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Students with GS Student Life advisors in the GS Lounge.
Under the Office of the Dean of Students, GS Student Life provides programs that build GS's nontraditional student community.
Alumni Affairs Officer with a Columbia GS Student.
Alumni Affairs works with Student Life to present networking and career preparation events for GS students.
General Studies Student Council leaders
The General Studies Student Council organizes events for GS students throughout the year.
Students enjoying a dance party at The Bronx Zoo.
New Student Orientation Program offers events that integrate all four Columbia University undergraduate colleges.
Dean Peter J. Awn addresses Columbia GS graduates and audience.
The School of General Studies Class Day, our college's graduation celebration, is presented by GS Student Life.

GS Student Life, a division of the Office of the Dean of Students, is committed to enhancing the overall nontraditional student experience and empowering the nontraditional student population. We aim to provide GS students with opportunities for social and academic engagement while fostering a strong sense of community within GS, Columbia, and New York City.

Columbia University School of General Studies Student Life provides many programs that explore issues around academics, diversity, wellness, leadership, civic responsibility, and self awareness. Students are encouraged to become involved in all aspects of life at Columbia University.

Upcoming Student Life Events

September 28, 2016 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm EDT
Lewisohn Hall Baer Room
September 29, 2016 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm EDT
Lewisohn Hall 612
September 30, 2016 09:00 am - 05:00 pm EDT
October 05, 2016 10:00 am - 04:00 pm EDT
Dodge Hall, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Dodge Plaza
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Featured: Columbia in Paris at Reid Hall
Event Date and Time: Mon., Sept. 26, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Event Location: Hamilton 202

The Office of Global Programs invites students to apply for upcoming opportunities, and to attend events to learn more about various programs and fellowships offered around the world.

Application Deadline: Tues., Sept. 29, 12 p.m.
Event Dates: Fri., Oct. 23 - Sun., Oct. 25
Event Location: YMCA Camp, 160 Big Pond Road, Huguenot, NY

Students are invited to attend the LGBTQ Leadership Retreat, which will focus on leadership development, skill-sharing, awareness-raising, and community building.

Registration Deadline: Thurs., Sept. 29, 5 p.m.
Event Date and Time:
Thurs., Oct. 6, 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113th Street

Students are invited to The Art of Networking workshop hosted by the Career Center for Education for a presentation covering the essentials of networking and building meaningful professional relationships. The workshop will be followed by a reception with GS alumni.