Columbia College Spring 2023 Open Houses

The Columbia College Open Houses are for major exploration.

  • Meet with department faculty, advisers, and current students
  • Discuss the major/concentration requirements, research, internship, and job opportunities
  • Columbia College sophomores and first-years are welcome

* Please note: Open House information is continually being updated. Please continue to check back as more dates are finalized! 

American Studies

Tuesday, February 28th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Center for American Studies, 319-321 Hamilton

Art History and Archaeology

Friday, March 3rd from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Stronach Center, 8th floor of Schermerhorn Hall


Tuesday, February 28th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
1332 Pupin

Questions? Please email


Tuesday, February 28th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
7th floor lounge, Havemeyer Hall
*joint session with Chemistry

Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

Thursday, March 2nd from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
420 Hamilton


Tuesday, February 28th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
7th floor lounge, Havemeyer Hall
*joint session with Biology

Cognitive Science

Friday, February 24th from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall (3rd floor)

This open house is open to all undergraduates interested in Cognitive Sciences, including Columbia College, General Studies, and Barnard

Creative Writing

Wednesday, February 15 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
413 Dodge

Earth and Environmental Science

Thursday, March 2nd from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
603 Schermerhorn

Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Thursday, March 2nd from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
555 Schermerhorn Extension

English and Comparative Literature

Friday, March 3rd from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
324 Uris Hall 

Film and Media Studies

Friday, March 3rd from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
508 Dodge Hall


Monday, March 6th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Maison Francaise
515 west 116th Street


Monday, February 6th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Deutsches Haus
420 west 116th Street

Please join us for our open house to learn more about the German major and concentration and to hear about our study abroad program! And stay for kaffeestunde, our German Conversation Hour.

Refreshments will be provided! Also, enter our raffle for a chance to win Deutsches Haus merch!!


Tuesday, February 21st from 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
411 Fayerweather Hall

Please RSVP here:

Human Rights

Thursday, March 2nd from 1:15-2:00 p.m.
International Affairs Building room 802

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Thursday, February 16th at 4:00 p.m.
International Affairs Building room 802


Wednesday, February 22nd from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
508 Mathematical Hall (Cantor Lounge)

All Columbia and Barnard current and prospective mathematics majors, joint majors, and concentrators are invited to meet faculty and other students who can answer questions about the Mathematics Department, the courses it offers and the major. We will outline the major for prospective students, discuss the various joint majors which are currently offered or are in the planning stages, and talk about more advanced courses and graduate schools with the junior and senior majors.

There will be sandwiches and refreshments.


Tuesday, February 28th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
716 Philosophy Hall


Tuesday, February 23rd 5:30-7:00 p.m.
800 Pupin (Center for Theoretical Physics)

All are welcome, particularly sophomores, to talk with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, meet current physics and related majors, learn about research opportunities in the Physics Department and possible career paths with a physics major. Pizza and light refreshments will be served.

The Open House will be followed by the weekly meeting of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) with a talk by Prof. Ana Asenjo Garcia on quantum optics and quantum information science – all welcome!

Political Science

Tuesday, February 21st from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
707 International Affairs Building


Monday, February 27th at 6:00 p.m.
The session will be held via Zoom:


Wednesday, February 22nd from 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Watson Hall Conference room 601

Please RSVP to Professor Gabriel Young at Can't make it but interested in this program of study? Reach out to Professor Young to set-up a time to meet. 

Sustainable Development

A faculty and student mixer (for current and prospective Sustainable Development students) will take place on Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
Faculty House (Ivy Lounge)
Please RSVP here:


Monday, February 27th at 4:10 p.m.
Diana LL 104

James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising


403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6378

Fax: (212) 854-2458

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.