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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.

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Application Deadline: Sun., May 1

Students applying for financial aid for the 2016-2017 academic year are advised to submit all of the required forms as soon as possible, and no later than Sunday, May 1.

Date and Time: Wed., May 4, 8 p.m.
Location: Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street

The GS Alumni Association and the Columbia Alumni Arts Access invite students to attend a performance of Dear Evan Hansen, whose title role is played by current GS student, Ben Platt.

Application Deadline: Wed., May 25, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to apply to work as resident advisors for the 2016-2017 academic year.