Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Moving to Campus
  • Activate Your UNI
  • LionMail: Your Columbia Email
  • Advising for Transfer Students
  • COLUMBIA 101: Transfer Students
  • Online Advising Chat: Combined Plan
  • Advising for Combined Plan Students
  • Advising for Visiting Students
  • MMR Documentation
  • Outside Scholarship Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Over the course of the summer, you will receive e-newsletters from Students Affairs containing timely and relevant information to help you prepare and get excited for your arrival to campus. You will learn about campus resources, orientation, and important events, dates, and deadlines.

Look for our next newsletter in late June, which will cover your resources for advising and academic integrity. Your parents should look for an email in mid July explaining Family Orientation and Parent and Family Programs.

Watch the Welcome Video from Interim Dean Martinez

"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

Moving to Campus

Arrival for Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan students is on Tuesday, August 27. Check-in will start at 9:00 a.m. and remain open until 1:00 p.m. All students, whether they live on campus or not, need to check-in to pick up their orientation materials.

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Activate Your UNI

Your University Network ID (UNI) is the name and password you will use to access many online services at Columbia. Your UNI is also the first part of your Columbia email address: [UNI]@columbia.edu. Click below and select "Activate UNI or Email."

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LionMail: Your Columbia Email

Once you have successfully activated your UNI, you will be able to access Columbia's secure online applications, including Student Services Online, CourseWorks, library resources and more. To check email, visit the LionMail login page.

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Advising for Transfer Students

Contact information for assigned advisers was included in the Tentative Transfer Credit Evaluation. Students should soon reach out to schedule a phone appointment, prior to August registration. Students should schedule an in-person advising appointment as soon as possible after orientation.

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COLUMBIA 101: Transfer Students

COLUMBIA 101 events help prepare students for the move to campus and their transition ahead. Transfer students are invited to attend the June 30 COLUMBIA 101 session in New York, which will include staff specially trained to support their needs.

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Online Advising Chat: Combined Plan

Combined Plan Students are invited to join advising deans from the Center for Student Advising on July 17 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern Time for an online chat. Save the date! The link will be provided in a future email.

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Advising for Combined Plan Students

Combined Plan students will be contacted by an advising dean during the summer with information regarding both the Center for Student Advising group advising session and the initial advising appointment with the major department, both which will take place during orientation.

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Advising for Visiting Students

Visiting students will be contacted by an advising dean during the summer with information regarding course registration and advising. They will also have the opportunity to speak with an adviser via phone prior to orientation.

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MMR Documentation

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

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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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Upcoming Events

Jun
30
COLUMBIA 101 Session for Transfer Students
Jul
17
Online Chat with Advisers for Combined Plan Students

Important Dates

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
23
Orientation Schedule Becomes Available
Aug
27
Move-in/Orientation Begins
Sep
3
First Day of Fall Semester
Sep
13
First Fall Tuition Bill Due