New Student Orientation Program

New Student Orientation Program

Students at GS Orientation

Monday, August 27 - Sunday, September 2, 2018

Register for Mandatory New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation Program is mandatory for all entering Postbac students. The week includes a series of extended events that provides an introduction to the stimulating intellectual and social environment at Columbia, as well as the abundant resources available at GS and the University. One of the primary goals of Orientation is to help students navigate the University environment and meet fellow incoming Postbac students.

The New Student Orientation Program is designed to:

  • Familiarize students with the standards of the University and principles of our academic community
  • Help students navigate the Columbia campus and identify the many available resources
  • Present students with tips and key information that will make the first days at Columbia, and their transition to the Postbac Premed Program, go smoothly
  • Introduce students to advisors and important resources critical to personal and academic success at Columbia
  • Provide students with the opportunity to meet other Postbac students, new as well as continuing, many of whom will become part of a network of support while at Columbia
  • Acquaint students with the history and traditions of GS and Postbac within the context of Columbia’s history
  • Share with students a portrait of the incoming class in all its diversity and richness as they are welcomed into the vibrant GS community

For specific information about Orientation, please see the Mandatory Orientation Schedule and the Orientation Week webpages.

For questions regarding Orientation, please contact