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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

August 31, 2015 - September 04, 2015
Columbia University Morningside Campus
August 31, 2015 - September 04, 2015
Columbia University Morningside Campus
August 31, 2015 08:00 am - 05:00 pm EDT
Alfred Lerner Hall
September 07, 2015 12:00 am - 11:59 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus
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DOS News and Announcements

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Posted: June 15

The Committee on Instruction has approved new courses for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.

Posted: June 1

Students are invited to view and/or download the official photos and video of 2015 GS Class Day.

Posted: May 15

The Dean of Students Office will hold reduced hours from May 26 to August 28.