Dean of Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Welcome from Matthew
  • 3 Questions for Michael McNeil, Director of Alice! Health Promotion
  • Family Involvement Opportunities
  • Family Cabinet
  • Housing Update
  • Class Day and Commencement 2012: Gradzone Update
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Welcome from Matthew


Dear Columbia families,

With a sense of humor and irony, I wish you pleasant winter greetings from New York City! Though the winter months have been warmer than usual and snow has been a rare sight, the weather has afforded students the opportunity to take greater advantage of the campus and the city. Nearly every day since the semester started, I have seen students gathering on the steps of Low Library, heading to the subway to sample new and interesting culinary treats as part of Restaurant Week, running through the park, and celebrating life in the cultural capital of the world, …

News & Announcements

3 Questions for Michael McNeil, Director of Alice! Health Promotion

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Michael McNeil, Director of Alice! Health Promotion and discuss the important role his office plays …

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Family Involvement Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to get involved with the Columbia community? Parent and Family Programs invites you to join us at one of our upcoming events as a volunteer. Your service, knowledge about Columbia, and enthusiasm are key in helping us to welcome the newest Columbians in the Class of 2016 and …

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Family Cabinet

The Columbia Family Cabinet is a new initiative of Parent and Family Programs. Designed to provide advice and guidance to the Director of Parent and Family Programs, the Family Cabinet will be comprised of a diverse spectrum of volunteer parents and family members spanning the personal, …

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Housing Update

One of the hot topics of conversation throughout campus right now focuses on room selection for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. To help you, our parent and family community, best understand this process, I encourage you to visit the

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Class Day and Commencement 2012: Gradzone Update

Is your student graduating in May 2012? Each month leading to Class Day and Commencement, Parent and Family Programs will provide updates and important information to assist you plan for your visit to New York City and to help create memories that will last forever. The first email was sent February …

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Upcoming Events

May
14
Columbia Engineering Class Day
May
15
Columbia College Class Day
May
16
Columbia University Commencement

Important Dates

Mar
12
Spring Break - No classes through March 16
Mar
19
Classes Resume
Apr
30
Lasy Day of Spring 2012 Classes
May
1
Study Period Begins
May
3
Study Period Concludes
May
4
Final Exams Begin
May
11
Final Exams Conclude
May
12
Spring Housing Check-Out by 12:00 p.m. (except for seniors, RAs, and interim/extended housing residents)
May
17
Senior Housing Check-Out by 12:00 p.m.
Sep
1
Residence Halls Open for Returning Students
Sep
4
First Day of Fall 2012 Classes