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Welcome to Teachers College, Columbia University

Recently admitted students who are beginning their TC journey during the Summer term are invited to attend the OSA sponsored program, Summer Welcome, on Monday, May 14, 9:00am - 1:00pm. The program is designed as a brief introduction to services and resources available to students in a degree-granting program. Summer enrollees are also highly encouraged to Save the Date for Fall Orientation, to receive in-depth coverage of all that TC has to offer during your graduate student experience.

Fall Orientation is on Tuesday, September 4, and is open to students admitted during the most recent Summer or Fall term. A formal invitation will be sent via email and will also be accessible via the New Student Portal  Please note that early registration is recommended, as space is limited.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID) at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (212) 678-3854 video phone, as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations. 

In the interim, please feel free to browse through this website or contact orientation@tc.columbia.edu for more information. On behalf of the Office of Student Affairs, we look forward to welcoming you to the TC community! 

Welcome to TC!

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Review the Portal

 All students are strongly encuraged to review the "Next Steps" checklist available on the Admitted Student Portal for more details, as there may be specific requirements pertaining to your student-status. Complete important items such as activating your UNI/TC email address, register for courses, submit insurance and immunization documentation, upload a photo for your student ID and confirm financial aid eligibility.

International Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of International Services for additional resources to help you begin your TC student experience. For students interested in living on-campus, please contact the Office of Residential Services (ORS) to learn how to apply for on-campus housing.

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The College has ten Academic Departments that comprise more than 60 major academic programs. Get to know your Academic Department by visiting their website, in addition to your program-specific websites.

Explore TC faculty profiles to learn more about leaders in your field of study and/or interest. 

Become familiar with on-campus resources such as Research Centers & Institutes, College Leadership, Administrative Offices and Computing Services. Learn more about our neighborhood and how to get involved with the community.