We invite prospective students and families to visit our new Virtual Visit web page, where you will be able to register for virtual information sessions, experience virtual tours of our campus and New York City, connect with current undergraduates at academic panels and learn more about the Columbia community.
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Columbia Undergraduate Admissions and the University's Visitors Center will be closed starting at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, December 23, 2019, in observance of the winter holidays. Both will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
A centerpiece of Columbia’s Year of Water programming is WATERLICHT, a site-wide, large-scale light installation by Dutch artist and innovator DaanRoosegaarde. Propelled by LED lights and lenses, WATERLICHT illuminates the power and poetry of water, while bringing awareness to both the overabundance and scarcity of Earth’s most precious resource.
Sadiya Hartman, a scholar of African American literature and cultural history and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, was awarded the "genius" grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Starting in early October, a banner bearing the names of eight women writers will be unfurled on the façade of Butler Library based on an artifact in the Libraries’ collections and a historic campus event. The exhibition will be on display through December 2019.
Columbia Engineering’s Class Day will feature Ben Horowitz '88CC, cofounder and partner of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Columbia College’s Class Day will include an address by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’92CC.
Columbia Engineering’s Class Day will feature Jon Oringer '99SEAS, founder and chief executive officer of Shutterstock Inc. Columbia College’s Class Day will include an address by acclaimed actor and screenwriter Dan Futterman '89CC.
Funded by a generous grant from President Lee C. Bollinger, the Presidential Global Fellowship program is a new opportunity that offers first-year undergraduates the chance to apply for funding for a Columbia summer study abroad program.
The World Science Festival is an annual event hosted in New York City, co-founded by Columbia professor Brian Greene. The festival aims to make complex scientific concepts accessible, as well as fun, to the public.
New York is home to over 7,000 startups. In just five years, Columbia Startup Lab has made an impact on that growing ecosystem with more than 250 startups and some 350 entrepreneurs, all Columbia graduates.
The Center for Career Education works with students to explore career options, prepare for internships and jobs, and build connections across fields. Columbia students can take advantage of living in New York as early as their first year through programs such as the Columbia Exploration Externship program.
Information Sessions, Campus Tours, and Class Visits will not be available from Wednesday, November 21, until Tuesday, January 22, due to Final Exams and Winter Break. Visitors are welcome to use our mobile-friendly Virtual Tour as a supplement to self-guided tours during that time.
From the revival of Tony Kushner's CC'78 Angels in America to Tom Kitt's CC'96 work as Musical Producer for Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical, Columbia College alumni are finding continued success on broadway.
Nine recently graduated seniors and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. student grants. The Fulbright will allow them to undertake individually-designed international research and study projects or teach primary and secondary school in English-language classrooms in six different countries.
CUriosity3 is a public seminar program addressing the intersection between Arts and Science with a view to start interesting discussions and debate around the common ground of creative practice and scientific discovery.
Due to weather conditions, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the University’s Visitors Center will be closed on Wednesday, March 21. Information sessions and campus tours are also cancelled. Visitors are encouraged to use our Virtual Tour to learn more about Columbia.
Emily Surloff ’19CC, a member of the Columbia University Women’s Basketball team, participated in the Maccabiah games this summer in Israel and reflects on her experiences and what it is like to win gold.
The Columbia men’s basketball program received The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award. These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2016-17 season.
President Lee C. Bollinger reveals the institution's new sustainability principles during a period of active discussion about whether the University should divest its endowment holdings in some or all fossil fuel companies.
The Columbia University Visitors Center offers information sessions and campus tours for prospective students and families. Prospective students and families visiting Columbia’s campus can also use our mobile-friendly virtual tour as a supplement to self-guided tours.
Several professors at Columbia, in disciplines ranging from dance to history to writing, were awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships for 2014, based on their distinguished achievement and exceptional future promise.
Funded by a generous grant from President Lee C. Bollinger, the Presidential Global Fellowship program provided funding for 12 first-year undergraduates to participate in a Columbia summer study abroad program.
Disney's Frozen, written and co-directed by alumna Jennifer Lee (SOA '05), won two Academy Awards—Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Alumna Dede Gardner (CC '91) co-produced Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, which received nine nominations in all.