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First-in-Family Programs (FiF) serves Columbia’s first-generation undergraduates in order to help them thrive in the college environment. We offer programs, academic advising, social events, and informal support to build community and help all Columbia students excel.


First-in-Family Spring 2020 Events


*Friday, January 31, 12:30p - 2p: Internships, Cover Letters, and Resumes (CCE)

*Friday, February 14, 12:30p - 2p: Undergraduate Research and Fellowships @ CU

Friday, February 21, 3pm-4:30pm: “Navigating the Recruitment Process” Workshop with Google (w/ASP)

*Friday, February 28, 12:30p - 2p: Connecting with Faculty Panel Discussion 

*Friday, March 13, 12:30p - 2p: City Outing

*Friday, March 27, 12:30p - 2p: Health & Wellness @ CU

Friday, March 27, 7:30pm: Theater Outing @ SohoRep

*Friday, April 24, 12:30p - 2p: End of the Luncheon

Friday, May 1, 12:30p - 2p: Prepping for Finals

Thursday, May 7, 1p - 3p: Study Break (w/ASP)

Wednesday, May 20, 12p - 2p: FiF Graduation Reception

*Part of the FiF First Year Seminar
All events will take place at the Center for Student Advising, 401 Lerner Hall, unless otherwise specified.
For info, please email




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

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Walk-in Hours (Sept-May)
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.