Living on Campus: Summer
As Dean Grinage shared in her most recent letter on 2/19, summer housing will be available for Barnard students this summer. It may be somewhat limited.
- Dates for Summer housing:
- Summer A only (May 1 - June 18)
- Summer B only (June 27 - August 16)
- Both Summer A & B (May 1 - August 16)
- The deadline to apply for Summer on-campus housing is March 29.
- Students may apply to live on campus for Summer A only, Summer B only or both Summer A & B.
- Any Barnard student may apply for summer housing. If demand exceeds space availability, prioritization will be given first to students enrolling in 3 or more credits at Barnard and/or Columbia, followed by students participating in SRI, students doing a local internship or working on campus, and then any other students. *Barnard International Students on F-1 visas during the 2021 summer session must be in “active” status. Students not presently in “active” F-1 visa status, should email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss eligibility.
- Students will be assigned to individual bedrooms in suites with other students. All buildings will feature air-conditioning and access to a kitchen.
- Students who receive summer housing will be assigned where space is available; ranked preferences cannot be accepted.
- Students currently in spring housing who will be in Summer A housing will be able to remain on campus before the beginning of Summer A and students in Summer A housing who will be staying on for Summer B will be able to remain on campus before the start of Summer B. There will be no charge during these interim weeks. Students must request interim housing at the same time they apply for housing. Students who do not request interim housing or who have only applied for Summer B may not leave any items on campus after moving out at the end of the Spring semester (they must fully vacate with their belongings).
- If students have any questions, please visit the Residential Life Summer website for the answers to frequently asked questions. Additional questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
Requesting Disability-related Accommodations for Housing
CARDS will honor any summer housing accommodation requests for students who have had housing accommodations for the 2021-22 academic year approved through the pre-lottery process.
All disability-related housing accommodation requests and supporting documentation for the Summer semester needs to be received by the CARDS priority housing accommodation deadline of March 22nd. The application will open March 8th. For any new requests, please review the CARDS Housing Accommodation Process
Meal Plan and Dining Information
For summer of 2021, Barnard Dining Services will be limited to retail operations on the Barnard Campus. Meal plans will be available through Columbia University Dining Services. Details are as follows.
Barnard dining halls will not operate during the summer. Students wishing to purchase a summer meal plan may obtain a Columbia University Dining meal plan through Barnard’s Bursar’s office (links below). CU dining halls will operate beginning Wednesday, April 28. If any residential student needs assistance for the period of time between the end of the spring meal plan this week and the beginning of the CU meal plan next week, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information and sign up for CU dining plans is available on their website. Important links are as follows. You must scan the pdf of your contract to email@example.com so that you can be billed properly.
- Columbia Dining
- Descriptions of Summer Plans
- Sign-up for Summer Meal Plans (non-SRI)
- Sign-up for Summer Meal Plans (SRI)
* Please note students may change meal plan selections until May 7. Meal Plan Cancellation requests will not be allowed. Other terms and conditions can be found on the Dining Contracts.
Barnard Retail Locations, Summer A and Summer B
Liz’s Place in the Diana Center will be open, beginning Monday, April 26th and will be open Mondays through Fridays, 8am - 2pm. Peet’s Coffee in the Milstein Center will be open 11am - 6pm. Both will be closed on weekends. Kosher and halal meals will be available at Liz’s Place, as well as boxed meals during Ramadan. In addition to credit/debit sales, Dining Dollars purchased through Columbia University will be accepted.
Barnard Retail Locations, Intersessions
During the intersessions between terms (4/24 - 5/2 and 6/19 - 6/27), Liz’s Place will be open for credit/debit sales beginning Monday, April 26th and open Mondays through Fridays from 11am - 6pm, and closed during weekends. Kosher and halal meals will be available, as well as boxed meals during Ramadan. Peet’s will be closed during intersessions.
Quarantine and Isolation Meals
Residential students in quarantine and isolation during the course of the summer will be responsible for arranging their own meals through meal delivery services such as GrubHub. More information will be provided to students about delivery logistics upon entering isolation or quarantine. Students who purchase CU meal plans may have those meals delivered during periods of quarantine or isolation as arranged through Barnard's Pandemic Response Team. Barnard will ensure that all such students are afforded meals regardless of financial circumstances. Students in quarantine should minimize the time spent in common areas, such as the kitchen, and therefore should order prepared meals rather than cook their meals.
Students on financial aid who are enrolled in classes:
Students on financial aid who are enrolled in classes will receive financial assistance toward Columbia’s Meal Plan 2 (14 meals per week). There will be no assistance for the purchase of Dining Dollars or Flex or any other level of meal plans. The financial assistance toward the Columbia Meal Plan 2 will be determined based on the student’s family contribution for Academic Year 2021.
**Students on financial aid who will be participating in SRI and on a different move-in schedule than students taking classes in Summer A: Students will be offered a modified move-in plan based on their move-in dates. Details will be available during the week of April 26.
Students on financial aid who are enrolled in classes: Once a student signs up (students must sign up; it is not automatic), their account will be billed for the full rate of $1,338 for summer A Block or $2676 for Blocks A and B and then credited on their Barnard account to reflect this financial assistance according to the following. Please note that there is no meal plan option for Block B only.
- For students whose annual family contribution (as indicated on her award letter) for the 2020-2021 academic year is
- less than $5000: will receive a credit of $1,338 on their meal plan charge per block (does not pay anything)
- Between $5000-$20000: will receive a credit of $1,204 on their meal plan charge per block (pays $134)
- Between $20001-$50000: will receive a credit of $803 on their meal plan charge per block (pays $535)
- Above $50001: will receive a credit of $535 on their meal plan charge per block (pays $803)
Any questions regarding the above should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Billing and Financial Assistance Policies and Procedures
- The reconfiguration of the 2020-21 Academic Calendar provides students the flexibility to take their required courses over three semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer) at the cost of two full-time semesters. Students who paid the equivalent of full-tuition for both Fall and Spring semesters will not be charged tuition for courses taken during Summer A and/or B. Other students who wish to take classes who do not meet the full-time enrollment requirement will be charged on a per credit basis. The rate is $1860 per credit. All students must abide by the course credit limits as outlined on the Registrar webpage.
- Students who plan to live on campus will be charged $2700 for each of the Summer blocks A and B for on-campus summer housing.
- Students who receive financial aid during the academic year can receive financial assistance for on-campus summer housing if they will be enrolled in 3 or more credits. Their account will be billed for the full rate of $2,700 and then credited to reflect this financial assistance according to the following. For students whose annual family contribution (as indicated on her award letter) for the 2020-2021 academic year is
- less than $5000: will receive a credit of $2700 on their room charge per block they live on campus (does not pay anything)
- Between $5000-$20000: will receive a $2430 credit on their room per block they live on campus (pays $270)
- Between $20001-$50000: will receive a $1620 credit on their room per block they live on campus (pays $1080)
- Above $50001: will receive a $1080 credit on their room per block they live on campus (pays $1620)
- Students participating in SRI, who are not receiving financial assistance as noted above will receive a subsidy for housing. The amount of the subsidy will be announced shortly. Previous posted information was inaccurate.
- The summer bills will be sent out in the coming weeks. Other information can be found on the Bursar's site.
Health & Safety for those Living On or Accessing Campus
The health and safety of our community remains our highest priority — and preventing the spread of COVID-19 necessitates strict adherence to public health protocols.
- Residential operations on campus this summer will continue to require the full participation, cooperation, and a commitment to following the College’s health protocols outlined in our Feel Well, Do Well: Health and Safety Plan.
- The College will continue its comprehensive COVID-19 testing and contract tracing program.
- Students who have not been living on campus or vacate their room and leave campus between the end of the spring semester and Summer A should be prepared to quarantine upon move-in for approximately 6 full days, unless they are subject to the New York State Travel Advisory and their individual circumstances require the completion of a full 10-day quarantine. They will complete any quarantine, including following possible exposure to COVID-19, in their assigned residence hall rooms. Separate isolation space will be provided for residential students who either test positive for COVID-19 or who are awaiting the result of a test after developing symptoms. These students will be supported by the Pandemic Response Team team, have access to 24-hour clinicians-on-call, and receive meal deliveries.
- All students accessing either Barnard’s or Columbia’s campus/facilities will be required to complete regular tests. As we get closer to the summer, we will provide more details about testing frequency and summer protocols.
Student Services on Campus
Student life on campus has looked and felt a little different this spring, as it is all over the world during these unprecedented times of the pandemic, but the on-campus student life experiences still allow for engagement that is full, active and community-oriented, both in-person and virtual. Student services that are available during the regular academic year will remain available throughout the summer term, including Primary Care and Furman Counseling, and academic accommodations through CARDS.
The majority of student organization meetings and events will continue to occur through a virtual format throughout the spring and some into the summer semester. In-person events will need to be approved through the Student Life Office, will include attendance caps, and must meet all other college guidelines for health and safety, including wearing masks and physical distancing. The Dean of the College division will continue to develop a calendar of in-person events, including movie nights, crafting events, community engagement and more.
Student Life sends out a weekly newsletter with information about virtual and in-person student life events and activities, SGA news and more. The Office of Communications sends out 411 weekly, a newsletter designed to deliver all the need-to-know information about all else that is happening on campus.
Please refer to the Mail services website for information on sending and receiving packages and mail throughout the spring and summer semesters.
Athletics and Fitness
The Ivy League has announced that there will be no spring sports competition at each of the eight Ivy League schools, because of the continuing health crisis related to the pandemic.
Barnard Fitness Center remains closed but we continue to offer Virtual Fitness Programs in collaboration with Columbia through Fitbear Programming.
Dodge Fitness Center at Columbia began limited and phased reopening on January 26 for the use of enrolled undergraduate Columbia and Barnard undergraduate students. The number of available slots for undergraduates will be no more than 320 per day. They will continue to monitor and re-evaluate use based on several health and safety factors as they work toward inviting more of the campus community to utilize their athletics facilities.
Columbia has taken significant steps to ensure the safety and well-being of patrons and staff, and developed a list of required protocols.Below is additional information, including a link to the fitness reservation website and Frequently Asked Questions.
Dodge Fitness Center Spring term rules and regulations
Time-specific reservations are being accepted for “exercise pods” within specific fitness areas. Students must make a reservation here prior to visiting the fitness center and must retain your reservation receipt in order to enter the DFC on the date of your reservation.
Before arriving to the Dodge Fitness Center
- Read and sign the University Health Compact. (This is different from Barnard’s pledge. You will find Columbia’s on the ReopenCU app)
- Take the COVID-19 Safety Training (Also located on the ReopenCU app. Different from Barnard’s training)
- Complete your required COVID-19 tests. Barnard students must be in Barnard’s testing program and in compliance with Barnard’s twice weekly testing expectation for students.
- Complete the daily symptom attestation on the ReopenCU app
- Reserve an exercise pod for up to a 60 minute workout. Pods are reserved up to 72 hours in advance for a specific day and time.
- Columbia University UNI and Password are required for pod reservations.
- Locker rooms will not be available for storage or change of clothing; Locker rooms will only be available for bathroom use.
- We encourage you to fill and bring a personal water bottle although bottle fill stations will be available for use.
While at the Dodge Fitness Center
- At the front desk, you must present their CUID, approved ReopenCU status, and exercise pod reservation receipt.
- For the safety of staff and your fellow patrons, wear an approved face covering/fabric mask at ALL TIMES; unapproved face coverings include bandanas, gaiters, buffs and plastic face shields.
- Maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others.
- Utilize hand sanitizer stations located through the facility before and after touching surfaces.
- Abide by all posted regulations and directional signage; Stairwells will be reserved to travel in only one direction.
- Remain in your assigned pod throughout the duration of your reservation.
- Disinfect equipment before and after use.
- At the end of your reservation, deposit your used cleaning towel in the bin near the area monitor station, check out with the monitor, and proceed to the exit. You should not be staying in the building after your workout.
All student services will be open over the summer, including Access Barnard, Student, Life, CARDS. Furman Counseling Center and Primary Care Health Services(PCHS) will also be open. You will want to check with these offices about their hours
In-person and virtual student jobs will be available as appropriate this summer. The availability of jobs will be determined by individual departmental needs and the ability to facilitate a safe working environment for student workers. Questions can be sent to Beyond Barnard (email@example.com).
Students who receive financial aid during the academic year are only eligible to receive financial assistance for on-campus housing over the summer.