When are tours and information sessions?
Tours are offered weekdays year round, departing at 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM Monday through Friday, and on select weekend days throughout the fall and spring. Tours depart from the Visitor Center in Sulzberger Annex. They last one hour and are followed by an information session, led by an admissions counselor, at 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM in Milbank Hall.
Tours cover academics, extracurricular experiences, community, and residential living and are led by Barnard Student Admissions Representatives (meet them here). Information sessions focus primarily on admissions and financial aid and are designed to complement the tour.
To register for a tour and information session, click here. We also encourage you to check here for schedule changes as you plan your trip to campus. *Please note that this form is not intended for school or organization group visits; if you would like to bring a large group to campus, please follow the directions listed under Question 3 below.*
What if I need an accessible tour?
No-step tours are available upon request. Please notify us in advance at 212/854-2014 if you require ramp-accessible entry or the use of an elevator. The bulk of the Barnard tour is already accessible, but there are points where we may want to alter the route to include the use of an elevator or alternate path to make your visit more enjoyable. Let us know if we can adjust our route to accommodate your visit.
Can you accommodate special groups?
To arrange a specialized or larger group visit to the Barnard campus, complete the Group Visit Request Form at least three weeks before your intended visit. We will finalize our commitment to your visit when we are able to confirm a tour guide volunteer. We will also confirm the receipt of your request within three working days of receiving your form.
Please note: Formal tours are only available for high school groups; middle school groups can instead schedule a 30-minute meeting with a counselor. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate groups younger than middle school-aged.
When is the best time to visit?
The most rewarding time to visit Barnard is when classes are in session. Experience Barnard’s lively academic atmosphere, in which the interests and ambitions of women come first, and feel the pulse of this energetic community, from the dining hall to the classrooms to the residence halls.
How can I make the most of my visit?
Get a feel for what it’s like to be a Barnard student by spending the day on campus. Wherever you go, feel free to talk with students, faculty members, staff members, and coaches. They’ll be happy to share their experiences and answer your questions.