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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 to relax in the living room and use computer terminal 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.

Athletic Facilities

Purchase the $120 Fitness Pass for the entire academic year for weight room access (with prior mandatory orientation), FITbear classes sign up with additional fee, access to gym facilities and practice rooms during free Recreation Hours. Locker rental is free with the Fitness Pass. Contact the Department of Physical Education in Barnard Hall with any questions.

Dodge Fitness Center Membership

Stay fit and connected to the Columbia University community by joining Dodge Fitness Center with an alumni membership! Class of 2017 alumni are eligible for discounts of up to 60%. We are open year round and 114 hours per week during the academic year to accommodate your busy schedule. Membership includes access to the pool, tri-level fitness center, functional fitness room, squash courts, and eligibility for group fitness classes and personal training sessions. For more information on alumni memberships at the Dodge Fitness Center, please visit www.perec.columbia.edu or call 212-854-2546.    

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:

  • Access to public computers: Alumnae may use the computers in the LeFrak Center, 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.


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 the Columbia Facilities and Housing website for more information.


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 Barnard Store at 212.851.2929 or store@barnard.edu.