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Student Life

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

February 23, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Lewisohn Hall, 2970 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 GS Student Lounge
February 24, 2018 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm EST
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 CU Records
February 25, 2018 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm EST
Off-campus
February 26, 2018 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm EST
Off-campus
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DOS News and Announcements

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Posted: Feb. 1

Students are invited to celebrate Black History Month by attending events throughout the month of February.

Posted: Feb. 8

Students planning to graduate in May, or who are October candidates who plan to walk in the May ceremonies, need to apply for graduation with their advisor by Thurs., March 15.

Posted: Feb. 8

Students participating in academic research are invited to apply for funding to help cover associated costs (including academic conferences and project supplies). Funding is awarded on a one-time basis, in an amount of up to $250.