Computer Setup & Security

New Student Information

Learn about the basics of computing at Barnard and important things to do before arriving on campus. 

Mandatory Computer Setup Instructions

These instructions must be followed before you connect your computer to the Barnard network.

System Recommendations and what you should bring to campus

These are the requirements your personal computer should fulfill and what you need for successful computing at Barnard.

Student Purchasing Programs

Barnard and Columbia have made arrangements with resellers for students to purchase discount computer packages.

Columbia's e-Academy Software Center

Barnard and Columbia students can get discounts on educational software, including Microsoft Office.