Dean of Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Preventing the flu
  • Special Interest Community application deadline: January 28 by noon
  • Make an appointment with your adviser
  • Understanding "academic integrity": request a presentation for your group
  • Emergency family leave policy change
  • Supplemental student health fund
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) Groups and Workshops
  • Important Dates


December 25 holiday dinner in Wallach Piano Lounge

 

Dear students,

We have a number of things to share with you as you wind down your winter break and prepare to return to campus. Read below for a few reminders, updates to current services, and some new offerings, as well.

For those of you who remained on campus over the break, thank you for celebrating with us. We are happy to share the photos from the Holiday Cookie Decorating Contest (view the pictures to see who won) and the Holiday Dinner.

Wherever you chose to spend the break, I hope that your time away was restful and rejuvenating. My staff and I look forward to welcoming you back next week for the beginning of a new semester.

Sincerely,


Preventing the flu

To achieve a successful and healthy new semester, Columbia Health strongly encourages you to take preventive measures to limit the spread of flu. The most effective means is to get a flu shot.

Did you know that Columbia students, faculty, and staff on the Morningside Campus may receive a free flu shot? Attend the flu fair below or, if you would like to receive the vaccination sooner, call (212) 854-2284 or log on to the secure online appointment system to schedule …

News & Announcements

Special Interest Community application deadline: January 28 by noon

Do you belong to an existing Special Interest Community (SIC), or are you interested in developing a new one? Do you belong to a recognized student group (ABC, SGB, CI, Club Sports), a student-run program with administrative oversight, or another population with specific housing needs?

If …

Make an appointment with your adviser

As you begin to cross items off your list in preparation for the semester ahead, don't forget to make an appointment with your adviser.

While there are a few staff changes in our advising dean roster this spring, our …

Understanding "academic integrity": request a presentation for your group

“Academic integrity is the cornerstone of our intellectual community,” (Columbia University Undergraduate Guide to Academic Integrity) and the Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Standards is committed to promoting …

Emergency family leave policy change

CC and SEAS students who must leave the University for urgent family reasons that necessitate a semester-long absence (e.g., family death or serious illness in the family) may request an emergency family leave of absence. Unlike a voluntary leave of absence, the emergency family leave carries …

Supplemental student health fund

Columbia Health finalized at the end of the fall 2012 semester a new confidential discretionary fund to defray costs for time-sensitive and important health-related services. This fund is available for full- …

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) Groups and Workshops

Throughout the year, counselors offer support groups to students and provide special programs, often in collaboration with student groups, deans, residence advisers, and others. Please check out our current groups

 

Important Dates

Jan
15
SEAS: Registration by appointment for all classes begins: Jan. 15-18
Jan
15
CC: Change of program by appointment begins: Jan. 15-19, 22-25, 28-Feb. 1
Jan
21
Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday observed - University holiday
Jan
22
SEAS: Change of program by appointment begins: Jan. 22-25, 28-Feb. 1
Jan
22
First day of classes
Jan
28
Deadline to submit application for SIC housing
Feb
1
Last day to (1) register for course credit, (2) change course programs, (3) submit written notice of withdrawal from the spring term to Dean of Student Affairs for full refund of tuition and special fees, (4) confirm, update, or request a medical waiver from the Student Medical Insurance plan
Feb
26
CC: Last day to drop individual courses
Mar
18
Spring recess begins: Mar. 18-22
Mar
25
Classes resume
Mar
28
CC: Last day to register for R credit and to change a regular course to a Pass/D/Fail course or a Pass/D/Fail course to a regular course
Mar
28
SEAS: Last day to drop a course without academic penalty or to change grading option
Apr
15
Registration by appointment for fall 2013: Apr. 15-19
May
5
Last day for continuing students to apply for financial aid for 2013–2014
May
6
Last day of classes
May
10
Final exams begin: May 10-17
May
18
Continuing students move-out by 12:00 p.m. (noon)
May
19
Baccalaureate Service
May
21
CC: Class Day
May
20
SEAS: Class Day
May
22
Commencement
May
23
Seniors move-out by 12:00 p.m. (noon)