Parent & Family Resources

At Barnard, we believe parents and guardians are our partners as we work together to empower students to make the most of their college careers and chart their own paths.

Office of Family Engagement

Led by Deputy Dean of the College Natalie Friedman, the Office of Family Engagement supports Barnard students by helping Barnard parents and guardians navigate college life. Barnard strives to educate parents and families about Barnard, Columbia, and life at university in general. Whether you are curious about resources on and off campus, policies, academics, or upcoming events,  The Office of Family Engagement strives to keep families informed so that we can help you help your children thrive at college.

What can we help with? Email the Office of Family Engagement at

October 25-26

Come visit your student and learn more about life on campus and new developments at Barnard