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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

October 18, 2017 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm EDT
Lewisohn Hall, 2970 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 602
October 19, 2017 11:00 am - 01:00 pm EDT
Lewisohn Hall, 2970 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 408, Baer Room
October 20, 2017 10:00 am - 02:30 pm EDT
Lewisohn Hall, 2970 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
October 20, 2017 10:00 am - 02:30 pm EDT
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DOS News and Announcements

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Posted: Oct. 4

Columbia Health Services invites students to receive a free flu vaccination on various dates through Thurs., Nov. 9.

Posted: Aug. 22

Due to construction delays, the GS Lounge closure will continue through late October.

Application Deadline: Sun., Oct. 22, 11:59 p.m.
Event Dates:
 Fri., Nov. 17 - Sun., Nov. 19

Students are invited to attend the Students of Color Leadership Retreat (SOCLR), which will focus on personal development, empowerment, and community building.