The School of General Studies welcomed alumni, students, and families to Baker Field on Saturday, October 19, 2019 to celebrate this year’s Homecoming event. Attendees had the opportunity to witness Columbia football history as the Lions defeated the University of Pennsylvania Quakers for the second time in over two decades, with a final score of 44-6.
The weekend celebration started on Friday, October 18, with family members of GS students gathering on the Morningside Campus for Family Day programming. GS hosted an array of events throughout the day including a luncheon with remarks from Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch and a student-alumni panel moderated by Dean of Students Marlyn Delva. Family members also had the opportunity to learn about the Columbia academic and student life experiences with events such as the Undergraduate Research Symposium, a faculty lecture given by Dean of the Postbac Premed Program James Colgrove, and a campus tour.
On Saturday at Baker Field, the GS table at Columbia’s Homecoming Lunch and Lawn Party allowed students, staff, and alumni to mingle as well as stock up on GS swag to represent during the game. The celebration included a buffet lunch and beer garden with outdoor lawn games and bouncy houses for younger attendees. Several members of the GS Student Council and the senior class also joined the celebration to mingle with the alumni community and cheer on the Lions.