Student Life

As students of Columbia University, College Edge students have access to all student activities, clubs, and resources, including community service organizations, nearly 500 clubs and organizations, a robust creative and performing arts community, Columbia Lions sporting events, and academic and cultural lectures.

Residential Life

Residential life is an important part of students’ development outside of the classroom. Residential life for the College Program encompasses a strong residential community that contributes to the students’ transition to college life and independence.

The College Edge residential support staff act as resources to and advocates for the students, working to create safe and inclusive living and learning environments that allow students to thrive. The professional residence staff and resident advisors also present and array of programming to aid students in community involvement, self-care, and accountability.

Supplementary Programming

Student life staff devoted exclusively to the College Edge community present a multitude of community activities to further students’ academic abilities and to help students learn about and explore New York City.

Weeknight and weekend activities including:

  • Field trips into the city

  • Social activities to help students get to know each other

  • Community outreach activities to help students contribute to New Yorkers in need

  • Study breaks

Co-curricular academic support / college transition programming

  • Academic skills workshops might include topics such as:

    • Research skills

    • Time management

    • University resources

    • Exam preparation

    • Navigating college life

Programming during holidays and winter break to city and cultural destinations

Tours of colleges and universities in New York and throughout the region (such as in Boston and Philadelphia)