Columbia College | Columbia Engineering

Undergraduate Student Life

Family Orientation

Welcome, parents and families of the Class of 2019!  Family Engagement is looking forward to seeing many of you in the coming months and 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, 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.

New students will move-in on either Sunday, August 30, or Monday, August 31. Your student's arrival date will be assigned by Columbia Housing, based on his/her distance from campus. Family Orientation runs coincident with move-in and will conclude with the Convocation Ceremony on Monday afternoon, August 31.

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.

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.