Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Parent & Family Programs
  • Summer News & Updates
  • COLUMBIA 101
  • Pre-orientation Programs
  • Moving to Columbia
  • Online Account Information
  • Submitting MMR Documentation
  • Outside Scholarship Opportunities
  • Planning Ahead
  • Family Weekend 2013
  • Update Your Email
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Greetings,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome the parents and family members of the Class of 2017 to Columbia! This is the first of many emails you will receive from me, and I hope to provide you with the information you need to stay involved, connected, and informed about our great University.

Sincerely,

Matthew Patashnick
Director of Parent and Family Programs

Please view the welcome video, with greetings from Interim Dean of Student Affairs Terry Martinez, to get excited for the amazing journey ahead.

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Columbia! In just a few short months, you’ll be here on campus, and I’ll be able to greet you in person. Until then, let me tell you something about this special place."

News & Announcements

Parent & Family Programs

Parent and Family Programs provides parents and family members with opportunities to play an active and supportive role in the education of their Columbia student. Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter!

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Summer News & Updates

Over the course of the summer, you will receive monthly newsletters containing timely and relevant information to help you prepare for your student's first semester at Columbia. Students will also receive a bi-weekly e-newsletter.

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COLUMBIA 101

One of the best ways to prep for your move to campus and the transition ahead is for you and your family to join us at one of the COLUMBIA 101 events, our summer advising and information sessions that take place in June and July.

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Pre-orientation Programs

First-year Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students may opt to participate in one of three programs during the week prior to Orientation.

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Moving to Columbia

Arrival for first-year students is on August 26, with check-in taking place from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students traveling a great distance may receive an invitation from Columbia Housing in August to move in a day early.

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Online Account Information

One of the most important tasks your incoming Columbian must do is activate his/her UNI. The UNI (University Network ID) is the log-in name and password students will use to access many online services at Columbia, including their official Columbia email address: [UNI]@columbia.edu.

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Submitting MMR Documentation

Students must submit documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) to the Columbia Health Immunization Compliance Office at least 30 days prior to registering for classes.

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Outside Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Financial Aid and Educational Financing is a great resource when seeking outside scholarship opportunities, such as merit-based scholarships, grants or awards from outside (state, local, national, etc.) organizations.

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Planning Ahead

A student's move-in date is determined by pre-orientation program participation or geographic proximity to campus, so we recommend waiting to book any travel until you have confirmation of your move-in date.

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Family Weekend 2013

Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20, we have a series of welcome, intellectual, informational, and social events planned for you in the hopes that you will experience, if only for a brief weekend, what it means to be a Columbia student.

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Update Your Email

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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Upcoming Events

Jun
1
COLUMBIA 101 Atlanta
Jun
6
COLUMBIA 101 London
Jun
8
COLUMBIA 101 Cambridge (Boston)
Jun
8
COLUMBIA 101 Istanbul
Jun
9
COLUMBIA 101 Houston
Jun
15
COLUMBIA 101 Chicago
Jun
18
COLUMBIA 101 Singapore
Jun
20
COLUMBIA 101 New York
Jun
21
COLUMBIA 101 Hong Kong
Jun
22
COLUMBIA 101 New York
Jun
23
COLUMBIA 101 Los Angeles
Jun
25
COLUMBIA 101 Shanghai
Jun
25
COLUMBIA 101 Washington, D.C.
Jun
27
COLUMBIA 101 Beijing
Jun
27
COLUMBIA 101 San Francisco
Jun
29
COLUMBIA 101 Seoul
Jun
29
COLUMBIA 101 Seattle
Jun
30
COLUMBIA 101 New York
Jul
2
COLUMBIA 101 New York
Jul
5
COLUMBIA 101 Mumbai

Important Dates

Jun
5
Deadline to Apply for COÖP, CUE, and ISOP (9:00 a.m.)
Jul
26
Deadline for Disability Service Requests
Aug
2
Deadline to Certify Meningitis Vaccination Decision
Aug
2
Deadline to Submit Proof of MMR Immunity
Aug
5
Deadline to Upload Photo for University ID Card
Aug
12
First Fall Tuition Bill Available on SSOL
Aug
18
CUE Move-In
Aug
21
COOP and ISOP Move-In
Aug
25
Move-in for Those Traveling a Great Distance
Aug
26
Move-in (Check-in 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
Aug
26
Family Orientation and Convocation
Sep
3
First Day of Fall Semester
Sep
13
First Fall Tuition Bill Due
Sep
30
Confirm, upgrade, or request a waiver from Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan
Oct
18
Family Weekend and Homecoming (October 18-20)
Nov
4
Fall Break (November 4 and 5)
Nov
28
Thanksgiving Break (November 28 and 29)
Dec
9
Last Day of Fall 2013 Classes
Dec
13
Fall Final Exams Begin
Dec
16
First Spring Tuition Bill Available on SSOL
Dec
20
Fall Final Exams Conclude
Jan
21
First Day of Spring 2014 Semester
Jan
31
First Spring Tution Bill Due
Mar
17
Spring Break (March 17-21)
May
5
Last Day of Spring 2014 Classes
May
9
Spring Final Exams Begin
May
16
Spring Final Exams Conclude
May
17
Residence Halls Close (12:00 p.m.)