Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • What to Expect During Winter Break: Helpful Advice from Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Columbia University at the World Economic Forum
  • Columbia Housing Information
  • Columbia Dining Information
  • Winter Break Travel and Transit Tips
  • Becoming an Authorized Payer
  • GradZone: News and Information for Families of Graduating Students
  • Parent and Family Programs on Facebook
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

 

Dear Columbia families,

It has been exactly 101 days since your student began fall 2012 classes here at Columbia University. From that first day of school, on September 4, through today, December 14, much has happened and much has changed. The end of the semester and calendar year offers us all a time to pause and reflect on our journeys and prepare for the start of a new year.

Our first year students have made an important step on their journey from dependence to interdependence. I imagine that as parents, you will notice profound changes in their intellectualism …

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News & Announcements

What to Expect During Winter Break: Helpful Advice from Counseling and Psychological Services

Now that Winter Break is around the corner, many of you are likely awaiting your student's return home for a few weeks. Whether your student is a first year or a senior, your son or daughter has had a full semester here at Columbia, filled with many new experiences. You may be anticipating your student's …

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Columbia University at the World Economic Forum

Are you attending the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos? Columbia will be there, too. Please email Kacey Barnes at kb2641@columbia.edu for information surrounding the Columbia University reception taking place on Friday, January 25, 2013.

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Columbia Housing Information

As we prepare to wind down the semester, Columbia Housing offers a website for students and families making Winter Break plans. Though our residence halls remain fully open and staffed, note that resources are structured differently during the Winter Break period and that guest/visitor policies are …

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Columbia Dining Information

Most Columbia dining halls will close for Winter Break and will reopen for the start of classes in January. Students who remain on campus often gather together to cook and share meals or try new restaurants. Please visit Columbia

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Winter Break Travel and Transit Tips

If you or your student plans to travel through New York City over the Winter Break, here are a few tips to help ensure a hassle-free experience!

  • Ride public transit as much as possible! Columbia is easily connected to all major transit hubs via subway and bus lines. For more information

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Becoming an Authorized Payer

Columbia University allows students to designate parents and guardians as "Authorized Payers" which gives you basic access to student term billing information. Payment for spring term is due on Friday, February 1, 2013, making this a great time to work with your student and be added as an Authorized …

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GradZone: News and Information for Families of Graduating Students

Does your son or daughter plan to participate in May 2013 Class Day and Commencement? Will you travel to campus to join in the graduation events? Consider bookmarking the GradZone website in your web browser, and encourage your student …

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Parent and Family Programs on Facebook

Be sure to visit our Facebook page for the latest campus news and happenings, photographs, videos, and stories! Facebook registration is not required - our page is open to all!

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Upcoming Events

May
20
Columbia Engineering Class Day 2013
May
21
Columbia College Class Day 2013
May
22
Columbia University Commencement 2013

Important Dates

Dec
14
Final Exams Begin
Dec
17
Spring 2013 term statement generated
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
Feb
1
Spring 2013 Term Payment Due
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