The CSA Blog has MOVED!!!

August 29, 2010

We are happy to announce that The Center for Student Advising – CSA Blog has a new home on the Columbia University Student Affairs website…

Please follow the link below and bookmark our new location:


New Summer Courses in International History

May 20, 2010

The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative of the Department of History is pleased to announce two brand new summer classes in international history: History S3990 and S3991 “Lectures in Global Strategy” is an innovate news class that combines seminar-style discussions with visits from prominent speakers and policymakers. Each week, students will attend a guest lecture by a prominent expert in the field and discuss a related reading assignment with a faculty member. The roster of guest speakers coming this year includes the deputy secretary of state, the Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, and the coordinator of threat reduction program for the Obama administration (for a complete schedule, see The class meets on Thursday evenings, from 4:00-7:30 p.m.

We’re also offering a more historically oriented course on the Cold War in the nuclear era (History S4595), taught by one of the foremost scholars on the topic, Prof. Anders Stephanson of the Department of History. It meets on Mondays and Wednesdays during the first summer session, from 5:00-7:40 p.m.

For more information, contact Jeff Decker at

Center for Student Advising – Summer Locations

May 20, 2010

The Center for Student Advising (CSA) has moved for the summer due to the renovations of the 4th floor of Lerner

We are now located at the following 3 locations:

103 Broadway

101 Carman

1st fl. Schapiro

Please e-mail your Advising Dean to find out their new location.

The CSA will be closed for the following 3 business days:

Friday, May 21
Monday, May 24
Tuesday, May 25

We will reopen on Wednesday, May 26, at 9:00 a.m.

Donate Your Calculators!

May 13, 2010

The service organization, the Double Discovery Center, needs calculators! Unfortunately, many deserving students in Harlem cannot afford to purchase an appropriate calculator to use for the SAT math problems. The students instead are figuring out the complex math in their head. This continues to place them at a severe disadvantage when they take the SAT exam; thus, limiting their future college options.

As a Columbia University student, you can make a lasting impact on a kid’s life and college career simply by donating your calculator!

Calculator drop-off locations will be set up in 306 Lerner. Or you can drop it off tomorrow (Friday) from 12PM-5PM in one of the boxes set up along Lerner Ramps.

Please contact Isaac at (212) 555-1212 if you have any questions.

Thanks for your generosity!

TODAY is the Last Day of CSA Spring Advising Walk-In Hours (5/3)

May 3, 2010

TODAY – Monday, May 3rd is the last day of CSA advising walk-in hours for the Spring 2010 semester. If you need to see your Adviser, please call to schedule an appointment.

403 Lerner Hall

103 Broadway

101 Carman

1st fl. Schapiro

Walk-ins will resume during the fall semester on the first day of classes on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

Good luck with finals!!!

Swimming Test Schedule – Attention CC SENIORS – TIME IS RUNNING OUT

April 28, 2010

Friday, May 7th is the LAST DAY to take your Swimming Test!!!

The number of seniors who still haven’t taken the swim test is quite high. We encourage all students to take the swim test, but seniors in particular, need to take the test as soon as possible.

The PE Dept. is only giving 5 more swimming tests.

The swimming test will be offered at the Uris Pool on the 5 remaining days and times listed below. College students who are unable to attend one of these sessions should contact Ken Torrey at 212-854-4001 to arrange a time to take the test. If you have any concerns regarding your ability to fulfill the swimming requirement, please contact Dr. Torrey as soon as possible.

Wednesday (4/28)
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday (4/30)
Noon-2 p.m.

Sunday (5/2)
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday (5/5)
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday (5/7)
Noon-2 p.m.

When you arrive to take the test, you may alert the Building Supervisor to arrange for the test to be administered.


April 26, 2010

University Commencement will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. on Low Plaza. For more information regarding this event, please visit the Commencement Web site.

Tickets are required for guests and must be picked up in advance by each graduate. Each graduate may receive up to four tickets, which MUST be picked up at one of the scheduled times. Commencement tickets will not be available at any other time.


  • Bring your CUID. You may not receive your tickets without your CUID.
  • When you pick up your tickets, you will also complete a “name card” that will be used at the Class Day ceremony. On this card you will be asked to provide the phonetic spelling of your name. This will be used to assist those reading student names during Class Day.
  • If you have extenuating circumstances (i.e. you do not live here) you may send someone to pick up your tickets for you. They must present a completed proxy form, located here.
  • Your proxy must bring the form, along with his/her CUID to one of the designated Commencement ticket distribution locations to pick up your tickets.

Ticket Distribution Schedule 2010
All Tickets will be distributed on the Lerner Hall Ramps (
2nd floor).

Monday, April 26
4:00 – 7:00pm

Tuesday, April 27
11:00am – 3:00pm

Wednesday, April 28
11:00am – 3:00pm

Thursday, April 29
4:00 – 7:00pm