Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • New Students Website
  • Housing and Move-In Resources
  • Family Orientation 2012
  • Family Weekend 2012
  • Parent and Family Programs on Facebook
  • Hotels and Accomodations
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Dear Columbia families,

Happy July! Over the past six weeks, my colleagues in Student Affairs and I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you at our Summer Advising sessions in New York City, throughout the United States, and across the globe. We share in your enthusiasm and excitement and cannot wait to welcome you to campus for Family Orientation and Convocation in August.

Things are heating up here at Columbia – and I’m not just talking about the temperatures. Our orientation leaders, advisers, faculty members, and staff are hard at work preparing for your arrival …

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News & Announcements

New Students Website

In preparation for the start of the academic year at Columbia there are several important requirements that all new students must successfully complete prior to their arrival to campus. The division of Student and Administrative Services has prepared a

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Housing and Move-In Resources

The Class of 2016 has already received their Fall 2012 housing assignments. To assist you and your family in learning more about getting ready for the move to campus, Columbia Housing offers a series of useful websites.

Move-In and

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Family Orientation 2012

To help you - our parent and family community - connect and get involved with Columbia University, we have planned an incredible welcome and orientation experience. Family Orientation registration will begin on Wednesday, July 25. Please be on the lookout for an email reminder next week.

Sunday,

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Family Weekend 2012

…Mark your calendars now! Family Weekend 2012 will take place from Friday morning, October 19 - Sunday, October 21, at Columbia University. A major initiative of Parent and Family Programs and Columbia Student Affairs, Family Weekend is a campus-wide celebration of families and runs concurrent with our

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Parent and Family Programs on Facebook

Have you been on the Columbia Family Facebook site recently? If not, you’re missing out on some great photographs from Summer Advising and snapshots from other Columbia events. Facebook is also a great way to share tips and information and get …

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Hotels and Accomodations

As hotels are limited in the immediate Columbia vicinity, Parent and Family Programs recommends that you take advantage of New York City by staying in one of our many diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. To help you and your family plan for this and future visits, we invite you to utilize the

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Upcoming Events

Aug
26
Residence Hall Move-In (for students with permission from Columbia Housing)
Aug
27
Family Orientation and Residence Hall Move-In
Oct
19
Family Weekend (October 19-21)

Important Dates

Jul
27
Disability Service Requests and Accomodation Preferred Deadline
Aug
1
MMR / Immunization Documentation Preferred Deadline
Aug
3
Fall 2012 Tuition Statement Generated on SSOL
Aug
7
Student ID Photo Submission Deadline
Aug
19
CUE Program Move-In
Aug
22
COÖP and ISOP Programs Move-In
Aug
27
NSOP Begins After Convocation
Sep
4
First Day of Fall 2012 Classes
Sep
13
First Tuition Bill Due Date
Sep
30
Student Health Insurance Enrollment / Waiver Deadline
Nov
5
Academic Holiday
Nov
6
Academic Holiday
Nov
22
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov
23
Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec
14
Final Exams Begin
Dec
21
Final Exams Conclude (note: please consult your student's final exam schedule before arranging transportation)
Jan
22
First Day of Spring 2013 Classes
Mar
18
Spring Break (March 18 - March 22)
Mar
25
Classes Resume
May
6
Last Day of Spring 2013 Classes
May
10
Final Exams Begin
May
17
Final Exams Conclude (note: please consult your student's final exam schedule before arranging transportation)
May
18
Residence Halls Close at 12:00 p.m.