Senior Marshal is an honor bestowed upon members of the graduating class who have demonstrated achievement in their academics and co-curricular activities at Columbia University. Honorees are distinguished at Columbia College and Columbia Engineering class day ceremonies and University Commencement by the gold aiguillettes that adorn their graduation gowns.
In addition to holding a place of honor in the processions, senior marshals are responsible for helping to assemble and lead their classmates at graduation events.
The program fee is $100.00 per student and covers food, transportation, and night activities during the week. Our application process is completely need-blind. We are able to offer financial aid support to students with a demonstated need.
All current first-year undergraduate students in BC, CC, and SEAS are eligible to apply for the program. All majors are encouraged to apply, as we want to focus on students who have had minimal exposure to the startup and tech ecosystem of New York!
In the morning, students receive instruction based on a web development curriculum for beginners. During the day, students will be visiting offices and meeting founders and other employees who will speak to them about the startup world. In the evening, after dinner and discussion, students will be taken on excursions in different parts of the city.
International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) summer coordinators are undergraduate students in Columbia College or Columbia Engineering who assist Multicultural Affairs in welcoming first-year international undergraduate students to Columbia University. ISOP coordinators play an integral role in shaping a positive orientation experience and preparing new international students to achieve a successful beginning to their Columbia University career. This position is open to domestic and international students.