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Start your Class of 2026 journey to Morningside Heights at a Summer Send-Off — a gathering with local Columbia alumni, incoming students and families, and current students in your city! Check out the list of planned events below and click on an event to register.

You can attend one or more — it's your choice.

Registration Information

You are welcome to attend the event that is most convenient for you!

More events will be added below as they are confirmed.

Please Note: If possible, students and parents are encouraged to register separately. 

Boston, MA

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30—8:30 p.m. EDT

Event address available upon registration.

Hosts: Douglas Wolf, CC88 and Sherri P. Wolf, CC90

Find out more about this event and register here!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Saturday, July 16, 1:00 p.m.

Host: Columbia University Alumni Association of Malaysia

Find out more about this event and register here!

Greenwich, CT 

Wednesday, July 20, 6:00—8:00 p.m. EDT

Event address available upon registration.

Hosts: Michael Behringer CC’89 and Nisha Kumar

Find out more about this event and register here!

San Francisco, CA (At Capacity)

Thursday, July 21, 6:00—8:00 p.m. PDT

Event address available upon registration.

Hosts: Sherman Chu CC82 SEAS83 and Huoy-Ming Yeh  

Find out more about this event and register here!

Chicago, IL

Sunday, July 24, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. CDT

Event address available upon registration.

Hosts: Chris McGowan CC’92 and Sandy Wang CC’92 

Find out more about this event and register here!

New York City, NY (At Capacity)

Wednesday, July 27, 6:00—8:00 p.m. EDT

Event address available upon registration.

Host: Kyra Tirana Barry CC’87 

Find out more about this event and register here!

Seattle, WA

Saturday, July 30, 1:00–3:00 p.m. PDT

Event address available upon registration.

Hosts: Po Bodin CC'18 and Jason Horowitz CC'86

Find out more about this event and register here!

Los Angeles, CA (At Capacity)

Tuesday, August 2, 6:00—8:00 p.m. PDT

Event address available upon registration.

Hosts: David Liebeskind SEAS’90 and Kira Liebeskind 

Find out more about this event and register here!

Virtual | Black Student Sendoff

Thursday, August 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m. EDT

Zoom information available upon registration.

Hosts: Riley Jones IV CC17, President of the Black Alumni Council

Find out more about the event and register here!

Atlanta, GA

Saturday, August 6, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. EDT

Event address available upon registration.

Hosts: Roxann Smithers CC99, LAW02 and Amy Schroeder CC93 

Find out more about this event and register here!

San Antonio, TX

Saturday, August 6, 2:30–4:30 p.m. CDT

Event address available upon registration.

Hosts: Simon Salas, CC79, SIPA83, Law83 and Anita Vela-Johnson, BC83 

Find out more about this event and register here!

Washington D.C. Area

Sunday, August 7, 6:00—8:00 p.m. EDT

Event address available upon registration.

Host: Nairi Balian CC’88

Find out more about this event and register here!

Virtual | First Generation/Low Income Students

Tuesday, August 8, 7:00–8:15 p.m. EDT

​Zoom information shared upon registration.

Host: Alexandria Parkhurst CC'19

Find out more about this event and register here!

St. Louis, MO

Thursday, August 11, 6:00—8:00 p.m. CDT

Event address available upon registration.

Host: Lisa Alderson CC’96, PS’00

Find out more about this event and register here!

Houston, TX

Saturday, August 13, 4:00-6:00 p.m. CDT

Event address available upon registration.

Host: Charles Leykum CC’99 and Elizabeth Leykum

Find out more about this event and register here!

Miami, FL

Sunday, August 14, 4:00—6:00 p.m. EDT

Event address available upon registration.

Hosts: Emilio Romano and Alisa Drijanski 

Find out more about this event and register here!

Virtual | Columbia College and Columbia Engineering Young Alumni

Tuesday, August 16, 5:30—7:00 p.m. EDT

​Zoom information shared upon registration.

Host: Julian Richardson CC’14, BU’21, IA’21, President of Columbia College Young Alumni

Find out more about this event and register here!

 

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