Dean of Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Welcome from Matthew
  • Counseling and Psychological Services: Advice for May
  • GradZone: There's An App For That
  • Summer Advising
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Welcome from Matthew

 

Dear Columbia families,

We are at the end of another academic cycle at Columbia. Every year since 1754, Columbia students and families reach this moment with a sense of wonder and mixed emotions. We are relieved that the intensity of final examinations and research papers will cease. We look forward to new and exciting summer opportunities and the chance to reconnect with friends, family members, and loved ones.

Our students spend just four short years here at Columbia and the time passes with incredible speed. For seniors, May 2012 marks the transition to a new reality …

News & Announcements

Counseling and Psychological Services: Advice for May

As we all know, parents and students alike, these last few weeks of the semester are a high stress time. Sleep and eating can suffer when papers are due, and exams are happening. First year students are anticipating leaving their new friends behind and going back home to old rules and curfews. Graduating …

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GradZone: There's An App For That

Are you the parent of a graduating senior? Or perhaps your student is graduating in future years and you're just curious about Class Day and Commencement. Make sure you’ve bookmarked our GradZone website and check out our new Commencement …

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Summer Advising

Each summer, Columbia Student Affairs hits the road and travels across the country and around the world to welcome our incoming students and their families to Columbia. If you are interested in joining us as a Summer Advising volunteer at a session near you, let us know! Volunteers serve as event …

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Upcoming Events

May
14
Columbia Engineering Class Day 2012
May
15
Columbia College Class Day 2012
May
16
Columbia University Commencement 2012

Important Dates

May
11
Final Exams Conclude
May
12
Spring Housing Check-Out by Noon (except for seniors, RAs, and interim/extended housing residents)
May
17
Senior Housing Check-Out by Noon
Sep
1
Residence Halls Open for Returning Students
Sep
4
First Day of Fall 2012 Classes
Nov
5
Academic Holiday
Nov
6
Academic Holiday
Nov
22
Thanksgiving Recess
Nov
23
Thanksgiving Recess
Dec
10
Last Day of Fall 2012 Classes
Dec
14
Final Examinations Begin
Dec
21
Final Examinations Conclude
Jan
22
First Day of Spring 2013 Classes
Mar
18
Spring Break
Mar
25
Classes Resume
May
20
Columbia Engineering Class Day 2013
May
21
Columbia College Class Day 2013
May
22
Columbia University Commencement 2013