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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 05, 2015 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm EDT
Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113 Street
October 09, 2015 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EDT
Location will be disclosed upon registration.
October 13, 2015 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm EDT
612 Lewisohn Hall, Conference Room
October 28, 2015 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm EDT
Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113 Street
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Featured: Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies
Application Deadline: Fri., Oct. 2

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

Application Deadline: Tues., Oct. 20, 12 p.m.
Event Dates:
 Fri., Nov. 13 - Sun., Nov. 15
Event Location: Frost Valley YMCA, 2875 Denning Road, Claryville, NY

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