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GS Welcomes Fall 2021 Incoming Students

In March 2020, Columbia University shifted to a remote format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, new students were welcomed virtually and the Columbia community remained connected through virtual courses, programming, and support services. Eighteen months later, the School of General Studies was able to welcome the entire community back to campus for a robust week of programming at Fall 2021 New Student Orientation. 

GS is pleased to announce that 17 alumni were recently nominated to join the Board of the GS Alumni Association (GSAA). With 40 members representing class years that span four decades, the Board strives to enhance the GS experience for alumni from the beginning of their journey as students throughout their lives as members of the worldwide Columbia community.

Postbac Premed Program student Giancarlo Barrios reflects on his journey to the program and the importance of bringing mental health resources to underserved communities. 

The Harris Matrix, invented by alumnus Dr. Edward Cecil Harris ’71GS, continues to play an important role in archaeology, and has recently been translated into Arabic by Baraa Seraj Eddin and Tareq Awwad, a visiting fellow at the Columbia Global Center in Amman.

In March 2020, Columbia University shifted to a remote format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, new students were welcomed virtually and the Columbia community remained connected through virtual courses, programming, and support services. Eighteen months later, the School of General Studies was able to welcome the entire community back to campus for a robust week of programming at Fall 2021 New Student Orientation. 

On Monday, August 30, family members joined over 900 new GS students as part of a week’s worth of robust New Student Orientation programming. Family Member Orientation introduced guests to the Columbia community and to the resources available to their students in support of their transition to Columbia University.

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