Student Affairs

Countdown to Columbia: Community

In This Newsletter

  • What IS Community Development?
  • Important Things to Do
  • Classmates on Facebook
  • LionLink for Student Groups
  • Live at Lerner
  • Say "Hello!" to Student Affairs (Win Prizes!)
  • Housing Update
  • Upcoming Summer Newsletters
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Message from Todd Smith-Bergollo, Interim Dean of Community Development

Community Development welcomes you to the Columbia Family! We are busy preparing for your arrival, and we are as excited as you are.

We start off with the New Student Orientation Program, and, throughout the year, offer community events; provide leadership, cultural, and civic engagement opportunities; and advise many student organizations. Keep reading to learn more!

Community Development welcomes you! We cannot wait to meet you in person!

What IS Community Development?

Community Development is comprised of several units that work toward a common mission and shared goals. Together, we support students in a variety of unique and complementary ways. Watch our video to learn more about our work with Columbia undergraduate students.

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News & Announcements

Important Things to Do

Want a list of nearly everything you need to do before coming to campus? Of course! That's why Student & Administrative Services has provided you with the New Student website.

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Classmates on Facebook

There is an official Facebook group for students in the Columbia College and Engineering Class of 2017, where there is near-constant discussion about preparing for Columbia. Join to get to know one another and have your questions answered by the students on the orientation committee.

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LionLink for Student Groups

One of the exciting services you can explore after activating your UNI is LionLink. This website let's you view summaries of all the official student groups on campus and follow the events, news, and updates of the ones that interest you. Head on over to see clubs' welcome messages to the class.

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Live at Lerner

Student Affairs brings the Columbia community together in many ways, and one program which always offers entertainment and deliciousness is Live at Lerner. Through sounds, study breaks, and a student space, Live at Lerner will beckon you. See last year's events for an idea of what's in store.

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Say "Hello!" to Student Affairs (Win Prizes!)

We can't wait to meet you, literally, so introduce yourself now, and enter a contest while you're at it! Tweet us a photo and greeting (@nsop and @columbia_sa) with the hashtag #columbia2017. The winner (CC/SEAS Class of 2017 student picked randomly from entries) will receive Columbia gear.

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Housing Update

We know you are eager to learn where you'll live, and you'll find out sooner than anticipated! Room assignments will be posted in the Housing Portal on June 28 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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Upcoming Summer Newsletters

This is the last newsletter that will be sent to a non-Columbia email address. In the future, look for all of your news and updates in your LionMail account. If you have not yet activated your UNI, now is the time!

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Upcoming Events

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

Jul
26
Deadline for Disability Service Requests
Aug
2
Deadline to Certify Meningitis Vaccination Decision
Aug
2
Deadline to Sign up Parents/Authorized Payers to Receive First Bill (5:00 p.m. ET)
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 Viewable on SSOL
Aug
23
Orientation Schedule Becomes Available
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
New Student Orientation Program Begins
Sep
3
First Day of Fall Semester
Sep
13
First Fall Tuition Bill Due

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