Countdown to Columbia: Community (6/28)

In This Newsletter

  • What IS Community Development?
  • Important Things to Do
  • COLUMBIA 101: Transfer Students (6/30)
  • Classmates on Facebook
  • LionLink for Student Groups
  • Live at Lerner
  • Online Advising Chat: Combined Plan (7/17)
  • Disability Services Requests (7/26)
  • Certify Meningitis Vaccination Decision (8/2)
  • 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!

welcome from the staff

Community Development welcomes you and 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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COLUMBIA 101: Transfer Students (6/30)

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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Classmates on Facebook

There is an official Facebook group for transfer, visiting, and combined plan students in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering, where current and past transfer, visiting, and combined plan students are available to answer questions and offer advice on preparing for Columbia.

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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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Online Advising Chat: Combined Plan (7/17)

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!

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Disability Services Requests (7/26)

Columbia makes every effort to provide an accessible NSOP experience and accommodate students with disabilities. Contact us by July 26 if you require or are unsure if you may require disability accommodations or support: 212-854-2388 or

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Certify Meningitis Vaccination Decision (8/2)

Students must make an informed decision about being vaccinated for meningococcal meningitis and certify their decision online by August 2.

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Upcoming Events

COLUMBIA 101 Session for Transfer Students
Online Chat with Advisers for Combined Plan Students

Important Dates

Deadline for Disability Service Requests
Deadline to Certify Meningitis Vaccination Decision
Deadline to Submit Proof of MMR Immunity
Deadline to Upload Photo for University ID Card
First Fall Tuition Bill Available on SSOL
Orientation Schedule Becomes Available
Move-in/Orientation Begins
First Day of Fall Semester
First Fall Tuition Bill Due
Confirm/upgrade/request a waiver from the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan

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