Services

Vagelos Alumnae Center

With its beautifully appointed living and dining rooms, the Vagelos Alumnae Center is the heart of the Barnard College Alumnae Association. Alumnae are invited to visit the Center whenever they are on campus and relax in the living room and use computer terminals provided for their convenience.

Alumnae ID Card

The Barnard Alumnae photo-identification card enables you to take advantage of a variety of benefits and privileges, as well as gain entrance to Barnard College buildings, and a selection of Columbia University buildings.

Email Forwarding

Alumnae may sign up for an @alum.barnard.edu e-mail forwarding address.

Athletic Facilities

$100 Sports Pass for entire academic year right to use the pool during open hours, weight room access with prior mandatory orientation, FITbear classes sign up with additional fee, track in Barnard Hall admittance, access to gym facilities and practice rooms during free Recreation Hours. Locker rental is $10 for the fall and spring semesters, and $15 for fall, spring, and summer. Contact the Physical Education office in Barnard Hall with any questions.

Computing Facilities

Alumnae can use specific Barnard computing facilities to access the internet on campus. Brief consultations about computing issues are also available. 

Barnard Alumnae have access to the following IT resources:

  • Alumnae email: Alumnae may sign up for an @alum.barnard.edu email forwarding address (that is, it can forward to your personal email account).
  • Access to public computers: Alumnae may use the computers in Wollman Library, which are shared with current students. These PCs have web browsers, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and other basic software. Training and other online assistance is not available.
    • Printing: Alumnae can use the printers in the Library as well, but must purchase printing dollars from Columbia to use with them.

Insurance

Four types of insurance are available for Barnard College and Columbia University alumnae/i: catastrophic major medical, term life, long-term disability, and high-limit accident. Please note that basic medical and regular major medical insurance are not offered. For information, contact The Office of University Alumni Relations, (877) 854-2586 or visit the Columbia University Alumni Relations' Alumni Benefits website.

Housing Listings in New York City

Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA)

Barnard Alumnae also have access to Columbia’s Off-Campus Housing Assistance. OCHA maintains a website with listings for non-Columbia owned buildings. You must present your alumna identification card in order to gain access to their online database. Visit http://facilities.columbia.edu/housing/intro-ocha-3 for more information.

Libraries

Barnard alumnae have access to all Columbia University libraries. Visit the Academic Benefits section for details on fees and access.

Barnard Store

The Barnard Store carries an extensive collection of exclusive merchandise including t-shirts, bags, umbrellas, jewelry, baby bibs and Barnard bears.

Barnard Rings

This classic design, made of gold with an oval onyx engraved centerpiece stone, is the official College ring. Current students are now purchasing this ring, and we wanted to offer alumnae the opportunity as well.

For generations of Barnard women, Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, has held special symbolic value. According to tradition, Athena is the goddess of the city and the protector of civilized life. She is the incarnation of wisdom, reason and purity, the warrior-goddess of the arts of peace, and the goddess of prudent intelligence. She is the centerpiece of the official College seal; she is at the center of the Barnard ring.

Available in two styles in either white or yellow gold, the Barnard College ring is a work of exceptional beauty and superb craftsmanship. It features a genuine black onyx stone engraved with the College Seal and is made-to-order in your choice of solid 18K gold, solid 14K gold, or solid 10K gold, polished to a lustrous finish. Inside the band, your ring will be custom engraved with your name in elegant script to become a treasured possession in years to come and to remind you of your alma mater.

For more information, please contact the Office of College Activities at 212-854-2096 or activities@barnard.edu.

Alumnae Affairs
Vagelos Alumnae Center
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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