Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • The Trials and Tribulations of Spring Break: Helpful Advice from CPS
  • Volunteer at Days On Campus
  • Coming Soon: The End of the Academic Year
  • Update Your Email Address
  • Parent and Family Programs on Facebook
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Dear Columbia families,

From all of us in Columbia Student Affairs, I want to wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and safe spring. While all Columbia students are excited for a momentary break from formal classroom study, many of them will spend their week across the country and around the world in fascinating service-learning projects and alternative break programs. Some of them will head home to see their family and friends. Others will remain here on-campus and take the time to visit the many famous New York City landmarks and cultural institutions that make life here so …

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News & Announcements

The Trials and Tribulations of Spring Break: Helpful Advice from CPS

Although many college students return home for Spring Break, some find spring break an opportunity to go on vacation with friends. The academic year is nearing its end, but there is still much work and pressure ahead: final exams, a thesis to be completed, a search for summer jobs or internships, …

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Volunteer at Days On Campus

Each spring, the Columbia Undergraduate Admissions Office welcomes accepted students and families to Columbia
for Days on Campus, an overnight program for students to learn more about life at Columbia. Programming for accepted families also includes a panel presentation with current Columbia …

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Coming Soon: The End of the Academic Year

It is hard to believe but the end of the 2012-2013 academic year is almost upon us. Parent and Family Programs is committed to making sure that you have the best information possible to help your student and your family transition to summer.

In our upcoming April Family Connection Newsletter, …

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Update Your Email Address

To help you and your family stay connected to Columbia University and Parent and Family Programs, keep us informed when you change your preferred email address!

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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

Mar
21
Columbia College in London: A Conversation with Dean Valentini
May
20
Columbia Engineering Class Day 2013
May
21
Columbia College Class Day 2013
May
22
Columbia University Commencement 2013

Important Dates

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
Aug
31
Residence Halls Open for Returning Students
Sep
3
First Day of Fall 2013 Classes
Oct
18
Family Weekend (October 18-20)
Nov
4
Fall Break (November 4-5)
Nov
6
Classes Resume
Dec
9
Last Day of Fall 2013 Classes
Dec
13
Final Exams Begin
Dec
20
Final Exams Conclude (Note: Please consult your student's final exam schedule before arranging transportation)