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.
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
The SPS Office of Admissions provides a comprehensive list of "to-do's" to ensure a smooth transition into Columbia University.
If you have any questions about the University’s COVID-19 protocols and requirements, you can find more information atcovid19.columbia.edu or reach out to sps-wellness [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu or covidresource [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu. Additionally, please check the University’s COVID-19 website regularly for updates before the semester begins.
You must have a Columbia ID (CUID) card to access all Columbia buildings and resources, make purchases at campus cafes and the University Bookstore, and to take advantage of student discount programs.
All students must upload a valid ID photo by Friday, December 23, 2022, as Student IDs cannot be printed without an approved photo.
SPS Engage is the one-stop spot for student organizations, upcoming events, and campus resources at the School of Professional Studies! Learn about student activities, join a club, and get involved! Sign on to SPS Engage on your phone, tablet, or computer today!
It is expected all incoming students participate fully in New Student Orientation, including completing all pre-orientation requirements and workshops. Prepare for your transition to SPS by reviewing your orientation requirements and complete schedule!