New Student Orientation

Orientation is designed to foster academic and professional success. At Orientation, you will be able to meet and network with other SPS students, faculty, and staff who will support your transition to graduate studies. All students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Pre-Orientation Canvas Tutorials

All School of Professional Studies (SPS) students are required to participate in an online, asynchronous Pre-Orientation prior to their arrival on campus. This Canvas site provides information on items such as Title IX, Sexual Respect, Gender-Based Misconduct, EOAA, Academic Integrity, Alumni Affairs, ISSO, Health Services, and others. Many of these presentations are required by the University.

Failure to complete the designated required sections will result in a registration hold on your student account which will prevent you from registering for classes. If you have trouble logging in, please contact your designated academic advisor.

M.S. In-Person Orientation

Master of Science students who attend classes in New York City are invited to attend in-person Orientation on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Registration information and full program schedule are forthcoming.

Non-Degree Orientation

Non-Degree students are invited to attend in-person Orientation on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Registration information and full program schedule are forthcoming.

Student IDs

To access libraries and secure campus locations, to make purchases at campus cafés and the University bookstore, and to take advantage of student discount programs, you must have a Columbia ID card. Click here for instructions on how to submit your photo to the ID Center.

Update your Personal Information

Students are required to update their personal information prior to the first day of classes. Please log into SSOL, the University’s central Student Information System, in order to update your address and emergency contacts.

For questions regarding Orientation, please contact your Academic Advisor.