickets to some great events.