The Student Blue Book is an annual booklet containing information pertinent to student life.
History of Student Blue Books
Originally published by the Barnard Christian Association, the Barnard College Blue Book is an annual booklet which contains all the information pertinent to student life, such as contact and procedure information for Health Services and Office of Career Development in addition to stating academic policies and graduation requirements.
Early blue books showcased ads from Tiffany’s and Sears. The Blue Book was renamed the Barnard Student Handbook in 1961. It is a brief yet extensive guide to the College, which provides vital information, including locations of offices and hours, listings of clubs/organizations and residential buildings, maps, various rules (dorm, fire safety, alcohol/drugs, etc.), among other information. It was published by the Undergraduate Association. In the 1970s, the Office of Public Relations was in charge of publication, until Public Relations was absorbed by Public Affairs. Currently, it is published by Communications. The handbook has often come with a planner/calendar section. In 1980s to the late 1990s the handbook was referred to as A Guide to Barnard.
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