Welcome back, current students and families!

Students relaxing on the steps of Columbia's Low Library

Student and Family Support provides ongoing assistance throughout your Columbia journey. Click below for more information and links to the topics that concern you the most. 


The Berick Center for Student Advising (CSA) continues to provide support through the student’s academic advisor (advising dean). Students should schedule a time with their advising dean to discuss research, academic goals and, for sophomores, their major selection.

Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students are able to log into Student Services Online (SSOL) to review their Degree Audit Report (DAR), which can be used to monitor progress toward the degree and can also serve as a tool when discussing and choosing courses during advising sessions.

Center for Career Education

The Center for Career Education (CCE) partners with students throughout their time at Columbia to provide them with information regarding skill development programs, internships, jobs, and networking in addition to helping students explore their interests, and develop personalized career plans. Students are encouraged to meet with a CCE adviser as soon as they arrive on campus to take full advantage of the services they offer in resume writing, network building, interview preparation, and so much more.

Class Day and Commencement/Graduation

For seniors, Class Day is a school-specific ceremony during which individual students are recognized for their achievements. Countdown to Class Day provides all of the information you’ll need to celebrate your time at Columbia.

Class Day for the College of Engineering undergraduates will take place on Monday, May 13, 2024. 

Class Day for Columbia College will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Graduation will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Visit Columbia University Commencement 2024 to learn about the final ceremony in which all undergraduate and graduate schools of Columbia University participate. No individual students are recognized; instead President Shafik officially confers degrees to the students en masse. 


Columbia Dining is committed to providing good food with easy access to it. Explore the options: dining plans, dining dollars, and flex accounts. Students can also reach out to the dining plan manager with questions and concerns regarding nutrition and dietary needs.

Financial Aid 

The Financial Aid and Educational Financing webpage offers resources and advice for all Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students addressing the needs associated with paying for your education. 

Health Services 

Columbia Health is the foundation on which the well-being of students is built. Among other resources, Columbia Health provides information and support on disability services, primary care, immunization, support groups, and workshops.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) supports the psychological and emotional well-being of the campus community by providing counseling, consultation, and crisis intervention. For same-day or continuing care, call 212 854-2878.

For urgent or immediate medical care, please call 212 854-7426.


Your student is now familiar with housing on and around the Morningside campus. We encourage them to explore new options – living with a group in a suite, deciding to live alone, or choosing to share space with a roommate in a corridor-style room. Important information for current students can be found at Columbia Housing.

Paying Your Bill 

Information on tuition, fees, billing, and payments can be found on the Student Financial Services (SFS) site. Parents or other family members responsible for paying a student’s tuition must become an Authorized Payer. Please visit the SFS page for instructions on how to become an Authorized Payer.

Public Safety

Columbia University takes the security and well-being of our community very seriously. Public Safety is committed to making our campus and its surrounding area as safe as possible. Learn about the services Public Safety provides like emergency notifications, safety escort programs, on-demand evening shuttles, crime prevention, and so much more.

The Lion Safe app is available to all Columbia affiliates and allows for quick access to all emergency services, shuttle schedules, and crime alerts, to name a few. The Friend Walk feature allows you to share your location with a friend in real-time.

Emergency Line: 212-854-5555

Research, Fellowships, and Global Engagement

Columbia undergraduates looking to explore and apply for internal, national, and international fellowships and research opportunities are encouraged to work with advisers from Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. 

The Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement provides information and guidance for the more than twenty Columbia study abroad programs offered each year, in addition to more than 100 other opportunities for a global Columbia experience throughout the world.

Student Life

Undergraduate Student Life fosters a welcoming and inclusive community by supporting undergraduate students as they develop skills and the awareness of self and others required to responsibly engage, serve, and lead at Columbia, in New York City, and beyond. 

Additionally, Multicultural Affairs, Residential Life, and Student Engagement enrich the student experience beyond the classroom with affinity group programming, organizational advising, heritage months, community activities, fraternity and sorority life — and much more.

Columbia Athletics and physical fitness are additional opportunities to compliment the student experience. Learn more about club sports, gym access, and more on The Dodge Fitness Center’s website

International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) is the Columbia community’s resource for immigration-related needs and issues, including— but not limited to—visas, employment, travel, and tax-filing obligations. 

Visiting Campus

The Visitors Center at Columbia provides maps of and directions to campus, help with accommodations, plus highlights and tours of our community here in Morningside Heights. 

NYCgo.com is an excellent resource for discovering New York City and making the most of your trip to “the greatest city in the world.” 



Student and Family Support


Alfred Lerner Hall, 6th Floor

Call: 212-854-2446