Join Our Traditions, Become Part Of Our Heritage.

Many of life's long-lasting friendships take root in your college years. We encourage you to make the most of them. Connect as much as possible with the community, your teachers, and of course your classmates.

Weeks Of Welcome

The first month of the school year is packed with fun, immersive activities:

  • New Student Investiture – Barry's official welcome
  • Comedy Slam – some of the nation's most hilarious comics
  • GLO – wear your stylin' white outfits for this annual chic dance party
  • Labor Day Pool Party – sun and sunscreen, water and flip-flops
  • Barry Buccaneers – root, root, root for the home team

Other Annual Events


  • Make a Difference Day – Volunteer with friends to support social justice efforts and work with grassroots community organizations.
  • Founders' Week Community Fest – Celebrate Barry's history, and join the crazy bed races.


  • Festival of Nations – One-day party celebrating Barry's diversity.
  • MLK Jr. Day – Join Barry in giving back by serving the community.
  • Alternative Spring Break (ASB) – Dedicate your spring break to learning about social, political, and environmental issues, or to help rebuild after natural disasters

All year