First-in-Family Programs (FiF) serves Columbia’s first-generation undergraduates (and those who identify as first-gen) in order to help them thrive in the college environment. We offer seminars, academic advising, social events, and informal support to build community and help all Columbia students excel. Questions about joining the First-in-Family First Year Seminar or want to learn more about FiF programming? Feel free to email us at email@example.com. You can also follow us on Instagram at @fifcolumbia.
Fall 2023 First-in-Family First-Year Seminar Schedule (Seminar starts at 10am | In-person location, 403 Lerner Hall. Other sessions on Zoom
The FiF First Year Seminar will hold in-person and virtual sessions throughout the term. A link will be provided to those students enrolled for all Zoom sessions.
Friday, September 15: Introduction to the First-in-Family First-Year Seminar and CC & SEAS Academic Overview
Friday, September 22: Train Your Brain: The Science of Time Management
Friday, October 6: Writing 101: Writing Practices for Success (ft. the Writing Center)
Friday, October 20: First-Generation College Student Reflections Workshop
Friday, November 3: Connecting with Faculty Panel Discussion
Friday, November 17: Global Opportunities and Study Abroad
Friday, December 1: Prepping for Finals
Fall 2023 First-in-Family General Events & Outings
Sunday, August 27: FiF First Year Welcome Reception
Friday, September 29: Welcome Back Picnic (location TBD)
October – November: Theater Outings at the SoHo Rep & Signature Theater, Peer Advisor Workshops, and Career Outings (dates TBD).
Tuesday, October 31: Fall Festival, 403 Lerner Hall
Wednesday, December 13: Study Break, 403 Lerner Hall
FiF will also be collaborating with several partner offices across Columbia’s campus this year, so please check back for more updates. You can also follow us on Instagram at @fifcolumbia for updates, events, and giveaways.