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Family Engagement



Family Engagement provides parents and family members with opportunities to play an active and supportive role in the education of their Columbia student. We seek to answer questions and provide critical information about Columbia; to provide opportunities for networking and relationship-building with other Columbia families; to enhance communication between the University and families; and to help guide the involvement of the parent and family community.

In collaboration with offices and departments across campus, Family Engagement works with parents and families to help them understand the Columbia student experience, support student learning, and empower students to take personal responsibility for their social and academic choices.

News & Updates

  • Thanksgiving Break: November 26 & 27
    Students planning to stay here should be aware of the ammended dining hall hours. There are affordable and healthy food options very close to campus. Many restaurants and grocery stores accept Flex Dollars (see locations) and are within a 5-10 minute walk of the residence halls. Each of the first year residence halls has some sort of kitchen facility.
  • Break Services
    Columbia Public Safety, residence hall security, and staff members remain on campus and on-call over break to assist with any student questions or concerns. Please call Public Safety at 212-854-5555 with any urgent matters.

Family Engagement


609 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-2446

Fax: (212) 854-0470

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.