Admitted Students


Congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences! We look forward to your joining us.

Complete the New Student Checklist to begin your transition to Columbia; you may also wish to consult the New Students section of the Student and Administrative Services website. The Admitted Students section will be updated; please check back periodically for the most recent information. 

International Students: please see the International Students page in this section for additional information.

New Student Orientation

Entering GSAS students in Arts and Sciences programs are invited to attend Orientation, an important series of meetings and workshops in which representatives from different University offices will present information about Columbia and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Orientation events take place in the Roone Arledge Auditorium of Alfred Lerner Hall (2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027).

GSAS New Student Orientation
Wednesday, August 27, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Orientation includes a welcome session, a special session for international students, and a barbecue. RSVP for Orientation.

GSAS Extended Orientation
Friday, September 5, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Extended Orientation includes presentations from the offices of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct; a workshop on personal safety from Columbia Public Safety; and a resource fair featuring campus offices and organizations. RSVP for Extended Orientation.

Orientation Videos

Individual segments of the video played at New Student Orientation are available on the 2014 Orientation Videos page.

Registering for Courses

Students entering in Fall 2014 will be able to register from August 26-28. For more details, see Registration Information for New Students.

Apartment-Hunting Workshops

Leading up to the beginning of the fall semester, Columbia's Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office will host a number of workshops on finding an apartment in New York. Click here for details.