Life at Barry
Activities, recreation, and clubs usually come to mind when we think of campus life. Campus Life is more than that. It's all the support you receive from the day you enter Barry University as a student. That could include access to faculty, research librarians, a financial aid advisor or access the computer lab, the strength and conditioning room, the dining hall. Although we can't detail all that support here, we have given you an overview of the services provided by the Student Services Division. And, yes, that does include the activities, recreation, and clubs.
Orientation and First-Year Programs
If you are a new undergraduate student, you will find the information, advocacy and programming provided by Barry's Orientation and First-Year Programs to be invaluable. Orientation Sessions are also held for many graduate students; these sessions will be specific to your area of study.
On-campus housing is open to undergraduate students and, on a limited basis, to graduate students. With the addition of Kolasa Hall, which opened in Fall 2002, Barry has eight residence halls. The Office of Residential Life works with students, faculty, and staff to create a caring and learning environment in which you will be able to find opportunities to excel academically and interpersonally.
If you commute, the Office of Commuter Student Affairs will serve as a resource center, providing services, sponsoring programs, and informing you of different opportunities for involvement and growth. Barry has recently expanded Commuter Student Parking; now finding that all important parking space is an accomplishable task.
Student Activities and Organizations
Choices in organized activities are numerous, including the Splash Bash Pool Party, the Fall Holiday trip to Walt Disney World, or an intramural game with the faculty-staff softball team, which jokingly calls itself "Rigor Mortis."
You can build houses with Habitat for Humanity, join the SCUBA club, engage in debates with members of the Political Science and Theology Clubs, host a show on radio WBRY, pledge a fraternity or sorority, take a salsa class, or go on a retreat. And these are just a few examples.
If you are an international student, staff members in the Intercultural Center are available to advise you in regard to immigration, academic, financial, and personal matters. A special orientation program is provided to new international students. As an international student, you will also be invited to share your culture with other Barry students through specific programming offered through the Center.
Student Health Services
Taking a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to health, Health Center staff members work to ensure that you are quickly assisted should you sustain an injury or become ill. Equally important, staff members work to promote an optimal level of wellness for students.
If you have a documented physical, psychological, visual, speech, hearing, and learning disability, Barry's Office of Disability Services will provide you with information, advocacy, and academic accommodations. The Office strives to provide a holistic educational experience, which prepares each student to be united and equal with the non-disabled population.
Career and Counseling Center
Here you will have access to career development services, personal counseling, and educational programs designed to enhance your personal development. All services are provided in an atmosphere of respect and confidentiality.