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First-in-Family Programs (FiF) serves Columbia’s first-generation undergraduates (and those that 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


Fall 2021

The FiF First Year Seminar will be held virtually this year and a link will be provided to those who sign up.  All other programs will be TBD until closer to the date of the event.  Email prior to the event to confirm location.

*Friday, September 10, 1:30p - 2:30p: Intro to the First-in-Family First-Year Seminar

*Friday, September 24, 1:30p - 2:30p: Train Your Brain: The Science of Time Management

Friday, October 1, 1:30p - 2:30p: Introduction to the Libraries (CU Libraries)

*Friday, October 8, 1:30p – 2;30p: Writing 101: Writing Practices for Success

Friday, October 15, 1:30p - 2:30p: Career Day [TBD]

*Friday, October 22, 1:30p - 2:30p: First-Generation College Student Reflections Workshop

*Friday, November 5, 1:30p - 2:30p: Connecting with Faculty Panel Discussion

Friday, November 12, 1:30p - 2:30p: Global Opportunities and Study Abroad

*Friday, November 19, 1:30p - 2:30p: Career Day: Google

*Friday, December 3, 1:30p - 2:30p: Prepping for Finals

FiF Students will also receive exclusive invites to new shows at various theaters across New York City, including SoHo Rep, The Public Theater, Ars Nova and more!

Note: *  Indicates event is part of our First-Year Seminar program.


Spring 2022







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.