June 1 – June 3, 2023

We invite you to join us, along with your fellow alumni, for the largest alumni event of the year! Enjoy conversations, updates, and performances that are open to alumni, students, and friends of the School.

For questions about Reunion, please contact the GS Office of Development and Alumni Relations at [email protected] or 212-853-7850.

Schedule of Events

While GS alumni are invited to attend a wide array of events hosted by all schools at Columbia, please see below for events hosted by the School of General Studies.

Thursday, June 1

Welcome Reception Hosted by the GS Alumni Association (GSAA)
Owl's Tail, 215 West 75th Street
7–9 p.m.

Enjoy food, drinks, and great GS giveaways while catching up with fellow alumni and their guests. 

Friday, June 2

Afternoon Tea Party
Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway
5–6:30 p.m.

Join alumni for a low-key gathering to discuss your college experiences and beyond, and celebrate your time at Columbia. Guests will enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

A Celebration of the Performing Arts at Columbia
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway
7–9 p.m.

GS has long been home to some of the world’s leading performing artists. Guests will enjoy live music and dance performances by some of Columbia’s most talented students and alumni. Performances will be followed by a conversation, audience Q&A, and a dessert reception on campus.

Saturday, June 3

Welcome Breakfast Celebrating Anniversary Class Years
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
9–10:30 a.m.

Join Dean Rosen-Metsch and your peers celebrating anniversary graduation years at a special champagne breakfast. Whether you’re celebrating your 5th or your 50th graduation anniversary, all milestone classes will be honored and celebrated, and all alumni are welcome to join the celebration.

Reunion All Class Luncheon
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
12–1:30 p.m.

Join fellow alumni for a sit-down lunch and have the opportunity to hear from current GS students and the GS Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Veteran Heroes: Luck of the Draw Event with Chloe Melas of CNN and Sandy Alderson
Lerner Hall Cinema
2–3 p.m.

Join CNN entertainment reporter Chloe Melas as she discusses The New York Times best-selling book Luck of the Draw. With a forward by Melas, the book is the personal memoir that her grandfather, WWII Air Force veteran Frank Murphy, wrote for his family. For his service, Murphy received a Purple Heart, Air Medal and the Prisoner of War Medals. This true story of an American hero helped inspire the upcoming Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks TV Series, Masters of the Air. Melas will be joined in conversation with Sandy Alderson, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and former president of the New York Mets.

Veterans Reception
Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration, Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Avenue

3:30–5 p.m.
Gather with veteran alumni and students from all generations and all Columbia schools to connect, network, and learn about the University’s support for veterans, including by the Center for Veteran Transition and Integration (CVTI). Appetizers, beer, and wine will be served.

Dual and Joint Degree Programs Reception
Le Monde, 2885 Broadway
5–6:30 p.m.

Graduates of our Dual and Joint Degree Programs with Sciences Po, Tel Aviv University, Trinity College Dublin, City University of Hong Kong, and List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary are invited to a champagne reception in celebration of these diverse and groundbreaking nontraditional undergraduate programs.

Postbac Premed Program Reception
Le Monde, 2885 Broadway
5–6:30 p.m.

Postbac Premed Program graduates and current students are invited to a reception hosted by Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch and Dean of the Postbac Premed Program James Colgrove. Guests will hear about the growth of the Program and enjoy meeting members of the Postbac Premed community.

GS Reunion Dinner
Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway
6:30–9 p.m.

Don’t miss the biggest GS alumni event of the year! At this special event, attendees will hear from Dean Rosen-Metsch, and the Owl Award will be presented to this year’s recipient. Following dinner, join alumni from all schools at the Starlight Reception on Low Plaza.
Please note: registration for the GS Reunion Dinner will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 2.