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Open Houses 2020

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
African-American Studies 
American Studies
Wednesday, March 4
5:30 p.m. 
411 Fayerweather
Thursday, February 27
4:10-6:00 p.m. 
The Robert F. Murphy-Morton H. Fried Department Lounge 
465 Schermerhorn Extension 
Friday, February 28
1:00-3:00 p.m. 
951 Schermerhorn Extension 
Students who need to declare a major in architecture should book an office hours appointment with Karen Fairbanks. 
Program Planning meeting date TBD: April 2020.
Art History and Archaeology
Monday, March 9  
1:00 pm
Stronach Center
Schermerhorn Hall 8th floor
Monday, February 17
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
1332 Pupin
Questions? Contact
Business Management*
*The application for the business management concentration is now live.  Sophomores and juniors may apply until Friday, March 13, 2020. 
Cara Mandarino, who oversees admission to the special concentration in business, will hold office hours  in 104 Uris Hall on the following dates and times:
Friday, February 28
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Monday, March 2
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4
9:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Chemistry and Biology
Wednesday, February 26
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Havemeyer 7th floor lounge

Thursday, March 5
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. 
411 Hamilton Hall 
Computer Science
No open house
Creative Writing
Wednesday, February 19
4:00 - 5:30 pm
609 Kent
Note:  Students who would like to be considered for the Creative Writing major MUST submit an application to the Creative Writing Department in 609 Kent Hall no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25. Applications can be found on the department website.
Drama and Theatre Arts
Students declaring the Drama and Theatre Arts major must pick up and submit the major declaration form at the Theatre Department (Milbank 507).
Program Planning Meeting 
Monday, April 13
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
Earth and Environmental Sciences 
Thursday, February 27
7:00-8:30 p.m. 
603 Schermerhorn
East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALAC)
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) 
For students interested majoring in Environmental Biology or Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species 
Thursday, March 5
7:00-8:00 p.m. 
10th Floor Schermerhorn Extension 
No Open House  
English and Comparative Literature  TBA
Ethnicity and Race Studies (CSER)
Monday, February 24
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
420 Hamilton Hall Seminar Room
For more information, please contact DUS Prof. Deborah Paredez at or Josephine Caputo at
Film and Media Studies
Monday, February 24
3:30-5:00 p.m.
403 Dodge Hall 
Monday, March 2
5:00-6:30 p.m.
515 Philosophy Hall
Tuesday, March 3
8:00-9:00 p.m. 
613 Hamilton Hall 
Wednesday, February 19
5:30-7:30 p.m.
411 Fayerweather 
Human Rights
Thursday, February 27
1:30-2:30 p.m. 
Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 320C 
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Thursday, March 5
12:00-1:00 p.m.
802 International Affairs Building
Latin American and Iberian Cultures (LAIC) 
Thursday, March 5
4:30-6:00 p.m.
206 Casa Hispánica
Tuesday, February 25
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Cantor Lounge 
508 Mathematics 
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) 
Wednesday, February 26
3:00-5:00 p.m.
401 Knox Hall 
Thursday, February 20
6:00-7:00 p.m.
705 Pupin
Political Science 
Tuesday, March 3
6:00 p.m.
707 International Affairs Building
Psychology and Neuroscience and Behavior
Wednesday, February 26 
12:10 p.m. 
200B Schermerhorn Hall 
Slavic Languages
Tuesday, March 3
4:00-5:30 p.m.
509 Knox Hall 
Tuesday, March 3
2:00-4:00 p.m.
601 Watson Hall
Urban Studies 
Any sophomore interested in Urban Studies should email Professor Chazkel ( and/or Professor Yatrakis ( to schedule an appointment to discuss program planning.
Visual Arts
Wednesday, March 25
12:00 p.m. 
Neiman Gallery, 310 Dodge Hall
Women's and Gender Studies
Monday, February 24
5:00-7:00 p.m. 
754 Schermerhorn Extension

James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising


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