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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

March 30, 2015 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm EDT
408 Lewisohn, Baer Room
March 30, 2015 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm EDT
602 Lewisohn Hall
March 31, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
408 Lewisohn, Baer Room
March 31, 2015 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm EDT
408 Lewisohn, Baer Room
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Posted: March 20

A listing of approved Global Core courses for the Fall 2015 semester is now available.

Submission Deadline: Fri., March 27

Students are encouraged to complete the Quality of Life Survey, which helps inform University decision-making. Participants will be entered to win one of two MacBook Pros, one of five iPads, and one of 20 Amazon gift cards.

Next Application Review Date: Wed., April 1

Students are invited to apply for SEE-U, a study abroad program that allows students to fulfill two core or elective science requirements in five weeks.