Welcome, parents and families of the Class of 2019! Family Engagement is looking forward to officially welcoming you and your student to campus during Family Orientation 2015.
All Columbia College and Columbia Engineering family members are invited to join us for Family Orientation activities and workshops, designed to welcome you to the Columbia family and give you great information about the offices, resources, and staff with whom your student will closely work.
New students will move-in on either Sunday, August 30, or Monday, August 31. Your student's arrival date has been assigned by Columbia Housing and is based on his/her distance from campus.
This event is free, but providing your information will help us plan for your arrival.
Monday, August 31*
|7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Check-in/Registration||Butler Plaza|
|9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Shopping trips to Bed Bath & Beyond (transportation provided)||116th & Amsterdam Ave.|
|9:30-10:15 a.m.||Your Student's Financial Life||Pupin Hall|
|9:30-10:15 a.m.||Letting Go: Challenges that Students and Families Face||Pulitzer Hall|
|10:30-11:15 a.m.||Beyond the Gates: Academics Abroad||Pupin Hall|
|10:30-11:15 a.m.||Responsible Community @ Columbia||Pulitzer Hall|
|11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||Center for Career Education Services and Resources||Pupin Hall|
|11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||Parents as Partners: Supporting the Health of Students||Pulitzer Hall|
|12:00-2:00 p.m.||Family Luncheon||Hamilton Lawn|
|1:00-1:45 p.m.||Berick Center for Student Advising Presentation||Pulitzer Hall|
|1:00-1:45 p.m.||LGBTQ @ Columbia||Pupin Hall|
|2:30-4:00 p.m.||Convocation (Live webcast available)||Low Plaza (Tented)|
|4:00-4:15 p.m.||Family Farewell (Students begin NSOP programming.)||Various|
|4:30-6:30 p.m.||Family Reception||Low Memorial Library|
Sunday, August 30
*Additional programming, noted below, will be provided for families of students who are invited to move in a day early due to the distance between their primary residence and campus.
|8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.||Check-in/Registration||Butler Plaza|
|12:00-5:00 p.m.||Shopping Trips to Bed, Bath & Beyond (transportation provided)|
116th & Amsterdam Ave.
|12:00-12:45 p.m.||International Student Programs and Support||Northwest Corner Building|
|1:00-1:45 p.m.||Parents as Partners: Supporting the Health of Students||Pupin Hall|
|2:00-2:45 p.m.||Responsible Community @ Columbia||Pupin Hall|
|2:00-2:45 p.m.||Student Life on Campus||Northwest Corner Building|
|3:00-3:45 p.m.||Berick Center for Student Advising Presentation||Northwest Corner Building|
|4:00-4:45 p.m.||Letting Go: Challenges that Students and Families Face||Pupin Hall|
|4:00-4:45 p.m.||The Intercultural Resource Center||Northwest Corner Building|
|3:00-6:00 p.m.||Chicago (Tickets required)||Ambassador Theatre|
|7:30-10:30 p.m.||Something Rotten (Tickets required)||St. James Theatre|
The Family Orientation 2015 schedule booklet is also available as a pdf.