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May 12, 2017

On Friday, May 12, 2017 at Faculty House, The New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society initiated more than 40 GS students at its annual Induction Ceremony.

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.

May 3, 2017

On the evening of Tuesday, May 2, the School of General Studies celebrated the academic excellence and outstanding leadership of students at the Academic Prizes and Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. 

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June 20, 2017

With an exhuberant spirit, more than 500 alumni of Columbia University School of General Studies returned to campus to celebrate GS's 70th Anniversary and Peter Awn's 20 years as dean of the college. 

February 13, 2017

Endeavoring to reestablish a tradition from the past, the GSAA has reinstated the School of General Studies Owl Award, a prize that recognizes outstanding service to GS by graduates, benefactors, and faculty members. 

July 13, 2016

Deogratias "Deo" Niyizonkiza '01 was recently honored by the Carnegie Corporation as part of its “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” initiative, which recognizes outstanding contributions by naturalized U.S. citizens.

Admissions News

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December 5, 2016

Two GS alumni, Susan Feagin ’74 and Donna Satow ’65, along with Phillip Satow ’63CC, were honored at the Columbia University Community Impact annual Gala Benefit Auction in recognition of the powerful impact they have had through their service to others. 

The General View

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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.

Press Releases

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May 17, 2016

David Norman, a Harlem native and former heroin addict, graduated from the Columbia University School of General Studies yesterday with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. At 67 years old, he is the oldest graduate to receive a bachelor’s degree in the Class of 2016.

May 11, 2016

Edna Simbi, a Kenyan refugee and mother of two who escaped to the US in 2010, will graduate cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Columbia University School of General Studies this May.

December 7, 2015

Dual BA Program student Luca Springer ’16 has been selected as a 2016 Rhodes Scholar. He is one of only 89 recipients of this prestigious award worldwide, and will pursue a Master of Public Policy degree at Oxford University this fall.

DOS News and Announcements

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Posted: Aug. 22

Due to construction delays, the GS Lounge closure will continue through late October.

Event Date and Time: Fridays (biweekly), 12 - 2 p.m.
Location: 612 Lewisohn Hall

Beginning Friday, September 22, the Dean of Students Office invites first-generation and low income students to gather for regular conversation and community space every other Friday. 

Application Deadline: Wed., Sept. 27, 5 p.m.

The GS Office of Admissions and the University Visitors Center are seeking students to work as GS Ambassadors/Tour Guides.