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On behalf of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at Teachers College, please join us on Tuesday, September 5 for events and workshops designed to introduce newly admitted students to the College community. Learn essential information about the TC graduate student experience, such as available resources and services; meet faculty and administrative staff within your Academic Department; and enjoy an evening social with fellow TC students. While Orientation is not mandatory, your attendance is strongly encouraged.

The September 5th program is open to TC graduates students, admitted during the Summer 2017 term or Fall 2017 term.  If you were admitted to Teachers College during either term and have not received an invitation via email, please contact orientation@tc.columbia.edu.

UPDATE: Event registration is still open! 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. 

September 5

Review the Admitted Student 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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Register for the New Student Orientation (Main Program) held on September 5, 2017. Review the event schedule and FAQs to learn about what to expect during the day's program.

Explore the Orientation Calendar for additional workshops and social held at the end of August and throughout September. Please note that programs may denote mandatory attendance, depending on your student-status (For example, students living on-campus must attend Housing Orientation hosted by the Office of Residential Services.)

Review the Academic Calendar for more information pertaining to the add/drop course period, tuition/fee payment deadlines, and Term Registration Information.

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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.