The First Year Focus (FYF) Program at Barnard is an extended orientation program that continues throughout your first year. Co-sponsored by Residential Life & Housing and the Dean of Studies Office, it combines academic and co-curricular activities to help first-year students adjust to various aspects of college life.
The goals of the FYF Program are threefold:
FYF is dedicated to the integrity and personal growth of each individual. We strive to sponsor activities that assist students in making progress towards their educational and personal goals: developing academic and intellectual competence; establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships; developing personal identity; deciding on a career and lifestyle; maintaining personal health and wellness; and developing an integrated philosophy of life.
The FYF Program is coordinated by Associate Director Courtney Bazan Colvin.