Thursday, May 4, 2017


Dear Graduating Seniors!

I thought you may enjoy this piece by our very own Dean Hinkson.  As some of you prepare for graduation and are fussing about how you look in your cap and gown, I think this article will help you reflect on its importance.  As a first generation graduate myself, I wear my cap and gown!

"Those of us privileged to earn a degree must never take our education for granted." -Avis Hinkson

Wishing you all the best,

Dean Tollinchi

Monday, April 17, 2017

First Gen Week

The Office or Academic Success and Enrichment Programs (ASEP) and the Office of the Dean of Studies invites you to participate in First Gen Week-- a week devoted to enhancing your professional skills and celebrating your accomplishments in 2016-2017!  Please join us!!


Writing Lab: Getting ready for final papers?  Barnard's own writing fellows will teach you some helpful tools for writing.
Monday, April 24th 12-2pm
Location: Diana 308

Public Speaking Lab: Barnard's very own Speaking Fellows will teach you some tips and strategies on public speaking and prepare for class presentations.
Tuesday, April 25th 3-5pm
302 Diana

First Generation Social: Take a break from work and meet other 1GLI (First Gen/Low Income) students over some dinner.
Wednesday, April 26th 5-7pm
Sulzberger Hall - South Tower

Going Home: Discuss tips and strategies on returning back home for the summer.
Thursday April 27 12-1pm
203 Diana

Excel Lab: Learn how to create an Excel spreadsheet and learn how to use its functions properly!
Thursday April 27th 6-8pm
113 Lefrak Center

Public Speaking Lab: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED! Barnard's very own Speaking Fellows will teach you some tips and strategies on public speaking and prepare for class presentations.
Friday, April 28th 3-5pm
501 Diana 

First Generation: Ice Cream Social for Graduation Seniors (Please note NEW DATE)
We want to celebrate the accomplishments of our 1GLI Graduating Seniors!! If you are graduating and identify as a First Generation/Financially Insecure student, PLEASE JOIN US.
Tuesday, May 2 5-6pm
Dean of Studies Office

Click here to RSVP for one, some or all of these events:

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Study Rooms Available for Reading Week and Finals Week

The following Study Rooms are available for Reading Days and Finals Week:

December 13, 14, 15       
Barnard 117 and Barnard 118

December 16-22               
Barnard 404 and Barnard 405.

Good luck with finals!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Annual Regional Pre-Medical Conference, December 3rd, 2016

The Weill Cornell Medical College will conduct its Annual Regional Pre-Medical Conference on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The goals of the program are to: expose high school and undergraduate college students to the vast opportunities for careers in medicine; educate students about healthcare issues disproportionately affecting minority populations and the importance of diversity in medicine and healthcare delivery in general. 

Please register for the conference via Eventbrite at by Thursday, November 10, 2016. Registration is free.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Women in Science Conference Friday, November 18th

The WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Conference is designed to educate and inspire women from all backgrounds to prepare for and pursue graduate degrees and careers in the fields of science and engineering. Conference attendees will learn about the challenges, opportunities, and the rewards of being a woman engineer or scientist. Join us for a day of programming to celebrate and promote women in science and engineering!

- Columbia Faculty Speakers
- Columbia Graduate Student Panelists
- Admissions & Financial Aid Advice
- Exclusive Lab Tours
- Free Continental Lunch (email dietary restrictions to

Raffle Items Will Be Offered!

To register please click here.