Student and Family Support

GradZone: News & Information for Columbia Families

In This Newsletter

  • Senior Portraits
  • The Center for Career Education (CCE) is here to help!
  • International Visitors
  • Apply for the Degree
  • Family Commencement Housing
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Dear Columbia families,

Best wishes to you and your family as the penultimate semester of your student's Columbia career wraps up. Parent & Family Programs will continue to keep you informed about all graduation events and activities in the spring. Be sure to bookmark our GradZone site and make plans with your Columbia student to celebrate with the Class of 2014 in May!


Matthew Patashnick
Director of Parent & Family Programs
212-854-2446 |

Senior Portraits

If your student did not get a chance to have his/her senior portrait taken in the fall semester, s/he should look for additional opportunities in the spring! Portraits will appear in The Columbian yearbook and be available for purchase.

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News & Announcements

The Center for Career Education (CCE) is here to help!

Check out the three things your Columbia student should do over winter break to make moves on his/her job search!

International Visitors

CC and SEAS parents and families in need of documentation to support visa applications should encourage their student to contact his/her CSA adviser with the information requested here.

Apply for the Degree

Has your student applied to graduate? This important step will ensure a memorable graduation experience. Please encourage and remind your student to take care of this important action item.

Family Commencement Housing

Looking to wind down your Columbia experience by spending a couple of nights on campus? Consider staying in a Columbia residence hall for graduation! Learn more by visiting the Housing website.


Upcoming Events

Columbia University Baccalaureate Service
Columbia Engineering Class Day (5:00 p.m.)
Columbia College Class Day (9:30 a.m.)
Columbia University Commencement (10:30 a.m.)

Important Dates

Family Commencement Housing Applications Available
Last Day of Spring 2014 Classes
Residence Halls Close for Seniors (12:00 p.m.)

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