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December 20, 2013

Through generous contributions, alumni and donors of Columbia and GS exceeded a match challenge for funds for the Yellow Ribbon Fund. 

December 12, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11, students, alumni, and administrators held a ceremony to dedicate and raise the official flag of the School of General Studies on the northeast corner of Lewisohn Lawn.

Alumni News

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November 18, 2013

Through a campaign fueled by, Sebastian Clegg ’13 is hoping to raise funds to purchase instruments, books, and other materials to support his students’ tenacity, desire, and drive to study music.

November 6, 2013

Gale Brewer '97 was elected Manhattan Borough President on November 5, 2013.

October 18, 2013

Leslie Woodard, ’94GS, the former director of Columbia University's Undergraduate Creative Writing Program and dean of Yale University’s undergraduate Calhoun College, passed away October 18, 2013. 

Admissions News

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April 17, 2014

The School of General Studies (GS) Office of Admissions announces a special weekend campus visit for prospective students on Sunday, May 4.

April 2, 2014

The Regular Decision application deadline for Fall 2014 enrollment is Sun., June 1.

January 23, 2014

The School of General Studies Admissions team will be traveling throughout the US this spring to introduce prospective students to our Ivy League degree for adult and returning students.

The General View

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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.

June 7, 2012

Matt Mireles ’08 lives an ambitious life. “I always wanted adventure,” he said. After travelling the country and exploring a number of career paths, Mireles has established himself as a technology startup entrepreneur.

June 7, 2012

Professional surfer, model and philanthropist Will Tant has spent most of his life hitting the waves.  More recently, however, he has been hitting the books.

Press Releases

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May 20, 2013

At 21, Nur Arafeh is on the path to becoming a future world leader.

May 7, 2013

Military veteran, rock guitarist and monk, Jason Everman raises the bar for the modern Renaissance man.

DOS News and Announcements

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Application Deadlines: Wed., April 30 (FAFSA and Planned Enrollment Form)

The deadline for submitting the FAFSA and Planned Enrollment Form for the 2014-2015 academic year is Wed., April 30.

Application Deadline: Mon., April 28, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to apply for a position as a MTAC (Mastery Through Academic Coaching) Biology coach. MTAC is a newly developed academic support initiative for CC, SEAS and GS students, that is currently being piloted for Fall 2014 for Professor Mowshowitz’s Introductory Biology Sequence.  MTAC Biology coaches will be recruited to lead study groups during the Fall 2014 semester, with the possibility of continuing in Spring 2015.

Event Date and Time: Wed., May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113th Street

Graduating GS seniors are invited to an alumni mixer.