The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (the Buckley Amendment, or FERPA) places certain restrictions on the type of information that we may release to the “public,” including members of a student's family. We will only release address information that is available on Barnard’s public Directory. If no information appears in the Directory, we cannot even verify whether that person is a student at Barnard.
In addition, we often get telephone and email requests from family members asking if a package has been received at Barnard and/or picked up by a student. They will even provide a tracking number from FedEx, UPS, or the U.S. Postal Service. For the student's protection, we cannot respond to such requests from relatives, friends, vendors, or anyone other than the student recipient herself.