General Campus Access
The campus is currently open to the public, with restrictions. All those entering campus must complete a health attestation and follow the College’s health and safety protocols to enter campus.
Prior to August 16th the main gate at 117th and Broadway serves as the primary entrance and all other entrances remain closed. After August 16th, more ways to access campus will open up to students, staff, and faculty. Access to buildings will continue to be strictly controlled.
Faculty, staff and students (BC and CU)
Are required to swipe their BC/CU ID upon entry to campus at the main gate, and show a “green screen” result of a daily screening using the CoVerified app (CUID holders use the ReOpenCU app)
As of August 16th:
- 119th street gate open 8 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Health attestation must be submitted at least an hour prior to gain a "green screen" enabling BC/CU ID swipe access.
- BC/CU ID swipe access required for most buildings, including Barnard Hall, Milbank Hall, Altschul Hall, and the Milstein Center
- Swipe access to lower levels of Altschul and Milbank Halls.
Can access campus through the submission of the vendor log/verification form and in compliance with the vendor protocols. The form should be submitted by the cognizant manager/liaison supervising the vendor’s work or performing business with the visitor. The cognizant manager/liaison must be on campus during the visit. All vendors must adhere to College guidelines in place and comply with symptom attestation and must complete a Visitor Health Screening Form on the day of their visit (available via QR code at the main gate).
Please register with Admissions and complete a Visitor form on the day of your visit. Self-guided walking tour booklets are available at the front gates and the Visitor Center, which is open daily to greet visitors. A student ambassador is available to answer any questions. Visitors are asked to tour outdoors, but may access the bathrooms in the Visitors Center and enter the Barnard Store, located in the Diana Center. Prospective students and families are also encouraged to visit Barnard's virtual visits to learn more about Barnard’s campus.
Are permitted on the grounds of the campus. All visitors must check in at the main entrance at 117th and Broadway and complete a health attestation (provided via QR code at the gate). Visitors are not permitted indoors unless coordinated and supervised by a Barnard employee except for access to the bathrooms in the Vistor Center and the Barnard Store, located in the Diana Center. Visitors are not permitted in the residence halls.
Easing your way
- Faculty, staff and students: Set up the CoVerified app
- Get in the habit of completing your health attestation at least an hour prior to leaving for campus
- Individuals should carry their ID with them at all times while on campus.
- Buildings are open on reduced schedules:
- BC/CU ID card swipe access required for other buildings.
- Milbank and Altschul Halls are unlocked Monday through Friday from 7am-9pm and 10am-6pm.
- Access outside these hours will require assistance from CARES Community Safety. Classrooms and other shared spaces will be locked unless specific arrangements are made.
On-Campus Space Reservations
Student Reservations for Space on Campus
To help manage campus density has identified certain spaces that will need to be reserved ahead of time.
The following spaces need a reservation for seating by following the link below. When you select a space, have your UNI and BC/CU email ready to complete your reservation. Once you make a reservation you will receive a confirmation email. Upon arrival, scan the QR code next to your space or click the link provided in your confirmation email and enter the check-in code provided in your confirmation to check-in/out of your reservation
- Access Barnard Lounge
- Barnard College Library - 2nd floor Milstein Center
- Barnard College Library - 3rd floor Milstein Center
- Barnard Hall 404 (video conferencing allowed)
- Barnard Hall 405 (video conferencing allowed)
- Barnard Hall 409 (video conferencing allowed)
Refer to the Health and Safety COVID-19 Testing Plan for information on required testing, Community Pledge, and Health and Safety Training.
Accessing Columbia's Campus
Barnard faculty, staff and students can access buildings and facilities on the University campus according to the protocols Columbia has set forth. Barnard students have the same access as Columbia undergraduates, including the Kraft Center. To access campus, individuals must complete all required training and testing and must abide by public health protocols that can be found on the following pages:
In order to access any buildings on the Columbia University campus, all students must provide documentation of receiving a flu vaccine this year, starting in August 2020. If Barnard does not have documentation of the required flu vaccination in a student's health record, the student will be unable to generate the required “green pass” in the ReopenCU app, which must be used when accessing the Columbia campus.
The steps for providing documentation to Barnard are as follows:
- Complete the Barnard form that applies:
Influenza/Flu Vaccine Form
Influenza/Flu Vaccination Exemption Form (if a student is seeking a medical or religious exemption from receiving the flu vaccine)
- Scan and email the form to email@example.com
- Once received, reviewed, and approved by Primary Care Health Services, PCHS will notify CUIT to update the student's Re Open Access CU app. This process usually takes 24 hours once the form is received by PCHS (not including the weekend).
- If a student still needs a flu vaccine, they can call PCHS at 212-854-2091 and make an appointment to receive one.
Students should NOT send any documents or information directly to CUIT or CU Health as they have no health records on Barnard students and can only accept information from Barnard’s PCHS for clearance of this requirement.
If students have any questions, please email PCHS directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia Shuttle Information
Shuttle Service to Campus through Columbia Transportation
Columbia Transportation is providing commuter shuttle service by reservation for Barnard faculty, students and staff on weekdays. Routes are focused on key areas within the outer boroughs and Manhattan with easy connections to commuter rail and park-and-ride locations. In addition to the commuter shuttles this fall, the Intercampus Shuttle will be making stops at 96th Street throughout the day, offer a Manhattan East side route and Saturday service is available following the Red Line. Columbia also offers an on-demand Evening Shuttle, powered by Via, that runs between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. each night. For those interested in using Via outside of the Evening Shuttle service, Columbia affiliates can use the code “CU2020” to unlock 20% off all private rides.
Admissions & Campus Tours
The Admissions Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday. Walking tour booklets are available and a current student ambassador is available in the Visitor Center to answer any questions. Limited student-led tours are available as well. The Student Store in the Diana Center is open to Visitors on a limited schedule
Prospective students can also visit Barnard through our Virtual Campus Visit Opportunities.
See and hear from Barnard in many ways:
- Sign up for outdoor on-campus self-guided tour or a student-led tour
- Sign up for one of our live online information sessions.
- View our campus tour videos.
- Have questions about Barnard? Speak with current students in our StudentLife@Barnard Virtual Sessions.
- Watch a recorded online information session video on your own time.