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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

January 11, 2016 - January 15, 2016
Columbia University Morningside Campus
January 11, 2016 - January 15, 2016
Columbia University Morningside Campus
January 11, 2016 08:00 am - 05:00 pm EST
Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University Morningside Campus
January 11, 2016 08:00 am - 05:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Alfred Lerner Hall
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Posted: Nov. 13

Students are invited to attend Peer Advising hours in the GS Lounge, Sunday to Friday.

Featured: General Fellowships Info Session
Date and Time:
Thurs., Dec. 3, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 602 Northwest Corner Building

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 Lecture: The Hunt for Dark Matter with the XENON Experiment
Date and Time: Thurs., Dec. 10. 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, 136 South Broadway, Irvington, NY

Nevis Laboratories invites students to attend Science-on-Hudson, a public science lecture series, at which Columbia physicists and scientists will present an overview of international and local experiments that they are working on.