The Academic Resources Fair and the Language Resources Fair will begin at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Please scroll down for information and Zoom links.
This event is an opportunity to get to know the majors, concentrations and programs offered to you as a Columbia student. You can explore different fields of study and get a peek at what your academic future may hold.
Ask questions, get program information, explore opportunities to learn, to continue your studies, to conduct research and more.
About the Fair
Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, you will find Zoom links to specific departments and programs, which are organized by division: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Core Curriculum, and Special Programs. During the two hours of the Fair, you are also invited to explore the languages offered at Columbia. You can click on a language listed below to get more information, and from there you can link to an instructor via Zoom. Additional information about languages at Columbia can also be found via the Language Portal landing page.
You will also find the link for the department or program’s website, which you can visit to explore activities and offerings of that area. Finally, you may find materials that a department has developed for undergraduates: a sign-in sheet for a listserv, a document outlining the major, etc.
Departments have organized their Zoom experiences differently, and below are some of the models that you might encounter at the Fair:
Single Zoom link: Some departments have a single link, and when you Zoom in, you’ll be joining an ongoing conversation with other students present. This model most closely replicates our in-person Fair, where students gather around tables to chat with faculty members. Your peers may have questions similar to your own, or perhaps they are thinking along different lines. Either way, it can be useful to be part of a larger conversation, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Multiple Zoom links: Some departments have created multiple zoom links. Sometimes the links are divided based on subspecialties within a department, and if this is the case, these sub-specialties will be noted in the link description; you should feel free to click on the link that best fits your interests. For other departments, the different links simply mean that different faculty members are available to speak with you, and you can randomly select a zoom room to enter—understanding that you may be joining a conversation that has already started, if other students are also in the room.
Breakout Rooms: Some departments have created breakout rooms within a single zoom link. In entering such a zoom room, a facilitator will direct you to a breakout room where you can speak with a faculty representative, and hear questions from peers who are also in the room.
Waiting Rooms: Some departments have activated the waiting room, thus enabling them to speak one-on-one with students, or allowing them to send you to a breakout room to speak with a faculty member based on your specific interests or questions. If you Zoom into a session and find yourself in a waiting room, you may have to wait a few minutes, but you will be admitted to the room and have an opportunity to chat with faculty.
We encourage you to explore a wide range of departments, to make note of what you’d like to learn more about and, above all, to consider the conversations you have at the Fair as a starting point.
Feel free to reach out to your academic advisers or Directors of Undergraduate Studies of any department during the semester to speak in greater detail about questions or follow-up thoughts you might have.
A warm welcome to the 2021 Academic Resources Fair—we hope you find this event to be an exciting first step in your academic journey at Columbia.
Art and Humanities
African American and African Diaspora Studies
Art History and Archaeology
Classics and Ancient Studies
Classics - Ancient Greek
Classics - Latin
Classics - Modern Greek
Comparative Literature and Society
Drama & Theatre Arts
East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALAC)
EALAC - Chinese Language Program
EALAC - Japanese Language Program
EALAC - Korean Language Program
EALAC - Tibetan Language Program
EALAC - Vietnamese Language Program
English and Comparative Literature
Film and Media Studies Program
French and Romance Philology
Germanic Languages and Literature
Germanic Languages - Dutch
Germanic Languages- Finnish
Germanic Languages - German
Germanic Languages - Swedish
Germanic Languages - Yiddish
Hellenic Studies (Modern Greek)
Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
Institute for Research Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Italian (Major and concentration)
Latin American & Iberian Cultures (LAIC)
LAIC - Catalan
LAIC - Portuguese
LAIC - Spanish
Medicine, Literature and Society
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS)
MESAAS - Bengali
MESAAS - Indonesian
MESAAS - Punjabi
MESAAS - African languages (Wolof)
MESAAS - Arabic
MESAAS - Armenian
MESAAS - Hebrew
MESAAS - Hindi/Urdu
MESAAS - Persian
MESAAS - Sanskrit and Tamil
MESAAS - Swahili
MESAAS - Turkish
Music Performance Program: Classical
Music Performance Program: Jazz Studies
Music Performance Program: Columbia University Orchestra
NYU Consortium: Foreign Language Learning
NYU Consortium - Akkadian
NYU Consortium - Ancient Egyptian
NYU Consortium - Ancient Egyptian
NYU Consortium - Cantonese
NYU Consortium - Filipino
NYU Consortium - Haitian Creole
NYU Consortium - Irish
NYU Consortium - Quechua
Slavic Languages - Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian
Slavic Languages - Czech
Slavic Languages - Polish
Slavic Languages - Romanian
Slavic Languages - Russian
Slavic Languages - Ukrainian
Language Resource Center (LRC)
LRC: Less Commonly Taught Languages, SharedCourse Initiative, Language Maintenance Tutorials
Frontiers of Science
Applied Physics and Applied Math
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
There will be breakout rooms for the College and Engineering students, respectively.
Earth and Environmental Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
SEAS Study Abroad
Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Neuroscience (Bio Part)
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Psychology and Neuroscience & Behavior
Ethnicity and Race Studies
Latin American & Caribbean Studies/ Institute of Latin American Studies
Athletics and Physical Education
Columbia Language Portal
Committee on Global Thought
Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
The Writing Center