The Newest Class of Barnard Women Arrives in Morningside Heights

After a summer spent selecting the perfect extra-long twin sheets, members of the class of 2014 finally arrived on Barnard's campus on August 30th, 2010. The annual procession of Orientation leaders helping new students haul their possessions from the curb of Broadway to their new homes in the Quad went smoother than ever, according to Director of Orientation & Activities Joyce Lewandowski, who oversees the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) at Barnard.

The Class of 2014 numbers 580 young women from 39 states and 25 countries. Of the high schools that rank their students, 81% were in the top 10% of their class. Other interesting facts: 25 students arrived having already attended the Summer in New York Pre-College Program at Barnard, 39 have mothers who are alumnae, 11 have grandmothers who attended Barnard, and 17 have sisters who are enrolled or who have recently graduated from the College. In her welcoming remarks to new students and their families, Dean of the College Dorothy Denburg stated that she liked "to think that when a younger sister chooses Barnard, it speaks well of her sibling's experience."

For first-years, decorating a college room shared with at least one roommate, is a highly personal process. We've asked a few members of the class of 2014 to share an item that they've brought with them to college to make the transition a little easier, or at least, a little more fun.