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Undergraduate Student Life

Family Orientation

Welcome, parents and families of the Class of 2018!  Parent & Family Programs is looking forward to seeing many of you in the coming months and officially welcoming you and your student to campus during Family Orientation 2014.

All Columbia College and Columbia Engineering family members are invited to join us for Family Orientation activities and workshops (pdf), which are designed to welcome you to the Columbia family and give you great information about the offices, resources, and staff with whom your student will work.

Since the main focus of your trip to campus will be helping your son or daughter settle in, sessions on topics--such as global programs, academic and career advising, responsible communities, health, and more--will be offered more than once.

To help with your planning, please note the following important dates and times:

  • Sunday, August 24, 2014: Move-in Day for international students and students residing in distant states (Columbia housing will notify students of this eligibility)
  • Monday, August 25, 2014: Move-in Day for all first-year students
  • Monday, August 25, 2014:

Register Here

View Full Schedule (pdf)

Note: We recommend that you do not book travel to New York until your student's move-in date has been confirmed. Students selected to participate in our pre-orientation programs will have different arrival dates.

Questions? Contact Parent & Family Programs by calling 212-854-2446, or send us an email.

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.