Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Parent and Family Programs
  • Columbia's Pre-Orientation Programs
  • Summer Advising
  • Move-In and Family Orientation 2012
  • Academic Planning Guide
  • Family Weekend 2012
  • Parent and Family Programs on Facebook
  • Next Steps
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Greetings,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome the parents and family members of the Class of 2016 to Columbia! I hope to meet many of you at our upcoming Summer Advising Sessions and our Family Orientation in August. If I can be of any assistance to you, do not hesitate to contact me.

With best regards,


Matthew Patashnick
Director of Parent and Family Programs
Columbia | Student Affairs
Email | Web | Facebook
Phone: 212-854-2446

Parent and Family Programs

As part of the Dean of Student Affairs Office, Parent and Family Programs provides parents and family members with opportunities to play an active and supportive role in the education of their Columbia student.

We seek to answer questions and provide critical information about Columbia; to provide opportunities for networking and relationship-building with other Columbia families; to enhance communication between the University and families; and to help define the appropriate involvement of the parent and family community.

Parent and Family Programs, in collaboration with offices …

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News & Announcements

Columbia's Pre-Orientation Programs

…Columbia offers three different pre-orientation programs to assist new first-year students in getting acquainted to life on campus and in New York City. Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP), Columbia Urban Experience (CUE), and the International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) have upperclass

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Summer Advising

Student Affairs would like to welcome your student and your family into the Columbia community at one of our Summer Advising sessions. During the session you will meet with advisers and hear from alumni, current students, and their parents. Summer Advising serves to introduce students and their families …

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Move-In and Family Orientation 2012

We are so excited to welcome you and your family to campus for move-in and Family Orientation on Monday, August 27. Columbia Housing will send a detailed packet via mail to all students with instructions and information to help prepare and plan for your arrival to campus. In the meantime, check out …

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Academic Planning Guide

The Center for Student Advising has compiled an amazing resource for students and families called The Academic Planning Guide

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Family Weekend 2012

Mark your calendars now! Family Weekend 2012 will take place from Friday morning, October 19 - Sunday, October 21 at Columbia University. A major initiative of Parent and Family Programs and Columbia Student Affairs, Family Weekend is a campuswide celebration of families and runs concurrent with our …

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Parent and Family Programs on Facebook

Parent and Family Programs is on Facebook! "Like" us to get the inside scoop on campus events and happenings and to check out all of our latest event photos.

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Next Steps

Throughout the summer, Parent and Family Programs will keep you abreast of important information to help you and your family prepare for the move to Columbia. It is important that you encourage your student to activate and regularly check his or her "UNI" - the online Columbia email and student account …

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Upcoming Events

Jun
3
Summer Advising in Houston, TX
Jun
9
Summer Advising in Atlanta, GA
Jun
12
Summer Advising in Boston, MA
Jun
14
Summer Advising in Chicago, IL
Jun
16
Summer Advising in Washington, DC
Jun
17
Summer Advising in New York, NY
Jun
18
Summer Advising in Beijing, CN
Jun
18
Summer Advising in Los Angeles, CA
Jun
19
Summer Advising in New York, NY
Jun
19
Summer Advising in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Jun
20
Summer Advising in Shanghai, CN
Jun
21
Summer Advising in London, UK
Jun
21
Summer Advising in San Francisco, CA
Jun
22
Summer Advising in Seoul, SK
Jun
23
Summer Advising in New York, NY
Jun
24
Summer Advising in Seattle, WA
Jun
26
Summer Advising in Hong Kong, HK
Jun
28
Summer Advising in Singapore, SN
Jul
1
Summer Advising in New York, NY
Jul
2
Summer Advising in Honolulu, HI
Jul
13
Summer Advising in Mumbai, IN

Important Dates

Jun
10
Applications to all pre-orientation programs are due
Aug
1
Residence Hall Assignment Notification
Aug
3
Fall 2012 Tuition Statement Generated on SSOL
Aug
19
CUE Program Move-In
Aug
22
COÖP and ISOP Programs Move-In
Aug
27
Move-In, Family Orientation, and Convocation
Aug
27
NSOP Begins After Convocation
Sep
4
First Day of Fall 2012 Classes
Nov
5
Academic Holiday
Nov
6
Academic Holiday
Nov
22
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov
23
Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec
14
Final Exams Begin
Dec
21
Final Exams Conclude (note: please consult your student's final exam schedule before arranging transportation)
Jan
22
First Day of Spring 2013 Classes