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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

April 24, 2014 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm EDT
Baer Room, Lewisohn Hall
April 24, 2014 07:15 pm - 08:45 pm EDT
702 Hamilton Hall
May 01, 2014 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm EDT
408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room
May 21, 2014 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm EDT
Webinar for Alumni and Students (access via Internet and Phone)
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Application Deadlines: Wed., April 30 (FAFSA and Planned Enrollment Form)

The deadline for submitting the FAFSA and Planned Enrollment Form for the 2014-2015 academic year is Wed., April 30.

Application Deadline: Mon., April 28, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to apply for a position as a MTAC (Mastery Through Academic Coaching) Biology coach. MTAC is a newly developed academic support initiative for CC, SEAS and GS students, that is currently being piloted for Fall 2014 for Professor Mowshowitz’s Introductory Biology Sequence.  MTAC Biology coaches will be recruited to lead study groups during the Fall 2014 semester, with the possibility of continuing in Spring 2015.

Event Date and Time: Wed., May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113th Street

Graduating GS seniors are invited to an alumni mixer.