We’re continuing with our coverage of Barnard housing with Hewitt (the dorm, not the dining hall), a so-called “very solid choice.” But are your numbers high enough? Check out our comprehensive review, along with the rest of our Barnard and Columbia coverage to really get ready for the blood-frenzy that is room selection. 

Location: Barnard Quad (3009 Broadway)

Nearby dorms: Reid, Brooks, Sulz, Sulz Tower

Stores and restaurants: EVERYTHING. Seriously, just walk onto Broadway. But in case you’ve forgotten: MoWillies, Vine, vacant Ollie’s storefront, sweetgreen, Starbucks.

Cost: $10,712 for a single, $9,230 for “multiples” (i.e. doubles and triples)


  • Bathrooms: One gender-inclusive bathroom per floor. Floors have fancy burnt orange tiles–none of those regular ol’ white tiles in these bathrooms! Cleaned daily by facilities.
  • AC/Heating: No AC, but it’s not terrible. Yes to heating.
  • Kitchen/Lounge: Each floor shares a lounge with Reid, Sulz, and Brooks. Lounges are spacious and include a kitchenette with a stove, oven, and microwave. Each lounge also has 2 large tables, several chairs/couches, and a TV.
  • Laundry: 1 washer/dryer set per floor in Brooks, 2 washers and dryers per floor in Sulz. The 8th floor of Sulz also has a lot more washers and dryers that the residents of Sulz Tower use.
  • Gym: Listen, Barnard has one gym, and it lives in the basement of Barnard Hall.
  • Intra-transportation: 2 generally reliable elevators, and 2 stairwells with tumbleweeds of dust/lint/we-don’t-want-to-know.
  • Hardwood/Carpet: Hallways feature strangely patterned carpeting to mask any spills or puke. Rooms have linoleum, because we can’t all be fancy.
  • Wifi: Old Faithful Barnard Secure. By which we actually mean, “Barnard Secure: Always Failing When We Need It Most.”

Room variety

  • 2 Triples and 3 doubles on the 8th floor, 1 double on the 2nd floor. The rest are all singles.
  • Singles are generally pretty spacious, but the most coveted ones are probably the corner rooms (#89 on each floor).


  • Mostly sophomores, a decent number of juniors, a smattering of seniors. Groups of 1-3 people can pick into rooms on the same floor.

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 10.29.14 PM copyBwog recommendations

  • If you don’t mind the required Quad Upperclass Meal Plan, Hewitt is a very solid choice. The rooms are much bigger than the singles in Elliott, and the building is in a really convenient location.

Resident opinions

  • “I love having my room so close to everything. Naps keep me alive.”
  • “Res Life asked my friend and I if we wanted the disability housing on our floor. We now have huge rooms and a private bathroom, so we’re living the dream.”
  • “Being around first-years all the time can be…draining.”

Springtime for Hewitt via Barnard Res Life