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 in the Fall of 2024 (first years only)?  Feel free to email us at  You can also follow us on Instagram at @fifcolumbia.


Remaining S’24 First-in-Family Events & Outings

Wednesday, April 10, Guac & Roll into Registration! 403 Lerner Hall (must RSVP)

Friday, April 19: The Study Abroad Experience ft. Scott Carpenter of UGE (must RSVP)

Friday, April 26: NYC Apartment Hunting 101, 403 Lerner Hall (must RSVP)

Week of April 29: Prepping for Finals! 403 Lerner Hall (must RSVP)

Wednesday, May 15, First-in-Family Graduation Reception (must RSVP)

FiF collaborates with several partner offices across Columbia’s campus each term, so please check back or email for updates and RSVP info. You can also follow FiF on Instagram at @fifcolumbia.





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.

An Advisor of the Day is available by phone or in person Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.