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Welcome to Teachers College, Columbia University

On behalf of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at Teachers College, we extend a warm welcome to new students beginning their TC journey this Spring. Please join us on Tuesday, January 16 for a half-day program designed to introduce available resources and services, as well as meet fellow TC students. While Orientation is not mandatory, your attendance is strongly encouraged.

Please note that this program is specifically for students beginning the Spring 2018 term.  If you were admitted to Teachers College during this term and have not received an invitation via email by mid-December, please contact orientation@tc.columbia.edu.

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. 

Again, welcome to Teachers College! We look forward to meeting you at the Spring Orientation program.

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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.