Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Final Exam Schedule and Winter Break Travel
  • Center for Student Advising: Peer Adviser Program
  • What Will You Be For Halloween?
  • International Student Programs and Services
  • Share Your Voice
  • Counseling and Psychological Services: Support Groups
  • It's Flu Season!
  • Family Weekend & Homecoming Redux
  • Parent and Family Programs on Facebook
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Dear Columbia Families,

Fall greetings from Morningside Heights! The beautiful sights of autumn are in the air as the leaves change into their spectacular and colorful hues. This is my favorite time of year to be in New York City, and it is not just because of the weather. While many of us think of the spring as a time of renewal, I always consider the fall to be the time of greatest change on campus. For many families, this change was felt deeply when you came to campus for Family Orientation and dropped your student off for move-in and the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) in …

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News & Announcements

Final Exam Schedule and Winter Break Travel

Are you looking to arrange winter break travel for your student? Parent and Family programs recommends that students and parents work together to plan December and January travels. Many students like to return to campus before the start of the spring semester to take advantage of the many entertainment …

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Center for Student Advising: Peer Adviser Program

The Center for Student Advising (CSA) has launched an innovative new program to compliment its array of advising resources. Peer Advisers offer social, academic, and emotional support and help students navigate and connect with resources at Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. Peer Advising …

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What Will You Be For Halloween?

Halloween is a big event in New York City. Each year, the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade hosts over 50,000 costumed marchers, more than 50 bands and performances, and hundreds of thousands of spectators.

The Office of Multicultural …

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International Student Programs and Services

Columbia Student Affairs is excited to welcome Kirin Liquori Terni as Director of International Student Programs and Services (ISPS)!

ISPS is committed to providing a caring and supportive atmosphere for international students through a variety of academic and student life resources. ISPS …

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Share Your Voice

Are you looking for a way to get involved with the Columbia parent and family community from the comfort of your home computer? We are looking for a group of parent volunteers to contribute to our Family Connection Newsletter by sharing their Columbia experiences and encouraging dialogue with our …

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Counseling and Psychological Services: Support Groups

Throughout the year, Counseling and Psychological Services counselors conduct support groups for students and provide special programs, often in collaboration …

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It's Flu Season!

Public health experts recommend getting an annual influenza vaccine, or “flu shot,” to reduce the chance of getting the flu as well as to keep your family, friends and co-workers safe and healthy. At Columbia, all students, faculty, and staff may get a free flu shot Columbia Health's Annual Flu …

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Family Weekend & Homecoming Redux

From Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21, Columbia University welcomed thousands of students, alumni, and parents to campus for Family Weekend and Homecoming 2012. Be sure to check out our Family Weekend photos and

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Parent and Family Programs on Facebook

Have you been on the Columbia Family Facebook site recently? If not, please check it out! We post hundreds of photos and Columbia updates of interest to the parent and family community. Our Facebook site is open access, meaning that you do not …

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Upcoming Events

Nov
1
A Conversation with Columbia College Dean James J. Valentini - San Francisco
Nov
5
A Conversation with Columbia College Dean James J. Valentini - Los Angeles
Nov
14
Flu Shot Fair - Uris Hall
Nov
15
Flu Shot Fair - Lerner Hall
May
20
Columbia Engineering Class Day 2013
May
21
Columbia College Class Day 2013
May
22
Columbia University Commencement 2013

Important Dates

Nov
5
Academic Holiday / Fall Break
Nov
6
Academic Holiday / Fall Break
Nov
22
Academic Holiday / Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov
23
Academic Holiday / Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec
10
Last Day of Fall 2012 Classes
Dec
11
Study Period Begins
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. (except for graduating seniors)
May
23
Residence Halls Close at 12:00 p.m. for graduating seniors