Student Resource Directory
Current students have access to the following resources.
SPS Tutoring - SPS offers free tutoring services for students. Apply for a tutor at http://bit.ly/sps_tutor.
Career Design Lab Calendar of Events - The Career Design Lab helps SPS students and alumni to navigate and advance their careers. Participate in school-wide career and networking events held every month. Visit the Career Design Lab's Calendar of Events to learn more.
Columbia SPS Career Advice Videos:
Registration Dates - View the Registrar calendar.
Registering for Classes and Appointment Times - Learn about the registration process.
CourseWorks@Columbia - Columbia's learning management system that offers collaborative tools in support of teaching and learning.
Registrar Forms - View and download forms from the Registrar, such as Application for Degree, Transcript Requests, and Add/Drop of Classes.
SPS Graduation Website - Check graduation requirements and deadlines.
University Withdrawal Request - Fill out this online form to withdraw from the school.
Graduation Checklist - Download this PDF with all the steps you need to take in order to graduate from SPS.
View Graduation Application Status - Check the status of your graduation request on SSOL.
Office of Disability Services (ODS) - Learn more about services offered through Columbia Health.
Work with a Learning Specialist - Eligible students work with learning specialists to develop compensatory strategies and academic skills. Students must first register with Disability Services to determine eligibility for this accommodation.
Columbia Residential - Check eligibility for student housing and apply.
A housing application link with log-in information is provided to students upon admission. Students must apply for housing via the housing portal, using the sign-up code below and their PID number:
- Link to Housing Portal
- Fall 2019 Sign-Up Code: lion0203
- The PID Number will start with a “C” followed by 9 digits (Cxxxxxxxxx). You can locate your PID Number via contacting your program’s advisor.
Students seeking housing should complete the application and will be notified if housing is available, or if they have been placed on a waitlist. Students who are offered housing must pay a nonrefundable $1,000 deposit within five business days from the date of the offer in order to secure their housing assignment.
Students are encouraged to review Columbia University Facilities’ How to Apply section for more information about creating a housing account and submitting a housing application.
Columbia Off-Campus Housing Assistance - Search for housing listings and roommates.
Storage - If you are a current student planning to return to housing the following semester and you would like to store some items over the summer, please read here for more information.
SPS Engage - Student Clubs & Events - Find and join student organizations and events.
Office of University Life - Hub for Columbia student life information and initiatives, as well as events.
Interschool Governing Board (IGB) - Learn more about student government and groups.
Student Center - The architecturally renowned Alfred Lerner Hall Student Center (known to students as "Lerner") contains study spaces and lounges, including Café 212, Café East, and Ferris Booth Commons. It is also the home of Columbia University Arts Initiative and the Columbia University Bookstore.
Columbia Arts Initiative - Find out about discounted tickets to arts events.
SPS Spirit Shop - Shop the SPS Merchandise Collection.
Essential Policies for the Columbia Community - University Student Handbook. This policy online reference is intended to provide information for the guidance of the Columbia community. Read University regulations, including Rules of Conduct.
Public Safety - Learn more about Columbia's Public Safety services.
Columbia Shuttle Bus Service - Find schedules and routes.
Recreation and Athletic Facilities - The Dodge Physical Fitness Center, available for use by all students, has basketball courts (also used for badminton, floor hockey, indoor soccer, and volleyball), squash/handball/racquetball courts, tennis courts, a running track, swimming pool, state-of-the-art Fitness Facility, saunas, and dance, fencing, wrestling, and multipurpose activity rooms.
Religious Activities & Services - The Office of the University Chaplain is located in the Earl Hall Center and includes the Music at St. Paul’s program, United Campus Ministries, and Community Impact. The mission of the Center is to build community within the University and with its neighbors, while providing students with an opportunity to explore the relationship between faith and learning.
Miller Theatre - Miller Theatre at Columbia University is the leading presenter of new music in New York City and one of the most vital forces nationwide for innovative programming. In partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts, Miller is dedicated to producing and presenting unique events in dance, contemporary and early music, jazz, opera, and performance.
The Spectator - Columbia University's campus newspaper.
Add Funds to your ID Card - Sign up for meal plans, Dining Dollars, and Flex accounts.
Ask a CU Librarian - Chat your questions to a librarian.
Reference and Citation Management - Citation management software makes mining and using information resources easier and more effective.
Interlibrary Loan - Find out how to borrow material from other libraries or obtain copies of articles or book chapters from titles that are not owned or available at Columbia University Libraries.
Library Research Support - Online research tutorials and links.
SPS Tutoring - SPS offers free tutoring services for students.
Manage My UNI - Activate Uni, Change Password, Mail Forwarding, etc.
PawPrint - Columbia University’s student and faculty printing system on-campus.
System Recommendations and Purchase Considerations - CUIT guidelines for what systems and software you should buy.
Software Downloads - Download software available to the Columbia University community, for free or at Columbia's negotiated rate.
Make a Payment - Pay your bill online.
Make an International Payment - Pay by wire.
Columbia Health Insurance Office - Learn about insurance options, and enroll.
Sexual Violence Response - Provides trauma-informed, confidential support through crisis counseling/intervention, advocacy, prevention, and outreach.
Alice! Health Promotion - Columbia University’s Health Education Program, presents a wide range of health education and skill-building programs. Alice! coordinates Stressbusters, CU Move, and Go Ask Alice!, a leading health question-and-answer Internet resource.
Friend2Friend - This three-hour workshop is designed to help Columbia students recognize and respond to others exhibiting indicators of distress.
Immunization Requirements - See Columbia Health requirements and submit documentation of compliance.
Support Groups - Counseling and Psychological Services offers support groups throughout the semester.
International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) - The ISSO offers many services for international students as well as American citizens and permanent residents who have received their education in a foreign country. Services for international students include pre-admission counseling, immigration-related and document services, International Orientation, and social and cultural activities. The ISSO is open year-round, and international students are strongly urged to make use of its services.