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May 21, 2018

On Friday, May 11, 2018 at Faculty House, the New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society initiated more than 50 GS students at its annual Induction Ceremony.

March 5, 2018

“GS is a place where everyone is unique in their own way,” said Michael Wedd, a current student at the college.

He admits he is no exception: in the upstate New York farmhouse where he grew up, he was forbidden from watching TV, surfing the internet, listening to most radio stations, or going to school.

February 16, 2018

Yesterday evening, Trinity College Dublin President Patrick Prendergast and Columbia University Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences David Madigan signed an agreement officially recognizing the newly-launched Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University at an event held in Casa Italiana on Columbia’s Morningside Campus.

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August 6, 2018

Recent graduate Leyla Martinez ’18 has been selected as a 2018 Soros Justice Fellow, and will receive a generous stipend to support her work advocating for criminal justice reform.

May 15, 2018

On May 14, more than 500 graduating seniors were celebrated at the 2018 GS Class Day ceremony, which featured a keynote speech by Olympian Sasha Cohen '16GS. 

April 24, 2018

Aviva Zablocki joins the School of General Studies as its new Director of Alumni Relations.

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March 5, 2018

“GS is a place where everyone is unique in their own way,” said Michael Wedd, a current student at the college.

He admits he is no exception: in the upstate New York farmhouse where he grew up, he was forbidden from watching TV, surfing the internet, listening to most radio stations, or going to school.

January 19, 2015

At age 90, Miriam Kartch '70, '77GSAS, and '80GSAS accounts her "several lives."

July 5, 2012

Paulo do Nascimento Brito is a top performer, in more ways than one.  As both a GS student and a classically trained pianist, his passion for learning becomes clear the instant that he starts talking.

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May 12, 2017

Barrett Mindell '17 recently received a George Lucas Scholarship and a Guy Gallo Memorial Award in Screenwriting.

May 1, 2017

Columbia University today announced the creation of a new Center for Veteran Transition and Integration that will provide innovative educational programming and support for veterans making the transition to two- and four-year colleges, graduate and professional schools, civilian life, and the workforce.

December 5, 2016

Andrew Ertl was recently selected as a Class of 2018 Schwarzman Scholar, and will pursue a master's degree in global affairs at the Schwarzman College of Tsinghua University in Beijing next fall.

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Posted: May 31

We are pleased to announce that GS t-shirts featuring the GS shield are now available for sale exclusively in the Columbia University Bookstore.

Posted: May 31


Throughout the academic year, GS Student Life and the Dean of Students Office host a variety of events for the GS community in which Student Life volunteers may be involved. These events include Academic Planning Day, New Student Orientation, meet & greets, alumni events, and memorials. Through their service, volunteers have the opportunity to develop relationships with new and current students and administrators, as well as to foster a welcoming community for undergraduate students