News

January 14, 2019

GS Welcomes Spring 2019 Incoming Students

Today, more than 230 incoming GS undergraduate and Postbac Premed students, along with GS staff and Orientation Leaders, convened in Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall to usher in the beginning of the spring semester and begin the weeklong New Student Orientation Program

January 08, 2019

Following His Passion: Ivan Dominguez's Journey to Columbia's Postbac Premed Program

Before even attending medical school, Postbac Premed Program student Ivan Dominguez had become a part of medical history by being a part of the team that filmed the first face transplant surgery ever performed at NYU Langone Health. However, the path he followed to get to this point began with a passion for music, which he credits with leading him to his current passion: medicine.

December 01, 2018

GS's New Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch '90 Motivates and Inspires

As a GS alumna, Rosen-Metsch understands where the School is headed and what it needs from its next Dean—from continuing to expand its joint programs and strengthening alumni relations, to addressing the housing and financial needs of current and future students.

December 01, 2018

PALS: Nearly 20 Years of First-Generation Student Success

Created at GS in 1999, PALS helps students pursue a degree from one of the finest institutions in the world—tuition-free and with all of the academic and emotional support they’ll need. While there is no “typical” PALS scholar, they do share a few things in common: They are first-generation college students from historically underrepresented groups at Columbia who have both high financial need and a history of high academic achievement.

November 16, 2018

GS Surpasses Bold Ambitions on Giving Day 2018

All across the world, the Columbia community came together on October 24 to shatter previous Giving Day records, raising an impressive total of $322,526 from 346 gifts for the School of General Studies.

October 19, 2018

86 Students Inducted into GS Honor Society

On October 15, faculty, staff, friends, and family gathered to celebrate the induction of 86 students into the Honor Society of the School of General Studies at its fall 2018 Induction Ceremony in Faculty House.

September 24, 2018

Recent Alumnus Awarded Fulbright Grant

Ben Arenstein ‘18 has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Award to teach English to college-age students at the Namangan Technological Engineering Institute in Namangan, Uzbekistan.

September 14, 2018

GS Welcomes Fall 2018 Incoming Students

More than 700 incoming GS undergraduate and Postbac Premed students, along with GS staff and Orientation Leaders, convened on the steps of Low Library to kick off the fall semester at the New Student Welcome and begin the week-long New Student Orientation Program.

August 06, 2018

Alumna Awarded 2018 Soros Justice Fellowship

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 21, 2018

GS Celebrates the Class of 2018 at Class Day

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. The ceremony was held on the South Lawn on Columbia's Morningside Campus, and graduates and guests were welcomed by Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch '90.

May 21, 2018

Class of 2018 Seniors Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

On Friday, May 11, 2018, the New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society initiated more than 50 GS students at its annual induction ceremony at Faculty House.