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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 03, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room
March 11, 2015 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm EDT
602 Lewisohn Hall
March 30, 2015 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm EDT
602 Lewisohn Hall
April 08, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
612 Lewisohn Hall
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DOS News and Announcements

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Next Deadline: International Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University Information Session
Event Date and Time:
Mon., March 2, 5 - 6 p.m.
513 Fayerweather Hall

Students interested in studying abroad are invited to apply for upcoming opportunities, and to attend events to learn more about various study abroad programs.

Next Date and Time: Tues., March 3, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Jerome Greene Annex, 410 West 117th Street

In celebration of Black History Month, Columbia University is sponsoring a blood drive in honor of Dr. Charles R. Drew, whose work led to the world's first blood bank.

Application Deadline: Fri., March 13, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to apply to serve as Junior Marshals, assisting GS staff members at Class Day by directing and welcoming graduates and their guests.