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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

October 24, 2016 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm EDT
Lewisohn Hall GS Student Lounge
October 24, 2016 - October 26, 2016
Lewisohn Hall 408, Baer Room
October 24, 2016 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm EDT
October 24, 2016 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm EDT
Lerner Hall 477
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Event Dates: Fri., Oct. 21 - Tues., Nov. 1

From reenergizing after midterms to surviving finals to planning for graduation, this workshop series—created by GS students for GS students—provides tools for success for nontraditional students at various stages of their academic and professional careers.

Featured: GS Study Abroad Information Session
Event Date and Time: Fri., Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Event Location: 212D Lewisohn Hall

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.

Event Date and Time: Sat., Oct. 22, 11 a.m.
Location: Baker Field, 533 West 218th Street

Current GS students are invited to join Columbia alumni for a pre-game, all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet lunch before cheering on the Lions to victory over the Dartmouth Big Green.