Graduate Admissions

Graduate Orientation

This fall you will join Columbia's community of scholars and artists. To help ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and information you need to make the most of your time as a graduate student, we have designed an orientation program that will connect you to your faculty, your department and your peers.

At Orientation you will hear about the services and opportunities that are available on campus and through our networks in Chicago and beyond. Moreover, you'll be prepared to begin using those resources early and often, starting with your very first days on campus.

We believe that Orientation is the best way to begin your creative journey at Columbia, which is why the event is mandatory for all new students.

Click here to RSVP for Orientation!

Schedule for August 2, 2014

(Creative Arts Therapies, Cinema Art + Science, and Journalism)

Schedule for August 23, 2014

(Creative Writing, Music, Business & Entrepreneurship, Education, Interdisciplinary Arts, and Photography)

9:45am-10:00am International Student Check-In 9:45am-10:00am International Student Check-In
10:00am-10:30am Check-In 10:00am-10:30am Check-In
10:30am-11:00am Introduction 10:30am-11:00am Introduction
11:00am-11:20am Student Financial Services Presentation 11:00am-11:20am Student Financial Services Presentation
11:20am-11:40am Student Life Presentation 11:20am-11:40am Student Life Presentation
11:40am-12:00pm Portfolio Center Presentation 11:40am-12:00pm Portfolio Center Presentation
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch and Resource Fair 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch and Resource Fair
1:00pm-2:00pm Program Breakout Session 1:00pm-2:00pm Program Breakout Session