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New Student Orientation

Orientation is designed to foster academic and professional success while at the School of Professional Studies. 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 expected to attend.

SPS New Student Orientation Checklist

Please click through each checklist item below and review the content along with any important links or to-do items. Additionally, on the left hand side of this webpage you will find links to our Orientation Schedules for both Master Degree and Non-Degree students as well as an overview of the required Virtual Workshop Series.

Take some time to review all of this information so you are prepared for your New Student Orientation experience. If you have any questions, please contact sps-studentlife [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu

SPS New Student Orientation Checklist