On Monday, January 9, over 200 new Columbia School of General Studies (GS) students joined faculty, staff, and student leaders on Columbia University’s Morningside campus for New Student Convocation as part of a week’s worth of robust New Student Orientation programming.
Parents and family members of the new students were also invited to attend a day of orientation programming themselves. Hosted by the GS Office of Development and Alumni Relations, these events introduced guests to the Columbia community and the resources available to support their students’ transition to Columbia.
During Convocation, students and their family members heard remarks from members of the GS and Columbia communities, including Lisa Rosen-Metsch ‘90GS, Dean of the Columbia School of General Studies; Amy Hungerford, Executive Vice President of Arts and Sciences; Marlyn Delva, Dean of Students; Dr. James Colgrove, Dean of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program; and Kirsty Jardine ‘15GS, ‘16PH, Co-Chair of the GS Alumni Association.
After Convocation, families attended several diverse programs at Low Library on campus. Following welcome remarks from Dean Rosen-Metsch and fellow GS parent Millicent Powers, Dean Colgrove treated guests to an engaging lecture about the state of public health and the Covid-19 pandemic.