Legacy Family Orientation
Once you’ve made the decision to continue the Barry tradition in your family, you’ll have special privileges at orientation! In an effort to make your transition to the dorms as smooth as possible, legacy students are eligible to move in to the dorms early! Additional information on this process will be included with information from the Housing and Residential Life staff.
During orientation, legacy students and their families are invited to an exclusive welcome breakfast with prominent Barry University faculty, staff and administrators. This breakfast provides new students an opportunity to meet other legacy students and their families.
I have a very strong connection with Barry University starting with my parents. When they arrived from Cuba in 1960, the Adrian Dominican sisters at Barry University opened their doors to Cuban refugees to help them improve their language skills. My father who is 97, remembers Sr. Kenneth fondly to this day. My four older sisters and I then all earned degrees at Barry and finally, so did my son. I am so grateful to Barry and proud to be part of a family that has used the wonderful education that we received to fulfill our goals in life."
Silvia Lizama ‘79 (right), pictured with her son, Phillip K. Gills ‘08